Migration in the News | 3 October 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • AFP reported that migrants making their way from the Horn of Africa to Yemen are frequently abducted and tortured by "criminal gangs", according to IOM. It quoted IOM Director General William Lacy Swing.
  • UN Radio reported that IOM Director General William Lacy Swing stressed the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives in Yemen. It spoke with IOM’s Leonard Doyle who described the situation on the ground.
  • Al Jazeera spoke to some Rohingya survivors of a boat tragedy which left more than 60 dead, who recounted the horrors of losing their loved ones. It quoted IOM’s Hala Jaber.
  • Sri Lanka’s FT reported about a high-level regional symposium on promoting sustainability in Asia  which will be held in Colombo by the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) in Brussels, together with several high profile partners and speakers including IOM.

Trending on the Internet

  • Pew Research reported that more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 surge had received permission to stay in Europe, at least temporarily, as of December 31, 2016.
  • The Guardian reported that reception centres in Greece are vastly overstretched as more than 200 people arrive every day, 40 per cent of them children.

Quote of the day

“The world has every interest in managing migration better, given the expanding global population and the huge increase in people on the move.” – Louise Arbour, the United Nations Special Representative for International Migration. More here.

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


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