Migration in the News | 12 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Relief Web, Maritime First and Bonsue.tv reported the findings of an IOM study, Measuring Global Migration Potential, 2010-2015, which analyses people’s migration intentions globally for the period 2010–2015.
  • UN News reported that IOM has helped nearly 100,000 migrants return home voluntarily last year, a 41 per cent increase over 2015. It quoted IOM’s Anh Nguyen.
  • Ghana’s Citi FM reported that the Ghana Immigration Service has opened a new border post in Agortime-Afegame in the Volta Region to improve surveillance in fighting cross-border crimes. It quoted IOM’s Sylvia Lopez-Ekra.

Trending on the Internet

  • The Economist reported that anti-migration types may suggest that “Europe is full”, but statistics released ahead of World Population Day paint a different picture.
  • Irish Times published an Op-Ed about a new study which shows how media and reporting often reduces migrant experiences to stereotypes.

Quote of the day

“Migration is part and parcel of globalisation, yet is rarely seen in that context. –  Paul Gillespie, former foreign policy editor with The Irish Times. Read more here.

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

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