Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter

Citoyens Sans Frontieres
Abstract Brazil has become a host country for thousands of Latin-American and African people, especially those who speak Portuguese. This article discusses the activities of non-governmental organizations working with these refugees; more specifically,...
De la Campagne a la Ville a la Recherche De Protection : Le Cas Colombien Du Deplacement Force
Abstract This article discusses some dynamics of internal forced displacement, which has occurred at a high level in Columbia over the last decade as a result of the civil war which the country is going through. Influenced by the rural-urban population...
"Forgotten," "Hidden": Predicaments of the Urban Refugee
Abstract Urban refugees are widely viewed as anomalous--people who stand outside a refugee regime which, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, is based upon rural encampment. This article considers why states and humanitarian agencies view urban refugees...
Generosity and Resilience: Transnational Activity among the Khmer of Norway
Abstract The article reports on the pilot phase of an ongoing study of successfully rehabilitated Khmer refugees. Some of the most striking recoveries in this heavily traumatized group have taken place among those who have focused on contributing...
IDP and Refugee Return to Northern Iraq: Sustainable Returns or Demographic Bombs?
Abstract Regime change in Iraq has opened the door to the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), the majority of whom were expelled from Kirkuk and other areas in northern Iraq. The Iraqi case presents...
Insiders but Outsiders: The Struggle for the Inclusion of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in South Africa
Abstract This article examines the politics of urban refugees in South Africa. It shows that despite South Africa's adoption of an encompassing rights-regarding legal framework that has the potential to be inclusive towards asylum seekers and refugees...
Legal Refugee Recognition in the Urban South: Formal V. De Facto Refugee Status
Abstract The legal relevance of the "urban refugee" concept in the Middle East and Africa stems from the practice of practicing different forms of refugee status determination (RSD) in rural as opposed to urban areas. Urban refugees are usually...
Refugees in Cities: The Politics of Knowledge
Abstract Forced migration studies is a politically charged field of study. The phenomenon of forced migration challenges its researchers to tackle complex questions about the limits of gathering knowledge in the face of political interests and human...
Restricted Access: The Role of Social Capital in Mitigating Absolute Homelessness among Immigrants and Refugees in the GVRD
Abstract The housing patterns of newcomers mark a primary indicator for their successful integration. However, different groups of people have varied access to the stock of housing in Canada. The purpose of this paper is to examine the role that...
To Be or Not to Be: Urban Refugees in Kampala
Abstract In Uganda, refugee policy and programming is focused almost exclusively on providing protection and assistance to refugees residing in rural settlements. While international law allows refugees the right to freedom of movement and choice...
Transnational Somali Families in Cairo
Abstract In this article, I examine how diasporic Somalis in Cairo experience being part of transnational families. I analyze two practices through which transnational family relations are maintained, experienced, and negotiated: (1) living arrangements...
Urban Refugees: Introduction
Introduction Interest in refugees who live in urban settings, especially those of the global south, has developed fairly recently, although refugees themselves have always been part of urban society. In 2002, the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies...
"Who Can Be Added": The Effects of Refugee Status Determination and Third Country Resettlement Processes on the Marriage Strategies, Rites, and Customs of the Southern Sudanese in Cairo
Abstract This study, based on ethnographic research, examines how refugee status determination and third country resettlement processes influence the marriage practices of the southern Sudanese refugee community in Cairo. The study showed that because...
Why Governments Prefer Spatially Segregated Settlement Sites for Urban Refugees
Abstract The urbanization of Africa has been recent, rapid and notably disimllar from the pattern of urbanization that occured previously in Europe. Significantly, the urbanization of Africa has occured in the absence of structural transformation....