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High interest and visibility for EUI Paper: no correlation between NGO sea rescue and migrants departing

Posted on 20 November 2019
EUI research shows there is no correlation between the activities of sea rescue NGOs and migrants departures from Libya. The EUI Policy Brief 'Sea rescue NGOs : a pull factor of irregular migration?' written by Eugenio Cusumano and Matteo Villa, was published in Open Access this Monday 18 November in Cadmus, the EUI Research Repository.

The authors have examined monthly migratory flows from Libya to Italy between 2014 and 2018, and daily flows during Jan-Oct 2019. They have found no relationship between the presence of NGOs at sea and the number of migrants leaving Libyan shores.

In 24 hours the paper had more than 4000 page views and downloads. At the time of the writing the Policy brief has had 5620 views. This is the highest and quickest usage statistics a publication has had in Cadmus, and shows how important the efforts to widen access to academic research are.

Cadmus usage statistics are open – you can browse and from any publication click ‘View statistics’ (in the bottom right margin) to see how many views and downloads there are. See the statistics view of the paper on Sea rescue NGOs.

E. Cusumano is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and a PhD Graduate (2012) of the EUI, Florence.
M. Villa is a Research Fellow at the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale - ISPI, Milano.

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