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Hundreds of millions of people are on the move. There are probably as many misconceptions about migrants as there are migrants. We aim to curate an informed discussion on research that shows the multifaceted reality of migration. Asylum seekers, students, workers seeking better conditions, refugees…the baggage they carry, the barriers they face, the effect their movement has on the homes they leave and the homes they seek are among the most urgent questions of our time.

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  • 23 May 2018
  • Post by Multiple
Rising temperatures: the impact on employment and migration in rural Mexico

Climate scientists predict that the number of extreme heat days will increase in many parts of the developing world. This column reports research...

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  • 14 May 2018
  • Post by Moniruzzaman, Mohammad
Migration’s resource backwash: why sending households do not always gain

The value of remittances sent by migrant workers back to their native countries is widely recognized. Far less appreciated is the ‘resource backwash...

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  • 19 April 2018
  • Post by Khan,Yasmin
Refugees and environmental fragility: the Rohingya in Bangladesh

For Rohingya refugees living in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, the only access to cooking fuel has been the national forest beside which they...

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  • 12 April 2018
  • Post by Berry, John W.
Successful intercultural relations: how shall we all live together?

What is the key to achieving more positive intercultural relationships? Drawing on research evidence from 17 culturally plural societies, this column...

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  • 19 March 2018
  • Post by Flores Castillo, Mariana
Solidarity communities: the people who help migrants through Mexico

For many people in Mexico, contact with migrants in transit to the United States is part of their everyday lives. This column describes some of the...

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  • 28 February 2018
  • Post by Moniruzzaman, Mohammad
Food security in megacities: climate migration and informal food systems

As people in developing countries continue to crowd into megacities, sometimes as a result of climate-related migration, the risk of food insecurity...

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  • 23 February 2018
  • Post by Tan, Yan
Diasporas and development

People living outside their country of birth can play an important role in the economic development of their countries of origin. But as this column...

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  • 15 February 2018
  • Post by Khan,Yasmin
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a trapped population seeking food security

Over a million Rohingya refugees are living in Bangladesh. Some have been there for 40 years since the first major influx in 1978; many more have...

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  • 08 February 2018
  • Post by McLeman, Robert
Sensible migration policy for a climate-disrupted world

There is a growing risk that millions of people around the world will be forced to migrate because of rising sea levels and other impacts of climate...

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