Middle East and North Africa

The situation for migrants in Libya is dangerous, and the many migrants interviewed as part of our research tell us that staying there for an extended period is a big risk. Local fighting, fragmented security forces and violent smuggling methods are convincing migrants that they need to reach Europe as fast as possible. More migrants than ever are expected to try and cross …

Research in tough environments: North Africa Read More »

This working paper, Iranian Refugees: An Exploration of Irregular Migration to Australia, is based on two sets of data. The first covers the Iranian diaspora in Australia and the arrival of Iranians by boat to Australia, part of a contentious border management challenge. The second draws on 199 interviews with people in Iran preparing to migrate irregularly. These …

Iranian Refugees: Irregular Migration to Australia Read More »

Improving cooperation between Lebanon‘s communities and their security services is a big challenge, but critical to strengthening the rule of law in Lebanon. Seefar feels privileged to have the opportunity to provide a contribution to the monitoring and evaluation efforts of Search for Common Ground in their work supporting the Internal Security Forces and the people of Beirut to find …

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rule of Law in Lebanon Read More »

In the literature and policy-making on migration and development, migrants are increasingly recognized as transnational actors who can make contributions to their countries of origin from the country of settlement. With this recognition, many aid agencies, including EU member states have become to increase diaspora engagement in development programs. In this process, however, the challenge they face …

Diaspora Engagement in Development – the Role of Refugees Read More »

Humanity’s tragedy in Syria, the humanitarian burden on Syria’s neighbors and human smuggling across the Mediterranean towards Europe represent physical, social and conceptual links in a chain of displacement. The last four years of Syria’s conflict have resulted in more refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) than comparable countries have experienced on comparable timelines. By …

Syrian Refugees: A Rare Intensity of Displacement Read More »

The current coronavirus pandemic has brought far-reaching consequences to communities across the globe: pushing health systems to their limits, isolating vulnerable individuals and worsening pre-existing inequalities.  Seefar works with severely affected communities in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, West Africa, the Sahel, and Europe, delivering communication campaigns to people …

Emerging Needs & Limitations: Adapting migration communication campaigns during the coronavirus pandemic Read More »

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