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Reframing Displacement Crises as Development Opportunities

Humanitarian- Development nexus | April 2014 | Roundtable On solutions Conference

This paper examines how large-scale displacement crises present significant development opportunities and challenges, in addition to the humanitarian needs and the ‘humanitarian imperative’.

Options Beyond Camp Assistance, Kenya

Self-reliance/ refugees’ economies | January 2014 | NRC

This report explores how humanitarian assistance can facilitate a higher degree of self-reliance among displaced people; and the alternatives to the traditional camp-based assistance?

An uncertain tomorrow

Return and Reintegration Processes | January 2014 | MSF

This paper focusses on the thousands of refugees living in Dadaab. The vast majority fled conflict in Somalia and arrived to a ‘home’ that offers fear, insecurity and overcrowded living conditions as part of the daily reality. Many others have been born there, and know nothing but life in a refugee camp

Report of the High-Level Panel on Somali refugees

Forced displacement and data | November 2013 | UNCHR

A High-Level Panel on the Somali Refugee Situation was convened by the High Commissioner as part of the Global Initiative on Somali Refugees (GISR).

Durable solutions

Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | August 2012 | Danish Refugee Council

Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return.

Towards Durable Solutions

Return and Reintegration Processes | January 2012 | UNHCR & Samuel Hall

This report examines achievements and challenges faced by the Consortium Partners in Somalia in supporting voluntary returns of IDPs.

Permanent crises?

Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | October 2011 | NRC, Oxford Refugee Studies’ Centre, IDMC & NUPI

This paper considers how international actors should frame protracted displacements and the search for ‘solutions’ to such crises. It draws on the findings of three case studies (Central America during the 1980s and 1990s and contemporary displacements in Somalia and Iraq) as well as wider research on protracted refugee situations and the politics of refugee ‘solutions’.

Responding to protracted refugee situations

Forced displacement and data | January 2011 | Oxford Refugee Studies Centres

This paper seeks to highlight the very best and latest policy-relevant research findings from the fields of forced migration and humanitarian studies.

In search of protection and livelihoods

Self-reliance/ refugees’ economies | September 2010 | Danish Embassy, the Government of Kenya and the Norwegian Embassy

This study primarily assessed the social and economic benefits and challenges that the Dadaab refugee camps have on the host community and Kenya at large; the environmental impacts of the camps on the surrounding area; and options for addressing the negative impacts and optimising the positive elements.

Durable solutions for IDPs in protracted situations

Internal displacement and development | October 2008 | Brookings Institution

In recent years, studies have been carried out, campaigns have been launched, and considerable thought has gone into how to resolve protracted refugee situations. Academics and practitioners alike have grappled with the difficulties in finding solutions for refugees who have lived in camps for far too long