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New TRAFIG publication \ Identifying third-country solutions for refugees: The promise of complementary pathways

New TRAFIG publication \ Identifying third-country solutions for refugees: The promise of complementary pathways

In light of the increasing numbers of people displaced and the duration of displacement globally, complementary pathways stand to offer an important tool for expanding solutionsto protracted displacement. (UNHCR, 2019). TRAFIG Policy Brief 3 illustrates how facilitating movement for forced migrants ... Read more

New TRAFIG publication \

New TRAFIG publication \ "It’s been almost 10 years, and we still have nowhere else to go" - Protracted displacement of Syrian refugees in Jordan

Syrian refugees’ stay in Jordan has become increasingly protracted, with the durable solutions of return in safety and dignity, local integration and resettlement remaining out of reach for most. TRAFIG Working Paper No. 6 investigates key dimensions of figurations of displacement in Jordan: conne... Read more

New TRAFIG publication \ Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia: How networks help to move out of protracted displacement

New TRAFIG publication \ Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia: How networks help to move out of protracted displacement

Eritrea has been in the top ten list of source countries for cross-border displacements throughout the last decade. In 2019, over half a million refugees came from the six million population country. TRAFIG working paper no. 5 examines the case of forced migration from Eritrea to Ethiopia as one o... Read more

New TRAFIG publication \ Displaced persons’ networks in the DR Congo

New TRAFIG publication \ Displaced persons’ networks in the DR Congo

Press Release, 21.12.2020

The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is trapped in protracted conflict. As a result of this, many inhabitants of Bukavu have experienced displacement in their lives or have seen loved ones being forced to leave their places of origin. TRAFIG working paper no... Read more

First annual review of EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project TRAFIG

First annual review of EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project TRAFIG

People living in protracted displacement situations are a highly vulnerable—this is not only visible during the Covid-19-pandemic. The EU-funded research project TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) aims at generating new knowledge to help develop solutions for protracted displacement ... Read more

Learning from the past–Protracted displacement in the post-World War II period

Learning from the past–Protracted displacement in the post-World War II period

From a historical perspective, efforts to resolve specific protracted displacement situations have been diverse since World War II and the massive growth of displacement in the Global South from the late 1970s onwards. With a focus on the Horn of Africa, East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia,... Read more

Governing protracted displacement

Governing protracted displacement

An analysis across global, regional and domestic contexts

The multiple contemporary crises that have led to protracted displacement of about 16 million people show not only the limits of a tight definition of the legal notion of ‘refugee’ but also highlight the gaps in international protection ... Read more

Launch of TRAFIG Policy Brief

Launch of TRAFIG Policy Brief "Governing protracted displacement"

The international regime governing displacement shows a number of gaps, most notably with regard to (internally) displaced people who are not covered by the definition of refugee of the Refugee Convention. These protection gaps translate into solution gaps for displaced people. In TRAFIG Policy Bri... Read more

Launch of  Working Paper Transnational Figurations

Launch of Working Paper Transnational Figurations

Conceptualising protracted displacement and translocal connectivity through a process-oriented perspective

The EU-funded project TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) aims to contribute to the development of alternative solutions to protracted displacement that are tailored to the n... Read more

Policy Roundtable in Brussels \ What solutions for Protracted Displacement?

Policy Roundtable in Brussels \ What solutions for Protracted Displacement?

The policy roundtable “What solutions for Protracted Displacement?” was organised on May 22, 2019 in Brussels by the International Centre for Migration and Policy Development (ICMPD) and BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion). This event provided a space for 36 participants from a varie... Read more

Launch of TRAFIG Website

Launch of TRAFIG Website

TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation project. Recently, the project launched its website (https://trafig.eu/), which informs the public about key insights of its work.

“TRAFIG aims at generating new knowledge on protracted displa... Read more

New international research project TRAFIG\Creative solutions to the challenge of forced displacement

On 17 December, the Compact on Refugees will be adopted at the UN General Assembly in New York. One of the central goals of the Compact on Refugees is to improve the protection and resilience of refugees and to enhance trust and cooperation between refugees and host communities. With the new researc... Read more