Forced to Take the Road Less Travelled: Lessons From Research on Refugees’ Economic Opportunities in Kenya

By Admin|July 13, 2021|Blogs, research|0 comments

When people are reflecting on watershed moments in their lives that ultimately made them who they are today, you often find the poem by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. The choice to take the road less traveled is often exalted but for many young people coming from displacement-affected settings, taking the road less

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Extreme risk makes the journey feasible

By Admin|May 17, 2021|Blogs|0 comments

What is the role of risk in determining how people move? New research shows how the extreme danger of kidnapping and extortion by traffickers opens up a narrow window of opportunity for some young Somalis to find a way to reach Europe.

Webinar: ICTs and mobility

By Admin|March 24, 2021|Blogs|0 comments

On March 11 2021, REF convened a webinar exploring how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) affect intentions and behaviours related to mobility within the Horn of Africa