Who are the ‘returnees’ in South Sudan?

By emmakelly|September 13, 2022|Blogs|0 comments

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[1] and 1,183,666 IDPs have returned to their areas of origin within the country since 2018.[2] 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

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The “Maid Trade” – The case of women migrants from Uganda to the Gulf Countries.

By emmakelly|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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Closing the environment-migration gap in climate policy and programmes in the Horn of Africa

By emmakelly|August 3, 2022|Blogs|0 comments

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

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Video: Mobility and immobility in the time of coronavirus

By Admin|August 27, 2020|news|0 comments

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

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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,