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Kpalimé, Togo, West Africa. Photo: peeterv/Getty Images
Kpalimé, Togo, West Africa. Photo: peeterv/Getty Images

While international migration and refugees moving from the 'global South' to the 'global North' receive extensive attention in the media, not least in Europe, there is very little systematic knowledge about refugees' journeys within their countries of origin and to neighboring countries. For, how much do we know about what happens with refugees between when they leave their home and till they reach relative safety somewhere else, across a border or within their own country? What constitutes a refugee journey and what influence refugees' decision making en route?

As part of the CONMIG project on conflict induced migration, PRIO researchers will share insights from a survey conducted with South Sudanese refugees living in settlements in Northern Uganda. The CONMIG project aims to contribute to better understanding of refugees' choices and struggles en route. Analysis of refugee journeys from South Sudan to Uganda based on CONMIG research will be presented. This will be followed by a panel conversation and Q&A with the audience.

A light breakfast will be served from 8:15am.


The panel is monitored by Research Professor Marta Bivand Erdal.