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03 November 2017

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Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar at the Anjumanpara border crossing point. Photo: Olivia Headon / UN Migration Agency 2017

Rohingya Entry Continues in Cox’s Bazar; at Least 2,000 New Arrivals Overnight

Posted on Fri. November 3, 2017

Cox’s Bazar –  Over the last 48 hours some 4,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar at the Anjumanpara border crossing point. Traumatized, hungry and fearing for their lives, the refugees had camped out in the open in an area of no-man’s-land between the two countries. They crossed at low tide where they were met by Bangladeshi border guards.

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ICIMOD Director General Dr. David Molden (left) and IOM Nepal Chief of Mission Paul Norton sign the six-year memorandum of understanding in the areas of labour migration, remittances and climate change, and expanded their collaboration to include disaster risk reduction in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017

IOM, ICIMOD Renew Ongoing Collaboration on Labour Migration, Remittances, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted on Fri. November 3, 2017​

Kathmandu –  IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have renewed an agreement to collaborate in the areas of labour migration, remittances and climate change, and expanded their collaboration to include disaster risk reduction in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region.

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 150,982 in 2017; Deaths Reach 2,839

Posted on Fri. November 3, 2017​

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 150,982 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 1 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 335,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

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Ezra: "Choices that affect other human beings should be based on facts as opposed to conjecture."
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Migration in the News


  • Dhaka Tribune reported that almost a quarter of Rohingya children under five who fled to Bangladesh in the past two months are suffering from acute malnutrition, according to new assessment data from Save the Children, Action contre la Faim, UNHCR, Unicef and World Food Programme.
     
  • Bangladesh’s The New Age reported that winter is adding to the miseries of Rohingyas in dire need of warm clothes in Bangladesh.
     
  • UNB reported that around 3,000 more Rohingyas, fleeing Myanmar's Rakhine State, have gathered at the no-man's land of Anjumanpara along the border in Ukhia sub-district on Wednesday to enter Bangladesh.
     
  • RTE reported that Yemen has been called the world's forgotten war and its worst humanitarian disaster, embroiled in a bloody civil conflict for three years and now on the brink of total collapse.
     
  • The Guardian reported that Tunisia became a magnet for migrants and their smugglers earlier in the year, when efforts by the EU and the Italian government to clamp down on trafficking in Libya pushed the problem north-west.

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  • BBC News spoke to Hasan, a Syrian refugee artist about how he was inspired by what he's been through since fleeing war and persecution to a new life in the UK.
     
  • IRIN reported that there is a severe shortage of safe spaces for Rohingya kids in camps and advocates say children are at high risk of exploitation and abuse.

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