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Protection risks facing migrants, refugees and returnees in Ethiopia

Protection risks facing migrants, refugees and returnees in Ethiopia

MIXED MIGRATION CENTRE, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a GBP 21 million programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aiming to enhance the protective environment for migrants and would-be migrants whilst reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.

Meraki Labs designed and produced a mixed-methods protection analysis to determine the protection risks faced by migrants, would-be migrants, as well as camp and out-of-camp Somali and Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia considering onward movement. Meraki Labs provided programming recommendations aiming to strengthen the protective element of migration programming, focusing on harm reduction and integration services for returnees.

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

Mixed Migration Consortium Theory of Change

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, ETHIOPIA

The Ethiopia Migration Programme (EMP) is a GBP 21 million programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), aiming to enhance the protective environment for migrants and would-be migrants whilst reducing unsafe irregular migration through and from Ethiopia.

Meraki Labs worked with the consortium to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in the Theory of Change and propose revisions and refinements which could increase the impact of the programming.

Global Strategy for Humanitarian Sector Prioritization, Selection, and Investment

Global Strategy for Humanitarian Sector Prioritization, Selection, and Investment

DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, Global

Danish Refugee Council has a presence in 40 countries, with a budget of approximately 400 million USD. The organisation uses a beneficiary-centred framework based on a holistic understanding of the stages of displacement that allows a flexible approach to individual country programmes. As a result, DRC works across 13 sectors humanitarian sectors.
Meraki Labs conducted a strategic evaluation of DRC’s global level programming and supported the organisation in streamlining its programmatic approach. Meraki Labs conducted an in-depth analysis, engaged with senior management and developed a set of options for the global Senior Management Team.

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

Evaluation of ECHO Funded Multisectoral Project

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DANISH REFUGEE COUNCIL, IRAQ

DRC Iraq provided multi-sectoral support in camp management, protection, shelter, WASH and livelihoods, across eleven governorates in Iraq, with support from ECHO.

Meraki Labs conducted an end-line evaluation including conducting key informant interviews with staff and stakeholders as well as focus group discussions with beneficiaries. The project was evaluated along OECD criteria, and the team was supported in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and learning from the evaluation.

Iran Country Protection Strategy

Iran Country Protection Strategy

RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, IRAN

Iran currently hosts over 1 million registered Afghan refugees, and up to 2 million unregistered Afghans. The Government of Iran has made significant advances in providing education and health care to refugee populations, but most are still subject to stigma, discrimination, and protection risks.

Meraki Labs supported Relief International in identifying key protection issues and developing priorities for programming, ultimately resulting in a revised Country Protection Strategy. Meraki Labs worked closely with Relief International to support capacity of staff to implement the strategy, including training and engagement with protection and complimentary sector staff.