• The Unesco Courier (2021_4): Stories of Migration

The Unesco Courier (2021_4): Stories of Migration

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Families forced out of their homes by war, makeshift camps on the outskirts of cities, survivors of perilous sea crossings – news channels have become used to trivializing images of migrants, who are too often reduced to an archetype of contemporary misfortune. These news items reflect very real situations, like those currently being experienced by civilians trying to flee Afghanistan. The tragic side of migration, however, far from summarizes the complex, plural, and changing reality of this major twenty-first century phenomenon.

Does the term migration still mean anything in our globalized societies, which are characterized by an intensification of exchanges and travel, where “somewhere else” is now within reach of many people? 

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