Blog On The Move

Welcome to Nicolette, our new intern at SIHMA office in CT


Oct 13, 2021
Categories: news

SIHMA is extremely pleased to welcome another intern, Nicolette Pérez Verwer, to our team. Nicolette will work with the team at the Cape Town Office for the next three months. She will contribute to communications and research, while learning more on migration, refugees’ and migrants’ rights, and on human mobility thoughout Africa. Nicolette’s internship will be a precious contribution to SIHMA’s mission to conduct and disseminate information about research that contributes to the understanding of human mobility and informs...

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SIHMA’s New Partner in Sierra Leone


Oct 12, 2021
Categories: Articles SIHMA

For SIHMA, involvement in projects across the African Continent in different areas related to migration is always a source of new perspectives, different working models and enriching humanitarian collaborations. Understanding the different personal contexts of each migrant is important when developing protection and intervention projects with the most vulnerable populations. For this reason, SIHMA's collaboration with different institutions seeks to reinforce the fabric of stability and development that all social actors are working to build. Although...

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September 2021 - Press Review


Oct 07, 2021
Categories: press review

  NATIONAL COVERAGE   Refugees in Cape Town giving up hope of home affairs or police assistance, would rather leave SA Daily Maverick -  29/09/2021 After two years of sitting-in and protesting outside the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) office in Cape Town, about 800 refugees have moved back into their communities. The refugees were protesting against xenophobia in South Africa and demanding UNHCR assist and send them to a different...

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Migration issues from different perspectives


Oct 05, 2021
Categories: news

This blog post reflects on the most recent edition of the African Human Mobility Review (AHMR). The AHMR is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed on-line and in print journal created to encourage and facilitate the study of all aspects  of human mobility in Africa (socio-economic, political, legislative and developmental). Through the publication of original research, policy discussions and evidence-based research papers, the AHMR provides a comprehensive forum devoted exclusively to the analysis of contemporaneous trends, migration patterns and some of...

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107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees


Sep 28, 2021
Categories: Articles Migrants Refugees

Human mobility is as old as human existence, with people moving from one place to the other for a myriad of reasons premised on the push and pull factors of mobility. While some move voluntarily from one country to another, others are forced to flee their home country to escape violence and persecution. With changes in world politics, ever-increasing political tensions, climate change, diseases, and globalization together with advances in communication and transportation, the world is experiencing an...

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Ginevra Gianardi: 'From Rome to Cape Town, my internship experience at SIHMA’


Sep 14, 2021
Categories: news

The Scalabrini Insitute for Human mobility in Africa was very greatful to collaborate with Ginevra Gianardi, one of our interns at SIHMA from November 2020 to April 2021, who collaborated remotely in research and communication. It is precious for our team to have young students who are passionate about migration and human rights, who want to learn more and share their knowledge and skills with our Research Institute. Ginevra was born and raised in Rome, Italy....

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