Migrants & refugees are good for economies

Esraa at work in the Stitch by Stitch workshop. © UNHCR/Gordon Welters

Research published in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, suggests that asylum seekers are not a “burden” for Western European countries. Instead, it suggests that as ‘asylum seekers become permanent residents, their macroeconomic impacts become positive.’ Science Advances […]

China & African Aid & Development

http://chinaafrica-podcast.com/about

The China in Africa weekly podcast with Shanta Bloemen, Eric and Cobus considers China’s new aid agenda in Africa. Bloemen spent more than 20 years working in Africa and Asia with UNICEF. Together they explore how the entire philosophy about […]

Refugee Training in Uganda

Jacob Nhial (in white shirt) is one of 900,000 South Sudanese who have fled their country since 2013. Photo NRC/ Wairimu Munyinyi-Wahome

Jacob Nhial is one of the thousands of refugees who have fled South Sudan into Uganda. In addition to being a refugee, Jacob works with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) as a community contact person.  Insiders perspective Drawing from his […]

Uganda Humanitarian Situation

https://www.unicef.org/uganda.html

Uganda is Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country.  In addition to conflict, refugees have recently experienced a cholera outbreak. As a consequence, there have been forty deaths, while cholera has affected over 2,000 people. Between January and March 2018, 60,000 refugees arrived […]

Niger and Policy Experiments

https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/articles/2018/05/22/niger-europes-migration-laboratory

Niger is a West African landlocked country. Despite being considered a stable country it is surrounded by countries that are directly affected by conflict. Insufficient access to livelihoods and problems with having civil documentation issued are just some of the challenges […]

Pressure on US Sanctuary Jurisdictions

As a member of the HTIL Research Team, I just want to offer a short interpretative précis of an excellent MPI report by Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter. Trump Administration Ratchets up Pressure on “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions Migration Information Source February […]

Special Focus Refugees and Labour

Refugee Review Volume III

The ESPMI Network releases its third edition of Refugee Review, an open-source, peer-reviewed journal that aims to showcase unique perspectives and emerging voices in refugee studies. In this edition, they are pleased to present 18 academic articles, practitioner reports and […]