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IMI will work in partnership with ICMPD and researchers in the regions on 4 case studies: Libya, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.

Chadian evacuees board a plane to Chad from Central African Republic, February 2014 © International Organization for Migration
Chadian evacuees board a plane to Chad from Central African Republic, February 2014

Migrants in Countries in Crisis is an EU-funded research project that seeks to understand what happens when international migrants are caught up in crises in the countries where they have settled. It aims to provide accessible, methodologically robust and policy relevant data on the immediate impacts and longer-term effects of these crises on migrants, their families and the wider society in the countries of origin.

In particular, we are exploring the implications of the sudden return of migrants and the disruption of migration routes and flows of remittances for the social, economic and political development in the areas of origin. IMI is undertaking this project in collaboration with the Vienna-based International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), working on case studies focused around four host countries: Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Libya and South Africa. It is anticipated that IMI will undertake data collection in four main country of origin sites, namely: Accra, Ghana; Niamey, Niger; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and N’Djamena, Chad. A local partner in South Africa will be contracted to lead the South Africa case study.

Read more about the Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) initiative

Read more about the ICMPD research project

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