Germany, international groups want migrant data

2016-07-12 23:06
A migrant receives an ID bracelet after being rescued off the coast of Libya. (Matthias Schrader, AP)

A migrant receives an ID bracelet after being rescued off the coast of Libya. (Matthias Schrader, AP)

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Berlin - The German government and international organisations say they will establish a global migration data portal in Berlin that will help bring together information from various sources and countries on the movement of migrants and refugees.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier's said on Tuesday "we must, within the world community, communicate about how to regulate migration. Unilateral or European answers are not enough".

The German government will help launch the global migration data portal which will be located at the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre of the International Organisation for Migration in Berlin. The goal is to make analysis and access to data more efficient.

According to the UN refugee agency, the number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide rose to a record 65.3 million people last year.

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