ABSTRACT

Stranded: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Irregular Migration and Migrant Smuggling   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "This research brief documents the impacts the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response, coupled with border enforcement and migration restrictions have had on the journeys of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in transit irregularly and on their communities. Relying on recent empirical research and journalistic coverage, the brief pays specific attention to how measures against the pandemic may impact the activities of those behind irregular journeys -including migrant smugglers or facilitators. For this we draw from data on the experiences of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the context of irregular or clandestine journeys and the growing empirical evidence and insights from facilitators."

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Issue 2020/20
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2020-05
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2020 European University Intitute; Gabriella Sanchez and Luigi Achilli
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European University Institute: https://cadmus.eui.eu/
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