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The State of the World's Refugees 9780199290949

The State of the World's Refugees

Human Displacement in the New Millennium

ISBN-10: 0199290946
ISBN-13: 9780199290949
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: The State of the World's Refugees: Human Displacement in the New Millennium (2006) provides an overview of key recent developments related to internal and cross-border displacement of people throughout the world. Produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR), the book focuses on issues occurring since the last edition of the series in 2000. Recent years have seen a decline in the number of refugees, partly due to large-scale returns to Afghanistan and Angola, among others. Nonetheless, the majority of refugee situations remain protracted with no prospects for durable solutions in sight, such as the Bhutanese in Nepal, the WesternSaharans in Algeria and the Somalis in various host countries. While the number of refugees has declined, the number of people displaced within the borders of their own country has dramatically risen, for example as is the case in Colombia and Sudan. At the same time, the provision of internationalprotection to refugees has been undermined by responses to the ever more complex nexus between asylum and migration. The book critically examines the changing dynamics of forced displacement and the challenges faced by affected states and the international community. More specifically, it analyses key developments in asylum policy and practice; it searches for practical solutions to protracted refugee situations;it re-examines the debates around durable solutions; and it assesses responses to internal displacement. As well as analysing policy issues related to refugees, returnees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons and stateless populations, the book provides a wealth of statistical tables, graphs and maps.

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