Migration in the News | 19 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Al Jazeera’s Inside Story reported that EU foreign ministers are seeking a joint global strategy on refugees and migration as thousands continue to make perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. It spoke with IOM’s Joel Millman.

  •  IPS  reported that beyond the figures, migrants and refugees live inhumane drama, are victims of rights abuse. It spoke about IOM’s “i am a migrant” platform which promotes diversity and inclusion of migrants in society.

  • The Asahi Shimbun reported that a Japanese firm has provided more than 1,600 pairs of glasses, mostly to children, in Mosul, Iraq since May 2016 as part of an initiative launched by IOM.

  • Bangladesh’ Daily Sun published an editorial about how remittances are crucial to Bangladesh’s development. It cited an IOM study.

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  • BBC’s Rami Ruhayem spent weeks on a rescue boat with Médecins Sans Frontières and reported the harrowing testimonies of those who survived.
  • The Washington Post reported that former US diplomats have urged the US government to keep migration and refugee offices at the State Department.

Quote of the day

“Migration is increasingly recognized as a major human development issue.”  –  Tijani Mohammad, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ghana. Watch his speech here


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


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