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
REF conference 2022: towards greater inclusion and protection for migrants and forcibly displaced persons
In June 2022, the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) of the EU Trust Fund for Africa in the Horn of Africa convened its second international conference around the theme ‘Migrants and Forcibly Displaced Persons: Towards Greater Inclusion and Protection’.
The Research and Evidence Facility commissioned a rapid review of existing evidence on disability inclusion for refugees in Ethiopia, focusing on the experiences, protection needs, barriers and opportunities to providing protection.
Rural–urban migration, urban informality and the challenges of promoting inclusive development in Ethiopia
Getahun Fenta Kebede, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Abstract Ethiopia is rapidly urbanising and migration from rural to urban areas plays a major role in this urbanisation. Rural youth choose to migrate to urban areas because of lack of productive employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the agricultural sector. The capacity of urban centres to plan for and accommodate the massive influx of youth migrants by providing formal employment is limited. Consequently,
Localisation and participation within the rollout of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Kenya
The success of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) is dependent in large part on the extent to which greater self-reliance and inclusion of refugees and host communities is achieved. This can only be established by examining the extent to which initiatives, activities, structures and processes of a country’s rollout procedures engage with the perspectives and priorities of displacement-affected communities.
Research and Evidence Facility to pleased to publish our latest rapid review: Localisation and participation within the rollout of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework in Kenya. This rapid review analyses the extent of localisation and participation in the rollout of the CRRF process in Kenya. By focusing on localisation and participation, the review examines the extent to which the initiatives, activities, structures and processes of the CRRF have contributed to progress
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 conducted by the REF has reviewed recent literature on the links between migration, development and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
Changing Places: Migration and displacement in the Horn of Africa discussed at REF research forum in Nairobi
In January 2019 the REF convened the Changing Places forum in Nairobi to discuss themes related to migration, displacement and development across the Horn of Africa.
Kalyango Ronald Sebba Lecturer, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Note: This blog provides a preliminary snapshot of research being done as part of a project being carried out by the Rift Valley Institute for the REF on migration to urban areas in Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Further outputs on the research will be forthcoming shortly. Uganda is currently host to over 1,277,476 refugees and asylum-seekers. Majority of the refugees are from