Lives in limbo


This report from the UK think tank Legatum Institute for the Global People Movements programme focuses on the issue of necessity-driven migration.

The Lives in Limbo Global People Movements report focuses on four nations at the heart of the challenge posed by necessity-driven migration: Nigeria, Turkey, Venezuela, and Bangladesh. Each has become an increasingly high-profile nation in the so-called migration crisis, as the challenges it faces become more prominent, often dividing both political and public opinion. This report represents the final publication of the first phase of the Legatum Institute’s work on the issue of necessity-driven migration. The first two reports, published in June 2018 and April 2019, examined the issue of necessity-driven migration at the global and regional level. Our research to date has highlighted the complexity of this challenge, as well as the need for innovative new solutions to address it. Our previous research has illustrated that all necessity driven migration is motivated by one factor – insecurity and has shown how common push factors overlap to create unique dynamics of displacement.

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