The Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced

By Roberta Cohen; Francis M. Deng | Go to book overview

About the Contributors

Roberta Cohen is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, serves as co-director of its Project on Internal Displacement, and is co-author with Francis M. Deng of Masses in Flight: The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement ( Brookings, 1998). She has worked as a consultant to governments, international organizations and NGOs on human rights, humanitarian and refugee issues, and is a former deputy assistant secretary of state for human rights and senior adviser to the U.S. delegation to the UN.

Francis M. Deng is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Since 1992, he has been representative of the United Nations secretary-general on internally displaced persons. He previously served as the Sudan's minister of state for foreign affairs and as its ambassador to Canada, the United States, and Scandinavia. His most recent books include War of Visions: Conflict of Identities in the Sudan ( Brookings, 1996) and Masses in Flight: The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement, co-author with Roberta Cohen ( Brookings, 1998).

Thomas Greene is a former U. S. Foreign Service officer. He has been involved in refugee-related matters for much of his career and served as counselor for refugee affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan, from 1982 to 1986. He has written on Central Asia and speaks Persian (including Tajik) and Russian. Since 1992, Greene has worked as a consultant for the Refugee Policy Group and other organizations. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in political science.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents xi
  • Acronyms xiii
  • Chapter One - Introduction 1
  • Notes 14
  • Chapter Two - Burundi: A Patchwork of Displacement 15
  • Conclusions 52
  • Notes 54
  • Chapter Three - Rwanda's Internally Displaced: A Conundrum within a Conundrum 57
  • Notes 89
  • Chapter Four - Liberia: A Nation Displaced 97
  • Conclusions 130
  • Epilogue: 1996-98 134
  • Notes 134
  • Chapter Five - The Sudan: Cradle of Displacement 139
  • Notes 170
  • Chapter Six - Dealing with the Displacement and Suffering Caused by Yugoslavia's Wars 175
  • Conclusion 216
  • Chapter Seven - Internal Displacement in the North Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia 232
  • Conclusion 301
  • Notes 304
  • Chapter Eight Turmoil in Tajikistan: Addressing the Crisis of Internal Displacement 313
  • Conclusions 350
  • Notes 353
  • Chapter Nine Sri Lanka's Vicious Circle of Displacement 359
  • Conclusions 393
  • Notes 396
  • Chapter Ten In Search of Hope: The Plight of Displaced Columbians 399
  • Conclusions and Recommendations 433
  • Notes 440
  • Chapter Eleven Will Peru's Displaced Return? 455
  • Conclusions 486
  • Notes 494
  • About the Contributors 500
  • Index 504
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