Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 29 May 2017

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Estonia’s ERR reported that in a meeting with Estonia's Minister of the Interior Andres Anvelt, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing commended the practical processes of accepting refugees that have been introduced in Estonia.

Migration in the News | 25 May 2017

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Reuters, Europe Online and ANSA Med reported that more than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned on Wednesday when about 200 people without life jackets fell from a boat into the sea off the Libyan coast before they could be hauled into waiting rescue boats. They cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 24 May 2017

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AFP reported that migrants rescued off the coast of Libya have described discovering a shipwrecked dinghy at sea, saying dozens of people including children were lost to the waves, according to UNHCR and IOM. DPA in a similar report, cited a tweet from IOM’s Flavio Di Giacomo.

Migration in the News | 23 May 2017

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RFI reported that according to Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), one person was displaced within their own country every second by conflict, violence or natural disaster last year. It interviewed IOM’s Olivia Headon.

Migration in the News | 22 May 2017

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Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Independent reported that Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov met Saturday with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing during his working visit to Jordan where both exchanged views on cooperation between Macedonia and IOM and organization’s regional and local activities.

Migration in the News | 18 May 2017

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Thomson Reuters Foundation reported that an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port would push the country closer to famine as humanitarian agencies have no other way to deliver all the food and aid that is needed. It referenced IOM.

Migration in the News | 17 May 2017

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World Economic Forum published an article by IOM Director General William Lacy Swing on why more should be done to assist migrants in Libya.

Migration in the News | 16 May 2017

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India’s Eenadu, First Post and Times Now reported that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ovais Sarmad as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He is currently the Chief of Staff to the Director General of IOM.

Migration in the News | 12 May 2017

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UN Radio reported that armed gangs were now targeting migrants on the high seas, robbing them of their mobile phones and boat engines. It interviewed IOM’s Joel Millman.

Migration in the News | 11 May 2017

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PBS reported that 250 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday, according to a report from the United Nations. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle and Christine Petré and cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 10 May 2017

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AFP, The Washington Post, The New York Times, News Agency of Nigeria and The Guardian reported that two migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean have claimed as many as 245 lives, according to survivor accounts given to U.N. agencies and authorities in Sicily, where dozens of rescued migrants were taken. They quoted IOM’s Flavio Di Giacomo and cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 9 May 2017

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Reuters reported that the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed alarm on Monday at the inhumane detention of thousands of vulnerable migrants in Libya. It cited IOM.