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Migration and Border Policy Links: Haiti, Rakhine, the EU moves to stop exodus from Africa and more

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20 October 2016 15:30

By Rachael Buckland, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Migration and Border Policy project

  • In Haiti more than 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 61,000 are displaced in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, according to the International Organization for Migration.
  • The Migration Policy Institute has released a paper examining the role of technology and technology entrepreneurs in supporting refugee integration.
  • Citing 2016 US Department of Homeland Security statistics, Secretary Johnson drew attention to the increased number of families and unaccompanied children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America and the challenges this trend poses to the immigration system.
  •  Britain has accepted more than 80 unaccompanied minors from the Jungle Camp in Calais, processed under the European Commission's Dublin Regulation.
  • With recent military operations in Rakhine State, Myanmar, killing 43 people, thousands are fleeing, fearing a resurgence of 2012-style violence.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced plans to work closely with Myanmar on border security.
  • Following the leak of a draft summit statement, Reuters has reported that EU leaders will meet on Thursday and announce their intention to use aid budgets to slow the exodus of people from Africa.
  • Writing for Foreign Policy, Tiffany Jenkins unpacks the 'museumisation' of migration.
  • Following US supported military operations to retake the city of Mosul, UNOCHA estimates up to 1 million people could flee the area in the coming weeks.

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