Inter-state and multilateral collaboration on migration and mobility in the post-Valetta era: Key issues

This article aims to examine key patterns and issues in inter-state and multilateral collaboration on migration and mobility in the post-Valletta era. The article will also look at the interplay between states and regional institutions in the formulation and implementation of normative policy frameworks as well as the successes and challenges in the post-Valletta Summit.

The impact of externalization and securitization of border protection and asylum processes

This article looks at the impact of externalization and securitization of border protection and asylum processes within the context of migration and mobility. The article will briefly look at greater risks for refugees and migrants, the impact of human trafficking and smuggling, and some of the emerging issues from the field of migration and mobility.

What does closing the Dadaab refugee camp mean?

Kenya’s decision to close down the Dadaab refugee camp and repatriate about 340,000 refugees back to Somalia has finally been reached albeit without the blessings of the international community and aid organizations. The reason given by Kenya are concerns over its security, illicit trade and environmental degradation. This new development means that the issue at hand is no longer whether or not to close down the camp but how to repatriate the refugees back to Somalia and signifies the onset of more onerous and complex challenges for Kenya.

No Lessons Learned: Europe's unconditional engagement with the Eritrean regime

This article reflects on the patterns of EU cooperation with Eritrea, a process which has interestingly been dominated by the Eritrean leadership to an astonishing degree, and analyses the prospects of renewed cooperation between Europe and Eritrea: is there any chance that this renewed cooperation will lead to reforms which could curb the current mass exodus?

The Valletta Summit and the Eritrean refugee crisis

Eritrea is one of the major source countries of refugees. It occupies a central place in contemporary debate on global migration. By taking a closer look at one particular concern related to the Eritrean refugee crisis, this article critically examines one major shortcoming of the commitments spelled out in the outcome documents of the 2015 Valetta Summit on Migration.


This joint publication of the ISSP and Sahan foundation is a comprehensive and detailed study of human smuggling and trafficking operations and networks in the Horn of Africa. It also draws on data derived from law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the region. It is also extremely interesting in terms of the light it sheds on the linkages between human trafficking and smuggling networks and ceratin state agencies in the region. This study would a very useful resource for researchers and students specializing on migration and refugee flows in the region.
This is an extremely gripping and harrowing first-hand account of the travails of a Somali migrant attempting the route through Sudan, Libya and across the Mediterranean into Europe. The first person narrative format makes this story an intense and wrenching experience.
This is an interesting research study of the drivers and dynamics that animate Somali youth migrants and refugees to travel to Europe. It provides a view of migration and refugee mobility from the perspective of those who undertake these hazardous journeys and their families. It also provides useful information about the modalities of human smuggling from Somalia across the Horn into Libya.