Journeys Project: Highlights & Updates
Our November 2021 selection of monthly highlights & updates in case you missed them!
Over the last four years, the Journeys Project has worked with migrants to share their stories, researchers to share their analyses, and experts to share recommendations to better understand the costs and survival strategies of refugees’ journeys. Here, we want to revisit some of the project’s work.
As countries across the globe crack down on immigration, migrants and refugees are forced to uncover new travel routes in search of safety and stability. Charlie Bentley’s series, The Other Migration, examines the journey of migrants from Africa and Asia as they travel across the world to South America and up through Central America. Part one of this three-part series examines who is traveling on this migration route and why.
ESSAYS & ARTICLES
“If you know what it’s like to sleep in a jungle, hearing the animals, sleeping on leaves, getting wet . . . I can’t wish that upon anyone—even my enemies.”
Dr. Holly Ritchie and Julie Zollmann offer deeper insights into the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic in urban refugee communities in Kenya over 2020-2021.
“I did not know what Europe was nor where it was, but I knew I had to leave.”
A passionate teacher and his family flee conflict to face the brutality of the Darién Gap.
The Displacement Series is a multimedia storytelling project examining the costs of survival for refugees as they traverse the planet and re-identify home.
“Overwhelmingly, we heard that refugees are limited in their pursuit of financial health by Kenya’s delays and failures to ensure foundational rights, in particular free movement, de facto rights to work, efficient issuance of status and identity documents, unhindered access to mainstream financial services, and predictable paths to permanent solutions.”
This research report shares the FIND research in Kenya where our team set out to understand the financial lives of refugees, focused mostly in Nairobi, exploring the possibilities for financial services to support refugees’ journeys towards resilience and self-reliance.