Sub Saharan Africa

Seefar’s campaign in Niger has successfully raised awareness amongst 7,500 transit and potential migrants about the risks and realities of irregular migration, enabling them to make safer migration decisions and avoid serious and potentially deadly risks on the journey to Europe.  The campaign ran from June 2019 to May 2020 and was aimed at providing …

Addressing the risks of irregular migration amongst transit and potential migrants in Niger 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 »

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 »

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 …

LIFT: Livelihoods Initiative for Transformation Read More »

European Union cooperation with Turkey and Libya and the family separation crisis in the United States show global failures in reconciling ‘tough’ border policies with every child’s right to live free from violence and exploitation. Many child protection measures in Western destination countries do not address children’s needs before or during difficult journeys. Effective and …

Supporting the choices of irregular child migrants Read More »

As irregular migrants continue to embark on dangerous journeys, governments and civil society have sought to reduce the inherent dangers. Migrant communications have emerged as an important part of this strategy alongside traditional humanitarian responses. The European Commission engaged Optimity Advisors and Seefar to study information consumption and decision-making processes among West Africans planning to …

How West African migrants engage with migration information en route to Europe Read More »

What does it mean for a country to be ‘generous’ to refugees? The term “generous” is frequently used in discussions about displacement, but often with different connotations. Countries that accept large numbers of refugees—such as Canada’s 2015 decision to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees—have been praised as ‘generous’. At the same time, the term is used by …

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In 2016 Seefar completed a project in North Africa and the Horn of Africa to assist Eritrean migrants to make more informed decisions about onward migration. This was a communications project conducted in Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan and Libya. It delivered counselling services and information in person to several thousand migrants in transit and in total reached almost 200,000 migrants. The campaign involved direct counselling …

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