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This paper demonstrates the power of a country’s brand name in attracting and repelling people considering irregular migration – a dynamic we label your “brand impact”. Four out of five European countries show a clear positive or negative effect in a test designed to isolate the influence of the country’s name. For countries engaged in …

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Les personnes qui voyagent d’Afrique de l’Ouest vers l’Afrique du Nord sont vulnérables aux abus sur la route,. Pourtant, les parties prenantes s’accordent à dire qu’assister ces  migrants en transit est particulièrement difficile car  ils font face à des défis spécifiques qui diffèrent des autres contextes de déplacement humanitaire. Cette étude examine les vulnérabilités des …

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People in mixed migration journeys on the Central Mediterranean Route are vulnerable to harm, including violence, physical abuse and exploitation. Yet, stakeholders agree that providing direct assistance to these transit migrants is difficult because it comes with specific challenges that differ from other humanitarian displacement contexts. This study looks at vulnerabilities among migrants in two …

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Les mesures visant à freiner la propagation de la COVID-19 ont eu des effets importants sur les migrants sur la route Méditerranéenne centrale. Dans le cadre du consortium IMREF*, Seefar a interrogé des migrants bloqués à Gao (Mali), Agadez (Niger) et Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) pour mieux comprendre les défis auxquels ils font face. Cette étude …

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Measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had significant effects on migrants via the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR). As part of the IMREF consortium*, Seefar has interviewed migrants stranded in Gao (Mali), Agadez (Niger) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to understand the challenges they face. The study explores the effects of COVID-19 containment measures on …

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As many countries weaken their commitment to vulnerable people and refugees, Uganda stands apart as a progressive model of community-based protection and refugee integration. Yet millions of people remain vulnerable despite stark needs, including urban refugees. These women, men and children are acutely vulnerable to exploitation. But with a few simple changes that engage community-based …

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The Asylum Coalition Index (ACI) uses machine learning to group European governments according to shared priorities on irregular migration and asylum. By identifying where two or more European countries share an origin country of concern, governments have the information they need to build strategic partnerships.The ACI is created using an automated tool called “k-means clustering.” …

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Forced labour affects almost 25 million people globally. Migrant workers, and particularly overseas domestic workers, are vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of recruiters and employers due to a range of legal, cultural, social and economic factors.  Since 2015, Seefar has been conducting a large-scale research project, funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation. The research aims to …

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Modern slavery is a global issue deeply connected to labour migration. Migrants and those pursuing work abroad are often at risk of financial, emotional and physical exploitation. Overseas domestic workers are particularly vulnerable because they live and work in private households. In Indonesia, prospective female domestic workers face acute risks early on in their migration planning but …

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