Latest UK Immigration Figures- May 2017

Net long-term international migration was estimated to be +248,000 in 2016, down 84,000 from 2015 (statistically significant); immigration was estimated to be 588,000 and emigration 339,000. The net migration change was driven by a statistically significant increase in emigration up 40,000 from 2015, mainly EU citizens (117,000, up 31,000 from...
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Priti Patel urges City of London to become global financial centre for developing countries

International Development Secretary Priti Patel today opened the London Stock Exchange and announced a new partnership which will help generate much needed business investment in developing countries to help them stand on their own two feet. Speaking at the launch of the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) first-ever ‘Companies to Inspire...
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First UK ePassport Gates opened in Paris

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn and the Director-General of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport Gates on 2 March 201. In a ceremony at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord, the Ambassador hailed the positive changes the gates would bring...
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Africa most affected by refugee crisis

As Germany, France and other European countries contend with an unprecedented influx of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, shocking tales of women and children drowning in the Mediterranean Sea are repeated over and over by media networks worldwide. But the distress over refugees landing in Europe has overshadowed...
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Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 will ensure that law enforcement and the security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need in a digital age to disrupt terrorist attacks, subject to strict safeguards and world-leading oversight. The new legislation brings together and updates existing powers while radically overhauling how they...
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Migration facts in a post-truth world – IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried IRIN Post-Brexit and post-Donald Trump’s election, it’s hard to argue with the notion that we’re now living in a “post-truth” era in which objective facts often hold less weight than emotional appeals and “fake news” when it comes to shaping public opinion. Nowhere have post-truths gained more currency...
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IOM Iraq Emergency Tracking: 17,916 Individuals Displaced in First Two Weeks of Mosul Operations

Iraq – On Tuesday (1/11) the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – the standard data source used to guide the humanitarian response – recorded a total of 17,916 individuals displaced by military operations that began on 17 October around the Mosul region. The total number of individuals is calculated by multiplying...
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