Les Personnes Deplacees de la Corne de l'Afrique1

Jean-Pierre Mputu


Human suffering within the Horn has become endemic. The multidimensional
crisis that has surrounded the region for decades has been exacerbated
by inter- and intra-ethnic violence, conflicts and wars. These conflicts and
wars have had disastrous social, economic, political and environmental
consequences - in particular human displacement within the Horn. This
paper defines new categories of refugees. The author questions whether
displaced people in the Horn are Convention refugees, environmental refugees
or simply economic migrants. The problems that they face in the first
country of asylum and the resettlement country are discussed.

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