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Abuse, protection, and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa’s Mediterranean coast

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Quarterly Mixed Migration Updates (Q2 2020)

Quarterly mixed migration updates on new trends & dynamics covering 7 regions

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COVID-19 global update #5

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About the North Africa Regional Hub

As part of the MMC global network, MMC North Africa works towards the objectives of the MMC by engaging in data collection, research, analysis and policy development on mixed migration.

MMC North Africa provides high-quality information and analysis on the mixed migration patterns and dynamics of people on the move, primarily from West and East Africa to and through countries in North Africa. Its primary objectives are to fill the knowledge gap on mixed migration in the region; to inform programming for refugees and migrants, particularly in the area of protection; and to inform policy-making around the rights and protection of people on the move. The core countries of focus for this region are Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. MMC’s flagship data collection project ‘4Mi’ is implemented in Libya and Tunisia. MMC North Africa collaborates closely with the MMC West Africa and East Africa & Yemen to triangulate the data collected across the hubs and, where possible, to carry out route-based analysis.

Mixed Migration in North Africa

Mixed Migration in North Africa is highly diverse, covering a range of inter and intra-regional movements. Moreover, countries in North Africa occupy pivotal junctures along a number of inter-continental mixed migration routes, including the so-called ‘Western Mediterranean Route’, ‘Central Mediterranean Route’, and ‘Eastern Route’ (in the case of Sudan). Migration experiences vary dramatically across the region given the various level of adherence of states to national and international legal frameworks for migration and refugee protection. Mobility to and through the region includes both temporary, circular movements for seasonal labour, along with more enduring movements for those fleeing violence and conflict, seeking greater access to rights and pursuing a better life. In Libya, where conflict and crisis are protracted conditions, we also see patterns of involuntary immobility of nationals, refugees and migrants alike.

Quarterly Mixed Migration Updates - North Africa

A quarterly update on new trends and dynamics related to mixed migration and relevant policy developments in the region.

Quarterly Mixed Migration Update North Africa, Quarter 2, 2020

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the North Africa (NA) region. The core countries of focus for this region are Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to some of the countries over the rest. The QMMUs offer a quarterly update...

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Donors and Partners

MMC North Africa’s work has been supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF).