South Sudan is experiencing different types of movements that are often labelled as ‘return’. Despite ongoing insecurity and a chronic shortage of essential services, it has been estimated that 505,511 refugees and 1,183,666 IDPs have returned to their areas of origin within the country since 2018. At the same time, with an estimated 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 2.2 million refugees registered in hosting countries, South Sudan remains
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
This blog series is related to the REF’s ongoing study on climate change and migration in the Horn of Africa. This research study is being carried out in Ethiopia (Somali Region), Kenya (Tana River County) and Somaliland (Togdheer and Maroodijeex regions). The study investigates how people use migration as a strategy for adapting to environmental change and how people’s circumstances and profiles influence their migration decisions. The study also explores
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’.
NEW RESEARCH – Land, climate change and internal migration: Experiences of the young Wolayta of Southwestern Ethiopia
New research from Bereket Tsegay investigates how land fragmentation, climate change, and livelihood opportunities and aspirations influence young people’s migration from the Wolayta zone in Southern Ethiopia.
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 migration
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,
By Oliver Bakewell What is migration management? Migration undoubtedly creates many challenges, as well as opportunities
How could migration management programme be improved?
New research conducted by the REF has reviewed recent literature on the links between migration, development and conflict in the Horn of Africa.