30 March 2017

Regional Focus: Africa


Convened by IGAD, a special summit of regional Heads of State and Government was held on 25 March 2017 to address durable solutions for Somali refugees, the outcome of which was the Nairobi Declaration. For more information, see:

The Containment Chronotrope: The European Refugee 'Crisis' and Shifting Sovereignties in Sub-Saharan Africa, Johannesburg, 11 April 2017 [info]


Access to Socio-Economic Rights for Refugees: A Comparison Across Six African Countries (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, March 2017) [text]
- The countries are DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Can Kenya Ensure National Security While Still Admitting Refugees? (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

*"Fleeing Boko Haram, Thousands Cling to a Road to Nowhere," New York Times, 30 March 2017 [text]

"From Humanitarian Action to Development Aid in Northern Uganda and the Formation of a Humanitarian-development Nexus," Development in Practice, vol. 27, no. 2 (2017) [abstract]
- See also earlier policy brief.

Famine in Somalia: Twice in Six Years? (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Agencies Prepare for Increased Displacement of Drought-Affected Somalis into Ethiopia (IOM, March 2017) [text]

Kenya: Protect Somalis Facing Conflict, Abuses, Drought (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]

New Gambia, New Migration? (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Perilous Terrain: Humanitarian Action at Risk in Mali (MSF, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Impacts on Turkana Hosts: A Social Impact Analysis for Kakuma Town and Refugee Camp, Turkana County, Kenya (World Bank, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related Dev4Peace blog post.

Smuggled South: An Updated Overview of Mixed Migration from the Horn of Africa to Southern Africa with Specific Focus on Protection Risks, Human Smuggling and Trafficking, Briefing Paper, no. 3 (Regional MMS, March 2017) [text]

Towards a Theology of Human Mobility in Africa (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, Feb. 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (17 March 2017)

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