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
In South Sudan, mobility and displacement have been part of people’s lived experiences for generations.
Webinar recording. Exploring current migration management programs in the Horn of Africa.
This webinar explores current migration management programs in the Horn of Africa through the lens of various actors such as local populations, civil society, local and national governments, and international organizations.
A blog from Ngala Chome on his personal experience of border crossings and the impacts of formal border infrastructure.
Laura writes about the current situation in Tigray and the border town of Humera where she studied for her PhD.
New research conducted by the REF has reviewed recent literature on the links between migration, development and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
In our final post on this series, we highlight some of the complexities related to displacement and return that our study, Return and (Re)Integration after Displacement, has demonstrated.
I lived in Dadaab refugee camp for 22 years. I grew up in Ifo and was schooled there. I trained in Dadaab as a teacher and found work there as a primary school teacher in English, mathematics and social studies. I got married in Dadaab and have 3 children.
The recently concluded London-Somalia conference held on 11 May 2017 brought together heads of states and governments from across the Horn and East Africa and other key partners as well as senior figures from international organisations. This was the third such conference, following similar events in 2012 and 2013. The aims of this year’s conference were to agree on coordinated support for a new security architecture, promote more inclusive, stable