In October 2013, over 400 people lost their lives in two shipwrecks close to the Italian island of Lampedusa. While these two events were highly publicized, sadly they are not isolated incidents; the International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that in 2013 and 2014 nearly 6,500 migrants lost their lives in border regions around the world. Because many deaths occur in remote areas and... Read more
Despite the political discourse on migration becoming an important issue in the global development agenda, the mental and physical health implications for left-behind children of migrant workers have received less attention. The current evidence base on the health impacts of labour migration, both for migrants and their families, also remains weak. The health impact on families left behind is espe... 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
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
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
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
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on the migration challenges facing the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The first article in this issue, by Enas El Fergany from the League of Arab States (LAS), addresses the important topic of how to promote regional migration cooperation in the Arab region, which hosts more than 30 million international migrants. The LAS ha... Read more