Reuters reported heavy two-way traffic on the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State. It cited IOM figures
Zeit Online spoke with IOM’s Leonard Doyle on the dire situation of African migrants in Libya who described how migrants are exploited, enslaved, trafficked, and tortured by smugglers who enrich themselves, under the cover of the currently instable political situation in the country.
The Independent reported that almost 30 migrants have been found dead in a boat drifting off the coast of Libya as the number of migrants and refugees dying in attempts to reach Europe reach record highs. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman and Flavio Di Giacomo.
The Guardian reported that West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told IOM. It quoted IOM’s Leonard Doyle, Mohammed Abdiker, Livia Manante and Giuseppe Loprete.
UN News reported that UN agencies in Colombia are stepping up response efforts in the aftermath of the devastating landslides in Colombia's Mocoa municipality to ease suffering among affected people. It quoted IOM’s Alejandro Guidi and Joel Millman.
Reuters reported that humanitarian groups operating rescue ships off the coast of Libya picked up more than 700 migrants out of seven flimsy and overcrowded boats on Wednesday, Italy's coast guard said. It cited IOM figures.