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Brexit: a 'not welcome' sign for forced migrants

Forced migrants are turning away from the UK for fear of racial discrimination post-Brexit. While some on the right may cheer, is this really something to celebrate?

Calais after the jungle: migrant dispersal and the expulsion of humanitarianism

French authorities are working hard to keep migrants either stationary and submissive or perpetually on the move in order to prevent them from coalescing into communities or forming alliances.

Drowning mothers

As refugees try to cross the Mediterranean Sea - women are more likely to drown.

Portrait of a Greek refugee camp

Refugee camps are neither all milk and honey nor are they all misery and suffering. To find a way forward, we must first understand where we are.

“I never thought to come in Europe”: unpacking the myths of Europe’s ‘migration crisis’

Europe’s failure to listen to people on the move has left it blind to why many people end up going there.

Pushing for safe passage in Ireland

The families of many Irish citizens and residents are stuck in war zones. Why won’t the state offer them safe passage? 

Will “America first” mean refugees last?

Regardless of if you look at United States, Europe, or the Pacific, the global asylum system is quickly falling apart.

Crowdsourced humanitarianism and the fight for safe passage

Social media helped coordinate a volunteer response to the new arrivals on Lesvos when governments failed to step up to the plate, but can such a system be replicated?

Leaving home to become a domestic worker

For women migrants from Bangladesh, education and technical skills can be real game changers.

Interview: the cat and mouse game of creating ‘safe passage’

As states fortify their external borders the calls for creating ‘safe passage’ are growing louder, yet the term is hard to define and the ways to dodge responsibility are many.

Gaps in global advocacy for the protection of migrants’ rights

Migrants have no dedicated advocate within the fractured landscape of the UN system. Could that be changed?

A new agenda for facilitating human mobility after the UN summits on refugees and migrants

Mobility is key to development and prosperity, and with the proper vision we can make broader legal pathways for migration work for everyone.

Interview: preparing for climate and disaster migration

As sea levels rise, lands dry out, and disasters linked to natural hazards become more common, more and more people are going to be forced to move. Are we prepared?

Interview: why do we think development will stop migration?

States are increasingly incorporating development aid into their strategies for controlling migration. But is this the right way to look at the issue, and does it have any hope of ‘success’?

The quiet resistance of domestic workers in Lebanon

The migrant women working in Lebanese homes have little in the way of protection or rights, but they find ways to carve out normalcy for themselves nevertheless.

Interview: how can better policy empower women on the move?

Women experience migration different than men do, and with the right policies that can be a source of empowerment more than a source of risk.

Safe passage: an integral component of the responsibility to protect

The world’s nations accepted the ‘responsibility to protect’ many years ago, but now they must live up to that commitment by ensuring safe passage and protecting displaced persons.

Interview: the dangerous invisibility of women migrants

Women migrate all over the world to work or to escape violence, yet in comparison to male migrants they are barely visible in policy and media discussions. This makes them vulnerable.

Time for a clear roadmap for states to end child immigration detention

The UN Global Compacts on Refugees and Migrants need to include an accountable way to end immigration detention for children.

What we want for children in the global compacts on refugees and migrants

We expect the impact of the initiative to carry beyond the global compacts and to influence the way all children on the move are protected and supported.

Interview: detention as the new migration management?

Immigration detention is becoming a preferred method for states to process and deter migrants, but there are many other options available out there.

Global compacts, detention centres, and safe passage: can the world change course on migration?

The tragic spectacle of the past five years has pushed migration to the top of the global policy agenda, but it will take a lot of work to transform that opportunity into substantive change.

Interview: making the global compacts on migrants and refugees worthwhile

Achieving meaningful global compacts on migration and refugees by end-2018 won’t be easy. Learn the challenges ahead from someone involved in the process.

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