Migration

When Seefar launched its ethical recruitment pilot project in 2020, there was little guidance available on how to run a successful ethical recruitment agency. Our subsidiary, The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) India, started with a desire to change the conditions for vulnerable migrant workers – but little knowledge of what the journey would look like. …

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Over a third of Iraqi Kurds considering risky migration journeys to Europe via Belarus chose safer alternatives after receiving information and counselling from Seefar’s migration communications campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan.  The Migrant ProjectThe campaign which ran from May to December 2021 was part of Seefar’s flagship communications campaign The Migrant Project and targeted educated, urban …

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Between April and December 2021, The Migrant Project, Seefar’s global flagship migration communications campaign, ran an educational outreach campaign in three Malian regions: Gao, Sikasso and Kayes.  Irregular migration is a regular occurrence among youth in these regions. In Gao, conflict is the major factor driving irregular migration. Kayes has a culture of migration in …

Education campaign in Mali empowers students to make safer and more informed migration decisions Read More »

For the first time in Senegal, TMP collaborated with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) to train 137 fishermen (or a member of their family) in alternatives such as poultry farming, sheep rearing and general entrepreneurship skills. Click here to find out more!
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 …

New research: How Seefar’s ethical recruitment services are protecting migrants Read More »

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 …

Basic labour standards can improve E&C businesses and strengthen their migrant workforce, says study from The Ethical Recruitment Agency (TERA) Read More »

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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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 …

Exploring migrants’ trust in humanitarian organisations Read More »

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