- Conduct research on key drivers of forced migration, particularly the role and impact of conventional weapons and armed conflicts.
- Research durable solutions to forced migration: development, governance and peace-building.
- Assess the varied nature of forced displacement and refugee populations.
Recent Posts on Refugees and Forced Migration
Global displacement not a European refugee crisisDecember 14, 2016
This year is turning into the “deadliest year yet” for migrants and refugees. Deaths and drownings in the Mediterranean have climbed, even though fewer people are crossing to reach Europe. While in 2015, 1,015,078 people crossed the sea, only 327,800 did so in 2016. But, according to UN refugee agency UNHCR, “from one death for every 269 arrivals last year, ...
Promoting and broadening the governance of forced migrantsSeptember 19, 2016
Mobility is a defining characteristic of our time. Worldwide, there are 244-million international migrants—persons living in a country other than the one they were born in—who have migrated for complex reasons, including a search for safety and a better life and reunion with family. More than 65.3-million of these migrants have been forcibly displaced. Some scholars call all people who leave their country ...
The human costs of warJune 8, 2016
Human displacement has reached record levels as old wars continue and new conflicts emerge. The second half of the 20th century saw a decline in wars between states, but a steep rise in the number of internal armed conflicts and other violent situations that caused mass displacement across borders. These internal wars have proven to be more protracted and complex. ...