The Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced
Roberta Cohen, Francis Mading Deng
Brookings Institution Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Political Science - 512 pages
The coerced displacement of people within the borders of their own countries by armed conflicts, internal strife, and systematic violations of human rights has become a pervasive feature of the post Cold War era. The plight of the displaced poses a challenge that is not only humanitarian but a threat to the security and stability of countries, regions, and, through a chain effect, the international system. This book contains case studies of ten countries that have suffered severe problems of internal displacement: Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, and the Sudan in Africa; the former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus in Europe; Tajikistan and Sri Lanka in Asia; and Colombia and Peru in the Americas. The contributors are Thomas Greene, Randolph C. Kent, Jennifer McLean, Larry Minear, Liliana Obregn, Amir Pasic, Hiram A. Ruiz, Colin Scott, H.L. Seneviratne, Maria Stavropoulou, and Thomas G. Weiss. Additionally, the contributors and editors offer recommendations for further action.
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Burundi A Patchwork of Displacement
Rwandas Internally Displaced A Conundrum within a Conundrum
Liberia A Nation Displaced
The Sudan Cradle of Displacement
Dealing with the Displacement and Suffering Caused by Yugoslavias Wars
Internal Displacement in the North Caucasus Azerbaijan Armenia and Georgia
Turmoil in Tajikistan Addressing the Crisis of Internal Displacement
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