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The Severe Effect of COVID-19 on Jobs for Migrants and Refugees

May 26, 2020
Categories: news

Albeit a slower start compared to European countries, COVID-19 has rapidly shown the long-term impact on both health and socioeconomic sectors in African countries. Vulnerable populations, especially migrants and refugees have experienced multiple disadvantages because of the swift imposed lockdown. Many migrants across the continent work in the informal sector, often have family members who rely on remittances, and are not eligible for government aid1. The impact of decreased remittances is, and threatens to be, devastating, for instance...

New intern at SIHMA, Felipa Schmidt

May 19, 2020
Categories: news

In this peculiar time SIHMA managed to face the quarantine time by starting the collaboration with a new intern that will work for SIHMA remotely from her home country. She was supposed to arrive at the beginning of the year to start her experience as an intern for research and communications, but Covid-19 crisis changed the plans. So we are more than welcome to have Felipa now in our team who will collaborates from Germany for...

Media and Migration: 2020 World Press Photo Contest Winners

May 12, 2020
Categories: Articles

The 16th of April 2020 World Press Photo announced the winners of the 63rd annual edition photo competition. The World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious competition that honors photojournalism. In recent years, the European migration crisis has been the focus of many winning images. Like past years, the trend of migration in this year’s nominations continued. Different to years prior, this year also highlighted protests that took place in Africa. The winning photograph, Straight Voices,...

Press Review April 2020

May 07, 2020
Categories: press review

National Coverage   Covid-19 is not a reason to hunt down illegal immigrants - April 29th 2020 Thousands of people in South Africa are being excluded from government relief programs simply because they lack the legal requirements to be in the country. In the spirit of unity, this has to change. The lockdown in many countries in Africa, including Nigeria and South Africa, risks threatening the livelihoods...

Counter Trafficking in Persons Workshop in Johannesburg

May 05, 2020
Categories: Event

From the 10th to the 13th of March SIHMA Executive Director Fr. Filippo participated in the Counter Trafficking in Persons Workshop in Johannesburg at the Good Shepherd Retreat Centre in Hartbeespoort.  The Workshop was organized by the Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Office. The CTIP is a program of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life that aims to give tools in prevention and protection to combat Human...

AHMR Vol.6 N.1 is now available!

Apr 29, 2020

Find here the new AHMR issue African Human Mobility Review (AHMR) is one of the few peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the field of migration in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of AHMR is to publish up-to-date, high-quality and original research papers alongside relevant and insightful reviews. As such, the journal aspires to be vibrant, engaging and accessible, and at the same time integrative and challenging. At the moment, AHMR publishes... vol 6 n 1 COVER IMAGE.jpg