Tag: International Organization for Migration

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202

Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202

Sep 27, – The boat capsized off the Mediterranean coast on Sept. 21. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but uncertainty remains over how many might still be missing. Thirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of […]

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Egypt recovers 168 migrant bodies from shipwreck

Egypt recovers 168 migrant bodies from shipwreck

Sep 26, – Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel headed to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over Wednesday off the port city of Rosetta. Egyptian rescue workers have recovered 168 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast, the health ministry said Sunday. Egypt’s military […]

September 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Despair grows in Iraq camps over hundreds of missing men

Jun 14, – Mothers pleaded with their palms upturned while elders scribbled on paper the names of some of the hundreds of male relatives whose fates are unknown. When Iraqi officials and top brass visited this displacement camp south of jihadist-held Fallujah, distressed residents swarmed around them asking the same question: “Where are our sons?” […]

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

EU tells Turkey migrant flows ‘still way too high’

Jan 11, – European Union vice president Frans Timmermans said Turkey and Brussels had to speed work up on implementing the action plan, while Ankara reaffirmed it was looking at a measure to tempt more Syrians to stay in Turkey by granting them work permits. The number of migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey […]

January 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Over 500 Rohingya, Bangladeshis land on Indonesia shore

Over 500 Rohingya, Bangladeshis land on Indonesia shore

Apr 10, – Steve Hamilton, deputy chief of mission at the International Organization for Migration in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, said his teams were racing to the Aceh province sub-district of Seunuddon, where the boats landed. He said four boats were found with more than 500 people on board, adding that three had apparently been abandoned […]

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