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May 27, 2015

The Migrant Crisis on Greece’s Islands

The Greek island of Kos is two and a half nautical miles from the southeastern coast of Turkey, making it one of the closest crossings by sea to the European Union. Greece, like Italy and Malta, has long been an entry point into the European Union for refugees and economic migrants making the journey by sea. This article tells the story of Almuthanna, a twenty-nine-year-old English teacher from Syria.

May 26, 2015

Offre d'emploi : Assistant(e) de programme

L’OIM Maroc cherche à recruter un/e Assistant(e) de programme qui sera basé(e) à Rabat pour assister dans la mise en œuvre et le suivi des activités d’un programme régional visant à appuyer les gouvernements dans la gestion de la migration en mettant l'accent sur la promotion de la santé et le bien-être chez les migrants en transit en Egypte, Libye, Maroc, Tunisie et Yémen.

May 22, 2015

MADE Pilot Fund

Small-scale grants for civil society to advocate for the well-being and protection of migrants and communities in Cambodia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Morocco, Senegal and Sri Lanka. Application deadline: 10th June 2015


Aida Balamaci wrote:

E-discussion: Promoting a territorial approach to migration and development

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M4D Blog

Nawel Aouissi-Padioleau wrote:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES, What about migrants’ families’ rights?

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M4D goes local

Many issues in the field of Migration and Development are at stake at the local level and local authorities have important competences in this field, from receiving the newcomers to fostering migrant social inclusion or development. Discover the local dimension of M&D by exploring the new M4D Goes Local section and share good practices in this field.




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JMDI Seminar from 2pm to 6pm during the 4th Assises on Decentralized Cooperation: “Local and Regional Authorities on Mobility, Migration and Development”

  We are delighted to invite you to join us in Brussels for our Seminar “Local Authorities and regional authorities on mobility, ...


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Maintaining national culture abroad Countries of origin, culture and diaspora

 Within the framework of the INTERACT project, this paper aims to shed light onto a specific facet of the role of sending countries in ...


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Migrant capacities represent one of the most valuable resources available for the growth, development and poverty alleviation of countries of origin.



Migrant communities are the binding element of the migration and development nexus. In a broad sense, migrant communities include diasporas, men and women migrants, including also asylum seekers ...



Migrant remittances are recognized to be a very significant channel through which diasporas currently contribute to local development and poverty alleviation in their countries of origin. Net ...



Respect for migrant rights underpins and reinforces the positive linkages that can be made between migration and development. Protection of migrant rights, both in countries of origin (prior ...



The European Commission-United Nations Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) reflects the acceptance of and growing interest in the strong links between migration and development. The ...