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In 2016 Seefar completed a project in North Africa and the Horn of Africa to assist Eritrean migrants to make more informed decisions about onward migration. This was a communications project conducted in Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Libya. It delivered counselling services and information in person to several thousand migrants in transit and in total reached almost 200,000 migrants. The campaign involved direct counselling …

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When migrant boats sank off the coast in 2014 and 2015 and dozens of bodies arrived on its beaches, the Counter Crime Unit in the town of Zuara responded to the local community’s wish to stop smuggling through its area.   A new report from Seefar, Zuara: a Formula for Change in Libya? Libyan Perspectives on …

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In 2017 Seefar conducted a qualitative study leading in-depth interviews with potential Somali migrants in Kenya, in-transit migrants in Libya and in Italy. The aim of this research was to understand whether there are large pockets of Somalis intending to migrate to Europe, what their decision-making processes are, locations of these populations and destination preferences. Further …

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For us, low-skilled labour migration is a great opportunity to improve life for poor people. However, the markets for this labour demand attention because of the abuse and exploitation that is so common in them. The ethics and effectiveness of a system that shifts an extra $10 a month to a Qatari (GDP per capita …

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Aid has increasingly been viewed as a tool to reduce migration. Few studies have actually investigated these assumptions. Seefar conducted research to explore how development programs influence the migration intentions of Afghan potential migrants. This pilot research, entitled “Alternatives to irregular migration: how aid affects choices among Afghan potential migrants”, comes at a time when large amounts of development …

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Migrants in Europe are considered by many to be the ‘safe’ and ‘lucky ones’. However, migrants in Europe are still vulnerable. One of the biggest drivers of this vulnerability is access to information. Our research has shown that migrants in refugee camps or government centres in Europe feel they have insufficient information to understand the processes they are in …

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In 2016, Seefar carried out research with Syrians, Sudanese, Afghans, Eritreans, Iranians, and Iraqis recently arrived in Europe. The aim of the research was to understand the potential for working with and through the UK diaspora in order to communicate with migrants intending to travel to Europe and those in transit. We conducted 900 surveys and compared the responses between the …

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Currently, the issue of modern slavery of Nigerians in the UK is not deeply researched. There is thus a deficit in understanding the issue and preventing Nigerians from being enslaved in the UK. Many of the victims trafficked from Nigeria, mostly young female, are sent to a Nigerian family, an “auntie” (extended relative or not), …

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Concern over irregular migration has for years seen EU policymakers utilize both ‘stick’ and ‘carrot’ to secure cooperation from origin countries in migration management. As the EU migration ‘crisis’ reached its apex in 2015, calls to link aid and migration intensified. Yet, the emergence of programs explicitly linking aid and humanitarian budgets to migration management objectives – …

Where next for migration and development in Afghanistan? Read More »

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