Migration & climate nexus (IOM-MMC Webinar Series)

Virtual (Zoom)

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The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Regional Data Hub for the East and Horn of Africa and the Mixed Migration Centre’s (MMC) Eastern and Southern Africa | Egypt and Yemen Hub are organizing a webinar series over the course of 2023 with the aim to examine the latest research and evidence on key migration trends and dynamics impacting the region. This series also seeks to provide a platform for discussion and information-sharing among policy actors and humanitarian and development actors working with migrants and refugees.

IOM and MMC are pleased to invite you to the fourth and last webinar of the series Migration and Climate Nexus | The Impact of the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis on Regional Mobility Dynamics and Migration Along the Eastern Route which will take place on Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 13:00–14:00 EAT (12:00–13:00 CET).

The Horn of Africa is facing the most severe drought in more than 40 years, affecting an estimated 36 million people. Under the 2022 and 2023 Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen, MMC and IOM have partnered to generate an evidence base on the different mobility patterns linked to the drought crisis. This webinar will examine findings on the impact of the drought on international migration along the Eastern Route towards the Arabian Peninsula, shedding light on the profiles, drivers and mobility patterns of affected Ethiopians interviewed in key points of transit in Somalia and Djibouti. This webinar will also discuss the implications of these findings for programming and policy.


Opening remarksDr. Florian Rehli, First Secretary, Regional Officer Refugees and Migration, Embassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyPresentation of key findingsDr. Ayla Bonfiglio, Regional Head for Eastern and Southern Africa & Egypt and Yemen, MMC
Implications for programmingAndrea Berardi, Emergency Coordinator in Somalia, World Food Programme (WFP)Implications for policyDr. Florian Rehli, First Secretary, Regional Officer Refugees and Migration,Embassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyQ&A