The registration and identity management of irregular migrants in the EU is the focus of Issue 12 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was authored by Tony Mercer, Director of Eurasylum and a former Director at the UK Home Office
GMDAC Data Briefing - African migration to Europe: How can adequate data help improve evidence-based policymaking and reduce possible misconceptions?
The potential of using data to help improve policymaking and reduce possible misconceptions about African migration to Europe is the focus of Issue 11 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was authored by Solon Ardittis, Managing Director at Eurasylum Ltd.
Measuring global migration potential is the focus of Issue 9 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was prepared by GMDAC's Director, Dr Frank Laczko, Data Analyst, Dr Jasper Tjaden and Visiting Research Fellow Daniel Auer.
Analysis of migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide during 2016 is the focus of Issue 8 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was written by Missing Migrants Project coordinator Julia Black and Missing Migrants Project Assistant Kate Dearden.
Disability and unsafe migration is the focus of Issue 7 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was authored by Dr. Sandra Dowling, who is a lecturer of in Disabilities Studies at the University of Bristol.
Migration forecasting is the focus of Issue 6 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing was written by demographer and statistician Jakub Bijak, who works at the University of Southhampton.
GMDAC Data Briefing – Children and unsafe migration in Europe: Data and policy, understanding the evidence base
Data on refugee and migrant children are the focus of Issue 5 of GMDAC's Data Briefing Series. This briefing, written by Rachel Humphries and Nando Sigona, reviews the sources and availability of data on refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe by sea.
This data briefing, produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, outlines data recorded by the Missing Migrants Project in the first half of 2016. The contexts in which people died and went missing while migrating in key regions around the world, including Central America, South-East Asia and the Middle East, are discussed. The challenges involved in identifying those who die during irregular migration are also examined.
This briefing aims to examine the available data on rising numbers of deaths and arrivals, analyse the changing routes towards the departure points for this dangerous sea journey into Europe, and investigate how patterns and trends have changed during the period between January 2014 and the end of May 2016.
Key findings include:
During the first five months of 2016, 1 in every 23 migrants has died attempting to journey across the Central Mediterranean to Europe.
Since the beginning of 2014, the overall ratio of deaths to numbers of migrant crossings has been 1 in 50.
1 migrant died for every 17 attempted crossings between April and May 2016
This GMDAC data briefing aims to provide an overview of existing data sources on environmental migration.