Why fitting in is often migrants' biggest challenge

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Travellers bound for Italy on the so-called Central Mediterranean route from North Africa. Photo: IOM/Francesco Malavolta

Helping migrants integrate into host communities is crucial to everyone's wellbeing, but it's something that's frequently misunderstood by authorities, the UN has said.

The issue is one of many on the agenda at the International Dialogue on Migration in Geneva beginning on Tuesday, hosted by the UN migration agency, IOM.

The recommendations that emerge from the two-day meeting will help form the Global Compact on Migration in September 2018, as IOM's Olivia Headon told Daniel Johnson.

Duration: 3'48"

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