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Displacement Risks in Africa

Refugees, Resettlers and Their Host Population
by OHTA Itaru
As the plight of refugees around the world looms large as one of the central problems facing the international political community at the beginning of the 21st century, the situations facing displaced persons in Africa are both acute manifestations of this global trend, and unique in their particularities. As the...

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As the plight of refugees around the world looms large as one of the central problems facing the international political community at the beginning of the 21st century, the situations facing displaced persons in Africa are both acute manifestations of this global trend, and unique in their particularities. As the powerful nations of the world are mobilized to tackle domestic conflicts and their ensuing refugee problems in the Balkans, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and elsewhere, African societies have typically been abandoned by the international community to resolving their own conflicts through their own means. The authors of this volume examine both causes and effects of displacement in terms of both local and global politics, environmental risks, socio-economic costs, and policy and identity issues. Combined, these papers provide a powerful if not comprehensive overview of the variety and complexity of circumstances concerning displaced persons.

About Authors

OHTA Itaru is Professor Emeritus at the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University. He obtained a D.Sc. from Kyoto University in 1986, and his research has involved conducting anthropological fieldwork among African pastoralist societies, especially in Kenya and Namibia, focusing on human–animal interactions in livestock herding/husbandry, livestock classification and individual identification, livestock transfer as a medium of social relationships, social change and inter-ethnic conflicts.

Table of contents


List of Tables
List of Figures
Contributors
Preface

Introduction: Displacement in Africa--Conceptual and Practical Concerns  Yntiso D. Gebre and Itaru Ohta

Part 1: Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees

1 No Solutions in Sight: The Problem of Protracted Refugee Situation in Africa
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List of Tables
List of Figures
Contributors
Preface

Introduction: Displacement in Africa--Conceptual and Practical Concerns  Yntiso D. Gebre and Itaru Ohta

Part 1: Refugees and Reintegration of Returnees

1 No Solutions in Sight: The Problem of Protracted Refugee Situation in Africa
✎ Jeff Crisp
2 Coping with Displacement: Social Networking among Urban Refugees in an East African Context
✎ Roos Willems
3 The Uncertainties of the Child Soldier Experience and Subsequent Reintegration into Civil Society
✎ Art Hansen
4 Belonging, Displacement, and Repatriation of Refugees: Reflections on the Experiences of Eritrean Returnees
✎ Gaim Kibreab
5 Returnees in Their Homelands: Land Problems in Rwanda after the Civil War
✎ Shin'ichi Takeuchi and Jean Marara

Part 2: Development- and Conservation-Induced Displacement

6 Concept and Method: Applying the IRR Model in Africa to Ressettlement and poverty
✎ Michael M. Cernea
7 Some Socio-Economic Risks and Opportunities Relating to Dam-Induced Ressettlement in Africa
✎ Chris de Wet
8 The Environmental Risks of Conservation Related Displacements in Central Africa
✎ Kai Schmidt-Soltau

Part 3: Implications of In-migration for Host Populations

9 Multiple Socio-Economic Relationships Improvised between the Turkana and Refugees in Kakuma Area, Northwestern Kenya
✎ Itaru Ohta
10 Multidimentional Impact of Refugees and Settlers in the Gambela Region, Western Ethiopia
✎ Eisei Kurimoto
11 Promises and Predicaments of Resettlement in Ethiopia
✎ Yntiso D. Gebre

Index

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