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Director @ODI_global Europe. Also @LSEIGA @ispionline @porcausa @IRiS_Birmingham. Migration, cities and design. Dancer and European struggling with Brexit
Sep 15, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
1. My (maybe uncomfortable) views on #Moria and forthcoming #EU #migration pact:

✔️Yes, #Moria was a tragedy waiting to happen and the direct result of #EU policy failing

✔️Yes, early signs that #EU pact will focus on keeping people in their countries is worrying.

But..... 2. ...we just cannot keep asking the #EU to do better. Because the #EU can only do what its 27 members states agree to do. And too many of them have interest to keep the anti #immigration rhetoric going primarily for domestic short term political calculations. Same is true in #US
Mar 30, 2020 27 tweets 33 min read
THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19… At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response…
Feb 8, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
THREAD-It took me a few days to reflect on what I think of the zero draft of #globalcompactmigration; having been so close to the process and substance for the last few months, my first thought is that there is a lot to take in! And that's good: we need ambition (1) #formigration And that was not a given;many commentators say that they are 'surprised not to be disappointed'-as they usually are.Stakes are high too,with US withdrawal, Hungary on the verge and may European states concerned that #UNSG report unbalanced #formigration #globalcompactmigration(2)