Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 11 July 2017

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Inter Press Service reported that climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries, dangerously threatening their lives and livelihoods and thus forcing them to migrate. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 10 July 2017

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Al Jazeera’s Inside Story spoke to guests, including IOM’s Leonard Doyle about the ongoing migration crisis in Europe. It noted that EU ministers agree to reinforce the Libyan coastguards to try to discourage arrival of undocumented people.

Migration in the News | 6 July 2017

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El Pais and MO Magazine reported on recent developments along the Central Mediterranean route, Libya, and related issues such as Austria’s warning that it would consider using military assets at its border with Italy to stop migration, and Italy’s proposal to close its ports to NGOs vessels carrying out rescue at sea. They quoted IOM’s Eugenio Ambrosi.

Migration in the News | 5 July 2017

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AFP reported that according to IOM figures, more than 100,000 migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since the beginning of the year, and 2,247 have died trying. It also quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 4 July 2017

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Reuters and Xinhua reported that France, Germany and the EU executive promised Italy more support in handling the influx of migrants arriving by boat from Africa. The plan of action drawn up by the interior ministers also calls for the UNHCR and IOM to make sure asylum seeker camps in Libya "meet international standards in terms of living conditions and human rights."

Migration in the News | 3 July 2017

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The New Nation published an Op-Ed by IOM’s Eugenio Ambrosi who noted that the EU desperately needs to re-prioritize the tougher and longer-term investment in migrant and refugee integration.

Migration in the News | 27 June 2017

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The London Economic published an op-ed on Refugee Week by IOM UK’s Chief of Mission Dipti Pardeshi.

Migration in the News | 23 June 2017

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New York Times reported that migrants continue to risk their lives to go to Europe, passing through the so-called central route between Libya and Italy, dubbed as “the deadliest route migrants ply anywhere on Earth”. It referenced IOM.

Migration in the News | 22 June 2017

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Euronews reported on this week’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels, which has migration at the top of the agenda.  It spoke with IOM’s Eugenio Ambrosi.

Migration in the News | 21 June 2017

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ANSA reported that nearly 2,000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2017, according to IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 20 June 2017

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AFP, AP and Deutsche Welle reported that at least 120 migrants were feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya while trying to make the perilous crossing to Europe. They cited IOM figures and quoted IOM’s Flavio Di Giacomo.

Migration in the News | 19 June 2017

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AFP reported that new legal action by the EU against eastern member states for refusing to take their share of refugees shows how the worst migration crisis since World War II still divides the continent. It cited IOM figures.