Migration Patterns

Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions

Author : Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, Naohiko Omata | 2016
Published By: Refugee Studies Centre

It has long been recognised that a better alternative to protracted limbo and long-term encampment is what has been framed as ‘self-reliance’ – essentially finding ways to offer refugees freedom of movement, the right to work, and support in the pursuit of their own economic opportunities, pending going home. In order to try to support such opportunities, the international community has been through numerous historical attempts to close the socalled ‘relief-to-development gap’, and to try to include refugees within development plans.

URL : https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/files/publications/other/refugee-economies-2014.pdf

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