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At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Conflict, violence & peace, Food and nutrition, Food security, Refugees/IDPs
Agency:WFP - World Food Programme
Date published:May 2017

Drawing from quantitative and qualitative research, the study concluded that food security is a critical factor impacting international migration with far-reaching implications for policy-makers and the wider humanitarian community.


The study gave a voice to the people directly affected: more than 230 migrants, including refugees, were interviewed in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Greece and Italy originating from 10 different countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Syria and The Gambia. In addition, a mobile phone survey was conducted among 570 Syrian refugees


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