Migrant Forum in Asia
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Policy Brief No. 5 (2013) | Stranded Migrants

Growing numbers of people are migrating internationally, following increasingly complex (and sometimes clandestine) migration routes. This poses unique human rights and policy challenges for governments and intergovernmental agencies. Many migrants fall outside of the traditional classifications of “economic migrant,” “refugee,” and “asylum seeker”—definitions used to categorically determine what (if any) assistance or protection can be provided to them. The phenomenon of “mixed migration” has meant that some people fall into and out of such categories throughout the course of their migrations. Of particular concern to Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) are those referred to as “stranded migrants”—migrants who become “stuck” in the course of their migration, either in transit or host countries.

Read the full policy brief here.

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MFA is a regional network of non-government organizations (NGOs), associations and trade unions of migrant workers, and individual advocates in Asia who are committed to protect and promote the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

It is guided by a vision of an alternative world system based on respect for human rights and dignity, social justice, and gender equity, particularly for migrant workers.

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