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05 Oct 2015

Migration Trends in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 2001-2002 Review

In 1997 and 1999, IOM published its first original reports on migration in the CIS countries. This third volume of that series - the 2001/2002 Review - contains a statistical and analytical update of recent migration flows for12 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), taking into account relevant political and historical developments that interact with population movements.

The report also contains a description and analysis of the specific features of irregular migration in the EECA countries, where numerous unresolved economic, social, ethnic and environmental problems still contribute to the growth of illegal migration, trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and thus complicate the challenges of migration management.

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables and Maps 
  • Glossary 
  • Executive Summary 
  • Part I: Thematic Essays 
  • Essay No.1: Migration Management Challenges 
  • Essay No.2: Irregular Migration 
  • Region:Trends and Patterns 
  • Part II: Country Chapters: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan 
  • Part III: Data on Asylum, Migration, Routes and Treaty Ratification 
  • Note on Statistical Reliability and Problems of Definition 
  • Asylum-Seekers from EECA Countries in Europe 
  • Bilateral Agreements between EECA Countries on Migration and Related Matters
  • Status of Ratification of Selected Instruments
  • Regional Maps
  • Bibliography