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A new study shows that migrant workers have suffered most in the aftermath of the global recession.
In the decades ahead there is likely to be a good deal more pressure arising from forced migration from those areas of the world that are already suffering.
Millions of migrants face exploitative work conditions, arbitrary arrests, sexual violence and other violations.
Immigrant populations in many OECD countries are feeling the full force of the economic downturn, with employers more reluctant to hire immigrants and more ready to fire them.
For tens of millions of migrants working outside their homelands, the global economic crisis is making life much more precarious.
Global financial, food, and fuel crises and the negative impacts of climate change pose a severe threat to the world's 37 million uprooted people.
- Migration - over 37 million people were living as refugees from conflict or persecution at the end of 2007, the second consecutive year of increase after a five-year decline.
- Migration - there are an estimated 33 million refugees in the world, nine million of whom are children. These individuals' stories are rarely heard; but now a major website is starting to publicise their experiences.