'Africa's refugee and IDP camps are a explanation for significant difficulty to the foreign group. thousands of guys, ladies and youngsters undergo occasions of protracted displacement in deplorable stipulations. within the absence of tougher strategies, refugees and IDPs in lots of occasions are awfully liable to militarization. No safe haven describes how the phenomenon of refugee militarization threatens to undermine asylum and safety. This edited quantity is a well timed and worthwhile source for governments, UNHCR security officials, UN corporations, and NGOs. it's a must-read for all eager about bettering the protection and rights of refugees and IDPs at the ground.' -António Guterres, United international locations excessive Commissioner for Refugees
'No shelter offers a well timed research by way of a gaggle of Africa specialists of the motives and outcomes of refugee militarization in Africa. it's going to turn out useful for practitioners, policy-makers and teachers of their quest to discover functional and powerful treatments for this transforming into humanitarian and safeguard challenge. I hugely suggest it.' -Professor Gil Loescher, Centre for foreign experiences, college of Oxford
The militarization of refugees and internally displaced folks (IDPs) is a power and tragic characteristic of protracted displacement occasions, in particular in Africa. The phenomenon threatens entry to asylum and protection-core pillars of refugee legislations and the mandates of reduction corporations. yet whereas coverage debates rage over how top to disarm refugees and forestall them from destabilizing neighbouring states, there's unusually little facts explaining why displaced humans arm themselves or accurately how militarization impacts web hosting groups. No shelter analyses the event of refugee and IDP militarization in numerous African nations laid low with and rising from civil battle, together with Guinea, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania. It offers a thought of review of the old, political and local dimensions of refugee and IDP militarization in Africa, in addition to foreign and nationwide efforts to include it.