Rumours about Germany is a website from the German Federal Foreign Office that offers current and potential migrants reliable information to counter inaccurate information and rumours spread by people smugglers and traffickers.
Free Movement UK provides good quality and clear information on EU migration law in the UK to people affected by immigration control. They offer blog posts, training courses, a forum and legal advice in partnership with Seraphus Solicitors.
European Parliament Migration Infographics is an informative website from the European Parliamentary Research Service. It provides statistics and infographics on irregular border crossings into the EU; asylum applications and decisions; different asylum procedures within the member states; EU budget on migration, and definitions of some key concepts, such as asylum seeker, Frontex or irregular migrants.
The Migrant Project uses channels that are easiest to access and most influential among likely migrant communities. That includes talking in person or over the phone to a counselor in your own language; a website optimized for browsing on a smartphone; social media and facebook page; or informational events hosted in local communities. The Migrant Project is active on the ground in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
‘Secret Spectacles, the Story of a Migrant Spy’ is the story of an undercover migrant from Ghana who, after having heard about West African migrants dying on their way to Europe on the radio, decided to put himself in the hands of human smugglers. He traveled 3,000 miles across the desert to document the atrocities many migrants have to face during their journeys. The story has been produced by Joel Gunter and featured in The Guardian, both written and as a radio documentary.
InfoMigrants is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life. InfoMigrants is available in five languages: French, Arabic, English, Dari, and Pashto. The website features ‘personal stories’ of migrants who share their stories.
‘A Deadly Journey for Children’ is a report from UNICEF published in 2015, as part of a series of publications highlighting the challenges faced by children in various crisis situations. It focuses on refugee and migrant children and women transiting the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Europe. The briefing presents findings on the sexual violence, exploitation, abuse, and detention they suffer.
‘Migration Control’ is a transnational and cooperative research project from the German newspaper Taz. More than 25 journalists, academics and freelancers have been researching since 2016 the impacts of migration policies of the Europen Union in 21 countries. They wanted to explore what is being done to prevent migration, how much money does it actually flow, which consequences does this have for people in Africa and who the winners and losers of this policy are.
‘MigApp’ is an app tailored to migrants launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It provides information on risks related to irregular migration, visa regulations, health guidelines, migrant’s rights, and government policies.
Refugee.info is a project from the NGO Signpost. The platform provides information on different topics, such as work permissions, health services or education for migrants in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Italy. Signpost has developed different apps and services which, through a portfolio of digital tools, provide accurate, accessible and timely information that matters most to people affected by conflict and disaster.
The Alarm Phone is a hotline for boat people in distress in the Mediterranean sea. It is not a rescue number, but an alarm number to support rescue operations
Open Migration aims to provide quality information on refugees and migrations, to fill a gap in public opinion and in the media. Migrations tell the strongest story of our time. Open Migration chooses to tell this story through data.
W2eu.info provides independent information for refugees and migrants coming to Europe on rights, policies and border situations of almost every country of the EU, in English, French, Arab and Farsi.
Trace the Face is a cooperative project of several National Red Cross Societies in Europe, which are publishing photos both of people who are missing their relatives and pictures of missing migrants in the hope to reconnect families.
The DAAD Information Center in Accra offers information on the procedures and requirements involved in the process of gaining admission to a German university. The Information Centre organizes a monthly introductory session on study and research opportunities in Germany.
Mastersportal is an online education searching platform that lists Master programs worldwide. If you are a student from Ghana, you will need the Visa Type D / Residence Permit to study in Germany.
scalingfences Voices of irregular migrant Africans to Europe- For many who choose the path of irregular migration, the inheritance of a brighter future at home in Africa seems out of reach. Disinherited from Africa’s promise and seeing no viable path toward the higher aspirations they hold for themselves, a growing number of educated, driven young Africans are opting to migrate irregularly to Europe in search of greater opportunity.
The largest flow of modern African migration funnels through a single country — Libya. Coming from the south, migrants flee the vestiges of wars that have left entire nations in ruin. From the east, they escape a life of indefinite military servitude and violent conflict. From the west, they evade destitution and governments that arbitrarily jail whomever they please.