Migration in the News | 01 March 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Foreign Affairs, Sputnik News and Dunya News reported a surge in displacement as fighting around the ISIL-held Iraqi city of Mosul intensifies.
  • Thomson Reuters reported on the plight of trafficked Filipina bar girls in Hong Kong.
  • The Daily Star reported the launch in Bangladesh of a safe migration awareness-raising initiative funded by the European Union to reduce irregular migration.
  • Africa News reported the arrival in Mogadishu, Somalia, of over 100 Somali returnees from Yemen aboard an IOM charter flight.
  • Anadolu Agency reported that Hungary will not accept refugees relocated from EU countries, notably Germany and Sweden.
  • Nigeria’s Herald reported that the Maltese government wants the EU to provide more funding for IOM to help sub-Saharan African migrants return home from Libya..  

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  • The Wall Street Journal reported from Erie, Pennsylvania, a rustbelt town where employers are worried by the prospect of fewer refugee arrivals.

Quote of the day

“Those who arrive in Europe are escaping war and famine. We are in some way responsible because we exploit their land but we don’t make any kind of investment for which they can benefit. They have the right to emigrate and the right to be welcomed and helped.’  –  Pope Francis. Read more here.

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

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