French Polynesia – COI

The UNHCR does not publish statistics regarding refugees originating from French Polynesia Islands.

Christophe Serra Mallol


Christophe Serra Mallol has 15 years of experience living and working in French Polynesia. From 1998 to 2003, he was the associate director of a research consultancy (Louis Harris Pacifique) and following this, worked as a freelancer for his own socio-economic research consultancy. He worked as Chief of Staff and technical advisor for the Ministry of Tourism and Economy from 2003-2005 and taught at various institutions, including the University of French Polynesia, where he completed his PHD, entitled ‘Social Change and Dietary Traditions. A socio-anthropological approach to food in Tahiti’, in 2007. He participated in the General Assembly of Overseas Territories as head of one of the working groups from 2009-2010. He has carried out extensive socio-economic research into food, the homeless, street prostitution and subjective well-being in French Polynesia.