n Conflict Trends - On being a refugee in Africa : refugees

Volume 2003, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The refugee problem in Africa seems to be escalating despite the decrease in the number of refugees as shown in UNHCR statistics. The cross-border movements of refugees, internal displacement, failed reintegration and resettlement of returnees all contribute to this phenomenon. Added to this is the seemingly stagnant refugee protection regime as compared to the changing nature of refugee problems and the changed priorities of the present-day African state.

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