13 September 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

News: 50th Anniversary of the OAU Refugee Convention

The OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa turned 50 this week. For more information, see:

1969 OAU Refugee Convention: Factsheet (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

African Refugee Convention Turns 50 to Warm Welcome (UNHCR, Sept. 2019) [text]

Judges’ Role in Africa’s Expanded Refugee Definition (Kaldor Centre, Sept. 2019) [text]

Events & opportunities:

IGAD Regional Consultative Process, Addis Ababa, 7-8 October 2019 [info]
- "A Regional Exchange on Experiences in Supporting Resilience and Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement in the IGAD Region."

Call for submissions: Award for Research on Forced Displacement in Africa [info]
- Submission deadline is 31 December 2019.

Blog posts & media:

A Generation in Limbo: Protracted Refugee Situations in Kenya Must be Addressed (New Security Beat, Aug. 2019) [text]

Generous Africa Needs New Partners and Innovation to Help Forcibly Displaced – UN Refugee Chief (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

International Conference on Forced Migration in Africa, Hosted by Centre for Human Rights, Calls for Decisive Action (Centre for Human Rights, Sept. 2019) [text]
- See also related conference statement.

Sudan’s Unrest and the Challenge of Understanding Internal Displacement (IDMC Blog, Aug. 2019) [text]

Tanzania Wants Burundian Refugees Sent Home. But They Face Big Challenges (The Conversation, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Three Challenges for the African Union’s New Humanitarian Agency," The New Humanitarian, 28 Aug. 2019 [text]

"UN Probe Finds Sudan Staff Member Solicited Bribes from Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 15 Aug. 2019  [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Ethiopia: Returns of Internally Displaced Persons (Protection Cluster, March 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Exploring Assumptions Behind ‘Voluntary’ Returns from North Africa, RSC Research in Brief, no. 13 (Refugee Studies Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Like a Drop of Water on a Fire": Inadequate Investment in Durable Solutions for Drought IDPs in Ethiopia (Refugees International, Sept. 2019 [text]

"Once the road is safe": Displacement and Return in North-eastern Nigeria (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Aug. 2019) [text]
- Part of the "Invisible Majority" thematic series.

"They’re All Terrorists: The Securitisation of Asylum in Kenya," Chapter in Extremisms in Africa, vol. 2 (Tracey McDonald Publishers, June 2019) [ResearchGate]

Understanding Conflict Dynamics Around Refugee Settlements in Northern Uganda (International Refugee Rights Initiative, Aug. 2019) [text]

"Unpacking Domestic Preferences in the Policy-‘receiving’ State: The EU’s Migration Cooperation with Senegal and Ghana," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:35 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (14 Aug. 2019)

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