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In The Horn of Africa, Irregular Migration Means Dashed Hopes


In the district of Meiso Woreda, about four hours south-east of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, it hasn’t rained in two years and nomadic pastoralists have lost nearly all the animals they rely on to live.  In order to survive, they are obliged to group around fixed settlements far from their usual pastures to access a water hole and food distribution. 

Robert Paiva
Robert Paiva recently retired from IOM after nearly 30 years holding senior positions in Geneva, New York and San Jose, Costa Rica. Prior to that, he was a US diplomat in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. His entire career was devoted to migration and refugee issues.
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