Africa

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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Seefar’s campaign in Niger has successfully raised awareness amongst 7,500 transit and potential migrants about the risks and realities of irregular migration, enabling them to make safer migration decisions and avoid serious and potentially deadly risks on the journey to Europe.  The campaign ran from June 2019 to May 2020 and was aimed at providing …

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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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Since 2015, Seefar has worked on several projects in West Africa spanning Niger, Mali, The Gambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, and Guinea. Our work in the region centres around themes such as modern slavery, and drivers of migration. Recent projects based in and on West Africa have included major mixed-methods research and strategic …

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Seefar is implementing a major study of irregular migration and smuggling in migrants through Libya. Researchers have conducted interviews with migrants from the Horn of Africa and West Africa, the facilitators of their journeys, and other key informants expert in the subject. We also surveyed over 450 migrants of the same nationalities to generate much …

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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 …

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Seefar has been working in North Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa and West Africa continuously since we were created. Our East African and North African presence is one of our biggest, with teams working on multiple projects including research and surveys, program design, consulting, counselling, evaluating programs and strategic communications. West Africa is …

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Seefar conducted an assessment mission in Mali and Niger to produce an action plan for the EU funded Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) program. The GLO.ACT program is a four-year (2015-2019) joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs …

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