Conflict Trends 2005/3


Refugees & Conflict in Africa

"Two consistent themes emerge in this issue of Conflict Trends: first, there is a need for immediate and ongoing assistance and services for refugees and IDPs in their current circumstances, and second, the underlying causes of such mass displacements of people in Africa need to be addressed."

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by Vasu Gounden


Responses to Displacement in Africa: The Irrelevance of Best Practice
by Jean Pierre Misago & Dr. Loren Landau

In Search of Solutions: Advancing Refugee Protection in Twenty-first Century Africa
by Nyaradzo Machingambi

Protecting the Vulnerable: The Case of Displaced Women in Africa
by Harriette Williams

Transient Spaces: The Fluidity of Urban Life and its Impact on Governance in African Cities
by Caroline Kihato

Fact File

People of Concern to UNHCR

Case Studies

'This Place is my Home': Mozambican Refugees become Citizens of South Africa
by Tara Polzer

'Zambia Initiative (ZI)': Refugees are not a Burden but an Asset
by Tamba Amara

Etsha Basket Weavers Fully Integrated: Angolan Refugees in Botswana
by Melita Sunjic

War and Peace in the Sudan: UNHCR’s Role
by Milton Moreno


Repatriation, Reintegration and Reconciliation: The Case of Burundi
Jamila el Abdellaoui

Policy Review

The African Union’s Institutional Framework for Responding to Forced Displacement in Africa
by Patrick Tigere & Rita Amukhobu

Book Review

Human Cargo: Journey among Refugees
Reviewed by Melita Sunjic