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Migration and border policy links: Post-hurricane Haiti, Mosul fighting and more

Australian migration stats, DPKR and China cross-border cooperation, WP border protection infographic and other links to the week's news.

Migration and border policy links: Post-hurricane Haiti, Mosul fighting and more
Published 27 Oct 2016 

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

  • The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has published its 2015-2016 figures on migration, refugee and humanitarian entry, citizenship, and general operations.
  • Professor William Maley wrote about the need to re-frame contemporary refugee political discourse.
  • The Washington Post published a three-part infographic series on border protection in the 21st century.
  • In a recent report, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, found no evidence to suggest that migration leads to increased terrorist activity.
  • Migration Policy Institute’s Muzaffar Chishti and Sarah Pierce unpacked US immigration policy towards post-hurricane Haiti.
  • During a Médecins Sans Frontières rescue mission in the central Mediterranean, 25 people were found dead on an inflatable rubber boat.
  • A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed that Syrian refugees are working in Turkish factories manufacturing clothes for Western labels Marks and Spencer, Asos, Zara and Mango.
  • IOM Iraq launched an online portal to provide daily updates on civilian displacement after the 17 October launch of the military operation to retake Mosul.
  • Following the third meeting of a DPRK-China bilateral border commission, a China’s Foreign Ministry statement outlined the growing relationship between the two nations, including a commitment to increased cross-border cooperation


Photo: Flickr user The 621st Contingency Response Wing


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