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Online the briefing on migrants’ contributions to Italy’s welfare

The second IOM Italy Briefing is online. It presents the economic contributions of the migrant population in Italy, as workers, entrepreneurs, and taxpayers, analyzing recent data from institutional and academic sources on migrants’ contributions to Italy’s welfare.

2,560 migrants saved at sea in the last four days, 34 deaths and many missing

IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean reported Monday 6 November on operations that saved over 2,560 migrants in just four days. Those same operations resulted in 34 recovered bodies and an estimated 50 more missing at sea, at the very least. “This is the outcome of one of the toughest weeks that rescue workers in the central Mediterranean route have experienced in the past for four months up to Monday,” said IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo.

UN Migration Agency Marks 11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day with New Data, Analysis on Human Trafficking

Brussels – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, today joins the European Union (EU), other European countries and partners throughout the region and beyond in marking the 11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. It is observing the day through a series of events and is releasing two publications on victims of trafficking, including the English version of the IOM Italy Report: “Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route”.

UN Migration Agency alarmed following migrant boat incident near Tunisia

Tunis 11 October – Eight migrants have died in the wake of a collision between a Tunisian navy vessel and a boat reportedly carrying 87 migrants on Sunday, 8 October. A further 38 migrants have been rescued and approximately 41 are still missing. The tragic incident happened in the early hours of Sunday about 54 kilometers off Kerkennah Island, Tunisia.

IOM provides emergency response to migrants in Sabratha, Libya

IOM is providing emergency response in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, where in the aftermath of weeks of conflict, at least 4,000 migrants – many previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps – have been transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area.

UN Migration Director General Calls for Smooth Continuation, Full Participation in EU Relocation Programme

Brussels – On its final registration day (26/09), IOM, the UN Migration Agency counts nearly 30,000 asylum seekers that the organization has assisted through the European Union’s emergency relocation scheme. Set up two years ago to relocate over 106,000 asylum seekers from the two frontline EU Member States – Greece and Italy – EU member and associated states will have until the end of December 2017 to carry out the remaining registered relocations.

 

Newly released IOM’s report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide

IOM has released a new report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide through its Global Migration Data Analysis Centre. Since 2014, more than 23,000 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded globally by the IOM. The report is the third volume in IOM’s Fatal Journeys series.

Click here to read the press release and to download the report.

UN Migration Agency Issues Report on Arrivals of Sexually Exploited Migrants, Chiefly from Nigeria

Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 per cent increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This upward trend has continued during the first six months of 2017, with most victims arriving from Nigeria.

This is one of the key findings of a new report published by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route, which was released in Italian this week (21 July) by IOM’s Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome. Read here

UN Migration Agency Issues Report on Arrivals of Sexually Exploited Migrants, Chiefly from Nigeria

Over the past three years, IOM Italy has seen an almost 600 per cent increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea. This upward trend has continued during the first six months of 2017, with most victims arriving from Nigeria.

This is one of the key findings of a new report published by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, Human Trafficking through the Central Mediterranean Route, which was released in Italian this week (21 July) by IOM’s Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome. Read here

"Aware Migrants" Campaign: IOM and the Ministry of Interior presented the short movie "Granma"

The Ministry of the Interior - Civil Liberties and Immigration Department and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), presented to the Press the short film “Granma”, produced in the framework of the Aware Migrants Information Campaign.
Born from the work of Horace Communications Agency, the film was developed as the original idea of director Gianni Amelio and produced by Gianluca Arcopinto. The screenplay and direction were entrusted to Italian Daniele Gaglianone and Nigerian Alfie Nze. “Granma” was filmed entirely in Nigeria and its soundtrack includes the song "Challenging death", which is also featured in a music video promoted on social media, especially in Nigeria. Watch the video "Challenging death"