Outspoken but Unheard

How diasporas in Europe shape migration along the Central Mediterranean Sea route

There is limited understanding on the relationship between diaspora in Europe and refugees and migrants in mixed migration flows along the Central Mediterranean Sea route (CMR). Hence, this new research report aims to explore the relationship by looking at the way diaspora in Europe shape the decision making of refugees and migrants from Mali, Eritrea and Bangladesh. The research was conducted by REACH in collaboration with the Mixed Migration Centre and is based on semi-structured interviews with 30 refugees and migrants, 45 diaspora members and 7 informant interviews in Italy.


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