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06 November 2018

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IOM’s Missing Migrants Project attended the Caravana de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos (Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants). Photo: IOM

The Forgotten ‘Migrant Caravan’: Historic Launch of Global Movement of Families of the Missing

Mexico City — Each year, the Caravana de Madres de Migrantes Desaparecidos (Caravan of Mothers of Missing Migrants) crosses Mexican territory in search of their children who went missing trying to reach the United States. 

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Nearly a million Rohingya refugees now live in Cox’s Bazar after violence in Myanmar last year sent over 700,000 people fleeing over the border into Bangladesh. Photo: Muse Mohammed/IOM

Big Name Brands Visit Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar – Representatives from Coca Cola, GAP and Mastercard, along with other big-name brands, have visited Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to explore how private businesses can help support one of the world’s biggest humanitarian responses.   

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IOM handed over essential medical items and equipment to the Libyan Ministry of Health yesterday (05/11). Photo: Shaebi/IOM

IOM Libya Provides Essential Medical Supplies to Health Ministry

Tripoli — The UN Migration Agency (IOM) delivered essential medical items and equipment yesterday (05/11) to the Libyan Ministry of Health through the support of the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The supplies and equipment will be delivered to 14 health facilities across Libya, and include ultrasound machines, medical monitors, wheelchairs and other types of medical supplies and equipment.   

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  • CGTN reported that the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina has increased, stating that the Balkan route is quickly becoming a ‘flashpoint’.

  • Xinhua reported that a total of 47,505 migrants crossed from Africa to Spain in the first 10 months of 2018, according to data published by the Spanish Ministry for the Interior and IOM.

  • The Himalayan Times reported on two Colombo Process meetings that will take place in Kathmandu on 15 and 16 November. The Colombo Process is a regional consultative process on the management of overseas employment and contractual labour for countries of origin in Asia.

  • Al Jazeera featured the story of Halima Aden, who came to public attention in 2016 as the first contestant to wear a hijab and burkini at the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant. A former refugee, Halima’s story resonated far beyond the worlds of pageantry and modelling.