Given the scale and complexity of the unprecedented global movement of people we are experiencing, it is perhaps unsurprising that we are struggling to see the issues with clarity, and to respond with compassion. At Legatum Institute, we believe that all people, regardless of whether they feature in migration, refugee or trafficking statistics should have the opportunity to create their own pathway to prosperity, able to fulfil their vast potential in a safe and secure environment.

The challenge of accommodating the current levels of displacement has become too great for existing approaches, placing the social and economic systems in host countries under significant strain. Next week, we will publish the first report of our Global People Movements programme, asking what we can do to address these challenges, and provide better support for some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Read about our Global People Movements programme.