Operationalising a whole-of-society approach

By Admin|July 10, 2023|Publications|0 comments

Oliver Bakewell, Javans Okhonjo Wanga Whether people are migrating freely in the hope of improving their quality of life or fleeing as refugees to save their lives in the face of persecution, conflict and violence, the movement of people across the world creates both enormous challenges and great opportunities for societies in every continent. The complex set of drivers shaping people’s movements and the large array of stakeholders involved as

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Asylum in urban spaces: The case of refugees in cities in Uganda

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

David N. Tshimba Forced displacement, the world over, is increasingly urbanised: urban areas are becoming key sites of asylum for a great many refugees even though humanitarian assistance available in them is still limited, especially for countries hosting huge amount of prima facie refugees such as Uganda. Based on small-scale rapid fieldwork, the present study revisits the widespread policy assumptions that refugees who are self-settled or settling in Uganda’s urban

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Who are the ‘returnees’ in South Sudan?

By Admin|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 Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: taking stock of progress and the way forward in the Horn of Africa

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

Felicity A. Okoth Four years after the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) at the UN General Assembly, the environment in which donors, UN agencies and governments in the Horn of Africa (HoA) are expected to translate commitments into action has remained unstable. New and intensified challenges, including those linked to the Covid-19 pandemic and the increasingly

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Forced to Take the Road Less Travelled: Lessons From Research on Refugees’ Economic Opportunities in Kenya

By Admin|July 13, 2021|Blogs|0 comments

When people are reflecting on watershed moments in their lives that ultimately made them who they are today, you often find the poem by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. The choice to take the road less traveled is often exalted but for many young people coming from displacement-affected settings, taking the road less

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Mapping the refugee journey towards employment and entrepreneurship: Obstacles and opportunities for private sector engagement in refugee-hosting areas in Kenya

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

Bathsheba Asati, Aparupa Chakravarti, Liviya David and Michael Owiso entrepreneurship for refugees in Kenya, and the actual and potential role of the private sector in creating economic opportunities in Kenya’s refugee-hosting areas. In recent years, a range of stakeholders has shown increasing interest in promoting private sector investment in Kenya’s refugee-hosting areas. Market assessments and other studies point to the potential of private sector engagement not only in boosting the

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