The Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced

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Roberta Cohen, Francis Mading Deng
Brookings Institution Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Political Science - 512 pages
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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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Contents

Burundi A Patchwork of Displacement
15
Rwandas Internally Displaced A Conundrum within a Conundrum
57
Liberia A Nation Displaced
97
The Sudan Cradle of Displacement
139
Dealing with the Displacement and Suffering Caused by Yugoslavias Wars
175
Internal Displacement in the North Caucasus Azerbaijan Armenia and Georgia
233
Turmoil in Tajikistan Addressing the Crisis of Internal Displacement
313
Sri Lankas Vicious Circle of Displacement
359
In Search of Hope The Plight of Displaced Colombians
399
Will Perus Displaced Return?
455
About the Contributors
502
Index
506
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Roberta Cohen is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and serves as codirector of its Project on Internal Displacement. Francis M. Deng is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement. He has served as the Sudan's minister of state and foreign affairs; as its ambassador to Canada, the United States, and Scandinavia; and as special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for internally displaced persons.

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