Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 26 September 2017

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UNB reported that some 607,735 undocumented Rohingyas have been identified in four sub-units of Cox's Bazar district, a 3.7-fold increase since the last reporting period in July. It cited an IOM report.

Migration in the News | 25 September 2017

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Reuters reported that doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks. It quoted IOM’s Dr. Tasnuba Nourin.

Migration in the News | 21 September 2017

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Reuters, Press TV and Bangladesh’s New Age reported that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar are "at the mercy" of human traffickers and are still in dire conditions. They quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 19 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that aid workers say the Rohingya crisis at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is now one of the biggest humanitarian crises and that world leaders need to do more and respond. It spoke with IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 18 September 2017

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Al Jazeera reported that Rohingyas in urgent need of medical treatment are slowly getting the help they need but medics are struggling to cope with the influx. It quoted IOM’s Chris Lom.

Migration in the News | 15 September 2017

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Benar News and Bangladesh’s The Daily Observer reported that one million Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar could flee to Bangladesh by year’s end. They quoted IOM’s Mohammed Abdiker.

Migration in the News | 14 September 2017

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EU Observer, Al Arabiya and ORF reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. They cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.

Migration in the News | 13 September 2017

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UNRIC, Voice of America, AP, AFP, RTE, ABC, Tagesschau, Deutsche Welle, SZ, Vice reported that children and young people trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses as 77 per cent of young people traveling along the Central Mediterranean route report direct experiences of exploitation. All cited IOM and UNICEF’s joint report, Harrowing Journeys.

Migration in the News | 12 September 2017

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Politico and The Guardian reported that border restrictions in Eastern Europe are forcing migrants to choose more dangerous routes, which increases the risk of death, according to IOM’s Fatal Journeys report.

Migration in the News | 11 September 2017

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The Guardian reported that deaths in Mediterranean have risen with migrants opting for dangerous routes and exposing themselves to violence, according to IOM. It cited findings from IOM’s Fatal Journeys report.

Migration in the News | 7 September 2017

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The New York Times, Voice of America and CNN reported that the European Union’s top court ruled that Hungary and Slovakia were obligated to accept migrants under a quota system. All cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 6 September 2017

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BBC, NPR, New York Times, AAP, UN News Centre and IPS reported that more than 123,000 Rohingya are now said to have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since 25 August. All highlighted IOM’s appeal to provide life-saving services and quoted IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing, Mohammed Abdiker and Sarat Dash. Meanwhile, Reuters has reported that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is coming under further pressure to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims.