Refugee areas in Bangladesh are severely hit by cyclone Mora. A new report examines the media coverage in Italy on NGO rescue operations in the Mediterrenean, and InfoMigrants gives you an overview of conflicts in Africa driving migration towards Europe. All this and more in today's news roundup.
Refugee shelters in Bangladesh destroyed by cyclone: The Bangladesh district hit by cyclone Mora is home to 300,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled the violence in Myanmar. Click here to read more.
Conflicts in Africa a cause for migration: InfoMigrants takes a look at some conflicts in Africa that are a major push factor for migration. Click here to read more.
New figures on Mediterrenean arrivals and fatalities: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released new figures on how many people have arrived via the Mediterrenean in Europe this year, and how many people have died in the crossing.
Change in media coverage on rescue NGOs: A study conducted by COSPE (Osservatorio di Pavia and the Carta di Roma association) on the coverage of search and rescue operations in the
Mediterranean shows that Italian media has shifted drastically from a positive
coverage of NGOs' work to suspicion this year. click here to read more.
- New app for safer movement of refugees: A migrant charity organization in Italy paired up with a tech company to develop an Arabic version of the popular Taxibeat, a mobile transportation application in Greece. The new version is supposed to help Arabic speaking persons to move around more easily. Click here to read more.