A Shadow of Fear: The Situation of IDPs and Returnees in Afgoye

By Admin|February 20, 2023|Blogs|0 comments

Farhia Mohamud Afgoye district is 30 kilometers from Mogadishu’s capital; Southwest state’s interim capital, Baidoa, is 196 kilometers away from Afgoye. This distance creates a void in establishing a durable solutions unit and implementing those plans in Afgoye because of the security concerns present in the town. Therefore, the burden of receiving IDPs and returnees fell on the shoulders of the host community due to the absence of institutional support

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Gendered experiences of return and displacement in South Sudan: developing gender-sensitive policies and programming

By Admin|January 1, 2023|Publications|0 comments

People in South Sudan have experienced decades of forced displacement and cross-border mobility, resulting in families being split across the country as well as across neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. As of 2021, more than four million South Sudanese citizens have been displaced. Over the past four years, over 500,000 refugees and over 1.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their place of habitual residence. This policy

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The pursuit of a livelihood: women migrant workers and gendered experiences of migration from Uganda to the gulf countries

By Admin|December 1, 2022|Publications|0 comments

Zahara Nampewo, Hadijah Namyalo-Ganafa, Edgar Emmanuel Mugarura, Lavender M. Mboya In the past ten years, there has been a surge in the number of Ugandan labour migrants (both high and low skilled) to the Gulf region, constituting an important part of the economic development of these countries. Though initially sought for specific industries (i.e. construction and service industries), Ugandan migrants are increasingly contributing to other high skilled and professional sectors

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The ‘Maid Trade’ – The case of women migrants from Uganda to the Gulf Countries

By Admin|September 5, 2022|Blogs|0 comments

This blog is related to an upcoming report by the Research and Evidence Facility on women’s labour migration to the Gulf Countries. The full report will be available in September 2022. I am a single mother of three children trying to fend for myself, the children and build a house. I went to Oman in 2014 through an agent who processed everything for me. I boarded a bus with four

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Mobility and COVID-19: A case study of Uganda

By Admin|August 7, 2020|Blogs|0 comments

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,

COVID-19 and mobility, conflict and development

By Admin|July 3, 2020|Blogs|0 comments

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

New research sheds light on the impact of youth training and employment on migration dynamics in the Horn of Africa

By Admin|July 16, 2019|Blogs|0 comments

Investments in TVET programmes in the Horn of Africa 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. In this context, the research considered the impact of participation in TVET schemes on geographical mobility, both in terms of people’s behaviour and attitudes. Uganda and Ethiopia were

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Guest Blog: Threat of famine brings with it mass displacement in Somalia

By Idil Osman|April 26, 2017|Blogs|0 comments

By Abdurahman Sharif and Aude Galli Since November 2016, 3,000 people a day in Somalia are being forced to abandon their homes in search of water and food. It is the highest displacement level since the 2011 famine. Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, is host to the largest number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country. In 2015, it was identified as one of the fastest growing cities

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