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Author Cohen, Roberta, 1940-

Title Masses in flight : the global crisis of internal displacement / Roberta Cohen and Francis M. Deng
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 414 pages) : map
Contents Preface / Kofi Annan -- Global Overview -- Causes of Internal Displacement -- Impact of Displacement -- Internally Displaced Persons as a Special Category -- Why Internally Displaced Persons Do Not Become Refugees -- Statistics on Internally Displaced Persons -- When Does Displacement End? -- Regional Dynamics -- Legal Framework -- Applicable Law in Recognized Situations -- Protection against Forced Displacement -- Protecting the Particular Needs of Internally Displaced Persons -- International Provision of Humanitarian Assistance -- Institutional Arrangements -- Mandates and Capacities of Operational Organizations -- Coordination by the Emergency Relief Coordinator -- UN Human Rights System -- Representative of the Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons -- Gaps in the International System -- Options for Institutional Reform -- Steps to Improve the Current System -- The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations -- Selection of NGOs -- Mandates and Policies on Internally Displaced Persons -- Scope of Assistance Activities and the Need for Coordination -- Improving NGO Practices -- Protection and Human Rights Concerns -- Promoting Durable Solutions -- Regional Responses -- Africa: Grappling with Sovereignty -- Europe: Preventive Diplomacy -- The Americas: Institutional Innovations -- The Middle East: A Narrow Focus -- Asia: Organizational Vacuum -- Strategies and Recommendations -- Preventive Strategies -- Protection Integrated with Assistance -- Enforcement Measures When Human Rights Abuses Are Gross and Systematic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-400) and index
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Subject Refugees.
Migration, Internal.
Forced migration.
Humanitarian assistance.
Form Electronic book
Author Deng, Francis Mading, 1938-
ISBN 0585034168 (electronic bk.)
9780585034164 (electronic bk.)
9780815791355 (electronic bk.)
0815791356 (electronic bk.)