Migration in the News | 6 November 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • The New York Times reported about the fate of stateless Rohingya Muslims who are now in Bangladesh. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle.
  • The New Nation reported that the Korean community in Bangladesh has handed over emergency relief funds and items to IOM. It quoted IOM’s Sarat Dash.
  • Daily Mail reported that the bodies of 26 women who drowned in the Mediterranean after their inflatable dingy sank on Friday, had arrived in Italy, where a murder inquiry has begun. It cited IOM figures.
  • Sputnik spoke with Professor Maurizio Ambrosini of the University of Milan about a new report by the Italian National Institute of Statistics which says that by 2067, a third of the country's population will have foreign ancestry. It cited IOM figures.
  • Dhaka Tribune reported that IOM and USAID premiered a series of videos to protect Bangladeshi migrants from human trafficking and exploitation. The videos were developed by IOM X , IOM’s innovative campaign to prevent human trafficking and exploitation and USAID.
  • The Himalayan Times reported that IOM and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development have renewed an agreement to collaborate in the areas of labour migration, remittances and climate change, and expanded their collaboration to include disaster risk reduction in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. It quoted IOM’s Paul Norton.

Trending on the Internet

  • The Financial Times published the work of Andrew McConnell, who joined an MSF rescue boat to photograph migrants making the perilous journey to Europe.
  • The CS Monitor reported about a new program in Italy that is connecting adults with unaccompanied child migrants to help them enroll in school, apply for healthcare and gain legal status.

Quote of the day

"I see a problem of perception because it is very easy to blame all the migrants without bearing in mind that in reality the problems are connected with globalization."– Professor Maurizio Ambrosini, University of Milan. Read more here.

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

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