Migration in the News | 2 November 2015

Media Highlights

  • Dagsavisen reported (in Norwegian) on IOM DG William Lacy Swing met Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Foreign Minister Brende and more members of the government, when he was in Norway visit to discuss the current migration crisis.
  • In Ghana Business News, an article was published describing the launch of the second phase of a program to keep Ghana Ebola-free. This phase focuses on community mobilization to empower community leaders to raise awareness and increase their communities’ knowledge of the disease.
  • PressTV reports on how Germany’s ruling coalition has failed to reach an agreement on a single refugee policy, despite the current migration crisis in Europe.
  • The Huffington Post reports on the experiences of volunteers from ‘Doctors Without Borders’, and what they have personally learned thorough the crisis.
  • Haaretz reports on the continued debates and discussions around the migration crisis in Europe, on the eve of Brussels Talks.
  • Al-Jazeera America reports on how Charities are outraged over France's ‘Jungle’ camp, where 6,000 refugees and other migrants are forced to live.
  • The BBC reports on migrants moving away from fighting in Yemen towards the Horn of Africa, many of whom had fled to Yemen to escape other conflicts.
  • RFI reports on the UN Security Councils wish to follow the African Union in dealing with violence and human rights abuses in Africa.
  • Reuters describes the UN’s targeted program to vaccinate Iraqi IDPs and Syrian refugees within the country.
  • According to the World Bulletin, Hungary will not accept refugees from other EU states, instead aims to return them to the states that they first entered into.

Trending on the Internet  

  • A column published by The New Yorker describes the importance of public, high-level support in order for results to become apparent in the country.
  • In a column published by Project Syndicate, an argument is made describing the Syrian crisis as a major “threat to the peace,” and outlines how the world might address it.

Quote of the Day

"It’s easy to forget that every act of American generosity toward refugees has had to overcome stiff resistance based in ignorance. Historically, Presidential action has made the difference.” – . Read more here.


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