Migration in the News | 8 March 2018

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • ANSA reported that IOM and UNICEF are offering school bus services in Jordan to provide greater security and more opportunities for young Syrians.

  • Info Migrants reported that more than 2,000 migrants who faced little or no chances of being granted asylum, had left Greece and returned to Albania, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, with IOM support.
  • NBC reported that workers are scrambling to reinforce shelters and dig drainage systems for Rohingya refugees before the bad weather is expected next month. It spoke to refugees alongside a translator supplied by IOM.
  • AP reported that Nigerian teenagers and young women selling sex is a common sight for motorists in Italy, a haunting reminder that while Italy has been successful in curbing immigration from Libya, it has largely failed to help a fraction of the migrants trafficked as sex slaves. It cited IOM reports.
  • Nigeria’s Vanguard reported that in an effort to tackle irregular migration in the country, the Federal Government has inaugurated the Migration Resource Centre which was established by IOM in conjunction with the Federal Government in Benin City, Edo State. It quoted IOM’s Enira Krdzalic.
  • Ghana MMA reported that some 151 Ghanaian migrants in Libya will return to Ghana with the assistance of IOM soon, Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has said.
  • iNews Guyana reported that Guyana has welcomed the recently completed first round of talks on migration at UN Headquarters as “a milestone in the global migration dialogue”, noting the 2016 New York Declaration that coordinates the efforts of each UN Member State, IOM and the UN to protect and empower migrants through policies that ensure safe, orderly and regular migration.
  • APO and Sudan Tribune reported that representatives from the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities signed a community peace agreement to support peaceful coexistence between the two groups during a conference supported by IOM, FAO and UNISFA.

Trending on the Internet

  • Reuters reported that the UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said he was shocked at repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants.
  • Digital Journal reported that hundreds of young west African men who have trudged over the Alps from Italy are mourning the lost years they spent on the road to Europe.

Quote of the day

“I consider migration as an empowering process for women and we have plenty of success stories. I wouldn’t want to see a migrant woman, who has the skills and talents to lead and contribute to a country, get discriminated because of her birth certificate.” – Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director: Read more here

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


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