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.

Inclusion of migrants and refugees in preparedness and response to biological disasters: Case study of the COVID-19 pandemic
CoE & IOM (2021)

This working paper takes stock of early interventions rolled out by governmental and non-governmental actors, in migrants’ home and host countries, to address causes of migrants’ vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Migrants in risk reduction and emergency management in Central America
IOM (2019)

This study identifies how migrants are being accounted for in legal and institutional frameworks on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management in Central-American countries.

Improving our responses to migrants caught in crises: Conclusions and policy recommendations for global migration policy-making
ICMPD (2018)

This summary paper highlights key findings from across the research conducted on migrants caught in situations of crisis in destination countries.

Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of migrants in Crisis Situations
ICMPD (2018)

This report presents the comparative findings of research spanning two years on migrants caught in situations of crisis in a destination country.

Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Policies in the European Union and the MICIC Agenda
ICMPD (2017)

The paper analyses the policies and institutional structures of EU humanitarian aid and civil protection policies with a view to the improvement of protection and aid for migrants in countries of crises.

Spaces of vulnerability and areas prone to natural disaster and crisis in six SADC countries
IOM (2017)

This report present the finding of a desk review on hazards, exposure, vulnerability and resilience, taking into account human mobility aspects, in six SADC countries: namely, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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.

Libya Case Study: An Unending Crisis – Responses of Migrants, States and Organisations to the 2011 Libya Crisis
ICMPD (2017)

This study centres on the migrants who were displaced by the 2011 crisis from five countries of origin (Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Ghana and Niger) and one country of transit (Tunisia).

Central African Republic Case Study: Central African Republic at a Crossroads – Socio-economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Cameroon and Chad
ICMPD (2017)

This report  investigates the experiences of migrants during and after the CAR crisis with a focus on key actors that participated in
the provision of assistance.

Côte d’Ivoire Case Study: Côte d’Ivoire at a Crossroads – Socio-Economic Development Implications of Crisis-induced Returns to Burkina Faso, Ghana and Liberia
ICMPD (2017)

This study investigates the experiences of migrants during and after the Ivorian crises with a focus on key actors who participated in the provision of  assistance.