Displaced persons

Displacement Economies in Africa : Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity

Medarbetare: Hammar, Amanda
Utgivare: London : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2014
Ämnesord: Africa South of Sahara, Development strategy, economics, politics, Displaced persons, Refugess, Labour mobility, Forced migration, Social conflicts, case studies, Regional security, Livelihood
Large-scale displacement - whether caused by war, state-related political or development projects, different forms of political violence, structural crisis, or even natural disasters - evokes many stereotyped assumptions about those forcibly displaced or emplaced. At the same time there is a problematic lack of attention paid to the diversity of actors, strategies and practices that reshape the world in the face (and chronic aftermath) of dramatic moments of violent dislocation. In this highly original volume, based on empirical case studies from across sub-Saharan Africa, the authors reveal the paradoxical effects, both intended and unexpected, that displacement produces, and that manifest themselves in displacement economies.

Internally displaced, refugees and returnees from and in Mozambique

Upphovsperson: Wilson, Kenneth B.
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Stockholm : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet ; SIDA
År: 1994
Ämnesord: Mozambique, Southern Africa, Refugees, Displaced persons, Return migration, Research, Literature surveys, Labour migration, Housing, Housing construction, Refugee camps, Emergency shelter, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Mozambique has an estimated population of 15 million people, and about two million of them are estimated to be refugees in neighbouring countries, three millions are "internally displaced" another million are dwelling temporarily in squatter camps, and around 300,000 are "returnees". This review includes both investigations of the causes and nature of the displacements and people's own survival strategies, as well as research on the nature and impact of assistance programmes.