CRU’s Migration and Conflict Programme looks into how migration forms a response to – but also is a driver of – conflict and stability dynamics, and how migration policies can be designed in a humane and conflict-sensitive manner.
The social, political and economic impact of todays mixed-migration flows - consisting of refugees, long-term economic migrants, and short-term circular labour migration - affects all migration routes across Americas, Sub-Saharan and North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The increasing flows have prompted a series of policy responses, mainly by countries of destination, aimed at minimising the – real or perceived - negative impact of migration. Most of these responses seem to be designed to ensure rapid containment, addressing mainly the immediate impact of migration in the countries of destination rather than appreciating the effect that mixed migration has on countries of transit and origin, leaving unaddressed key drivers of migration or even exacerbating short- and long-term conflict potential along the migratory routes. This research programme focuses on understanding the drivers of migration, and the effect that contemporary migration policies (with a specific focus on EU policies) have on the stability of countries where the migration originates and through which it transits (with a specific focus on the Sahel, Horn of Africa and Levant).
Our research and training work regarding the living conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is funded by the Nationale Postcode Loterij as part of the Surviving2Thriving project. Within this project the Clingendael Institute looked at the protection in the region agenda in Lebanon in order to identify approaches that could be implemented by the key stakeholders: donors, aid agencies and national actors – in order to improve the quality of asylum in the country.
Conflict and FragilityThe impact of EU migration policies on central Saharan routes
06 Sep 2018 - 14:48
Conflict and FragilityLeveraging funds & political capital in Lebanon’s refugee crisis
30 Jul 2018 - 08:58
Conflict and FragilityProtecting refugee social capital in protracted displacement
20 Jul 2018 - 18:14
Conflict and FragilitySocial capital in the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
26 Feb 2018 - 16:06
Conflict and FragilityThe EU-AU’s response to slavery and migration: a way forward?
01 Dec 2017 - 16:26
Conflict and FragilityUnsafe Places: Refugee Politics in Lebanese Government Crisis
23 Nov 2017 - 22:23