Lessons Learned from South Sudan Protection of Civilian Sites 2014-2015 is a snapshot and analysis of the formulation and administration of protection of civilian sites gathered from interviews of IDPs, stakeholders, partners and decision makers.  Violence broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, forcing tens of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to seek protection at UN peacekeepi... Read more
Nous vivons dans un monde qui ne cesse de s’urbaniser. En 2014, plus de 54 % de la population mondiale habitait dans des zones urbaines. D’ici à 2050, la population urbaine devrait passer de 3,9 milliards de personnes aujourd’hui à quelque 6,4 milliards de personnes. La migration est un moteur important de cette évolution, qui transforme les villes en des lieux de vie caractérisés par une grande d... Read more
Vivimos en un mundo cada vez más urbano. En 2014, más del 54% de los habitantes del planeta residía en zonas urbanas. Es de prever que para 2050 la población urbana, que actualmente asciende a 3.900 millones de personas,alcance unos 6.400 millones. La migración propulsa la creciente urbanización, lo que contribuye a una gran diversificación de las ciudades. Prácticamente uno de cada cinco migrante... Read more
We live in a world which is becoming increasingly urban. Over 54 per cent of people across the globe were living in urban areas in 2014. The current urban population of 3.9 billion is expected to grow to some 6.4 billion by 2050. Migration is driving much of the increase in urbanization, making cities much more diverse places in which to live. Nearly one in five of all migrants live in the world’s... Read more
Call for papers: Migration Research Series Migrant Smuggling Dynamics and Impacts   Deadline for Submission: 15 December 2016 Send Papers to: res@iom.int The IOM’s forthcoming Migrant Smuggling Data and Research: A global review of the emerging evidence base presents a unique review of what is being collected and what can be done to further build the evidence base on migrant smuggling globally. Th... Read more
Over 5,400 people are estimated to have lost their lives on migratory routes around the world in 2015, and the first half of 2016 has only seen the numbers increase. The Mediterranean alone witnessed a record number of at least 3,770 deaths in 2015, with numbers climbing in 2016. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that over the last two decades, more than 60,000 migrants... Read more
Welcome to the new issue of Migration Policy Practice, a special edition on recent and ongoing trends on Afghan displacement. Guest edited by Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research at IOM Headquarters in Geneva, this special issue examines some of the key underlying Afghan displacement factors; current displacement data holdings; movements to Central Asia; Afghan integration in neighbo... Read more
IOM’s Missing Migrant Project has recorded over 3,700 people who lost their lives or went missing in the course of migration in the first half of 2016.  This startling figure is a 28-per cent increase compared with the numbers recorded in the same period in 2015.  While this can partly be attributed to improving data collection, it also speaks to the level of risk associated with attempting to mov... Read more
How the World Views Migration provides, for the first time, an insight into public attitudes towards immigration worldwide. The findings presented in the report – based on interviews with over 183,000 adults across more than 140 countries between 2012 and 2014 – represent the first steps towards understanding the lenses through which people view immigration at a global level. Adults surveyed in Ga... Read more