Migration

Sector Challenges

The intensification of forced migration internally and internationally has serious implications for global poverty, development, demographic and gender dynamics, integration and social cohesion, domestic and international security and foreign relations. Migration issues are complex and overlapping and present governments and the international community with a multifaceted challenge requiring collective action.

There are currently around 65 million displaced persons, more than 21 million of whom are refugees. In 2017 alone, in excess of one million refugees attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, leading to a significant loss of life at sea. International and domestic disagreements on irregular and uncontrolled migration and population displacement have further distorted the debate and clouded policy direction.

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Sector Challenges

The intensification of forced migration internally and internationally has serious implications for global poverty, development, demographic and gender dynamics, integration and social cohesion, domestic and international security and foreign relations. Migration issues are complex and overlapping and present governments and the international community with a multifaceted challenge requiring collective action.

There are currently around 65 million displaced persons, more than 21 million of whom are refugees. In 2017 alone, in excess of one million refugees attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, leading to a significant loss of life at sea. International and domestic disagreements on irregular and uncontrolled migration and population displacement have further distorted the debate and clouded policy direction.

Socaba Services

Socaba recognises the multifaceted challenges facing countries of both destination and origin, as well as the hardships suffered by the individual migrants. In cooperation with the international community, Socaba contributes to comprehensive, coordinated and sustainable approaches at the political level to reduce the potential of armed conflict as a cause of migration.

Socaba seeks to reduce the drivers of irregular migration through the various measures described below:

Contribution to a deeper understanding of disaggregated data in migration

Development of activities that further strengthen democracy and the rule of law, and support more resilient and accountable state institutions

Support to efforts to engender inclusive processes in peace agreements, development programmes, and humanitarian assistance

Evaluation of early warning systems, and monitoring of internal political factors which may cause or perpetuate violent conflict

Coordination of large projects including financial, logistical and human resource management

Policy guidance directed at supporting international, regional, national, and locally coordinated efforts

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