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New report from the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) released at the Global Refugee ForumĀ 

16 December 2019

Supported by the EU Trust Fund, the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) has today, 16 December, released its report, Comprehensive Refugee Responses in the Horn of Africa: Regional Leadership on Education, Livelihoods and Durable Solutions at the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva.  

The report summarises the key findings and recommendations of a study conducted in 2019 which considered the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) and the role of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

The report focuses on both the positive impact and potential challenges CRRF implementation has had and will have on education, jobs and livelihoods and durable solutions in each country. It recognises that IGAD has been vital in helping to mobilise political attention and commitment for action on displacement issues. 

The report contains 9 key recommendations for local and national governments, policy makers, donors, communities and sectors to work towards durable solutions in the region for refugees. 

Read the report here

Laura Hammond, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, will be moderating two plenary High-Level Dialogues at the Global Refugee Forum, one on Comprehensive Responses, with speakers including Hon Hillary Obaloker Onek, Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Republic of Uganda and Carolina Recinos de Bernal, Presidential Commissioner for Operationa and Government Cabinet of El Salvador.  The other will be on Solutions and will include Susan Grace Duku, representative of refugee women from the Refugee Engagement Forum, Uganda; Ambassador José Valencia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Ecuador; Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden; and António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration.

About the Research and Evidence Facility (REF)

Supported by the EU Trust Fund, the Research and Evidence Facility (REF) on migration in the Horn Of Africa is a research consortium led by SOAS University of London with partners the University of Manchester and Sahan Research, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The REF was created to conduct research relating to migration and displacement dynamics, drivers, and implications in the greater Horn of Africa Region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda).

Find out more: https://www.soas.ac.uk/ref-hornresearch/