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21 November, 2017
As maritime arrivals to Europe rose sharply in 2015 and 2016, European policymakers renewed their focus on building partnerships with origin and transit countries in North Africa in an effort to br
Migration management, Cooperation
21 November, 2017
This assessment strives to shed light on gaps in knowledge as well as access to legal migration pathways and other protection services to better inform European governments and policy makers, as we
Protection, Language, Return migration
15 November, 2017
With as many as 1 million people forcibly returned to Afghanistan in 2016 alone, where insecurity and instability greet them, the nature of return policies and reintegration assistance from Europea
Return migration, Migration management, Deportation
15 November, 2017
Since 2014, IOM has documented nearly 25,000 migrant deaths around the world.
From Syria to Spain: Syrian Migration to Europe via the Western Mediterranean route between 2015 and 201715 November, 2017
For decades, Spain has served as an entry point for the irregular migration of refugees and other migrants into Europe.
Borders, Pathways, protect migrants
14 November, 2017
For protracted refugee situations, finding a way forward becomes even more difficult because of donor fatigue, resettlement fixation and difficulties in integrating into the host country after year
8 November, 2017
The Horn of Africa remains a major source of mixed migration, with people moving to neighbouring countries, the Gulf, Southern Africa and Europe.
Human Smuggling, Trafficking, Mixed migration, EU Migration Policy
Rohingya women in Malaysia : decision-making and information sharing in the course of irregular migration
31 October, 2017
This paper presents major findings of a project focused on the experiences of Rohingya women in Malaysia, categorised as ‘irregular migrants’.
Irregular migration, Women, Rohingya, Decision making, Refugees, Asylum seekers
17 October, 2017
The EU is struggling to cope with the so-called “migration crisis” that has emerged over the past few years. Designing the right policies to address immigration requires a deep understanding of its
Irregular migration, Migration trends, Climate Change
12 October, 2017
On the issue of migration, all eyes are now focused on the so-called central Mediterranean route, which runs primarily from Libya to Italy. Until July of this year, irregular crossings from Libya t
5 October, 2017
In the last decades, considerable efforts have been made to eradicate trafficking in human beings. In this context, the role of demand has gained prominence in public and political debates.
Youth on the Move: Investigating decision-making, migration trajectories and expectations of young people on the way to Italy1 October, 2017
Since March 2016, more than 260,000 people have arrived on Italian shores.
Irregular migration, Child migration, Youth, Journey to Europe
Migration Policy Practice: Vol. VII, Number 2, April-September 2017: Special issue on Irregular Migration
14 September, 2017
Migration Policy Practice is a bi-monthly journal that publishes articles from, and that is overseen by, policymakers working in the field of migration policy. This issue of Migration Policy Practi
Irregular migration, Migrant deaths, Human Smuggling, Human Tracfficking, Circular Migration
Migrants caught between tides and politics in the Mediterranean: an imperative for search and rescue at sea?
14 September, 2017
Search and rescue (SAR), Sea travel, Irregular migration
Harrowing Journeys - Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation12 September, 2017
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe
Irregular migration, Trafficking, Exploitation, Safe migration, Children, Child migration
12 September, 2017
Since 2014, more than 22,500 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded by the International Organization for Migration globally.
12 August, 2017
This book examines the issue of irregular transit Migration to the EU by presenting the case of the Afghans.
Transit, Irregular migration, Migratory journey
The shifting boundaries of (un)documentedness: a Gendered understanding of migrants’ Employmentbased legalization pathways in Italy
1 August, 2017
The paper provides a qualitative exploration of the experiences of migrants who have engaged in the last Employment-based amnesties in Italy.
Undocumented, Gender, Women, Migration policy, Irregular migration, Care and domestic work, Work-based legalization
28 July, 2017
Despite a recent resurgence in research on the politics of Migration, foreign Policy analysts have yet to approach cross-border population Mobility as a distinct field of inquiry.
Issue linkage, Migration diplomacy, Leverage, Refugee, Cooperation, Coercion, Transit migration