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The repository collected over more than six years represents a joint effort of the M4D Net Facilitation Team and the M4D Net members to make available to the wider community the latest findings in the field of migration and development with a view to filling potential knowledge gaps and move the migration and development agenda forward through evidence-based research.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:14
The organisation Mixed Migration Platform has published a new paper that explores the “politics of labelling” in the UK, focusing on the terms “refugee” and “migrant”. This publication argues that every term used when talking about migration has an eventual people on migrants’ lives, since they shape the public discourse and the perceptions of the society. Media in the West has often classified people on the move in two big boxes: refugees, who seek asylum due to armed conflicts in their home countries; and migrants, who travel through choice for economic reasons. According to Ben Whitham,...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 17:06
  Migrants are suffering appalling violations of their rights when trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean route. Children are especially vulnerable to these abuses, being often trafficked and exploited. UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration released a new study that analyses the journeys of some 11,000 young refugees and migrants attempting to go to Europe seeking better futures. The report finds out that those children from sub-Saharan Africa, those travelling alone, those with low levels of education and those undertaking longer journeys are the most exposed to...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:54
Les migrants subissent des violations épouvantables de leurs droits lorsqu'ils essaient d'atteindre l'Europe par la voie de la Méditerranée. Les enfants sont particulièrement vulnérables à ces abus, souvent victimes de la traite et de l'exploitation. L'UNICEF et l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations ont publié une nouvelle étude qui analyse les voyages de quelque 11 000 jeunes réfugiés et migrants qui tentent d'aller en Europe à la recherche d'un meilleur avenir. Le rapport découvre que ces enfants d'Afrique subsaharienne, ceux qui voyagent seuls, ceux qui ont un faible niveau d'...
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:14
Le système des centres de détention des migrants en Libye fournit des conditions inhumaines aux migrants, selon un nouveau rapport de Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Dans ces installations, les gens sont souvent mal nourris et exposés à la violence. Les femmes enceintes doivent accoucher sans assistance médicale. Chaque mois, les équipes médicales fournissent environ 100 consultations médicales et font environ une douzaine de références dans des établissements de soins de santé secondaires et tertiaires afin que les détenus qui en ont besoin puissent recevoir une assistance médicale...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:11
Une nouvelle publication de Caritas Europa analyse les obstacles existants qui empêchent des millions de migrants de s'intégrer dans les sociétés européennes. Ces entraves, qui contribuent à leur exclusion, peuvent être culturelles, structurelles et socio-économiques. Cependant, Cartias Europa comprend dans cette publication 21 pratiques exemplaires de 13 pays d'Europe qui montrent que ces obstacles peuvent être surmontés et énumère également une série de recommandations spécifiques visant chaque barrière et une liste exhaustive des recommandations aux gouvernements nationaux visant à...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 11:29
A new publication by Caritas Europa analyses the existing barriers that prevent millions of migrants to integrate into European societies. These hindrances, which contribute to their exclusion, can be cultural, structural and socio-economic. However, Cartias Europa includes in this publication 21 best practices from 13 countries across Europe that show that these barriers can be overcome, and also lists a series of specific recommendations targeting each barrier and an exhaustive list recommendations to national governments aiming at breaking down these barriers. Access the full document here...
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:44
More than one million Cambodians choose to migrate every year to look for better opportunities and help their families and home country to develop. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) analyses the benefits of this strategy, as well as its associated risks and challenges. One of the major risks outlined in this report is that many Cambodians that move to Thailand hoping to find better jobs end up being trafficked for their labour. Access the full story here.  
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:17
Over half of the global population lives in urban areas, and this urban population is expected to rise again. In 2015, United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDSEA) estimate a rise to 66% by 2050. One of the most stunning demographic shifts associated with this urban transition is the move of refugees and internally displaced persons to cities. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 60% of the total 19.5 million refugees and 80% of the world’s 34 million internally displaced persons are urban-residing.  If risks of violence for displaced persons in...
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 10:32
In a recent blog posted by the UNDP for International Migrants Day, Owen Shumba reflects on the benefits of migration for migrants, their families, and their host and home countries. While noting the associated benefits, Owen finds that these benefits are best experienced when the rights of migrants are protected and upheld. Click here to read the full post. 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 13:11
La Tercera Feria “Cuidadan@s sin Fronteras”  se realizó el domingo 26 de junio  2016, en el parque Ciudad Blanca de Ibarra (provincia de Imbabura), como parte de la celebración del “Día Mundial del Refugiado”. En la feria se ofreció a los visitantes gastronomía variada, textilería, artesanías y eventos artísticos. Tania Endara, administradora general del Patronato Provincial, manifestó que estas ferias son espacios para que las personas en contexto de movilidad  difundan los emprendimientos y muestren su desarrollo creativo e innovador plasmado en artesanías. Este evento, que debido a su...

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