06 September 2011

Refugee Camps

Here are some recent thoughts on refugee camps and their alternatives:

Crisis Management (Inside Story, Aug. 2011) [text]

Dadaab: Locals vs Refugees (IRIN News, Sept. 2011) [text]

"If No One Wants Them, Where Do We Resettle the World's Refugees?," Fast Company (16 Aug. 2011) [text]

For Refugees, the Price of Dignity (NYT Opinionator Blog, 1 Sept. 2011) [text]

Planning Dadaab, the World’s Largest Refugee Camp (World View Blog, Aug. 2011) [text]

For comparison, here are several articles that were published in Disasters in the late 70s/early 80s:
  • Refugee Camps and Camp Planning: The State of the Art [text]
  • Settlement of Rural Refugees in Africa [text]
  • Camps as Communities [text]

(Note: These texts will only be freely available until 31 Dec. 2011.)

[Photo credit: Ifo Camp, UNHCR Photo Archive on FMO]

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