Migration in the News | 26 June 2018

Media Monitoring Highlights


  • 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.
  • AFP reported that a total of 616 migrants on board some 20 vessels, including a kayak, were rescued Monday off the coast of Spain, the national rescue service said.
  • EU Observer reported that UNHCR is open to separating asylum seekers from economic migrants in proposals currently being bounced around among EU states and the European Commission.
  • The European Commission launched a global initiative with IOM called the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M), to unlock the potential of big data sources and provide valuable insights related to migration.

Trending on the Internet

  • CNBC reported that infamous British street artist Banksy is believed to be behind several migration-themed works in Paris, expressing his beliefs towards the migration crisis.
  • AFP reported that Guatemala Monday asked the US government to give its migrants Temporary Protected Status after the devastating Fuego volcano eruption.

Quote of the day

“Migration is a complex social and economic phenomenon, so you have to be very sophisticated in how you speak about migration to people.” –  Marina Manke, head of IOM’s Labor Mobility and Human Development Division. Read more here.

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


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