Objectives: The term “migration” is often present in the current public debate, in particular with regard to the crisis of migrants in Europe. The present intervention aims to provide an account of internal and external migration throughout Africa

Methodology: after a review of the quantitative data available on the phenomenon of migrations taking place at global and continental level, the case of the regional crisis in Southern Sudan and the reports of Doctors with Africa CUAMM in the country itself and in the bordering Ethiopia and Uganda, the states that host the largest number of displaced people from South Sudan.

Results: the conclusion highlights a new approach to the migration issue that points to a development process that went beyond emergency management.