Protracted Sahrawi displacement: Challenges and opportunities beyond encampment

from Refugee Studies Centre
Published on 11 May 2011 View Original

The brief analyses the challenges and opportunities -- after 35 years of protracted displacement and encampment -- for the Sahrawi refugees, their political representatives and international actors.

The paper challenges assumptions and representations of conditions and dynamics in the camps. Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh also calls for a careful analysis of the diverse alternative solutions to encampment in Algeria that have been adopted or proposed and of the relevant protection concerns which may arise.