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ENG 111 - SPRING 2019 - Climate Change & Global Migration (Cambridge): Global Migration

LibGuide for Professor Cambridge's ENG 111 Spring 2019 class


Global Migration

Global Migration: a situation in which people move or migrate to live in foreign countries, especially in order to find work. Most global migration occurs from developing countries to developed ones. (from Cambridge English Dictionary)

US Immigration Statistics

International Migration Data

Useful websites

UNHCR   (United Nations High Commission on Refugees)

United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees. 

Statistical Population Online Databases 

World-wide statistics on number of people displaced due to conflict, war, persecutions and human rights violations.


County information, Legal information, Policy documents and Reference documents.  

United Nations - Global Migration Forum

A comprehensive collection of empirical data on the number (“stock”) of international migrants by country of birth and citizenship, sex and age as enumerated by population censuses, population registers, nationally representative surveys and other official statistical sources from more than 200 countries and territories in the world.

Global Migration Group

Acting together in a world on the move. The Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together heads of agencies to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration. 

International Organization on Migration 

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:

  • Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management.
  • Advance understanding of migration issues.
  • Encourage social and economic development through migration.
  • Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Migration Policy Institute

MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national, and international levels.

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)- Migration 

Analyzes recent developments in migration movements and international policies.

Pew Research Center 

Topics on Immigration, Immigration attitudes, Immigration trends.