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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 - 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, April 10, 2017 - 10:57
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) published a new report entitled “Cities of Rights: Ensuring Health Care for Undocumented Migrants”, which reveals how cities in Europe are providing access to health care to those who are not eligible to benefit from public health systems. Many cities in Europe are filling this gap because they realise the importance of good health for social cohesion and public health in general. As stated by the PICUM Director, Michele LeVoy, “In a political climate that increasingly looks for ways to shut migrants out, cities have...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 14:24
According to a new UNHCR report entitled “Desperate Journeys: Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes”, refugees and migrants face heightened risks when trying to reach Europe. Due to the closure of many traditional routes, migrants often have to contract smugglers to cross the border into Europe, which often exposes them to human trafficking and more. However, despite these known risks, people continue to migrate. To learn more about this issue, click here. To read the full report, click here.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:32
  The Malta Declaration continues to emphasize the‘one-eyed’ EU security-oriented strategy on the external migration policy. A new commentary by Yves Pascouau and Frank Mc Namara from the European Policy Center following the informal EU Summit in Valetta on Friday 3 February 2017 argues that the declaration is hypocritical and highly questionable as it convinces citizens that return policies and the strengthening of border management will in fact halt the migration flow and the smuggling business. 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:16
  On my way back from Ethiopia, the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa that for decades has been keeping its borders open to hundreds of thousands of refugees from its neighbours, many times in dramatic security situations, I want to state the following: Countries have the right, even the obligation, to responsibly manage their borders to avoid infiltration by members of terrorist organizations. This cannot be based on any form of discrimination related to religion, ethnicity or nationality because: - that is against the fundamental principles and values on which our societies are...