Selected Posts

Why the global ‘migration gap’ matters

Human migration and mobility is a mass phenomenon: 258 million people currently live in countries they are not born, more than 700 million have migrated within borders and every year more than 1.2 billion people travel across borders for short term []

The Syrian Humanitarian Disaster: Understanding Perceptions & Aspirations

Twice in modern history, Greater Syria (Bilad al –Sham) and its peoples have experienced massive displacement. In the 100 years between 1850 and 1950 Syria received []

Integration of youth

OECD countries have witnessed increasing and more diverse migration flows over the last decade. Immigration can pose challenges for countries, but also has the potential to generate significant opportunities for host countries, especially in times of ageing populations []

Conceptualising Migrant Agency

International migration is a product of complex physical and organisational infrastructures. These infrastructures consist of the commercial migration industry, regulatory frameworks, migrants’ social networks, digital transnational connectivity, and support systems. Xiang and Lindquist explain “migration infrastructure” as []