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Measuring the Self-Reliance of Refugees

Refugee ‘self-reliance’ has been defined as the “social and economic ability of an individual, a household or a community to meet its essential needs in a sustainable manner and with dignity” pending the identification of a durable solution. This article introduces a...

One-sided Violence in Refugee-hosting Areas

This paper studies the relationship between within-country patterns of refugee settlement and patterns of civilian victimization during armed conflict. The author posits that: Armed actors victimize civilians at higher rates in areas with larger refugee populations,...

Refugee Youth, Unemployment and Extremism: Countering the Myth

  Refugee youth unemployment has been linked to increased risk of extremism and/or exploitation because unemployed youth may be more likely to respond to financial incentives or be attracted by a sense of purpose or social identity. However, the authors’ research...