Migration in the News | 22 October 2015

Media Highlights

  • Burundi’s Tele Renaissance reported from the funeral of IOM staffer Evariste Mbonihankuye, who was killed along with eight other civilians on 13 October 2015 in Bujumbura. A statement from IOM Director General William Lacy Swing was read.

  • UK Daily Mail reported a speech by IOM DG William Lacy Swing in Cairo in which he said that developed countries must become more culturally diverse because they need workers, while poorer regions have high unemployment and need jobs.

  • The New Yorker reported on a Syrian refugee’s desperate journey to  Europe. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman.

  • BBC reported that French officials say that women and children at a migrant camp outside the French port city of Calais are to be given heated tents by the end of this week. It cited IOM estimates.

  • Ghana News Agency reported on a National Migration Policy sensitization workshop in Accra organized by the Ministry of Interior. The policy, which was formulated with IOM assistance, aims to reduce high-risk irregular Ghanaian migration to Europe.

Trending on the Internet  

  • @Reuters focuses on migrants making their way through Slovenia in the slideshow “River of Migrants”  http://reut.rs/1ZUV8Ly
  • Members of Latvia's Saeima, or parliament, took to the pitch to play a friendly football match against newly arrived refugees from Syria and Iraq at a refugee center on the outskirts of Riga. Latvian authorities said they wanted to show a friendly attitude toward the refugees as large protests continue to sweep the country in recent weeks against their arrival in Latvia. https://youtu.be/dKsa-an69_w


Quote of the Day

"They just melt away at the pier—they get on Facebook, and they know where to go.”  - IOM’s Joel Millman. More here


For the latest Mediterranean Update data on arrivals and fatalities please visit: http://missingmigrants.iom.int

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