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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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  • 19 March 2018
  • Post by Mariana Flores Castillo
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 Mohammad Moniruzzaman
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 Yan Tan
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 Yasmin Khan
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 Robert McLeman
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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