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A tale of two cities: Melilla and Calais

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher Melilla and Calais are two European cities struggling to stem the flow of irregular migrants. One an enclave on the African coast, the other a port in mainland Europe, both are on irregular migration’s frontline. … Continue reading

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Norway’s not so cuddly welfare state

By: Sarah Spencer, Senior Fellow Who might we expect to be more caring of migrants in need of health care than Norway, its welfare state renowned for comprehensive, cradle to the grave protection? Not so, it seems, if they are … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking ‘Risk’ in Migration

By: Esra Kaytaz, DPhil Social Anthropology The recent tragedies in the Mediterranean[1] and the Pacific[2] drew attention to the dangers of irregular journeys. Despite the dangers, migrants continue to take undertake risky, hazardous journeys.[3] Partly in order to explain this phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Final Destination Maghreb: The transformation of transit countries

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher While European countries continue to restrict entry through ever tighter border controls, migrants heading for Europe continue to leave home, often becoming ‘stuck’ in countries that they had only hoped to pass through. As a … Continue reading

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No Way Out, No Way In

By: Vanessa Hughes, Research Officer Over the past few weeks the issue of child detention has once again reached the headlines of the British press. Despite the government’s promise that this ugly practice has stopped, the Refugee Council found that … Continue reading

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