Studies and Research

This section features relevant reports and studies that address some of the important shortcomings in the knowledge surrounding migrants in countries experiencing crisis.

Migrants in Mexico - Vulnerability and risks
IOM (2017)

This study explores migrants' exposure and vulnerability to violence and human right violations, as well as to disasters triggered by natural hazards.

Migrants in Baja California, vulnerability and risks
IOM (2017)

This study explores exposure to natural hazards and specific conditions of vulnerability of various groups of foreign nationals in Baja California, Mexico.

Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion
IOM (2017)

The case studies presented in Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices of Inclusion highlight that worldwide, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees often face specific conditions of marginalization.

Reducing the vulnerability of Guatemalan migrants facing emergencies in their places of origin, transit and destination
IOM (2016)

This study looks at current emigration trends out of Guatemala and analyzes how migration status and living conditions of Guatemalan migrants shape their vulnerability in the face of hazards.

Research brief: Actors and stakeholder involvement in crisis mitigation
ICMPD (2016)

The research brief analyses the roles and best practices, which different stakeholders can adopt in disaster and crisis management, with regard to supporting migrants coping with crises.

Long-Term Socio-Economic Implications of ‘Crisis-Induced’ Return Migration on Countries of Origin
ICMPD (2016)

This research brief evaluates the long-term socio-economic implications of return migration on countries of origin in the ‘post-crisis’ phase.

Emerging Findings: A Comparative Study of Six Crisis Situations
ICMPD (2016)

This report presents findings from ongoing research on case studies of various crises in six countries over the last two decades – Côte d'Ivoire, Lebanon, South Africa, Thailand, Libya and Central African Republic.

Hazard exposure and vulnerability of migrants in Thailand
IOM (2016)

This study explores how a country with double-digit economic growth through the 1980s and into the 1990s experienced a significant influx of migrants, and what implications the migrants’ presence might hold for future emergencies.

Migrants from Myanmar and risks faced abroad
IOM (2016)

This study looks at the population flows currently taking place from Myanmar and highlights the main risk factors that Myanmar nationals face abroad, in areas of transit and destination.

Migrants and natural disasters: National law, policy and practice in the Americas
IOM (2016)

David James Cantor, Director, Refugee Law Initiative