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Migration and border policy links: Calais, resettlement, cross-border linkages and more

Disability among refugees, deaths in the Mediterranean, migrant smuggling and more.

Migration and border policy links: Calais, resettlement, cross-border linkages and more
Published 3 Nov 2016 

By Rachael Buckland, an intern with the Migration and Border Policy Project.

  • Earlier today the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) released a report examining the economic impacts of migration in Australia. Like the Productivity Commission Report No.77 released earlier this year, CEDA’s findings focus on the need to recalibrate the intake of permanent skilled migrants and recognise the relationship between migration and population policy.
  • Reports in The Australian indicate that the Australian government is finalising arrangements that will see refugees on Manus Island and Nauru offered permanent homes in a number of third countries, including the US and Canada. The Kaldor Centre’s Madeline Gleeson appeared on ABC's The World Today to discuss the Australian government’s proposed changes to visa legislation and the rumoured resettlement arrangements.
  • New research from academics in Britain has revealed the fragmented journeys of migrants and refugees making their way to Europe.
  • The Migration Policy Institute's Transatlantic Council on Migration has released a report outlining three action priorities needed to transition from 'care and maintenance' policy for refugees to a model which promotes individual social and economic contribution/development.
  • Supported by the Turkish government, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has released a global review of migrant smuggling data and research.
  • What is it like to be rescued from the Mediterranean Sea by The Responder? Watch Reuters 360° footage here to find out.
  • Following weeks of tension between France and Britain over the resettlement of children residing in the Calais camp, France has finalised the relocation of youths to reception centres across the country.
  • On 2 November, IOM Iraq Emergency Tracking data revealed that 20,718 individuals have been displaced as a result of Mosul operations.
  • Writing for Brookings Institute, Omer Karasapan analyses the prevalence and experiences of disability among Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons, and the economic and social challenges that disability poses to refugee-receiving nations.
  • Check out the CSIS project Reconnecting Asia, which examines how cross-border infrastructure linkages are changing the region.

Photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency

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