The report explores the role of information and information campaigns in migrants’ decisions in transit. A key finding in the study is that all informants had access to smartphones and were active users of social media. The migrants’ access to this technology provides a solid base for communication that potentially also includes government and NGO actors. The researchers found that although the migrants were sympathetic to the framing of the content, they felt that they already had the information they needed. The interviews also revealed that the migrants experienced several strong push factors in transit, creating the general perception of Khartoum as a place that “everyone wants to leave.” The study also found that smugglers are often integral parts of migrant communities. Information on travel routes, smugglers, and prospects in Europe was easily available to transit migrants in Khartoum.
Contractor: Institute for Social Research
Contracting authority: Ministry of Justice and Public Security