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Sheltering in Amman

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.

Photo: DRC/Noe Falk Nielsen Mixed migration and the global compacts

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.

Photo: UNHCR On seeking asylum from poverty

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:

Photo: Megan Passey “Tolerated” but for how long?

“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

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.

Photo: Miodrag Cakic How powerful is policy?

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.

DRC/Mais Salman Monthly summary – July 2017

Monthly summary – July 2017

Middle East

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.