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Bristol researchers uncover scale of migrant drownings

Bristol researchers uncover scale of migrant drownings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Since the start of 2015, more than 6,600 refugees and migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean after their boats capsized while trying to reach Europe.

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The article draws on findings from the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project.

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Long wait for families to identify missing migrants

Long wait for families to identify missing migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.

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The article is based on a new report by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Long wait for families to identify drowned migrants

Long wait for families to identify drowned migrants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Human rights researchers are warning of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants thought to have drowned in the Mediterranean.

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The article highlights new findings from the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Refugees at risk in Turkey and Calais

Refugees at risk in Turkey and Calais | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Amid reports of human rights abuses in Turkey, I fear that the ill-fated EU migrant deal is doomed.

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This article refers to the ESRC funded research - EVI-MED - Constructing an evidence base of contemporary Mediterranean migrations - undertaken by Brad Blitz

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EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE

EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The rapid increase in migration from other EU countries has not had an adverse impact on the wages and job prospects of UK-born workers, according to research by the London School of Economics.

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The LSE's Centre for Economic Performance is funded by the ESRC.

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Immigrants 'Help NHS Waiting Times Go Down' Report Shows

Immigrants 'Help NHS Waiting Times Go Down' Report Shows | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Theresa May has said high immigration overwhelms public services, but evidence shows immigrants can actually help the NHS.

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Article cites The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford which is part-funded by the ESRC.

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The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking

The UK tumbles out of top ten in key immigration ranking | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The coalition prioritised cutting migrant numbers but has also made life more difficult for those still coming in.
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Author of this article, Ben Gidley, is a senior researcher at the ESRC-funded Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). He has also received ESRC funding for his research.

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Labour’s jobs for foreigners

Labour’s jobs for foreigners | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Iain Duncan Smith has been attacking the last government's record on creating jobs for Britons - as opposed to migrant workers. Is he on target?

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Article cites figures from the Migration Observatory which is part funded by the ESRC.

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Romanians sleeping rough in London have tripled in months

The number of Romanian immigrants sleeping rough in some of the wealthiest areas of the capital has trebled since EU restrictions on movement were lifted in January.

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This article quotes comments from Dr Scott Blinder of the Oxford Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Newborn twins among 6,500 rescued off Libya's coast

Newborn twins among 6,500 rescued off Libya's coast | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Twins who were only five days old and born prematurely were among the thousands of migrants who were rescued on Monday in the Mediterranean, according to a humanitarian group.

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The article refers to new findings published by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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EU blamed for failing dead migrants as Brussels 'abandoned' crisis-hit Greece and Italy

EU blamed for failing dead migrants as Brussels 'abandoned' crisis-hit Greece and Italy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The European Union has been accused of leaving Italy and Greece completely alone to deal with the mass of bodies washing up on their shores after hundreds of thousands of migrants have crossed the Mediterranean.

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New findings from the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis

Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Germany - In 2015 and the first half of 2016, over 6,600 refugees and migrants drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean after their boats capsized while trying to reach Europe. The crisis is ongoing.

 

A new report: Missing Migrants in the Mediterranean: Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis, authored by the University of York, City University London and IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin, shows that many of the bodies are never identified, and families at home face never finding out what has happened to their loved ones.

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The article is based on a new report by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Missing project

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Scholars support UN Refugee Global Compact: open letter

The EU is creating an ever-growing population of illegally
detained refugees, including vulnerable men, women and children, who are forced to live in appalling conditions and without recourse to justice.

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An open letter from the ESRC Mediterranean Migration Research Programme

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EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE

EU migrants have no negative effect on UK wages, says LSE | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research blames 2008 recession for lower real salaries rather than rise in foreign workers, adding they paid more into UK economy than they took out

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance

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The families of missing migrants and refugees may never know their fates

The families of missing migrants and refugees may never know their fates | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Migrants and refugees are placed under constant scrutiny once they arrive in the EU. But what happens to those who don't survive the journey is a different story.
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This article was produced as a result of one of ESRC's Migration Grants.

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Number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers in Britain hits new high

Number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers in Britain hits new high | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Migrants from Bulgaria and Romania topped 150,000 in the second quarter of this year, up by 13,000, as overall EU migration jumps by 187,000 in just three months

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Article cites research by The Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC

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Calais' thousands of migrants waiting, hoping to get to Britain

Calais' thousands of migrants waiting, hoping to get to Britain | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
1,200 migrants – mainly from Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan, with groups from Somalia, Pakistan and Chad – are now camped out in Calais' forests, hoping one day to cross the Channel to Britain
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The article quotes data from the Oxford University Migration Observatory which is funded by the ESRC. 

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