Migration Initiatives is IOM’s annual publication detailing the scope of the Organization’s activities for the year to come and the different contributions it makes to improve migration governance on the basis of the Migration Governance Framework. As the global compact for migration process moves towards its final phase, Migration Initiatives takes a look at IOM’s plans to develop initiatives uph... Read more
Over the past years, public attention has gradually turned to the experiences of migrants along the precarious Mediterranean routes to Europe. A large number of migrants continue to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea on the way to Europe, often enduring long and perilous journeys. A growing body of evidence is beginning to highlight the scale and scope of exploitation experienced by m... Read more
Since 2014, more than 22,500 migrant deaths and disappearances have been recorded by the International Organization for Migration globally. The real figure could be much higher, but many deaths are never recorded. Fatal Journeys Volume 3 – Part 1 provides a global review of existing data sources, and illustrates the need for improvements in the ways that data on missing migrants are collected, ana... Read more
IOM has established the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate to support the development of the global compact for migration. The Syndicate comprises migration experts from around the world with deep knowledge of a wide variety of aspects of migration. The 36 Syndicate members and 9 advisers herald from all continents, encompassing origin, transit and destination country perspectives. Through initi... Read more
Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports.  This World Migration Report 2018, the ninth in the world migration report series is meant to better contribute to increase the understanding of current and strategic migration issues throughout the world.  It presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured... Read more
In September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was adopted, and for the first time, migration was included in mainstream global development policy. With the objective of communicating how IOM identifies migration in the 2030 Agenda to stakeholders and the wider public, and to shed light on the complex challenges and opportunities that accompany the migration-related targets, this IOM p... Read more
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on irregular migration and, in particular, on new ways to collect and analyse data in this major policy area. This special issue is particularly timely, given the current preparations for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, and the need expressed by the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants for enhanced data collec... Read more
Migration from Africa continues to be largely misconstrued and misrepresented, both in relation to its core dynamics and its implications for European economies and societies. This may also be due to the limited availability and public dissemination of adequate data.  Despite what is commonly assumed, more than 80 per cent of African migration occurs within the continent. In 2015, there were an es... Read more
Climate change has been affecting Ghana to a significant degree in the past 10 to 15 years. Its adverse effects have increased the frequency and intensity of natural hazards, which in turn have led to disasters and changed migration patterns. Human-made hazards further augment the livelihood loss and food insecurity created by natural hazards, leading to a rise in migration. The increased migratio... Read more