Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 February 2022

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198786467

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People Forced to Flee

History, Change and Challenge

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • Produced by UNHCR, the United Nations agency charged with safeguarding the rights and well-being of refugees, other forcibly displaced people and stateless persons around the globe.
  • Traces the history of asylum from ancient period to modern times
  • Describes how the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees outgrew post-war Europe to become a global, binding framework for the protection of refugees
  • Reviews international responses to internally displaced persons and those forcibly displaced in the context of climate change and disasters
  • Discusses the record on finding lasting solutions to forced displacement, the lessons learned and prospects to unlock more
  • Charts the growing recognition that forced displacement is a development and humanitarian challenge
  • Looks at the potential this holds for improving lives of forcibly displaced persons and the communities in which they live
  • Examines how new partnerships are widening the funding base, improving data, evidence and analysis, strengthening innovation and investments in locally led responses
  • Traces the expansion of efforts to hold those who cause displacement – the perpetrators of serious human rights abuses – criminally liable.

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