Migration in the News | 22 March 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights​​​​​​​

  • Al Jazeera and Reuters reported that more than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take to the sea in warmer weather, according to IOM. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman.
  • Xinhua reported that  a total of 20,484 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe so far this year, down from over 160,000 over the same period in 2016, according to IOM.
  • DW reported that the Nigerian government presented its “Immigration Regulation 2017” in Abuja, which makes it easier for businessmen to visit the country, strengthens the defense of borders against terrorism and aims for better registration of immigrants. It quoted IOM’s  Enira Kdrzalic.
  • Guyana’s News Room and Kaieteur News reported about the Peer-to-Peer Exchange Meeting on counter-trafficking and anti human smuggling, which brings together stakeholders involved in IOM’s ACP-EU Migration Action programme.
 
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  • Spiegel explained some common myths about migration and refugees, noting that the debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings.
 
Quote of the day
 

"Migrants have become convenient scapegoats, and xenophobia widespread." – UN Secretary General  António Guterres. Read more here.

 

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

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