Improving health through retaining livelihoods: why refugee policy cannot ignore animals

The movement of Ukrainian refugees and their pets across Europe’s borders unleashed an unprecedented solidarity with refugee animals, including the temporary lifting of transboundary veterinary requirements. Common responses to forced migration rarely facilitate or consider animals however; from basic shelter design, to refugee camp planning, and the provision of sanitation and food, animals are largely […]

A US-designed Migration Pact for the Americas?

This blog post has been initially published by Eurac and re-published here on MPC blog. Twenty countries in the Americas recently adopted a regional agreement on migration and protection that was proposed by the US government. What is this agreement about and why did Latin American governments endorse it? And, could it constitute a migration […]

The Future of Counter-Smuggling

Introduction At least 37 migrant men died following a collective effort to “crash” the fence separating Morocco from Melilla, one of the two Spanish enclaves in North Africa, on June 24th. The number of casualties is expected to increase, and hundreds of people were reportedly injured. Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez stated that the events […]

Doing the math to end the refugee crisis: Is it possible? 

Despite the number of refugees more than doubling in the past decade alone, there’s continual celebration of one of the Global Compact on Refugees’ initiatives to resettle one million refugees, cumulatively, over 10 years. Is finding solutions for one million of the world’s more than 20m refugees the best we can do? Responsibility-sharing is viewed […]