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Refugee Policy in Sudan 1967-1984 : Studies in Forced Migration - Ahmad Karadawi

Refugee Policy in Sudan 1967-1984

Studies in Forced Migration

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Published: 30th April 1999
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Based on the work of Ahmed Karadawi, Refugee Policy in Sudan discusses Sudanese government policy towards the refugee flows from Ethiopia into the Eastern Region of Sudan in theperiod 1967 to 1984, arguing that there were two underlying assumptions behind successive governments' policies: that refugees were considered a security threat and a socio-economic burden. In response,the policies incorporated the Organization of African Unity norms, which offered a platform to depoliticise the refugees, equally with the international conventions relating to refugees, which assured the externalization of responsibility and access to aid. This prescription, however, ignored the dynamism of the conflict that continued to generate refugees - and, as numbers accumulated in Sudan, the international aid regime did not act as a willing partner of the government. The consequences of a sizeable refugee population revealed a serious conflict of priorities, not only within the Sudanese government of the day, but also between the government and aid donors - thus, the objectives of the government policy were seriously undermined.

"an excellent addition to what is becoming an increasingly recognized topical seriesof monographs" * Dr. J. K. Rogge, United Nations Development Programme "Unlike the author's untimely death, this book has come at an opportune time when the question of asylum seekers and refugees is being increasingly scrutinized." * Journal of Refugee Studies

List of Mapsp. viii
List of Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. x
Author's Prefacep. xii
List of Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introductionp. xviii
Sudan, Its Eastern Region, and the Refugeesp. 1
The Emergence of a Centralised Refugee Policy during the Second Parliamentary Regime 1965-1969p. 30
The Changing Nature of the Refugee Influxes 1970-1980p. 56
Competing Interests within the Sudanese Bureaucracy and Their Consequences for Refugee Policyp. 88
The Role and Limitations of Assistance to Refugees: UNHCR and COR, 1975-1978p. 137
Refugees as an International Responsibility: The Sudanese Initiative of 1980 and Its Consequencesp. 162
The Active Role of UNHCR in the Development of Refugee Policy: The Promotion of Voluntary Repatriation as an Optionp. 193
Conclusionp. 216
Epiloguep. 223
Bibliographyp. 228
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9781571817082
ISBN-10: 1571817085
Series: Studies in Forced Migration
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.48