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What shapes the Middle East's migration patterns

According to the latest "Situation Report on Migration in the Arab Region," prepared by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with various UN agencies, displacement and migration are two prominent trends at the beginning of 2020. Particularly — and unsurprisingly — in countries with ongoing wars.

An overwhelming majority of Arab countries endorsed the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) at the UN General Assembly in December 2018, voting to adopt its principles in national legislatures.

Subsequently, the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea was found to have plunged in 2018 to almost a tenth of what it was in 2015.
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Children ride atop a water truck that is also loaded with furniture in the countryside of the village of Saharah in Syria's northern Aleppo province on Feb, 15, 2020. (Photo by Ibrahim Yasouf / AFP)

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