Caught Between Borders
Response Strategies of the Internally Displaced
This is the first book to put together information on the networks that people have evolved for coping in such situations. Examining those people who have become IDPs as the result of violence and war, it uses case studies from different countries, different settings and different phases of displacement.
The authors identify cross-cultural patterns of coping strategies, examine whether these strategies are effective and highlight to what extent they are dependent upon culture or the experience of displacement. This is a practical handbook that will help international organisations formulate their relief plans to support - rather than inadvertently damage - existing coping mechanisms.
Case studies include Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Burma, Colombia, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Sudan and Uganda.
Marc Vincent is the Co-ordinator of the Global IDP project.
Birgitte Refslund Sorensen is an academic from the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Anthropology and is one of the leading specialists on anthropological methodology applied to forced migrants.
Introduction and Background
Angola: 'Deslocados' in the Province of Huambo
Burundi: Developing Strategies for Self-Reliance, A Study of Displacement in Four Provinces
Sudan: The Unique Challenges of Displacement in Khartoum
Uganda: The Resilience of Tradition, Displaced Acholi in Kitgum
Afghanistan: Displaced in a Devastated Country
Burma: Displaced Karens, Like Water on Khu Leaf
Sri Lanka: Developing New Livelihoods in the Shadow of War, Displaced, Relocated and Resettled Muslims
3. Latin America
Colombia: Creating Peace Amid the Violence, The Church, NGOs and the Displaced
Georgia: Coping by Organizing, Displaced Georgians from Abkhazia
Yugoslavia: Displacement from Kosovo, From Patronage to Self-Help
135mm x 215mm