Social inclusion

There is an increasing need to deviate from traditional livelihood projects and to employ livelihood approaches tailored to the specific needs of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and trafficking.  Seefar’s LIFT India project places mental health and empowerment training as critical building blocks to successful livelihood pathways for survivors. With funding from the Global …

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Over 400 Afghan youth in Herat and Nangarhar provinces have been provided with soft skills training aimed at activating personal initiative behaviours. This personal initiative training, implemented by Seefar between November 2020 and February 2021 with the support of the World Bank, is the first of its kind in Afghanistan. Having personal initiative means to …

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LIFT provides financially attractive livelihoods to vulnerable or marginalised groups in developing countries through access to the booming global freelance economy. LIFT provides the infrastructure, mentoring, targeted language training, technical skills, and support to help vulnerable people earn a living through online freelance platforms. THE PROBLEMS WITH TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMMING FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS LIFT was …

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Millions of refugees and migrants have returned to Afghanistan since 2012. Most come from neighbouring countries, driven out by protection concerns, fears of deportation, economic difficulty and integration challenges. In the European Union (EU), asylum recognition rates for Afghans are falling; in Turkey and the Western Balkans, expanded immigration enforcement and harsh conditions drive movements both onwards …

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The biggest repatriation project in recent history is occurring with the forced exodus of millions of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and Iran, and failed Afghan asylum seekers returning from Europe. To better understand the challenges returning Afghans face, as well as the emotional and psychosocial impacts of return and reintegration for returning migrants and hosting …

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In 2017, Seefar commissioned a short, qualitative research study to provide a snapshot of the Syrian refugee experience in South Australia. The aim of the report is to review progress on integration, map strengths and weakness of the government and resettlement services, and suggest lessons to be learned. The study includes multiple stakeholder views, including …

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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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Denmark’s Region of Origins Initiative (ROI) was a groundbreaking effort to link humanitarian, development and refugee management ambitions. It is now in its third phase, giving Denmark a lot of experience to draw on in responding to the European refugee crisis, including to address protracted displacement and onward movement. Seefar is proud to have the …

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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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