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Caitlin Katsiaficas

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Caitlin Katsiaficas

Research Assistant

Caitlin Katsiaficas is a Research Assistant at the Migration Policy Institute, where she primarily works with the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Her areas of interest include asylum policy, refugee resettlement, and integration.

Prior to joining MPI, she conducted research on European Union asylum, border management, and migration polices at Bridging Europe, and worked at George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. She has also interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Refugee Services Program for the city of Portland, Maine, and NGOs in the United States and Europe.

Ms. Katsiaficas received her MA and BA in international affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she focused on migration and conflict.  She has also studied in Belgium, Greece, and Turkey.

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Fact Sheets
December 2016
By Maki Park, Margie McHugh, and Caitlin Katsiaficas

Smugglers and migrants adapted their paths in light of changing conditions in 2016, including the construction of walls and closure of borders. Cuban and Haitian migrants increasingly chose to make their way to the United States through South and Central America rather than by sea. Meanwhile, migrant flows to Europe have splintered into a wider range of routes, seeking new openings through the Western Balkans.

Movements of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean have shown to be highly fluid, adapting quickly to changing conditions at origin, transit, and destination. This article examines the shifts in flows across the three major Mediterranean routes since 2008 and the complex web of often interconnected factors underpinning these movements.

Fact Sheets
December 2016
By Maki Park, Margie McHugh, and Caitlin Katsiaficas

Smugglers and migrants adapted their paths in light of changing conditions in 2016, including the construction of walls and closure of borders. Cuban and Haitian migrants increasingly chose to make their way to the United States through South and Central America rather than by sea. Meanwhile, migrant flows to Europe have splintered into a wider range of routes, seeking new openings through the Western Balkans.

Movements of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean have shown to be highly fluid, adapting quickly to changing conditions at origin, transit, and destination. This article examines the shifts in flows across the three major Mediterranean routes since 2008 and the complex web of often interconnected factors underpinning these movements.