This is a double issue of the Quarterly Review covering the first half of 2022. While the previous issue was due in April, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted our usual production cycle. We needed some time to reflect on the tragic developments and humanitarian crisis unfolding in our region since 24 February.
As usual, this Quarterly Review provides a snapshot of the most recent Prague Process activities. The second preparatory Senior Officials’ Meeting for the fourth Ministerial Conference, taking place in Prague on 24-25 October 2022, represented the first face-to-face meeting of the Prague Process since more than two years of pandemic. Shortly afterwards, the Study Visit to Malta gathered representatives of a dozen participating countries in the most Southern Prague Process state, providing for an overly rich and productive programme. In addition, three online events assessed the priority migration issues across our region, addressing the emergency situation arising from the war in Ukraine and providing an outlook into the future.
Naturally, a large part of this issue is devoted to the unprecedented mass displacement from Ukraine, highlighting the situation of children fleeing the war and trafficking risks in situations of forced displacements. In addition, this Quarterly Review assesses some other migration implications of the war, which have received less attention in Europe. Lastly, this issue provides various reading recommendations, including the latest research carried out within the Prague Process Migration Observatory.
We wish you an interesting read, a relaxing summer and hope that peace prevails.
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