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Migration and Transnational Networks

Founder(s): UNHCR; EC; Stichting Vluchteling
Status: Completed

In November 2012, AREU started its latest research on migration, this time conerning children who face life-threatening risks as they travel to Europe or Australia from Afghanistan. The project aims to gain further knowledge on the specific circumstances and motivations leading Afghan children to engage in unaccompanied migration. It takes a comparative look at high-sending and low-sending communities as well as the ethnicity factor to inform future policy and strategic planning on the issue.
Using a qualitative research methodology, the research may also inform future information campaigns targeting Afghan children and their families and communities in the country of departure (Afghanistan, Iran, or Pakistan), which could be carried out in partnership with other organizations.
Outputs of this project are expected in summer 2013.

Publications from this research project:

Afghans in Peshawar: Migration, Settlements and Social Networks

This case study explored selected communities of Afghans living in Peshawar, covering dif- ferent ethnicities and phases of arrival. It looked at the livelihood strategies and support networks of Afghans who are living in Pakistan, but in this case in Read More

Return to Afghanistan? A Study of Afghans Living in Mashhad, Iran

One of a series, this case study examined Afghan refugees living in Mashhad, Iran, and their attitudes toward repatriation.

Return to Afghanistan? A study of Afghans Living in Zahedan, Iran

One of a series, this case study examined Afghan refugees living in Zahedan, Iran, and their attitudes toward repatriation.

Return to Afghanistan? A Study of Afghans Living in Tehran

This case study examines perceptions and concerns of Afghans in Tehran, Iran, about the prospect of returning to Afghanistan or remaining in Iran in the medium term.

Conference on Afghan Population Movements: Summary Report (Migration and Transnational Networks)

Report of the Conference on Afghan Population Movements, cohosted by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit and the Ministry of Refugee Affairs at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kabul, on 27 April 2005.

Bound for the City: A Study of Rural to Urban Labour Migration in Afghanistan

This report presents findings of a study on rural to urban labour migration in Afghanistan, as it relates to individual and household risk management. This report is based on primary information collected through a survey of 997 individuals in three Read More

Afghans in Karachi: Migration, Settlement and Social Networks

This is a case study of people of Afghan origin residing in Karachi and addresses policy debate concerning migration and mobility between Afghanistan and neighbouring states.

Transnational Networks and Migration from Faryab to Iran

A Faryab to Tehran case study as part of a research project on transnational networks of returning refugees and internally displaced persons.

Transnational Networks and Migration From Herat to Iran

A Herat to Tehran case study as part of a research project on transnational networks of returning refugees and internally displaced persons.

The Kandahar Bus Stand in Kabul: An Assessment of Travel and Labour Migration to Iran and Pakistan

A case study of transnational travellers and the reasons for their migration.