Migration in the News | 20 July 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Dawn and Pakistan Observer reported that the European Union (EU) and UNODC launched a joint project, “GLO.ACT”,  to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The initiative will be implemented in partnership with IOM and UNICEF.

  • DW reported that the German consulate in Erbil is helping Iraqi refugees overcome bureaucratic obstacles on their way to rejoining family members in Germany with support from IOM.
  • CNN reported that Boko Haram survivors are gradually returning to their respective communities, many of which remain bullet-ridden ruins and unsafe for farming. The timing of the returns coincides with the worst economic crisis experienced by Nigeria in over two decades. It cited IOM figures.
  • ICAO’s latest TRIP magazine features an article on IOM’s border management technical assistance provided to Mali.
  • The Washington Post reported that in certain parts of the world, specifically in Ethiopia, there is a growing realization that with climate change, certain ways of life are becoming much more difficult to sustain.

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  • The Economist reported that one seemingly simple policy could make the world twice as rich as it is now: open borders.
  • The Mercury News reported that 42 per cent of California’s workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations were born in a foreign nation, according a recent analysis.

Quote of the day

“We have a lot of migrants with qualifications but perhaps those aren't translated over.”  –  Hibaq Jama, Councillor at City of Bristol, United Kingdom. Watch her speech here.

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

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