Tragedy and Triumph: Mozambique Refugees in Southern Africa, 1977-2001 / Edition 1

Tragedy and Triumph: Mozambique Refugees in Southern Africa, 1977-2001 / Edition 1

by Mario J Azevedo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325070539

ISBN-13: 9780325070537

Pub. Date: 07/23/2002

Publisher: Heinemann

The political instability and violence in Mozambique during the 1970s up to the 1990s, provoked an unprecedented movement of Mozambicans, both within the country itself as well as across its borders to neighboring countries throughout southern Africa. Some 4.7 million people were displaced internally while 1.7 million others sought asylum in Malawi, Zambia,

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Overview

The political instability and violence in Mozambique during the 1970s up to the 1990s, provoked an unprecedented movement of Mozambicans, both within the country itself as well as across its borders to neighboring countries throughout southern Africa. Some 4.7 million people were displaced internally while 1.7 million others sought asylum in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, and South Africa. Mario Azevedo, a former refugee, now a historian and public health expert, offers a comprehensive account of the conditions under which Mozambican refugees lived.

Most of the world outside Africa remained relatively unaware of the plight of Mozambican refugees. The Western media, in their reports on the situation, focused on the destruction of Mozambique's infrastructure rather than the specific experiences and sufferings of Mozambican refugees. When major humanitarian organizations at last turned their attention to Mozambique, the author argues that action on behalf of the refugees was swift and effective. Refugees themselves played critical roles in transforming a tragic situation into a triumphant one. In this book, Mario J. Azevedo rescues refugees from the enormous condescension of the past.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325070537
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

The Refugee Exodus and Methodological Issues

The War Factor and the Refugees

Education in the Refugee Camps

Economic Conditions in the Refugee Camps

Society and Refugee Life

Health Conditions in the Refugee Camps

Mozambican Refugees in Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, and South Africa

Repatriation, Reintegration, and Rehabilitation

Tragedy and Triumph: Overview

Appendix I: Compressed Refugee Survey Instrument

Appendix II: Photographs

Index

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