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

David James Cantor, Director, Refugee Law Initiative

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.