Ethiopia has been a focus country for EU directives and IOM action plans to control irregular migration towards South Africa, Libya and the Middle East. The Ethiopian government has outlawed many kinds of migrant smugglers and brokers and their businesses have gone underground. There is now a large migration industry of smugglers, informal brokers and other actors who help migrants navigate border controls. Together with the University of Sussex, we have produced a comic about the relationships between migrants and those who mediate migration are complex with the power shifting between the migrant and broker at different points of the journey. You can also download a PDF of the comic.
09 Oct 2019