International migration has occurred throughout history and regions of the world. Human mobility to, from and within Asia, however, has certain distinctive features, and Asia represents arguably the most dynamic region, with significant intra- and extra-regional migration and some countries being... Read more
International Migration is a refereed bimonthly review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on current migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, and sociologists all over the world. The journal is edited at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of... Read more
Migrant health issues have risen on the agenda of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. The challenge now is how to translate the momentum generated at the highest levels of government into visible change on the ground.
Many Asian migrant workers, especially those working under... Read more
Media coverage of armed civil conflict rarely highlights the fact that temporary migrant workers often are among the innocent civilians who suffer, as occurred during the Libyan civil war. That conflict, which began in February 2011, resulted in the displacement and evacuation of migrants on a size... Read more
The Middle East represents one of the most sought-after and competitive labour markets in the world, with an estimated 10 million contract workers in the Gulf states alone – 70 per cent of whom are Asian.
The state plays a strong role in overseas employment programmes in the Philippines, Indonesia and Nepal, which are leading labour exporters — with more than 2 million of their workers deploying on formal temporary contracts in 2009 alone.
With overseas employment a more permanent feature of the... Read more
Over recent decades, Thailand has developed into a regional migration hub in Southeast Asia, with more than 3.5 million migrants living there — the vast majority of them workers from neighboring countries.
El Perfil Migratorio del Ecuador fue elaborado en el año 2008 por la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM Misión Ecuador). El trabajo que se presenta a continuación es una actualización del Perfil Migratorio original del 2008. Este documento tiene la finalidad de reunir información... Read more
Migration Policy Practice is a bimonthly journal published jointly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Eurasylum Ltd. It only contributes articles from, and is overseen by, senior officials in Government, EU and international organizations, as well as civil society worldwide,... Read more
Over the past 20 years, the immigration into the Republic of Korea has increased at a rapid pace, while emigration of Korean nationals has declined substantially. Previously a country of emigration, Korea has now become a net migrant receiving country. Responding to this rapid change, the... Read more
Policymakers increasingly recognize the value that diaspora populations bring to development efforts at home, not just as senders of remittances but also as sources of human capital and direct and indirect investments.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Moldova is proud to present the result of a two years work in the field of migration data collecting and analysis in Moldova - the Extended Migration Profile (EMP) Report of the Republic of Moldova, developed in context of the project “... Read more