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Governments and international organisations often spend millions on migration communications campaigns each year in the hope of reducing irregular migration. In spite of this, departments tasked with doing so generally start with no idea how to do them. Activists generally do not recognise their importance, whilst the general public usually has little awareness that they …

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Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable people in the world. In sending countries like Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, and India, people seeking work abroad frequently experience exploitative practices. Their vulnerability is driven by their dependence on a network of unlicensed and unscrupulous recruiters, sub-agents, and local brokers. Combined with asymmetrical migration information, low- and semi-skilled …

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Our latest report on ‘Best practices in irregular migration awareness-raising campaigns’ is an in-depth exploration of why campaigns have not succeeded in the past in achieving their objectives, and what they can do to ensure they are achieved in the future. The research, commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, explored 20 existing communication campaigns seeking to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration funded by EU member states.

Between a global pandemic and fierce industry competition, many Engineering & Construction businesses are facing difficult decisions ahead that will deeply impact their migrant workforce. A research study from Seefar’s specialist recruiter The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) lays out how companies can better support migrant workers while also improving their business outputs and productivity. COVID-19 …

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Navigating a pregnancy can be a daunting experience, especially during a pandemic. All over the world, antenatal care services have been restricted, leaving expectant parents feeling anxious and lost.  Pregnancy Partner – Seefar’s latest innovation – is a mobile phone application which aims to empower people to strengthen the heath and wellbeing of their whole …

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In 2020, billions of dollars were poured into mass communications campaigns to spread information about the COVID-19 disease. However, many communities around the world were either unable or unwilling to adopt preventative measures despite having been exposed to official messaging on the topic.  Seefar’s success in behaviour change communications is based on our unique focus …

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The lack of good job opportunities at home drives millions of people to seek work abroad and can discourage migrants from considering returning to their home countries. In pursuing better jobs and economic opportunties, migrants often end up in situations of trafficking, modern slavery and irregular mirgrant status.  Vulnerabilities begin at the earliest stages of …

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There is an increasing need to deviate from traditional livelihood projects and to employ livelihood approaches tailored to the specific needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking.  Seefar’s LIFT India project places mental health and empowerment training as critical building blocks to successful livelihood pathways for survivors. With funding from the Global …

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Seefar’s past research as part of the IMREF consortium has shown that a lack of trust in humanitarian organisations affects migrants’ willingness to seek available assistance. However, evidence on the factors shaping migrants’ trust in humanitarian actors and how organisations can effectively mitigate this access barrier is limited. This study therefore provides an improved understanding …

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