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In Search of Cool Ground: War, Flight and Homecoming in Northeast Africa



Edited Volume by Tim Allen

This volume focuses on population displacement in one of the most disturbed parts of Africa. For many people, flight across an international border occurs repeatedly and is not a uniquely traumatic event. For many more, displacement has occurred within their own countries. The contributors suggest that in situations of such long-term upheaval, notions of flight into refuge and repatriation to a homeland cease to have much meaning. These populations have received minimal assistance from international organizations and have lacked protection from oppressive governments and marauding guerillas. Their plight has largely been ignored.

Contents: Disaster-related and development-caused displacement, Michael Cernea; Looking beyond the towns - the Ogaden and Somaliland, Julius Holt; Increasing the trauma of return - an assessment in Ethiopia, 1991, Douglas Johnson; Africa - socio-economic, legal and administrative constraints on repatriation in the Horn, Enoch Opondo; Clinical observations on mental health in Ethiopia, Yonas Endale; Post-traumatic stress in war-affected regions of Uganda, Amelia Brett; Reconstructing households and reconstructing home areas, Jonathan Bascom; Linking emergency return and development in Sudan, Mohammed Salih; Reintegrating refugees in post-liberation Eritrea, Elias Habre Selassie; Prospects for repatriation of Eritrean refugees from Sudan and the responses of the international donor community, Gaim Kibreab; Changing mandates in the Ogaden - the impact of Somali refugees/returnees on the UNHCR, Richard Hogg; Uduk resettlement, Wendy James; Migrants and refugees - the Mursi, David Turton; Recreating war-damaged communities, T. Brett; Resettling displaced pastoralists of Borana region of Southern Ethiopia - Garri returnees and the UNHCR operation, Getachew Kassa; Social devastation and mental health in Northeast Africa - an absent literature, Melissa Parker; Assisting refugees in the context of warfare - Tigray, Barbara Hendrie; The return of refugees from Sudan to northern Uganda, Tim Allen; A personal view of repatriation to Uganda, Ronald Iya; Towards a constructive disaster strategy for lowland pastoral groups assisted by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, Ahmed Usuf Farah; Conclusions - questioning definitions and the move to a cross mandate approach to relief work, Terence Ranger.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 1996
    Pub. Place: Laurenceville
    ISBN: 0 86543 433 6
    Type: Hardback
    From: Africa World Press
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 1996
    Pub. Place: Laurenceville
    ISBN: 0 86543 525 1
    Type: Paperback
    From: Africa World Press
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 1996
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 85255 224 6
    Type: paperback
    From: James Currey Ltd.
  • Pub. Date: 1 Jan 1996
    Pub. Place: London
    ISBN: 0 85255 229 7
    Type: hardback
    From: James Currey Ltd.