Refugee Policy in Sudan 1967-1984

Author: Peter Woodward

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1789205751

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Based on the work of Ahmed Karadawi, Refugee Policy in Sudan discusses Sudanese government policy towards the refugee flows from Ethiopia into the Eastern Region of Sudan in theperiod 1967 to 1984, arguing that there were two underlying assumptions behind successive governments' policies: that refugees were considered a security threat and a socio-economic burden. In response,the policies incorporated the Organization of African Unity norms, which offered a platform to depoliticise the refugees, equally with the international conventions relating to refugees, which assured the externalization of responsibility and access to aid. This prescription, however, ignored the dynamism of the conflict that continued to generate refugees - and, as numbers accumulated in Sudan, the international aid regime did not act as a willing partner of the government. The consequences of a sizeable refugee population revealed a serious conflict of priorities, not only within the Sudanese government of the day, but also between the government and aid donors - thus, the objectives of the government policy were seriously undermined.

Refugees and Forced Migrants in Africa and the EU

Comparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions

Author: Elisabeth Wacker,Ulrich Becker,Katharina Crepaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658245387

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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The so-called ‘refugee crisis’ represents one of the biggest contemporary political and social challenges. Although many African countries have been dealing with forced migratory and refugee movements for decades, their experiences have so far largely been neglected in the predominantly Eurocentric public debate. The present volume aims to bridge this gap by providing comparative African and European perspectives from different disciplines, highlighting the challenges but also potential mutual benefits of social diversification, and offering an insight into possible solution strategies.

The Migration-Displacement Nexus

Patterns, Processes, and Policies

Author: Khalid Koser,Susan Martin

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857451928

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The "migration-displacement nexus" is a new concept intended to capture the complex and dynamic interactions between voluntary and forced migration, both internally and internationally. Besides elaborating a new concept, this volume has three main purposes: the first is to focus empirical attention on previously understudied topics, such as internal trafficking and the displacement of foreign nationals, using case studies including Afghanistan and Iraq; the second is to highlight new challenges, including urban displacement and the effects of climate change; and the third is to explore gaps in current policy responses and elaborate alternatives for the future.

Migration by Boat

Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion and Survival

Author: Lynda Mannik

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785331019

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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At a time when thousands of refugees risk their lives undertaking perilous journeys by boat across the Mediterranean, this multidisciplinary volume could not be more pertinent. It offers various contemporary case studies of boat migrations undertaken by asylum seekers and refugees around the globe and shows that boats not only move people and cultural capital between places, but also fuel cultural fantasies, dreams of adventure and hope, along with fears of invasion and terrorism. The ambiguous nature of memories, media representations and popular culture productions are highlighted throughout in order to address negative stereotypes and conversely, humanize the individuals involved.

The Agendas of Tibetan Refugees

Survival Strategies of a Government-in-Exile in a World of International Organizations

Author: Thomas Kauffmann

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382836

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Since the arrival of the first Tibetans in exile in 1959, a vast and continuous wave of international – especially Western – support has permitted these refugees to survive and even to flourish in their temporary places of residence. Today, these Tibetan refugees continue to attract assistance from Western governments, organizations and individuals, while other refugee populations are largely forgotten in the international agenda. This book shows and discusses how Tibetan refugees continue to attract resources, due, notably, to the dissemination of their political and religious agendas, as well as how a movement of Western supporters, born in very different conditions, guaranteed a unique relationship with these refugees.

Immigration and asylum

from 1900 to the present

Author: Matthew J. Gibney,Randall Hansen

Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc

ISBN: 9781576077962

Category: Social Science

Page: 1095

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