Refugees and displacement
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Refugees and displacement are dominant issues of our time. Never in the history of mankind were so many people forced to leave their homesteads. The public perception of refugees and displacement in Germany and Europe is very much focused on the challenges and consequences for home economies and societies. However, developing countries are considerably more affected by the world refugee crisis. More than half of the people being displaced worldwide do not even leave their countries of origin. The affected countries and regions are thus faced with enormous challenges. The root causes of flight and displacement are often complex: These comprise of violent conflicts, weak statehood, economic crises or natural disasters and environmental change.
Which contribution can development policy make to forestall displacement? Will environmental change further increase future refugee flows? How can refugees be best supported? How can the negative consequences of displacement be mitigated?
In this special, the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) presents its recent works and activities on refugees, displacement and its root causes.
Supporting or thwarting? The influence of EU migration policies on African free movement regimes in West and North-eastern Africa
Castillejo, Clare / Eva Dick / Benjamin Schraven
Briefing Paper 18/2019
Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota
Martin-Shields, Charles P. / Sonia Camacho / Rodrigo Taborda / Constantin Ruhe (2019)
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
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UN-Migrationspakt: Gefahr für die nationale Souveränität?
1 November 2018
What the Global Compact for Migration really means
Schraven, Benjamin / Eva Dick (2018)
The Current Column of 23 July 2018