imagePhoto | Liban pictured on his Facebook page last year

(Wednesday, May 11, 2016) – Liban Khadar Jama, 24, feels like a very lucky man. He is one of the survivors of the migrant boat disaster tragedy in the Mediterranean in April, in which hundreds drowned.

Liban was a third year law student at the University of Hargeisa in 2015. In the university holidays, he travelled to Ethiopia. While there, he heard that one of his friends from Hargeisa had migrated to Europe. He decided to take a chance and get to Europe as well. He made his way over the course of seven months across Sudan to Egypt.

He told his story by phone from Greece to Radio Ergo’s Fowsiya Omar Barre. She asked him first where he got on the ill-fated boat.

Liban: The migrants were brought together from different places. Twenty one Somalis including me left Alexandria on 7th April by bus. The smugglers took us to stay in different places for five days. On 12th April, we set sail from Tobruk, the coastal city of Libya near the Egyptian border. The small boat we were in cracked and there were big holes so it started to take in water. Three people including a young boy and a girl drowned. We were transferred to another small boat which was already full of migrants. After 15 hours in the water, they brought us to a big boat carrying more than 200 migrants that had been waiting for us on the sea for two days. The big vessel was meant to ferry different groups of migrants like us who were brought by many small boats from different places. Continue reading


The migrants taking on a warzone

The migrants taking on a warzone

Ethiopians head into Yemen while refugees flee the other way

imageNewcomers don’t want to stay long in Obock. In the summer, 50°C temperatures and ferocious sandstorms sear this dusty port in Djibouti’s underdeveloped north. And yet this small town has become a haven for two very different groups. Travelling south are refugees fleeing the war in Yemen, 25 kilometres away across the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. Heading in the opposite direction: Ethiopian migrants taking smugglers’ vessels towards the very same conflict.

Nearly 35,000 people have made the journey southwards across the strait (which translates as ‘Gate of Tears’) to the tiny authoritarian state of Djibouti since March 2015, when Houthi Shia rebels overthrew the Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia responded with a relentless bombing campaign. Just over half are Yemeni. According to the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, which monitors movements between the Horn of Africa and Yemen, the rest are Somali refugees, Djiboutian returnees and other nationalities. Continue reading

Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory | Women’s Day 08 March |


Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory | Women’s Day 08 March |

imageMoment Research & Consultancy | Women and Migration: Incorporating Gender into International Migration Theory | Women’s Day 08 March |

Over the last 25 years, there has been little concerted effort to incorporate gender into theories of international migration. Yet, understanding gender is critical in the migration context. In part because migration theory has traditionally emphasized the causes of international migration over questions of who migrates, it has often failed to adequately address gender-specific migration experiences. Without clear theoretical underpinnings, it becomes difficult to explain, for example, the conditions under which women migrate, or the predominance of women in certain labor flows and not in others. Furthermore, traditional theory fails to help us understand the circumstances that encourage women to become transnational migrants, to enter into trafficking channels, or to seek refugee resettlement. Answering these questions and other more gender-sensitive inquiries requires showing how a seemingly gender-neutral process of movement is, in fact, highly gender-specific and may result in differential outcomes for men and women. Continue reading

Istanbul set to host global meet for humanitarian aid to Somalia

DIPLOMACY > Istanbul set to host global meet for humanitarian aid to Somalia


imageThis file photo taken on July 31, 2011 shows Somali refugees walking in the new Ifo-extension at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. AFP Photo
This file photo taken on July 31, 2011 shows Somali refugees walking in the new Ifo-extension at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. AFP Photo

Istanbul is set to host a global meeting focused on humanitarian aid to Somalia, which is scene to persistently high and alarming levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, with an estimated 4.7 million people – nearly 40 per cent of the Somali population – in need of humanitarian assistance. Continue reading

Durable solutions for refugees prove elusive

Durable solutions for refugees prove elusive

Durable solutions for refugees prove elusive

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Nearly half of all refugees now spend more than five years living in exile

10 July 2015 – Nothing seems to be working to reduce the global refugee burden. Record levels of new displacement are far outpacing the best efforts to resettle, repatriate or integrate refugees, and the humanitarian world appears bereft of solutions.
Syria has reached another grim milestone with the total number of Syrians having fled the conflict now exceeding four million, according to figures released by the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, on Thursday. Continue reading

“Integration policies: Who benefits?” Final event (1st Part) and ( 2nd Part ) Migrant Integration Policy Index YOUTUBE.COM

Watch the video of the ‪#‎MIPEX2015‬ final event, launching the full 2015 version of MIPEX – the reference tool to assess and compare ‪#‎immigrant‬ ‪#‎integration‬ policies in Europe and the developed world.

“Integration policies: Who benefits?” Final event (1st Part)

“Integration policies: Who benefits?” Final event (2nd Part)

M. R. Consultancy – Commento di Journalist’s Resource Dal 14 al 20 giugno 2015

Musulmani in preghiera

Musulmani in preghiera

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Quando ero piccolo digiunavo insieme alla mia nonna paterna. Lei digiunava ogni anno. Io le facevo compagnia quando, prima dell’alba, si alzava per mangiare e così mangiavo insieme a lei. Mi diceva che io ero esente da questo rito perché ero ancora bambino, ma io lo facevo per spirito di emulazione. Mi raccontava di come durante il mese di Ramadan – e non solo – bisogna comportarsi bene e di come bisogna essere corretti col prossimo. Sono cresciuto e ho scoperto che le sue parole erano belle ma che il mondo fuori non era così bello e pacifico.

Giovedì è iniziato il mese sacro del Ramadan, che è uno dei 5 pilastri su cui si fonda l’islam. Il Ramadan dovrebbe essere un mese di digiuno, meditazione, pace e fratellanza. Un mese in cui il mondo musulmano si riposa e in cui il cibo dovrebbe (il condizionale è d’obbligo) abbondare nelle case delle famiglie. Puntualmente accade invece che il mese del Ramadan si macchi di sangue, sangue dei loro stessi fratelli. In Siria non si conta più il numero dei morti, dal 2011 non fa altro che salire e, come se non bastasse, ad aumentare questo numero si sono messi anche i tagliagole dello Stato Islamico. Continue reading

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    Le posizioni razziste che Roberto Calderoli ha espresso sul ministro Cécile Kyenge sono incompatibili con la carica di vicepresidente del Senato della Repubblica italiana.


    Victory VITTORIA! Ieri pomeriggio a Strasburgo abbiamo consegnato al presidente del Parlamento europeo Martin Schulz 130mila firme per chiedere le dimissioni di Mario Borghezio. E siamo stati ricevuti dai capigruppo di socialisti e democratici, popolari, liberali, verdi, comunisti, che, all'unisono hanno espresso vergogna per le dichiarazioni offensive dell'esponente del Carroccio ai danni del ministro dell'Integrazione Cecile Kyenge. La sospensione annunciata oggi di Mario Borghezio dal gruppo Efd del parlamento europeo è la VITTORIA di 130mila cittadini che hanno voluto ribadire un concetto: "fuori il razzismo dal Parlamento europeo". Stefano Corradino