Media Listing October/November 2013


 1.  Illegal migrants arrested begging in Mombasa

News 24

October 30, 2013

Mombasa - Thirteen Tanzanian beggars have been arrested at the Mwembe Tayari market in Mombasa for being in the country illegally and causing havoc in town.

2. 200 arrested in crack down on illegal foreigners at Kenyas coast region

More than 200 illegal foreigners have been arrested in a month-long swoop by Immigration in various parts ofMombasa and Kwale counties.


 3. 24 Somali migrants from Yemen arrested in Port Sudan

The Somali Current

November 27, 2013

More than twenty illegal Somali migrants have been arrested in Sudan after arriving at Port Sudan by boat this week. According to Hussein Nur Haji, freelance Journalist in Sudan, the boat was carrying 24 Somali Migrants from Yemen through the Red Sea.

4. US Navy rescues 128 Somali migrants in rough Seas


October 17, 2013

A US warship has rescued 128 Somali migrants from an inflatable raft that was threatening to capsize in rough seas in the Mediterranean Sea after a request from Malta, officials said Thursday (October 17th).


5. Ethiopian officials hand over 33 illegal immigrants to Somaliland authorities

Somaliland Press

November 27,2013

More than 33 would be illegal migrant of Somali origins were today handed over to Somaliland immigration officials at the Tog Wajaale Border crossing point after being netted by Ethiopian authorities inside their territories on transit to Sudan and finally to the European shores in search for greener pastures.

6. Statement on the mistreatment of immigrants from Ethiopia in Saudi Arabia

November 24 2013


 7. Saudi Arabia deports illegal migrants from Yemen and Ethiopia

United Nations Radio

November 26, 2013

Saudi authorities have decided to deport all migrants from Yemen and Ethiopia who had entered the country illegally, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In recent months, scores of migrants had already been sent home, IOM spokesperson Christiane Berthiaume told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.

8. Massive returns of Yemeni migrants will impact welfare of thousands back home


November 26, 2013

Over 190,000 Yemeni migrant workers have crossed the Al Tuwal border checkpoint with Saudi Arabia since June, following a March 2013 decision by Saudi Arabia to send all undocumented migrant workers back to their countries of origin. During the first week of November, the rate of returns increased significantly, reaching a peak of over 7,000 per day.


9. Malawi's president: patrol boats are to defend borders from Somali immigrants

The Telegraph

November 28, 2013

Joyce Banda insists that the order of armed vessels from a South African defence firm "was a request from the people", despite Malawian finances being hit by donors' departure over corruption scandal

European Union

10. Many of the 250 drowned migrants were African Christians fleeing persecution

Christianity Today

October 08, 2013

Of the more than 250 African migrants who drowned less than one mile from European soil last week, many were Christians fleeing religious persecution.

So reports World Watch Monitor (WWM) on the Lampedusa shipwreck that has shocked Europe into another round of discussion over its refugee policy.

The ship left Libya carrying an estimated 500 passengers, predominantly from Eritrea and Somalia, but caught fire and sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Only 155 people were rescued.

11. Police in Italy arrest Somali national accused of organizing deadly voyage

Shabelle news

November 08, 2013

Italian police have arrested a Somali man suspected of organizing a migrant boat that capsized and killed hundreds of people off the island of Lampedusa last month.

United Kingdom

12. UK immigrants spot checks to continue, Says Minister

Immigration spot checks at Railway stations will be used again, the UK immigration minister has told the BBC



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