BMS suggests these 6 online sources for whom conducting research on refugees, migration, internally displaced persons, and so on.
Mehmet Enes Beşer and Amy Pitonak prepared the list.
1) European Council on Refugees and Exile
A European network of 99 NGOs in 40 European countries, established in 1974. Its diverse membership ranges from large international NGOs with global scope to small organizations of dedicated activists; members work on humanitarian relief, social service provision, legal assistance, litigation, monitoring policy and law, advocacy, and campaigning.
ECRE also provides comprehensive and very useful weekly bulletins.
2) Open Migration
A project created by the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties (CILD), a multi-issue organization that supports and empowers civil society groups working in addressing some of the most pressing human rights issues faced by the country today, through a combination of capacity building on policy analysis, advocacy, media strategy and public education. The website includes infographics, OP-EDs, and web reviews.
3) Odysseus Network
It is a network of legal experts in immigration and asylum in Europe, in 1999. The founder was Philippe de Bruycker, professor, and researcher at the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), with the financial support of the European Commission. The network provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise between academics, policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs in the field of immigration and asylum law and policy.
4) The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center
When focusing on migration, we must not forget the internally displaced, who make up 61% of the 65.6 million people who have been forced to leave their homes. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, which is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, is one of the most comprehensive resources on internal displacement. They provide news articles, full length reports, and updates on ongoing crises. Their site also features an open database with in-depth country profiles that provide information such as a country’s total number of internally displaced persons, changes over time, and the reasons for displacement.
5) Refugees Deeply
Refugees Deeply is a project of News Deeply, based in New York. For those interested in migration-related issues, RD is one of the most useful sources. This digital media project is dedicated to covering the “refugee crisis”. The team consists of a group of journalists and technologists, and aims to provide readers and experts with the kind of in-depth information that no other media outlet can offer. Also, it provides executive summaries that cover the most important news and reports about migration subjects.
6) Istituto Affari Internazionali
A non-profit organization that was founded in 1965 with the aim of promoting an understanding of international politics through studies, research, meetings, and publications. Its website offers hundreds of commentaries, working papers, and articles cover the major problems of the EU, the migration uptick, bilateral agreements, and foreign policy.