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Impacts and Risks of Migration and Refugee Flows in Africa   [open pdf - 533KB]

From the thesis abstract: "Conflict and human rights abuse associated with poor governance have become the key factors that contribute to mass migration in Africa; and it is no coincidence that conflict-ridden countries are often those with severe economic difficulties. Similarly, domestic strife and civil war frequently produce large population dislocations and refugee flows across national boundaries. Population displacements, refugees and migration are not only common phenomena, but are also on the increase in sub-Saharan Africa. Although explanations for the causes include political oppression, economic adversities and environmental degradation, conflicts and wars account for the bulk of sub-Saharan Africa's refugees and migration in recent years. These explanations are themselves dependent on the problem of the African states and their failure to address the region's environmental crisis. This paper will identify the impacts and risks of mass migration and refugee flows in Africa, climate change on economics and security. The paper will conclude with recommendations on how to mitigate these problems."

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2012-03-12
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