Latest publications on Policy
Sheltering in Amman
Sudanese experiences and practices in a challenging urban environment
This article analyses Sudanese experiences of living in Amman, their housing conditions, and the practices they use to cope, before suggesting some ways forward to improve the situation.
Mixed migration and the global compacts
a perspective from the Middle East
This is the first in MMP's Policy Brief series. In this brief, MMP presents its takeaways from the consultations it has attended on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which aims to create an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement that addresses all aspects of international human migration. Recommendations include preventing populations from falling into a gap between the migration compact and the Global Compact on Refugees and expanding safe and regular pathways for refugees and migrants.
On seeking asylum from poverty
Why the refugee/migrant paradigm cannot hold
This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that:
“Tolerated” but for how long?
Unwilling to claim asylum but unable to travel further, more than 4,400 refugees and other migrants in Serbia await legislation to determine their future.
Infographic – Policy dominoes
Recent developments in restrictive EU migration policies
Interactive features are available using Google Chrome or Adobe PDF viewer. A selection of European policies relevant to migration that set in motion a domino effect of similarly restrictive policies across the EU and in other states, aimed at deterring migration to the region.
How powerful is policy?
The role of policy in shaping migrant decision-making
A short overview of the role of policy in shaping migration decisions. This article examines the extent to which policy has the power to influence the decisions made prior to leaving home and how such plans may alter throughout the course of the journey.
Monthly summary – July 2017
Although conflict in Mosul subsided and the number of civilian casualties in Iraq continued to go down, vulnerable populations remain stranded in numerous countries and displacement remained high. Movement from Turkey to Greece continued in July at low but dangerous levels.