Oliver Bakewell, Research & Evidence Facility Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic overlays a new form of disaster on the already complex array of chronic and periodic crises that beset the people of the Horn of Africa. It has had an immediate effect on human mobility across the world and the region. This paper will explore the nature of pandemic’s impact on mobility compared to the impact of other crises. Most other
From February 22-24, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) convened a scientific conference on Human Mobility in the context of COVID-19 in Addis Ababa. The conference examined the immediate and longer-term impact of COVID-19 on migration and displacement in and around the IGAD region.
REF Research Team Leader, Lavender Mbyoa reflects on how her life and work has changed an adapted as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
University of Oxford’s annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2020 Mobility and Immobility in the Time of Coronavirus: Reflections from Long-Term Study of Migration and Displacement Watch Laura Hammond’s webinar where she considers the legacy of Elizabeth Colson’s work – her focus on careful, patient, attention to detail, her investigation of inequalities and social disruption, and her fascination with the creative ways that people respond to such challenges to explore how forced
By Kalyango Ronald Sebba. Uganda registered its first case of COVID 19 on 22 March 2020. With events evolving fast, the socio-economic impacts were not immediately clear, and the government framed the pandemic in terms of health rather than socio-economic factors,
Food security during the COVID-19 pandemic: overlapping challenges, emerging responses in the Horn of Africa
By Louisa Brain and Laura Hammond, SOAS University of London.This blog was originally posted on Italian Institute for International Political Studies‘ website.
While much has been said about COVID-19 as a leveller – disregarding borders, race, and class – its unfolding in the Horn of Africa (HoA) illustrates the way it overlaps with and exacerbates existing political and social inequalities
Louisa Brain, Hassan Adow, Jama Musse Jama, Farah Manji, Michael Owiso, Fekadu Adugna Tufa, Mahad Wasuge The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID‐19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020 and the first cases in the Horn of Africa (HoA) were confirmed later that month. However, even before the virus reached the region its wider effects were being felt (Lawler 2020). In June 2020 as the crisis expands, and Africa confirms
By Nisar Majid and Laura Hammond, with Nauja Kleist, Khalif Abdirahman and Guhad Adan*