Relationships in Transit

Local communities’ interactions with transiting migrants along the Eastern Route in Djibouti and the Somaliland region

This study focuses on the dynamics between local communities and migrants in key transit locations along the Eastern Route in Djibouti and the Somaliland region, from the Horn of Africa to the Arabian Peninsula. The objective is to inform programming and policy which is community and area-based, inclusive, and sustainable. The findings are based on primary quantitative and qualitative data collected in Obock, Tadjourah, and Hargeisa, in July and early August 2022. Through an in-depth examination of community dynamics, the study presents multiple perspectives on relations between local communities and migrants.

This study is based on a collaboration between the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This project aims to contribute to Strategic Objective 4 of the Migrant Response Plan (MRP) for the Horn of Africa 2021-2024: building evidence, partnerships, and coordination to enhance the humanitarian response and migration management throughout the migration route.


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