Migration in the News | 28 November 2017

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Xinhua reported that France has requested a Security Council meeting for Wednesday on human trafficking and the selling of African migrants as slaves in Libya. It cited an IOM report.

  • NBC News reported that more than 15,200 children arrived alone in Europe this year after completing dangerous migrant journeys. It referenced an IOM report which concluded Europe’s Mediterranean border is the world’s deadliest.
  • IPS reported that many migrant performers are spicing up Johannesburg’s Heritage Day celebrations, organized each year by Inqama, a Zimbabwean youth cultural group headquartered in Johannesburg. It referenced IOM.
  • Los Angeles Times reported about a man’s quest to raise money to build a new cemetery for migrants who died on their way to Europe. It cited IOM figures.
  • Sudan Tribune reported that at least 171,000 civilians and their host communities have benefitted from the recent expansion of HIV/AIDS services conducted by IOM.
  • Jordan Times reported about IOM’s global ‘i am a migrant’ campaign. It spoke with IOM’s Fedza Lukovac.
  • Nigeria’s Punch reported that the Government was exploring the possibility of sending an aircraft to bring back Nigerians who were stranded in Libya, some of whom were said to be trafficking victims. It noted that the Nigerian mission officials in Libya had rescued many victims and repatriated some of them to Nigeria, sometimes in collaboration with IOM as well as some NGOs


Trending on the Internet

  • Euro News reported that life in Germany remains a struggle for many migrants who fled war-torn homes.
  • Al Jazeera posted a video showcasing the work of a Syrian artist who paints world leaders as refugees.

Quote of the day

“Those who, for what may be political reasons, foment fear of migrants instead of building peace are sowing violence, racial discrimination and xenophobia.” – Pope Francis. Read more here.

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


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