Migration in the News

Migration in the News | 27 June 2018

 

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IPS reported about IOM Director General William Lacy Swing’s address during the first World Conference on “Religions, Creeds and Value Systems: Joining Forces to Enhance Equal Citizenship Rights,” in which he noted that the world is “basically at odds with itself,” describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

Migration in the News | 26 June 2018

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  • NPR, and The Telegraph reported on more than 13,000 migrants leaving Algeria for Niger in the past 14 months, according to a new report by the Associated Press.

Migration in the News | 28 May 2018

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Reuters reported that more than 100 East African migrants escaped from smugglers holding them captive near the Libyan town of Bani Walid earlier this week, with some of them wounded and reportedly killed in the process. The report referenced IOM.

Migration in the News | 25 May 2018

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Dhaka Tribune reported that a new Refugees International report has noted that Rohingya refugees face various threats and has recommended feasible solutions to address the situation. The report concurs with reports by IOM and UNHCR about the immense challenges that the Rohingya in Bangladesh are facing.

Migration in the News | 24 May 2018

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The Jordan Times reported that the school bus project launched by IOM in Azraq refugee camp in February 2017 has given Syrian children the unique chance to enjoy a seemingly commonplace action: riding a bus to school. The report quoted IOM’s Laura Sisniega.

Migration in the News | 23 May 2018

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UN News reported that IOM is overseeing the dredging of more than nine kilometres of abandoned canals, which will then be renovated, in the Cox’s Bazar area, home to around 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled violence in northern Myanmar. The report quoted IOM’s Damon Elsworth.

Migration in the News | 22 May 2018

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UN News reported that reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming Global Compact for Migration. The report quoted IOM’s William Lacy Swing.

Migration in the News | 21 May 2018

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France 24 reported that sixteen members of a mostly female network of Nigerian human traffickers operating forced prostitution rings in France went on trial last week in Paris, facing their accusers as the trafficked women testified to being lied to, beaten and raped. The report cited IOM figures.

Migration in the News | 8 May 2018

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Voice of America reported that two boats carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have landed in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The report quoted IOM’s Mariam Khokhar and Paul Dillon.

Migration in the News | 7 May 2018

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Africa News and Reuters reported that Doctors without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the fate of hundreds of migrants and refugees, including women and children being held in a dangerously overcrowded detention centre in Libya. The report noted that IOM has initiated a process of “voluntary humanitarian return” for some detainees.

Migration in the News | 2 May 2018

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IRIN reported that aid agencies in Afghanistan are bracing for another refugee influx as Pakistan has set a 30 June deadline before identity cards allowing registered refugees to legally stay in the country will expire. It noted that returnees enter Afghanistan mainly through border crossings like Spin Boldak, where the government and IOM run a reception centre.

Migration in the News | 30 April 2018

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Australia’s ABC reported that Myanmar should allow an independent investigation into human rights abuses against Muslims before beginning to repatriate Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says. The report also noted that Australia announced it would give an extra $15 million in aid to the Rohingya crisis to support aid works of WFP, IOM and UNHCR.