n Conflict Trends - Special focus on refugees and conflict in Africa : a partnership between ACCORD and the UNHCR Regional Office in Pretoria, South Africa - : editorial

Volume 2005, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The involuntary mass displacement of people and the attendant problems of social dislocation is a phenomenon that could occur anywhere in the world for natural or man-made reasons. In most recent memory, scenes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans could be superimposed on Sudan, Liberia or Zimbabwe with little striking difference in the suffering of the displaced and homeless. In the African region, nevertheless, the involuntary mass movement of people within their countries or outside their borders is due mostly to armed conflict, civil strife and political instability.

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