The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

The Uprooted: Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739110836
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 07/14/2005
Series: Program in Migration and Refugee Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Susan F. Martin is Director of the Institute of the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. Patricia Weiss Fagen is Senior Associate at ISIM. Kari M. Jorgensen is Program Officer in the Office of Emergency and Transition Programs at CHF International. Lydia Mann-Bondat is associate director for training and capacity building at ISIM. Andrew Schoenholtz is Visiting Professor and Deputy Director at ISIM.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Improving Legal Frameworks Chapter 3 Evolving Institutional Responses: Towards a UN High Commissioner for Forced Migrants Chapter 4 Funding Humanitarian Operations Chapter 5 Providing Security to Forced Migrants and Humanitarian Operations Chapter 6 Challenge of Finding Solutions For A Growing Population of Forced Migrants

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Thomas G. Weiss

Rather than parse legal or institutional distinctions about kinds of war victims, The Uprooted documents the inadequacy of the current international regime for forced migrants. In making sensible proposals to better address the needs of all war-affected populations, this book prods donors, scholars, and aid personnel to think creatively about addressing the problems of people rather than bureaucrats.

Roberta Cohen

A courageous look at the inadequacies of the international humanitarian system and the creative, bold solutions needed to fix them. Based on extensive fieldwork, this study innovatively proposes a High Commissioner for Forced Migrants to address comprehensively the needs of refugees and displaced persons. Its recommendations are a must for policymakers and practitioners interested in filling the legal, institutional, resource and security gaps in the international response to humanitarian emergencies.

Jeff Crisp

The Uprooted provides a compelling and comprehensive account of the international response to refugee crises and offers a series of valuable suggestions with regard to the way that response might be strengthened. It is essential reading for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars with an interest in humanitarian action.

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