Busting myths with data: What's the true picture of migration in West and North Africa and the Mediterranean?
Discussions around migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean are often riddled with misconceptions and partial representations of a complex reality. A new book published by IOM this week provides concrete information on the complexity of migration within and between these regions over the past two years, addressing many common misconceptions.
“Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, risks, development, governance” provides a comprehensive, fact-based account of migration, essential to enable more coherent, forward-looking and sustainable policy approaches, in line with the Global Compact for Migration.
Intended for policymakers and practitioners in Africa and Europe, it includes an updated, consolidated picture of key aspects of migration in these regions.
The volume features contributions from IOM offices, other international and civil society organisations and African and European research institutes. EIU's Philippe Fargues, in his contribution, compares two tools providing knowledge to the public on migration in the region - IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix and the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism (4Mi) - finding that in order to gain a balanced view on migration it's essential to collect data on all categories of migrants.