Migration

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 »

Seefar had the privilege of travelling to Georgia as part of the HERA (Her Equality, Rights and Autonomy) International Grants Programme team for 2014. HERA is a UK-based charity that works to prevent trafficking by empowering women to become economically independent through a number of programs, one being the annual International Grants Competition, which awards small grants …

Women’s Empowerment in Georgia: Financial Inclusion from Below Read More »

Good migration policy for destination countries certainly requires an understanding of domestic needs, but it also depends on the harder challenge of understanding the perspectives and practices of migrants. As Europe struggles to deal with tens of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat, the Migration Policy Institute has asked Seefar to contribute experience and insights …

What Happens Before Migrants Get on Boats to Europe? 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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