Mixed Migration Review 2020 (link only)

Horwood, C, Frouws, B. & Forin, R. (Eds.).
Publication language
Date published
22 Nov 2020
Research, reports and studies
Multi-sector/cross-sector, COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Forced displacement and migration, Host Communities, Refugee Camps, Poverty, Protection, human rights & security, Urban

This third annual flagship report by the Mixed Migration Centre, the Mixed Migration Review 2020, focuses on mixed migration and cities. This is a very timely and important focus for the Danish Refugee Council, since most of the world’s displaced live in cities. As indicated by the subtitle of this report, cities are the urban frontlines of displacement and mobility, whether people on the move pass through them in transit or settle in them for the longer term, as many refugees and migrants do.

The COVID-19 crisis is far from over and will continue to affect mobility and mixed migration in various ways. In some places, the pandemic has been a driver of migration, leading to increased movements. In other places, movement restrictions to contain the virus brought mixed migration to a standstill, with millions of people stranded all over the world.

The MMR 2020 provides interesting new perspectives and food for thought through essays, data, and stories from refugees and migrants themselves. It is a rich report, adding much-needed nuance and expert analysis to the often-emotional debates on migration and refugees. Discussing topics such as urbanisation, the interplay between cities, migration and climate change, displacement within and from cities, pandemics, and much more, it touches upon some of the key trends and challenges of today’s world, all through an urban lens.


Horwood, C, Frouws, B. & Forin, R. (Eds.).