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Migration and border policy links: World Refugee Week, internal migration, Brexit and more

This week's links also include an infographic of the world's smuggling routes and an exploration of ambivalence in Asia toward refugees.

Photo: Avaaz via Creative Commons
Photo: Avaaz via Creative Commons
Published 23 Jun 2017   Follow @hanshiyunangela

  • On World Refugee Day, Elizabeth Ferris unpacks the numbers on global refugees, finding a silent majority (two-thirds) of all refugees being displaced within their own borders.
  • Celebrate World Refugee Week by reading the Kaldor Centre’s five factsheets about refugees.
  • Australian courts respond to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s criticisms about the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturning 39% of the decisions made by delegates of the minister.
  • Francesco Mancini examines the reasons for ambivalence in Asia toward refugees, including factors of history, culture and security.
  • The ODI and Chatham House have released a working paper that examines the public attitudes towards refugees and migrants and the drivers of such attitudes. While some people are overwhelmingly hostile and others welcoming, the paper finds that most are conflicted.
  • Even as the UN develops two compacts each for refugees and migrants, the distinction between the two is not always clear, Parvati Nair notes in this post on The Conversation.
  • This excellent infographic on the main migrant smuggling trade routes of the world reveals one of the most expensive smuggling routes is from China to the US, with passage costing up to €69,000.
  • Brexit’s impact on migration is already being felt. Scotland is grappling with how to secure the immigration it needs and UK farmers say uncertainty over Brexit is contributing to migrant labour shortages.
  • The Migration Policy Institute has released a report on Swedish Asylum and Integration Policy. Dive in to find out how one of the most efficient and generous asylum systems in the world has coped with the refugee crisis in Europe.   
  • Although India is one of the world’s top migrant source countries, its real migration challenges lie within its borders. Sahana Kumar explores the challenges and opportunities this brings for India.


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