Migration in the News | 10 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Al Jazeera’s Inside Story spoke to guests, including IOM’s Leonard Doyle about the ongoing migration crisis in Europe. It noted that EU ministers agree to reinforce the Libyan coastguards to try to discourage arrival of undocumented people.
  • AFP reported that the number of migrants arriving on Spain’s southern coast has more than doubled in 2017 from last year as they avoid passing through conflict-wracked Libya on their way to Europe. It cited IOM.
  • ABC reported about the squalor in the overcrowded Jakarta Immigration Detention Centre, a facility built for 80 now houses almost four times that many. It noted that funding at the detention centre comes IOM, which provides about $7 per day per person for food.
  • Mareeg reported that the Government of Zimbabwe, with support from IOM and the European Union, convened a high level discussion to develop the country’s 2017–2022 National Diaspora Policy Implementation Action Plan. The Plan will serve as a framework for engaging with the Zimbabwean diaspora worldwide. It quoted IOM’s Lily Sanya.
  • The New Arab reported that IOM has suspended operations in two camps near the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul that host nearly 80,000 displaced Iraqis due to security concerns. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman.

Trending on the Internet

  • BBC reported that Amnesty International has blamed "failing EU policies" for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean.
  • Quartz reported about the remarkable story of how an immigrant’s hunger created the US’s biggest Indian grocery chain

Quote of the day

“Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger, and war.” –  Pope Francis. His tweet here.

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

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