Leveraging cross-border cooperation: a durable solutions approach to the South Sudan displacement crisis

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 split across the country and neighbouring Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. As of 2021, more than four million South Sudanese citizens were displaced either internally or internationally. Over the past four years, over 500,000 refugees and over 1.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their habitual residence. This policy brief discusses long-standing

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

By Admin|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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COVID-19 and forced immobility in the Horn of Africa

By Admin|May 1, 2021|Publications|0 comments

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

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IGAD conference: Human Mobility in the context of COVID-19

By Admin|March 24, 2021|Blogs|0 comments

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.