Migration in the News | 12 August 2016

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • DW interviewed IOM’s Federico Soda on the alarming increase in the number Nigerian women being trafficked into Europe and forced into prostitution.
  • DW reported on the visit of German Development Minister Gerd Müller to the migration hub of Agadez in Niger, where he visited a migrant shelter established by IOM.
  • Inter Press Service reported on climate change and migration in Africa. It cited IOM data.
  • Sputnik reported on migration destinations in Latin America, citing IOM’s interactive World Migration map.
  • Iraq’s  Rudaw reported on the opening of a market outside Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. The US-funded IOM project It quoted IOM’s Barbara Rijks and Auday Alawee.
  • Papua New Guinea’s EMTV reported on the daily struggle of people in rural areas who walk for miles to collect water. Development partners including IOM, the EU and USAID are working with rural communities to bring water services to them.
  • Q Costa Rica reported Costa Rica’s concern over a decision by Panama to allow migrants arriving from Colombia to cross its border, while it struggles around 2,500 migrants already in the country. It quoted IOM’s Roeland de Wilde.

Trending on the Internet

  • Breitbart reported that over 6,000 migrants have formally complained to the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), because they say that their asylum claims are taking too long to process.

Quote of the day

No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes.” – Prof. Dr. Konrad Osterwalder, former rector of United Nations University. More here

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


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