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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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Despite the cease-fire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban in June 2018, the conflict continues to be a driving force behind the displacement of many Afghans. Insecurity and ongoing political developments combined with natural disasters and unemployment create a complex migration landscape.  How the Afghan peace process and emotional well-being impact migration decision-making is the fourth …

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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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For more than four years, we have been interviewing a panel of Iranians planning and executing irregular migration. Our latest report is Refugee Integration in Europe: Life and other Plans among Iranian Irregular Migrants Settling in Europe. More than 25% of the people we found in Iran with a plan to migrate irregularly in 2014 have now …

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Afghanistan has experienced decades of political instability, economic challenges, conflict and insecurity. This context has created a complex picture of migration and displacement marked by large numbers of internally displaced persons, migrants and returnees. The complex migration context remains understudied and little is known on how migration decisions are reached and how decision-making evolves over time. Sustained Interest, …

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