Refugees and the Displaced

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The Repatriation of Angolan Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

According to this Independent Task Force, among the most daunting long-term issues confronting Angola now is the resettlement of IDPs and refugees. The United Nations has been involved in the process of repatriation. A collaborative effort between the Angolan government, the UN, NGOs, and business interests will be needed in order to help make return sustainable.

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The Price of Indifference

Author: Arthur C. Helton

Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, terrible hardships, and massive losses of life. In this seminal book, Senior Fellow Arthur Helton systematically analyzes refugee policy responses over the past decade and calls for specific reforms to make policy more proactive and comprehensive.

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Refugees into Citizens

Author: Donna E. Arzt

This timely book offers a blueprint for resolving what is often called the most intractable--if not taboo--subject in the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations: a just and permanent solution to the problem of over 3 million Palestinian refugees.

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Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António GuterresCurrent Challenges of Forced Displacement

Arthur C. Helton was director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Arthur's family and CFR established the Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture after he was tragically killed in the 2003 bombing of the UN heaquarters in Baghdad. Speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns at this annual CFR event.

Related readings:
Protocol to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

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Assessing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, over three million people have fled Syria, an increase of one million in the last year alone, and over four million people are projected to be refugees in the region by the end of 2014. Please join Jeffrey Crisp and Rochelle Davis to discuss the long-term welfare of refugees, the burden on host countries, and the effect on instability in the Middle East as the refugee outflow continues to escalate.

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