05 February 2021

Regional Focus: Africa


Survey: The Impact of Covid-19 on Refugee Protection in Africa [info]
- Note: The focus is on Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe. No deadline specified.

Blog posts & press:

The civil war in Ethiopia: death, displacement and a humanitarian crisis (MPC Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Ethiopian government must allow full humanitarian access to Tigray (African Arguments, Feb. 2021) [text]

Histories of Refuge Blog Series (Africa is a Country, Nov. 2020-present) [access]
- "Looks at how people have migrated, sought refuge, and settled, in and out of Africa."

Remarks by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at the press conference in Addis Ababa (UNHCR, Feb. 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The Central African Republic in Crisis: Critical Measures to Address Humanitarian and Security Needs (Refugees International, Feb. 2021) [text]

Emergency Transit Mechanism: Factsheet (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Describes evacuation programme from Libya to Niger.

“Environmental Change, Conflicts and Internal Displacement as Destabilizing Factors to Food Security in Sudan,” Journal of Internal Displacement, vol. 10, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Humanitarian Remains: Erasure and the everyday of camp life in Northern Uganda" Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 17 Jan. 2021 [open access]

Kanere: Kakuma News Reflector (Feb. 2021) [full-text]
- News and views from Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya.

Mali: Rapport sur les déplacements (IOM, Dec. 2020) [text]

Mixed migration consequences of the Tigrayan crisis (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2021) [text]

Mozambique Policy Brief: Overview of land access and its uses by refugees and hosts living in the Maratane Refugee Camp (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Nouvelles dynamiques migratoires au Sénégal: Situation sur la reprise de la route ouest-africaine (IOM, Oct. 2019; posted Jan. 2021) [text]


International migration and the politics of naming displacement in the Biafran War, 27 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Part of RSC Seminar Series on "Refugee Histories in the Global South."

Video recordings of Africa-specific sessions held as part of the "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:
- Can the Global Compact ease East Africa’s refugee burden?, 19 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Local Integration of Refugees: The Southern African Experience, 19 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Strategies on Refugee Protection in Southern Africa, 19 Jan. 2021 [access]


AMMODI Recommends [access]
- New "interactive resource for accessing Africa-based scholarship on African migration, mobility, and displacement... ."

Quarterly Bulletin of Recent Publications on the Topic of Refugees in African History (Refugees in African History H-Net Cross-Network Project, Jan. 2021) [text]
- Bibliography of recent publications.

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