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WHAT'S NEXT?: Conflict, climate change, and economic necessity will continue to cause mass migrations to more stable countries and in turn cause concerns about integration, security and excess demand of national resources.from the accepting nation.

  • [New] After the migration crisis, EU leaders agreed to increase funding for the Warsaw-based agency and create a 10,000 strong European border and coast guard by 2027. Crackdown Chronicles
  • [New] The Home Office's failure to follow up its promise with action is pushing refugees to take deadly risks and leaving vulnerable people who have remained in Afghanistan at the mercy of the Taliban. The Guardian
  • [New] Migrants and asylum seekers would continue to risk their lives to reach the U.K. by turning to smugglers facilitating the dangerous sea crossings unless safe and legal routes to claiming asylum were made available. NBC News
  • [New] Australia will reopen its borders to overseas students and skilled migrants, which will help revive the tertiary education sector and address significant worker shortages in almost every industry. The Strategist
  • [New] Irregular migration to richer countries is not going to disappear as long as there's poverty, war, persecution and environmental refugees in other parts of the world. BBC News
  • [New] A significant proportion of asylum claims in the last year should have been made in a first safe country, rather than people risking their lives making dangerous crossings, facilitated by people smugglers. The Sun
  • [New] Rohingya women in refugee camps in Bangladesh, already displaced by conflict, faced further threats and violence from criminal gangs trying to stifle their rights or keep them from speaking out about abuses. The New Humanitarian
  • [New] Macron appealed to neighboring European countries to do more to stop illegal migration into France, saying that when migrants reach French shores with hopes of heading on to Britain it is already too late. NBC4 Washington
  • [New] Climate change could drive 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050, with hotspots of internal migration emerging as soon as 2030, spreading and intensifying thereafter.
  • [New] Nicaragua has lifted visa requirements for visitors from Cuba, a decision that could increase the number of Cubans migrating across the rest of Central America and Mexico and into the United States. WOLA
  • [New] While the immediate crisis has somewhat subsided as Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko started deporting refugees back to the war-torn Middle East, Poland is still threatening to entirely shut down its border with Belarus. World Socialist Web Site
  • [New] In previous years there has not been any specific need for Afghani refugees, but in 2021, it's likely there will be a good number of refugees from Afghanistan who will receive coats from us. BirminghamLive
  • [New] The Times writes that aid agencies are demanding emergency intervention by the UN in the crisis in Afghanistan amid fears a new flood of refugees will try to cross into Iran and head on West. bicom
  • [New] In Colombia there were about 73,000 victims of domestic violence in 2020, more than 40% more than the previous year, though the number of cases is likely to be far higher, particularly among undocumented migrants deterred from reporting for fear of being deported. The Guardian
  • [New] Global uncertainty and migration as a result of climate change and threat will accentuate inequity and opportunities to harness dissatisfaction. Pew Research Center
  • [New] We live in a world where rich nations increasingly shun their obligations for political reasons, even as climate change will boost irregular migrations and levels of abject poverty are worsened through cuts to international aid. The Guardian
  • [New] Offshore processing in Albania will not work as a deterrent, leading to longer delays and an even more dysfunctional asylum system, as well as being a big waste of money. The Guardian
  • A disputed vote could bring post-election turmoil and fuel the outflow of migrants and asylum seekers toward Mexico and the U.S. Crisis Group
  • Though the U. N. Human Rights Committee later ruled that governments cannot return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by climate change, the bar for securing asylum remains high. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
  • The stampede by migrants to Belarus in the hope of getting into the European Union began earlier in 2021 when the authoritarian former Soviet republic relaxed tightfisted visa policies for certain countries, notably Iraq. The New York Times
  • Two out of five new urban dwellers will be rural-to-urban migrants, and the World Bank estimates that by 2050 there could be as many as 216 million climate migrants, as climate change disrupts natural cycles and displaces people from rural areas. Cities Alliance

Last updated: 01 December 2021