Sub Saharan Africa

In 2017 Seefar conducted a qualitative study leading in-depth interviews with potential Somali migrants in Kenya, in-transit migrants in Libya and in Italy. The aim of this research was to understand whether there are large pockets of Somalis intending to migrate to Europe, what their decision-making processes are, locations of these populations and destination preferences. Further …

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For us, low-skilled labour migration is a great opportunity to improve life for poor people. However, the markets for this labour demand attention because of the abuse and exploitation that is so common in them. The ethics and effectiveness of a system that shifts an extra $10 a month to a Qatari (GDP per capita …

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Seefar conducted an assessment mission in Mali and Niger to produce an action plan for the EU funded Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) program. The GLO.ACT program is a four-year (2015-2019) joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs …

Combating migrant smuggling and human trafficking in Mali and Niger Read More »

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 …

Information for migrants in Europe Read More »

Currently, the issue of modern slavery of Nigerians in the UK is not deeply researched. There is thus a deficit in understanding the issue and preventing Nigerians from being enslaved in the UK. Many of the victims trafficked from Nigeria, mostly young female, are sent to a Nigerian family, an “auntie” (extended relative or not), …

Preventing Nigerians from entering modern slavery in the UK Read More »

Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex challenges arising from instability, food shortages and climatic variations. Denmark has a long history of contributing to national and international efforts to reduce these challenges. In recent years, this has included a Regional Peace and Stabilisation Program for the Sahel, covering Mali, Senegal, Niger and Burkina Faso. Seefar has …

Denmark’s Sahel Engagements Review Read More »

Africa’s Sahel region has faced many challenges in the recent years, although the various crises have been overshadowed by situations in Libya and the Middle East. Denmark’s engagement in the region has been longstanding, with recent years including a Peace and Stabilisation Program, focused on Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Seefar has been supporting Denmark to update the …

Peace and Stability: Programme Design and Management in the Sahel Read More »

In response to the migrant smuggling crisis in the Mediterranean, the Migration Policy Institute asked Seefar to contribute experience and insights into migration pathways to the southern shores of the Mediterranean. The results and conclusions of this study were published in May 2015 (click here). First, the study looked at the process of irregular migration from the …

Innovative Research on Migrant Smuggling to Europe Read More »

For decades, Somalia has been one of the world’s most fragile countries. However, in recent years it has been emerging from more than 20 years of conflict and humanitarian disasters towards a more stable, peaceful and increasingly democratic state. Denmark’s activities in Somalia have aimed to support different aspects of this transition. Seefar is pleased to be a …

Designing the 2015-2018 Somalia Country Programme Read More »

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