Mixed Migration Review

Mixed Migration Review – Highlights. Interviews. Essays. Data.

The Mixed Migration Review (MMR) is the flagship annual report of the Mixed Migration Centre, first published in 2018. The report offers a deep analytical dive into the world of mixed migration, using the mixed migration lens to offer a critical and necessary framework to understand and respond to the complex characteristics and protection imperatives that defines contemporary human mobility.

The MMR speaks directly to MMC’s vision: Migration policies, responses and public debate are based on credible evidence, nuanced understanding of mixed migration, placing human rights and protection of all people on the move at the centre. The MMR does not offer one-size-fits-all solutions or simple conclusions, but raises many difficult questions and treats the mixed migration phenomenon with the complexity it deserves. It aims to offer a voice of reason and to contribute to a more rational, nuanced and evidence-based understanding and analysis in a highly politicised migration debate.

A debate in which there are no easy answers. Which makes it even more important to offer a platform for, and to listen to, different voices in the migration debate. To allow space for new thinking, even if we do not always agree. Through essays and a series of interviews with migration experts, policy makers, and academics, the MMR does just that.

Each MMR offers a number of standard sections: a global overview of mixed migration trends and dynamics and new policy developments of the past year (‘keeping track’). Additionally, the MMRs include a series of thought-provoking essays looking at the most salient and polemical issues facing the refugee and migration sectors with respect to mixed migration, as well as a series of interviews with individuals and officials closely associated with or relevant to the sector and its challenges. The MMRs also provide updates from MMC’s 4Mi project, presenting a selection of data from the approximately 10,000 interviews with migrants MMC conducts every year along different mixed migration routes across the globe, ensuring the voices of those on the move in mixed migration are heard.

Finally, every year the MMR may introduce new features and present a different overarching focus, reflective of the dynamic and fast-evolving nature of mixed migration.

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Mixed Migration Review 2023

The vast majority of the world’s migration takes place within countries and within regions. Not between regions and certainly not from the majority world to the minority world, despite some common misconceptions. In line with this predominantly regional nature of mixed migration, the Mixed Migration Review 2023 (MMR 2023), while as always global in its coverage, offers a deliberately regional focus, zooming in on specific regional or, primarily, country contexts.

Mixed Migration Review 2022

The impact of the war in Ukraine as well as the socio-economic legacy of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt profoundly across the world as prices rise, food insecurity grows, and an economic slowdown takes hold. All of these dynamics are impacting upon migration and forced displacement. The Mixed Migration Review 2022, the Mixed Migration Centre’s flagship annual report, reflects on recent events and emerging trends affecting refugees and migrants globally, attempting to document, analyse, and suggest solutions.

Mixed Migration Review 2021

The global context is fast changing and with new geopolitical emergencies (conflicts and disasters), new public health threats (pandemics(s)), new levels of environmental stress (accelerating climate change), changing trends in movement and government policy affecting movement, changing perceptions around migration, ambivalent forecasting prognosis and improved data resources, now is the time to re-visit and re-appraise mixed migration through the lens of different themes in one volume.

Mixed Migration Review 2020

The overarching focus of the MMR2020 is urban migration. This year’s edition offers updates on global mixed migration trends and policy developments while examining the role of cities in human mobility. Through essays, mini-case studies (‘urban spotlights’) and interviews with leading experts and thought leaders the MMR 2020 offers a detailed analysis of mixed migration and cities.

Mixed Migration Review 2019

What will the future of mixed migration look like? That’s the overarching focus of the MMR2019. In the different essays we are exploring how developments on a broad range of topics (securitisation, climate change, artificial intelligence, economy, demography, politics, etc) will affect the future of mixed migration. The ‘keeping track’ section includes regional future migration outlooks and in addition to 4Mi data, the report zooms in on the individual migration stories of refugees and migrants on the move.

Mixed Migration Review 2018

This first MMR offers a review of mixed migration around the world focusing on key events and policy developments during 2017/2018. The report includes essays looking at the most salient and polemical issues facing the refugee and migration sectors with respect to mixed flows. The report is based on a wide range of research and 4Mi data. In three major sections (the migrants’ world, the smugglers’ world and global debates), the report offers a analytical dive into the world of mixed migration.