Forced and asylum related migration
By 2018, more than 70 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their
homes, and the world's refugee population has reached more than 25 million.
Factors such as conflict and war as well as disaster are the main root
causes of this issues. Iran has a long history of hosting forced migrants
and refugees mostly from Afghanistan for more than four decades. The Iran
Migration Observatory intends to address the issue of refugees and forced
migration in Iran and the Middle East with a policy and governance approach.
The main goals of forced and asylum related migration research group
- Research and monitoring the global trend of forced and asylum related
migration and in neighboring countries by focusing on Afghanistan and
- Conducting surveys and research in the field of economic, social and
cultural issues of forced migrants and refugees in Iran, including
evaluating the desire to re-migration of migrants and refugees residing
in Iran, economic effects of migrants on Iranian labor market,
remittance flows of refugees and migrants residing in Iran
- Studying and applying experiences of refugee- hosting countries in the
- Holding training courses, conferences, lectures and summer schools to
discuss about the latest updates on forced and asylum related migration
in the world.
- Publishing the latest data and experiences to assist policy-makers in
the field of forced and asylum related migration policies.