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Ifri Paris
from 18:00 to 19:30
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Ouganda - réfugiés du Sud-Soudan
Ouganda - réfugiés du Sud-Soudan

Migration in East Africa: A Regional Challenge and a Global Issue

The arrivals of refugees from East Africa in Europe have continued to increase since 2015. However, this situation should not gloss over the fact that migration is mainly a regional phenomenon: East Africa, alongside Middle East, hosts currently more refugees than any other regions in the world.

By looking beyond the usual Eurocentric perspective on the phenomenon, this conference seeks to analyze the responses that have been brought forward by states of the region and international organizations on the ground, and to gain a better understanding of the diversity and complexity of regional migration dynamics, especially with the Sudanese case.


Azza A. Abdel Aziz Yacoub, researcher at the Centre for Economic, Judicial, and Social Study and Documentation (CEDEJ) of Khartoum

Jeffrey Labovitz, East Africa Regional Representative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Clélie Nallet, Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre, IFRI

Matthieu Tardis, Research Fellow at the Centre for Migration and Citizenship, IFRI


The conference will take place in English.



27, rue de la Procession 75015 Paris
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For more information on the debate, please contact Clélie Nallet, nallet@ifri.org

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