Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging
Published: 27 Sep 2016
By: Lucy Hovil
(27 September 2016) The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is pleased to announce the publication of Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging by Lucy Hovil, IRRI’s Senior Researcher. This timely publication, based on seven years of research by IRRI in Eastern and Central Africa, has application beyond the region, pointing to drivers and failures that continue to feed the global refugee crisis.
The book, described by Jeff Crisp as “[a]n indispensable analysis of the complex dynamics of displacement and citizenship in Eastern and Central Africa,” examines the convergence of two problems: the ongoing realities of conflict and forced migration, and the crisis of citizenship and belonging. By addressing them together, it examines how a holistic approach can more effectively point the way towards possible solutions.