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2020: A Year In Review is a report of the accomplishments of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s Mission in Bulgaria attained in a year marked by border closures and public health measures which prompted us all to swiftly reorganize our lives. Migration and the activities of IOM... Read More
Covid-19 and the transformation of migration and mobility globally - Time for a re-set: Implications for child migration policies arising from COVID-19
Although children are less at risk of COVID-19 infection, millions of children – including migrant children – are nevertheless at heightened risk from the pandemic because of their precarious status. Authored by Jacqueline Bhabha, this paper uses available data sources, including crowd-sourced... Read More
Viet Nam is home to dynamic and multidimensional population movements. Harnessing the full benefits of the migration process can unlock opportunities and deliver much-needed income and prosperity to families and communities, yet migrants themselves have been identified as vulnerable populations... Read More
At a crossroads. Unaccompanied and Separated Children in their Transition to Adulthood in Italy | November 2019
Between 2014 and 2018, more than 70,000 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arrived in Italy by sea, 90 per cent of whom were between 15 and 17 years old. The significant presence of UASCs in the country, and the growing number of UASCs who have turned 18 (about 60,000 in the last five... Read More
The World Migration Report 2020 InfoSheets provide a succinct overview of each of the 11 chapters in the Report. They provide an easy and quick way to get a sense of the topics and issues examined in World Migration Report 2020.
Child migration is a significant contemporary phenomenon. It is likely to increase in both scale and salience as the mobility of young people grows, a result of more affordable travel, climate change, growing technology-mediated connectivity and increasing global inequality in the distribution of... Read More
GiA12, on establishing referral procedures among key stakeholders, list mechanisms that have been established to identify migrants' specific needs and refer individual migrants to actors that are best placed to meet them. It also presents a checklist for the safe evacuation of migrant children out... Read More
Strengthening responses to child trafficking and modern slavery: A Pilot Project to support foster carers looking after Albanian and Vietnamese unaccompanied children
This project evaluation report reviews tools and activities piloted to build the capacity of foster carers to look after Albanian, Vietnamese and other unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the United Kingdom who are identified – or potential – victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.... 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 by Carleton University and published and distributed by Wiley... Read More
The study describes the current state of unaccompanied minors in Austria with regard to legislation and practices. It also presents available statistics on this topic. A number of relevant areas are covered: entry, residence, asylum procedure, age assessment, guardianship, legal advice,... Read More
This study focuses on Austria’s policies and practices regarding unaccompanied minors following the determination of their residence status. It explores support and integration measures for unaccompanied minors once their residence status has been established as well as policies and procedures... Read More
One-quarter of the million migrants arriving by sea to Italy and Greece in 2015 were children: 94 per cent of those (235,500) arrived in Greece, of whom 10 per cent were unaccompanied. Of the 16,500 children who arrived in Italy, 72 per cent were unaccompanied. The number of children applying for... Read More
Harrowing Journeys: Children and youth on the move across the Mediterranean Sea, at risk of trafficking and exploitation
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For children and youth on the move via the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe, the journey is marked by high levels of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Some are more... Read More
Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children provides a comprehensive assessment of the phenomenon of irregular Egyptian child migration to Europe. Addressing the significant information gap on the issue, and based on IOM counselling interviews in Egypt and Greece, this report first provides insight... Read More
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice focuses on the current migrant crisis in Europe.
International Migration is a refereed quarterly 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
Children, both girls and boys, are known to have been migrating for various reasons throughout history. These kinds of movements are widespread and deeply rooted in the history and sociology of daily life in West Africa and its people.
Child migration is a complex phenomenon, which remains widely discussed among researchers and policymakers. The diversity of scenarios in which children are affected by migration hampers decision-making and affects the protection of children rights.
The new issue of Migration Policy Practice covers a range of policy areas, including on child migration, regional policy initiatives in the field of environmental migration, mixed migration flows into Libya, the challenge of counting and documenting lives lost during attempts by migrants to cross... Read More
Migration in the Americas is a quarterly newsletter that provides insight to IOM activities in the Western Hemisphere. This publication includes articles written in both English and Spanish. Migration in the Americas September 2005 edition includes articles from Argentina, the Caribbean, The... Read More
Published several times a year, Migration is an update on the Organization's activities and international migration policy issues. Migration is available in English, French and Spanish.
The discussion on the topic of children affected by migration in the Caribbean is relatively new and evolving. The first of its kind for the region, the publication is intended as a technical resource for government officials, NGOs and other stakeholders who assist children affected by migration,... Read More
Migration offers a variety of articles presenting IOM’s current activities in the field of migration and other related topics which are implemented in various regions of the globe. Published twice a year, Migration is an update on the Organization’s activities and international migration policy... Read More
Minors represent an important share of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, with an estimated 14,000 children crossing into Italy in 2014. In North America, the growing number of unaccompanied children leaving Central America and travelling north to Mexico and the United States has become a major... Read More
IOM-MPI Issue in Brief No. 14 - Promoting the Health of Left-Behind Children of Asian Labour Migrants: Evidence for Policy and Action
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... Read More
The objectives of this research was to examine the legal framework in Ireland for addressing the prosecution of perpetrators of trafficking in minors; describe the institutions and services for the protection of unaccompanied minors who are victims of trafficking and their reception into the care... Read More
Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The conditions under which movement takes place are often treacherous, putting migrant children, especially unaccompanied and separated children, at an increased risk of economic or sexual... Read More
Over the last decade, migrant children from Uganda’s north-eastern region of Karamoja have become increasingly common in the streets of Kampala and other urban centres in Uganda. These children are highly visible, vulnerable and clearly living in extreme poverty. Public perception of these migrant... Read More
Overview of Guardianship Systems for Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-seekers in Central Europe: Synthesis Report 2012
Designed as a Synthesis Report, the “Overview of guardianship systems for unaccompanied minor asylum-seekers in Central Europe” publication is part of the “Improving the Quality of Unaccompanied Minor Asylum Seekers’ Guardianship and Care in Central European Countries” project that was carried out... Read More
Children and youth migrating – whether between or within countries and whether accompanied by their relatives or not – have become a recognized part of today’s global and mixed migration flows. Nevertheless, in research and policy debates, the migration of children and youth is considered a new... Read More
The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration 2011 Annual Report outlines IOM’s work carried out during 2011 in the areas of ‘Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration’ (AVRR) and `Post-Arrival and Reintegration Assistance` (PARA) exclusively implemented in countries of origin to assist both... Read More