MMR

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 of the past year (‘keeping track’) and new policy developments (‘managing flows’). 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 flows, 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 refugees and 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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Upcoming: The 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 will include regional future migration outlooks and in addition to 4Mi data, the report will zoom in on the individual migration stories of refugees and migrants on the move.

The report will be launched in Geneva in November 2019.

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