The issue of environmental migration is relatively new on the international community’s agenda and gaining increased attention worldwide in the context of global climate change. In several parts of the world, recent research initiatives are currently deepening our understanding of the complex interactions between the environment, climate change and migration dynamics, which in turn allows to develop and implement effective policies aiming to mitigate the negative consequences of forced environmentally induced migration.
The State of Environmental Migration series gathers the expertise of researchers, students and professionals to provide an annual assessment of the changing nature and dynamics of environment- and climate-related migration throughout the world.
Migration in North Africa is a complex issue with different types of movements caused by a variety of economic, political and social push- and pull-factors. In Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, migration trends generally include emigration and immigration, as well as transit movements of hundreds of thousands of people in the last few years.