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June 14, 2016

Global
The Global Migration and Refugee Crisis

Anne C. Richard discusses the scope of the global migration and refugee crisis.

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April 2, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Migration Crisis

Yesterday I joined Dany Bahar, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Francisca Vigaud-Walsh, Senior Advocate for Women and Girls at Refugees International, at the Inter-America…

O'Neil speaks at the Inter-American Dialogue

February 12, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
No Refuge

What is a refugee? A quarter billion people worldwide live outside their country of nationality. One-tenth of them are refugees. While most migrants are fleeing poverty and seeking opportunity, refugees are running from acute threats: barrel bombs in Syria, razed villages in Myanmar, or repression and crime in Venezuela.

Refugee Camp

February 19, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Teaching Notes: No Refuge

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on No Refuge by Anne Richards.

No Refuge

January 23, 2019

Niger
African Migration Across the Sahara Is Down

The BBC cites data from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which are probably the best available. According to IOM, in 2015 there were 6,000 traffickers in the Agadez region of Niger who transported some 340,000 migrants across the Sahara to Libya. The migrants were eventually bound for Europe. They came from all over West Africa to Agadez, long a center of the cross Sahara trade.

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September 23, 2015

Europe
Europe’s Migration Crisis

An escalating migration crisis is testing the European Union’s commitment to human rights and open borders.

Keleti migrant camp

January 23, 2018

Immigration and Migration
Making Migration Work

The UN is right to underscore the benefits of broad-based international cooperation on migration, particularly regarding measures that could, over time, reduce migrant flows by improving conditions i…

 African migrant holds a European Union flag

October 17, 2018

Immigration and Migration
Global Cooperation on Migration

Council on Foreign Relations 10/17 Academic Conference Call on global cooperation on migration, including implementation of the recent UN agreement, the Global Compact for Migration.

February 15, 2018

Venezuela
A Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

In addition to a sharp economic downturn, Venezuela faces a humanitarian crisis. The United States can do little to prevent a downward spiral, but it should take measures to mitigate the political, economic, and humanitarian consequences of a potential mass emigration.

Colombian police officers stand in front of people lining up to try to cross into Colombia from Venezuela through   Simon Bolivar International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on January 24, 2018.

October 10, 2018

Refugees and Displaced Persons
How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work?

The United States has long accepted refugees from around the world, but President Trump’s sharp cuts to refugee resettlement have sparked debate over the program’s national security implications.

Syrian refugees who crossed the Evros River wait to be transferred by police to a first reception center in Greece.