4Mi Interactive

a portal for exploration and visualisation of data on mixed migration

4Mi Interactive: the impact of COVID-19 on mixed migration

MMC’s 4Mi monitors have been able to stay in touch with refugees and migrants throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Since April 2020, we have conducted around 20,000 interviews by phone, to find out exactly how the crisis has affected refugees’ and migrants’ lives and journeys without putting anyone at risk. 

4Mi Interactive provides a new way of accessing the data: Are you interested in how income loss has affected respondents in a particular region? Or what the impacts of Covid-19 have been on particular nationalities? Were needs different earlier in the crisis than later? Or what are the differences in access to information or health services between gender and age group? 4Mi Interactive will allow you to look at all of this and more. 

4Mi Interactive: regularly updated data on mixed migration

Soon we will also launch 4Mi Interactive for our ‘traditional’ survey, which will be updated quarterly. 4Mi uses a closed-question survey to invite respondents to anonymously self-report on a wide range of issues that results in extensive data relating to individual profiles, migratory drivers, means of movement, conditions of movement, the smuggler economy, aspirations and destination choices. 

New mixed migration data tool: 4Mi Interactive

4Mi Interactive will allow you to explore 4Mi data via interactive visuals – it means we can share what refugees and migrants are saying more directly, and you can find exactly the information you are looking for. 

4Mi Interactive launches with 9 months of data on refugee and migrants’ experience of the Covid-19 crisis. Soon we will also launch 4Mi Interactive for our ‘traditional’ survey. Updated quarterly, this will cover the full range of themes: profiles, drivers, intentions, protection issues, financing, smuggling, access to information, and needs for assistance. 

You are welcome to use our data in your work – but please always refer to MMC  when quoting our data.

You can find short explainer videos on how to use the dashboard on the right.

Where 4Mi data comes from

4Mi places those on the move and what they say at the heart of our understanding of the mixed migration phenomenon.  

Our network of 4Mi monitors extends from Asia to Latin America, and operates in 17 countries. Each monitor conducts more than a dozen interviews every month, spending around half an hour each time, asking respondents about their journey.  

Overall, MMC has conducted over 75,000 interviews since 2014, and monitors are adding at least 1,000 new interviews each month.  

Read more in the 4Mi FAQ.

MMC will continue to publish new thinking on mixed migration and expert analysis of 4Mi data. The addition of 4Mi Interactive means that you can also tailor the data to your specific needs.