Migration in the News | 29 September 2016

Media Monitoring Highlights

  • Reuters reported that Egyptian authorities have arrested the owner and crew of a boat that capsized and sank on September 21 carrying hundreds of migrants. At least 202 people died and 169 were rescued. It cited IOM figures.
  • TRT World reported that rescue workers continue to recover bodies of Egyptian, Sudanese, Eritrean and Somali migrants from last week’s shipwreck off Egypt. It quoted IOM’s Joel Millman.
  • Finanzas.com reported that a week after the sinking, Egypt has called a parliamentary emergency meeting to toughen penalties against people smugglers. It cited IOM estimates.
  • Articolo21.org reported on York University, City University of London and IOM’s “Mediterranean Missing” project, which analyzes the best practices and critical issues in the identification of the remains of migrants who have died at sea.
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on the rise in the number of Nigerian women trafficked into sex slavery in Italy through violence and their belief in 'juju' magic. It quoted Margherita Limoni, an IOM legal advisor in Catania.
  • An IRIN Op-Ed examined the outcome for migrants of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and possible human rights implications of IOM’s membership of the UN system.
  • Imatin.net reported that six Ivorian children trafficked to Niger have been returned home by UNICEF and IOM. It quoted IOM’s Laurent Guittey.
  • SABC reported on efforts by Zimbabwe to encourage its diaspora to contribute to the development of the country. It quoted IOM’s Daniel Sam.

Trending on the Internet

  • Graphism featured researcher David Bihanic’s interactive mapping of migrations flows and deadly crossings of the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe.

Quote of the day

“Migration up till now has never been addressed at the U.N. because it was seen as an issue for national sovereignty.” – Irish Ambassador to the U.N. David Donoghue. More here.

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


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