IOM Migration Data and Facts

Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC)

Established in Berlin in September 2015, at the invitation of the Government of Germany, IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) aims to contribute to IOM's overall effort to compile, analyse and share data on international migration.

World Migration report

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world.

Migration Law Database

The online migration law database draws together migration related instruments and relevant norms regulating migration at the international and regional levels. The following sources of information are being included: relevant international, regional and bilateral treaties; international and regional resolutions, declarations and other instruments. The database will soon also contain relevant and prominent case law.

Missing Migrants

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have gone missing along mixed migration routes worldwide. The research behind this project began with the October 2013 tragedies, when at least 368 individuals died in two shipwrecks near the Italian island of Lampedusa. Since then, Missing Migrants Project has developed into an important hub and advocacy source of information that media, researchers, and the general public access for the latest information.

Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route. The actual interactive map can be found here.

Under DTM, there is also a page on migration flows to Europe.

Migration Newsdesk

A daily collection of news relating to migration.

Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC)

The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is the first global data hub on human trafficking, with data contributed by counter-trafficking organizations around the world. It facilitates an unparalleled capacity for cross-border, inter-agency data analysis to provide the counter-trafficking movement with greatly improved evidence for policy and programming. CTDC is an initiative by the IOM.

IOM Twitter Dashboard

IOM's Twitter dashboard collates all the Organization's global, regional, special liaison office, mission and special projects accounts. It provides a single repository for all the latest news about IOM's work all over the world and in particular, latest updates on migration.

IOM Migration Data Strategy: Informing Policy and Action on Migration, Mobility and Displacement

IOM has developed a comprehensive strategy – the Migration Data Strategy – to frame, focus and further amplify its existing robust engagement on the issue of data.

Africa Migration Report: Challenging the Narrative

The Africa Migration Report takes a distinctly regional approach to inform knowledge on migration in Africa. This first edition, titled Challenging the Narrative, aims to deconstruct negative perceptions of migration in Africa by addressing contextual realities and bringing to light practical interventions and evidence-based knowledge on what is happening on the ground. Published in 2020.

Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: Trends, Risks, Development and Governance

Discussions around migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean are often riddled with misconceptions and partial representations of a complex reality. A growing body of evidence produced just over the past few years is shedding light on this complexity, allowing for a better, more nuanced understanding of the opportunities as well as of the risks characterizing migration within and between these regions. This edited volume provides a comprehensive, fact-based account of migration from and within West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean over the past two years, with the aim of promoting more coherent, forward-looking and sustainable policy approaches, in line with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Published in 2020.