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Migration Policy Practice (Vol. X, Number 2, April–June 2020)

Migration Policy Practice (Vol. X, Number 2, April–June 2020)

For many years researchers have talked about the “Age of Migration”, an era when more and more people were on the move. Suddenly within the space of less than two months movements across most borders have almost ceased completely – and policymakers are faced with the challenge of managing migration during a period of immobility. According to IOM, as of 23 April 2020, a total of 215 countries, territories and areas had implemented a total of 52,262 restrictive measures.

How will the pandemic and new restrictions on movements affect global migration?



Table of contents: 

  • Introduction – Migration policy in the age of immobility by Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko
  • COVID-19: Demography, economics, migration and the way forward by F. Landis MacKellar
  • The challenge of real-time analysis: making sense of the migration and mobility implications of COVID-19 by Marie McAuliffe, Céline Bauloz, Adrian Kitimbo
  • COVID-19 and inequalities: Protecting the human rights of migrants in a time of pandemic by Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Letizia Palumbo
  • COVID-19 and migration governance: A holistic perspective by Andrea Milan, Reshma Cunnoosamy
  • Migrant and displaced children in the age of COVID-19: How the pandemic is impacting them and what we can do to help by Danzhen You, Naomi Lindt, Rose Allen, Claus Hansen, Jan Beise, Saskia Blume
  • A pandemic-fueled approach to immigration in the United States and the neighbouring region by Joanne van Selm
  • Risks and challenges to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees living under COVID-19 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico by Blanca Navarrete, Gabriella Sanchez
  • Addressing the mobility dimension of COVID-19: How data innovation can help by Marzia Rango, Emma Borgnäs
  • Travel restrictions, points of entry, and mobility data: Impact in COVID-19 data models and needed solutions for proximity, location and mobility data by Eduardo Zambrano, Gretchen Bueermann, Duncan Sullivan
  • COVID-19 and migration from West Africa to Europe: What can be learned from previous “crises”? by Irene Schöfberger, Kenza Aggad
  • Interview with Diego Iturralde, Chief Director: Demography at Statistics South Africa and Co-chair of the United Nations Expert Group on Migration Statistics 


Migration Policy Practice (Vol. X, Number 2, April–June 2020)


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