GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration Implementation Event

GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) Implementation

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 GFMD Dialogue on GCM Implementation at the Palais des Nations in Geneva This dialogue follows a series of initiatives that began since Germany and Morocco assumed the GFMD Co-Chairmanship in 2017. It is part of the […]

Genocide, hate speech, and the Rohingya: Key takeaways from UN probe on Myanmar (IRIN)

The take away from this excellent report is…every person – each one of us – needs to take responsibility for what is brought to our attention.  To do whatever we can so that injustice and horrors like this are not […]

Migrants held hostage to politics

Woman rescued in the Mediterranean sea

At a time when global displacement is at a record high, the Italian government recently held its own coast guard and the people it had rescued hostage ‘in a cynical gambit to force other European Union countries to take the […]

Disembarkation platforms

Banksy Art

  Disembarkation platforms & controlled centers Disembarkation platforms and controlled centers are concepts that have been explored at recent EU meetings. What would the main objectives of the proposed regional disembarkation platforms be? The concept of regional disembarkation platforms has […]

Migration data tells stories

https://www.iom.int/migrant-stories/hidden-faces-calais

  Migration data tells stories During the International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018, Susanne Melde gave an interview: Migration data tells stories. Melde is a specialist in migration governance and policy analysis and has worked on migration policy and data […]

Understanding return migration

http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2015/10/5621084a9/support-needed-somali-refugees-home-kenya.html

Understanding return migration Dr. Nassim Majidi is Co-Founder and Co-Director, Migration Pillar and the Co-Founder of Samuel Hall. Leading evidence-based research and policy development on migration and displacement. Majidi has worked in Africa, Asia, and Europe over the past decade with […]

List of dead migrants & refugees destroyed at Liverpool Biennial

The List contains data on the deaths of refugees and migrants. Data that has been collected through European NGO network UNITED for Intercultural Action which is a network of more than 560 organisations across Europe. Between 1993 and 2018, the campaign has gathered details of over 34,361 deaths.

UNITED for Intercultural Action is a pan-European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. They have shared their distress at the mysterious attack on their work which has taken place at the Liverpool Biennial, UK. The List contains […]

Migrants & refugees are good for economies

Esraa at work in the Stitch by Stitch workshop. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters

Research published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, suggests that asylum seekers are not a “burden” for Western European countries. Instead, it suggests that as ‘asylum seekers become permanent residents, their macroeconomic impacts become positive.’ Science Advances […]

Detention of Refugees & Migrants in Libya

https://euobserver.com/migration/141464

“EU and UN, where is your endorsement of this MSF statement? And why have  you failed to declare yourselves similarly!” Stop arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants disembarked in Libya – Libya | ReliefWeb Médecins Sans Frontières Médecins Sans Frontières […]

Refugees on the Aegean Islands

Pikpa is an open refugee camp in Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece. This camp is formed by a collective of individuals that include volunteers and residents in addition to groups and organisations who contribute. An example of an organisation who contributes would be […]