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.

Moving in contexts of environmental change: a rural–urban livelihoods perspective from Laikipia, Kenya

By Admin|October 1, 2020|Publications|0 comments

Caitlin Sturridge This paper explores physical movements, and the translocal connections that accompany them, through the perspective of rural–urban livelihoods in Laikipia County, Kenya. In doing so, it sets out an alternative perspective to some of the common assumptions about how people move in contexts of environmental change and to the ways in which livelihoods adapt in the process. Rural–urban livelihoods play an increasingly important role in the local economies

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Migration and migration management on the Ethiopia–Sudan border: Research from Metema

By Admin|March 1, 2020|Publications|0 comments

Oliver Bakewell, Kiya Gezahegne, Kelklachew Ali and Caitlin Sturridge This research project examines the interests of a range of stakeholders in different forms of migration in Metema, Ethiopia, in particular those who are indirectly involved in designing migration responses, such as the Bureau of Agriculture, health and education staff, traders and local community leaders. It asks what they know about migration, smuggling and trafficking, and what they see as the

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Comprehensive Refugee Responses in the Horn of Africa: Regional leadership on education, livelihoods and durable solutions

By Admin|February 1, 2020|Publications|0 comments

Laura Hammond, Caitlin Sturridge, Kalyango Ronald Sebba, Michael Owiso, Mohamed Mahdi, Farah Manji, and Abdinasir Ali Osman Since 2017, countries in the Horn of Africa have been developing a coordinated and comprehensive, ‘whole of society’ approach to supporting areas affected by refugee displacement. This process has benefited from the soft political power of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which has brought heads of state, ministers, and technical staff together

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The Impact of Youth Training and Employment on Migration Dynamics in the Horn of Africa

By Admin|June 1, 2019|Publications|0 comments

Oliver Bakewell and Caitlin Sturridge This report explores the relationship between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programming and changing patterns of migration in the Horn of Africa (HoA). Investments in TVET programmes in the HoA are designed to improve young people’s skills, strengthen the local labour market and boost their chances of finding employment, thereby reducing their incentives to follow irregular migration paths across the region or beyond.

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Disrupting the Finances of Criminal Networks Responsible for Human Smuggling and Trafficking

By Admin|January 1, 2019|Publications|0 comments

Emmanuel Deisser (lead author), Caitlin Sturridge, Laura Hammond and Amanda Sperber Over the last two years, human traffickers and smugglers in East and North Africa have shifted their business models in response to efforts to contain migration flows to Europe, resulting in notable shifts in migration patterns. At the same time, the European Union (EU) has deepened its understanding of how human smugglers and traffickers use money laundering and other

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Return and (Re)Integration after Displacement: Belonging, Labelling and Livelihoods in Three Somali Cities

By Admin|June 1, 2018|Publications|0 comments

Caitlin Sturridge, Oliver Bakewell and Laura Hammond Somalia is experiencing a complex situation of protracted and new internal displacement, organised and spontaneous repatriation of refugees, people returning from the diaspora, and arrival of deported asylum seekers and migrants from other countries. The enormous scale of these movements towards major cities has led to overcrowding and added pressure on infrastructure, housing and services. Poor living standards, insecurity, protection issues and restricted

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Migration Between the Horn of Africa and Yemen: A Study of Puntland, Djibouti and Yemen

By Admin|July 25, 2017|Publications|0 comments

Caitlin Sturridge, Oliver Bakewell and Laura Hammond This report on migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen was produced by the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) at the request of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). The project involved primary and secondary data collection in Puntland, Djibouti and Yemen between January and June 2017. The objective of the research is to better understand what is driving

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