Migration Information Source Releases Special Issue on Africa
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON – The Migration Information Source’s new Special Issue on Africa explores the crisis in Darfur, Sudan; new African migration patterns and the solutions that African countries have developed in the areas of refugees and humanitarian aid; and post- conflict reconstruction in Liberia. It also includes profiles of Lesotho, Mali and Botswana, as well as data on African immigrants in the United States.
“Africa is home to more than 16 million migrants and refugees and is also the source of a growing number of migrants destined for other regions in the world,” according to Kimberly Hamilton, managing editor of The Source. "As in any other region of the world, labor migration is crucial for many economies and illegal immigration is difficult to manage. At the same time, many African governments struggle with longstanding and emerging refugee flows, making this continent one of the most complex arenas in which to manage international migration."
The Special Issue is available online now at www.migrationinformation.org/Africa.cfm. Articles include:
Beyond the Brink of Disaster
African Foreign Born in the US
Changing Migration Patterns
The Challenges of Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Configurations of Migration in Africa
Insight: International Migration in Africa: An Analysis Based on Estimates of
the Migrant Stock
Will the Enclave Empty?
The Migration Information Source is a project of the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide.