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Self-Reliance/ Refugee Economies | February 2017 | World Bank & UNHCR

This report provides an original analysis of the economic and social impact of refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp on their Turkana hosts. The methodology authors have developed enables stakeholders to run policy scenarios in a rigorous manner, ranging from encampment to decampment (i.e. camp closure) scenarios, and the potential to apply this methodology in other refugee situations around the world is particularly advantageous.

Stocktaking of global forced displacement

Research Reports & Studies | February 2017 | World Bank & UNHCR

Large amounts of data on forced displacement are collected and disseminated each year and used to inform policy and programming by humanitarian and development actors. This paper reviews the various sources of data on forced displacement and assesses how these can be improved to enable more effective analysis and assistance by development actors.


Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | February 2017 | Forced Migration Review

This issue reflects on the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates surrounding the management and use of resettlement as a durable solution for refugees.

The right to the city for urban displaced in Tanzania

Solutions in urban contexts | January 2017 | International Rescue Committee

This report from IRC presents an analysis of the challenges that displaced populations face in accessing services and achieving self-reliance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a developing and fast-growing city. The findings and recommendations, intended primarily for humanitarian actors, are derived from qualitative research conducted in Dar es Salaam between March and October 2016. This research draws upon the perspectives and experiences of urban displaced, Tanzanians, local and national government, and organizations directly involved with urban refugee programming in the city.

A systematic review of the drivers of violence against displaced populations in urban crisis

Solutions in urban contexts | January 2017 | International Rescue Committee

This report provides a systematic review of how urban displaced are exposed to drivers of violence unique to urban areas as well as others shared across a variety of humanitarian settings, including refugee camps.

Africa Report on Internal Displacement

Internal displacement development | December 2016 | IDMC

Launched with the support from the African Union and the Norwegian Refugee Council, the report focusing on Africa, expands on data and analysis available on Internal Displacement including new figures from the first half of 2016.

Refugee Returns to Towns and Cities in Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire

Solutions in urban contexts | December 2016 | Church World Service

This report draws on interviews and household surveys with urban returnees in Côte d’Ivoire and Rwanda, with the goal of identifying links between urbanization and return dynamics in town and small city contexts. The data collected indicates that urbanization is occurring from the point of flight into country of asylum and secondary displacement in exile, through to returns to country of origin and post-return internal migration.

Nowhere else to go

Return and reintegration processes | November 2016 | Amnesty International

This report calls for the government of Kenya to immediately halt the return process and for UNHCR and the international community to stop facilitating it but rather support longer term sustainable solutions for Somali and other refugees in Kenya, including opportunities to integrate into host communities and significantly increased resettlement places to meaningfully share responsibility with Kenya.

Local communities: first and last providers of protection

Local Integration and Transitional Solutions | October 2016 | Forced Migration Review

In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after displacement in ways that help protect the community.

Dadaab to Somalia

Return and reintegration processes | October 2016 | Médecins Sans Frontières

More than eight out of ten refugees surveyed say they do not want to return, with the main concerns cited including fear of forced recruitment into armed groups, sexual violence and the non-availability of healthcare. The report calls to Kenya, the UNHCR and donors that consideration of other durable solutions is urgently required.