Elsadig Elsheikh, a 2009 HRAP alumnus, co-authored a new report on global migration titled Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration. The report explores the often-overlooked trends that have contributed to the drastic increase in displacement and migration—neoliberal forces, an overreach by the state in securitization and militarization, and the climate crisis.
While offering recommendations, the report illustrates how the US and Europe, despite popular notions and, with the exception of Sweden and Germany, host the fewest refugees relative to their population and wealth. Additionally, seeking to humanize refugees, Moving Targets serves as an all-encompassing guide to understanding why the number of displaced persons and refugees is increasing and what actors at various levels can do to ease the crisis.
Elsadig Elsheikh is the Director of the Global Justice program at the Haas Institute, where he oversees the program’s projects on food system, global equity, and human rights. Prior to the Haas Institute, Elsadig led the international program at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, where he also served as an associate editor of the Institute’s journal, Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary in Global Contexts.