Migrant research in Africa
Seefar’s approach to migrant research focusses on understanding the perspectives of the actors – the displaced people, migrants and smugglers. Since 2014 Seefar has conducted primary research with more than 20,000 individuals in Nigeria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tunisia and Egypt.
In April 2017, we will have completed a 2-month research project in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan involving a 1,500-person migrant survey, qualitative interviews with smugglers and some selected stakeholder interviews. The purpose of this research is to understand changing patterns in the smuggling marketplace and how recent European and regional government policy has affected perceptions.