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Published: 27 May 2021

152 Pages | 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198811787

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Refugees: A Very Short Introduction

Gil Loescher

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the long history of the refugee phenomenon and how refugees became a central concern of the international community during the twentieth and twenty first centuries
  • Investigates the responses provided by governments and international aid organisations to refugee needs
  • Includes short case studies of individual refugees
  • Discusses the identity of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons
  • Considers the challenges faced by vulnerable refugee groups such as women, children, disabled persons, elderly people and LGBQ persons
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide