A Region on the Move: Migration trends in the East & Horn of Africa, 2017

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 12 Apr 2018

Introduction

In 2017, migration in the East and Horn of Africa continued to be driven by a range of factors including conflict, insecurity, extreme weather conditions, political unrest, the youth bulge, and uneven economic growth. This report outlines key trends that have been observed, with a focus on forced displacement, mixed migration, and resettlement movements. Noteworthy developments on the policy front are also highlighted, including the adoption of instruments to promote the free movement of Africans on the African continent as well as consultations on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM). Unless indicated otherwise, the East and Horn of Africa refers to Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The term migrant is used to cover people in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, people moving irregularly for economic reasons, trafficked persons, and refugees). If the caseload only refers to refugees or asylum seekers, it will be clearly indicated.

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