Migration is set to be one of the defining features of the 21st century. People migrate for many reasons, ranging from armed conflicts, persecution and poverty to the hope for a better future or to be reunited with their family. Many people who are forced to flee their homes face significant danger and hardship, and this is also sometimes the case for those who choose to leave. This is especially true for people with particular vulnerabilities, such as children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Document status: Final