South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region on the Move - Migration Data Report 2021–2022

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15 Jun 2023

South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region on the Move - Migration Data Report 2021–2022

The report aims to present the most up-to-date evidence on migration dynamics in the South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SEEECA) region. It covers the recent major global and regional developments which will continue to have an impact on internal and international migration in the region.  Gender, sex, and age are mainstreamed throughout the report, highlighting where the most important data gaps and needs are by areas and types of migration.  

SEEECA Region on the Move offers insights to better guide the governance of migration, which constitutes an essential step on the road towards the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. 

Chapter 1 shows an overview of the global and regional trends on international migration disaggregated by gender. Chapter 2 discusses specific mixed movement trends in the region covering labour migration, forced internal and cross-border displacement, return migration and irregular migration. The topic of stranded migrants and smuggling of migrants in the region is also covered. Chapter 3 illustrates the available data from different strands in which migrant protection is offered to vulnerable migrants with particular attention paid to migrants’ varying needs, profiles, challenges, and vulnerabilities, including but not limited to those affected by crisis, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children, and migrants who perished or went missing en route. Chapter 4 touches upon the health conditions of migrants within the SEEECA region, discussing public health matters and interventions. Chapter 5 analyses trends on labour mobility and social inclusion including education, rural to urban migration international remittances and the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 in the region. Finally, Chapter 6 examines migration governance and policies adopted in the region to ensure migrant protection while Chapter 7 is dedicated to the conclusions of this report.