STRAITS TIMES: Ukraine war sets off Europe's fastest migration in decades

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Period2 Mar 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleUkraine war sets off Europe's fastest migration in decades
    Media name/outletStraits Times
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionMigration statistics can be imprecise, particularly in the opening stages of a chaotic new crisis, Professor Peter Gatrell, a historian of European migration at the University of Manchester in Britain, said in a phone interview.

    But, to leading migration historians like Prof Gatrell, the scenes nevertheless already summon echoes of the great migrations in European history, including those in the 1940s, when several million people were displaced throughout Europe at the end of World War II.
    PersonsPeter Gatrell

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities


  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • refugees
  • migration
  • European history