Migration in the News | 10 January 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Sputnik reported that some 138,000 people have been displaced by the military operation against Daesh (the so-called Islamic State) in the Iraqi city of Mosul. It cited IOM.
  • Indonesia’s Tempo and Merdeka reported that the port city of Makassar is currently hosting almost 2,000 irregular migrants, mostly from Afghanistan and Iran. The migrants are being housed in the community and in a detention centre. IOM and UNHCR are providing funding.

Trending on the Internet

  • ICRC published a photo gallery showing portraits of migrants in Mexico who have left everything behind in search of a better life, to find their family, or because their life is in danger.

Quote of the day

“The (UK) left’s capitulation to the right on the issue of free movement and immigration will be studied for decades to come.” John Wight, political commentator and writer. More here.


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


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