We all tend to assume that refugees want to go home. But often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Many have spent decades in exile; many second and third-generation refugees have never seen the place which they are now expected to call home. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn't the right answer.
More than 60,000 Liberian refugees spread in countries of the West African sub region will no longer be accepted under such status beginning July 1 this year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warns in a major policy statement. The mayh... Read Post
Although the standoff in Ivory Coast has ended, violence continues and a humanitarian crisis has developed on its border with Liberia. Some natives have returned to help. Read Post