Research and surveys

This study examines the relations between local communities and transit migrants in Agadez, Niger and Gao, Mali. Agadez and Gao are two important migration transit hubs in the Sahel where the scale of development and humanitarian programming has increased significantly in the past five years. Findings draw on a desk review of 58 sources, semi-structured …

Understanding Relations between Local Communities and Transit Migrants in Gao and Agadez Read More »

Seefar’s pilot remote migration communications campaign in Turkey and Serbia has resulted in over one third of transit migrants making safer and more informed migration decisions after receiving a consultation on the risks and realities of irregular migration.  The campaign, On The Move, ran from April to December 2020 and was aimed at informing transit …

One-in-three irregular migrants in transit choose safer migration options after receiving counselling from On the Move campaign Read More »

This paper demonstrates the power of a country’s brand name in attracting and repelling people considering irregular migration – a dynamic we label your “brand impact”. Four out of five European countries show a clear positive or negative effect in a test designed to isolate the influence of the country’s name. For countries engaged in …

Measuring a destination country’s brand in the minds of people considering irregular migration Read More »

Les personnes qui voyagent d’Afrique de l’Ouest vers l’Afrique du Nord sont vulnérables aux abus sur la route,. Pourtant, les parties prenantes s’accordent à dire qu’assister ces  migrants en transit est particulièrement difficile car  ils font face à des défis spécifiques qui diffèrent des autres contextes de déplacement humanitaire. Cette étude examine les vulnérabilités des …

Accéder aux migrants les plus vulnérables à Ouagadougou et Agadez Read More »

People in mixed migration journeys on the Central Mediterranean Route are vulnerable to harm, including violence, physical abuse and exploitation. Yet, stakeholders agree that providing direct assistance to these transit migrants is difficult because it comes with specific challenges that differ from other humanitarian displacement contexts. This study looks at vulnerabilities among migrants in two …

Accessing the Most Vulnerable Migrants in Ouagadougou and Agadez Read More »

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 …

Explorer l’impact de COVID-19 sur les vulnérabilités des migrants sur la route de la Méditerranée centrale Read More »

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 …

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Vulnerabilities of Migrants on the Central Mediterranean Route Read More »

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 …

Seefar in West Africa: mission-driven and innovative with a sustained impact Read More »

Forced labour affects almost 25 million people globally. Migrant workers, and particularly overseas domestic workers, are vulnerable to exploitation at the hands of recruiters and employers due to a range of legal, cultural, social and economic factors.  Since 2015, Seefar has been conducting a large-scale research project, funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation. The research aims to …

Understanding forced labour amongst migrant domestic workers in Asia Read More »

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