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06 June 2018

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Food security plays a role in managing migration.

How Policymakers Can Help to Address the Food Insecurity-related Causes of Migration

IOM – Global migration figures are certainly striking. If current patterns continue, the number of international migrants in the world could surpass 400m by 2050, up from 244m currently, while an estimated 740m are internal migrants (within countries).

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Refugees and migrants after being rescued at sea earlier in the day on June 10, 2017 off Lampedusa, Italy.

'Pack Your Bags,' Italy's New Leaders Tell 500,000 Irregular Migrants – But It'll Cost Them

Italy (CNBC) – Italy's new populist government has wasted no time in repeating its campaign promise to deport hundreds of thousands of migrants – although the financial, logistical and humanitarian implications of such an undertaking are only now becoming clear.

The right-wing Lega party, which formed a coalition government with Five-Star Movement (M5S) last week, is the driving force behind anti-immigration rhetoric and it is looking to fulfil a pledge to deport as many as 500,000 irregular migrants.

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People wait to receive the bodies of loved ones in the Tunisian city of Sfax on Monday.

With 100 Killed, Tunisia Boat Wreck Becomes Year's Deadliest Migrant Disaster

Tunisia (CNN) – At least 100 people are believed to have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday, the highest death toll in any single migration attempt this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Tuesday.

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Sami: "Due to the war and the crisis which happened in Darfur... I didn’t know whether I’d be able to play football again."

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  • Al Jazeera reported that the death toll from the sinking of a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday has risen to 112.
     
  • Xinhua and IFRC reported that at least 112 people are believed to have died in separate tragedies at the weekend in the Mediterranean Sea and the situation for migrants is worsening, Francesco Rocca, president of the IFRC said.
     
  • Arab News reported that KSrelief signed four cooperation deals with IOM, FAO and the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief which will provide humanitarian aid to Yemen, exceeding $5.3 million.
     
  • N1 Sarajevo reported that the number of migrants in the Una-Sana Canton has been growing continuously in the past several months and now has 650 migrants.

  • Pass Blue reported that soccer teams of refugees from Mali, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Angola, Burkina Faso and Gambia who had migrated to Brazil, competed in the Multicultural Cup, which promotes the integration of refugees into Brazilian society.
     
  • BBC reported that starting a new life in a liberal western society like Norway is quite a challenge for many migrants. To help them integrate, the Norwegians are offering migrants cultural coding classes.