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Forced Displacement and Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa : An Economic Inquiry

REFUGEE CAMPS POST‐CONFLICT SETTING CHILD HEALTH CIVIL CONFLICT BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS REPATRIATION LOCAL POPULATION LOCAL AUTHORITIES DISPLACEMENT CAMP LIVING CONDITIONS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION LOCAL AUTHORITIES LOCAL ECONOMY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES POLICY FRAMEWORK AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION INFLUX OF REFUGEES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES POLICY CHANGE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NUMBER OF REFUGEES DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LEVEL OF POVERTY PUBLIC SERVICES CHILD SURVIVAL RETURNEES LEGAL STATUS FAMILY MEMBERS HOST COUNTRY POLICY DISCUSSIONS EPIDEMIC LAND TENURE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN VULNERABILITY CATALYST REFUGEE STATUS TRANSFER OF SKILLS NATIONAL POPULATION LOCAL ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE TELEVISION HEALTH SECTOR KNOWLEDGE OUTFLOWS OF REFUGEES PUBLIC POLICY ARMED CONFLICT INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION LABOR MARKET GENDER‐GAP DISPLACEMENT CAMP DISEASES CAUSES OF DEATH YOUNG CHILDREN FORCED MIGRATION INFECTIOUS DISEASES JOB OPPORTUNITIES LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES HOST COUNTRIES REFUGEE CHILDREN CHILD DEVELOPMENT NURSES MIGRATION EMERGENCIES RETURNEE PRIMARY SCHOOLING NATURAL DISASTERS TEMPORARY PROTECTION DISASTERS LAND OWNERSHIP STATUS OF REFUGEES CULTURAL CHANGE INFLUX OF REFUGEES ECONOMIC POLICIES BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS MIGRANTS MORTALITY ARMED CONFLICT HOUSEHOLD ASSETS POLICY CHANGE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FOOD PRODUCTION RESPECT PROGRESS GENOCIDE LARGE POPULATION ESSENTIAL NEEDS REFUGEE SITUATIONS POLITICAL INSTABILITY LABOR MARKET DIET POLICY‐MAKERS HUMAN CAPITAL MIGRANT EARLY CHILDHOOD EXCESS MORTALITY FOOD SECURITY FOOD INSECURITY HEALTH CONSEQUENCES PRIMARY SCHOOLING POLICY DEVELOPMENT POLICY MAKERS POLICIES SOCIAL SERVICES STATUS OF REFUGEES HOST GOVERNMENT VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION REFUGEE MOVEMENTS POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION POLITICAL CLIMATE OPEN‐DOOR POLICY MAKERS HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IMPACT ON HEALTH VULNERABLE GROUPS VICTIMS MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN ASYLUM POLICIES REFUGEE POLICIES EARLY CHILDHOOD REFUGEE MEDIA ATTENTION RAINFOREST REFUGEES REFUGEE CHILDREN FAMILY MEMBERS NUTRITION POPULATIONS YOUNG CHILDREN DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS MALARIA INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY URBAN DEVELOPMENT POPULATION MOVEMENTS NATIONALS POLICY HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES CHILD MORTALITY INFECTIOUS DISEASES MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN HUMAN RIGHTS REFUGEE CAMPS FOOD INSECURITY CONSEQUENCES OF POPULATION HUMAN RIGHTS POPULATION MOVEMENTS UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES CITIZENSHIP HOST GOVERNMENT SAFETY‐NET WARS LOCAL COMMUNITIES WAR LEGAL PROTECTION ASYLUM HOST COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES NUMBER OF REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW EXCESS MORTALITY CAUSES OF DEATH SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION LIMITED RESOURCES SOCIAL UNREST REFUGEE MOVEMENTS POPULATION LIVING CONDITIONS POLICY RESEARCH CIVIL WAR CHILD MORTALITY POLITICAL PROCESS FERTILITY REFUGEE SITUATIONS WOMEN VULNERABLE GROUPS COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABOR MARKETS TEMPORARY PROTECTION HEALTH CONSEQUENCES LEVEL OF POVERTY HEALTH SERVICES PEACE POLITICAL INSTABILITY OUTFLOWS OF REFUGEES ARMED CONFLICTS NUMBER OF REFUGEES NATURAL DISASTERS DEVELOPMENT POLICY ARMED CONFLICTS
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa
2015-12-22T17:01:15Z | 2015-12-22T17:01:15Z | 2015-12

Most reports on refugees deal with the immediate needs of displaced people. This paper seeks to go beyond the emergency phase and explore the challenges surrounding protracted refugee situations. The paper examines the refugee situation in Sub-Saharan Africa from a long-term angle, from the perspective of refugees own agency as well as from the perspective of the host community. The paper aims to shed light on the economic lives of refugees in their host communities. Starting with an overview of the situation of refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa, the paper draws on findings from the literature to debunk some entrenched beliefs about refugees. The discussion of refugee crises in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda draws some lessons. The decision to return is discussed and it is argued that the decision depends on the socioeconomic condition in the host country versus the country of refuge, integration versus return policies in place, the individual set of skills of each refugee, and his or her subjective perception of the political climate in both countries.

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