Presentation: Why do People Flee their Homes for UNHCR Refugee Assistance? Jul. 13 2018 @ British Institute in Eastern Africa

July 9, 2018 at 9:56 am Leave a comment


Date: July 13, 2018
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Kileleshwa
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

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This PhD project involved over 80 interviews with South Sudanese refugees at Kakuma refugee camp to develop an understanding of all the reasons why people are fleeing South Sudan. For example, people from the same area will leave at different times (e.g. 2016 and 2018). This project tries to unpick why these differences are present, as well as disaggregate conflict, undeniably the major cause of refugee flight. I also investigated why people chose Kenya as a destination, and how information about potential destinations is gained and shared across South Sudan. I hope that by better understanding the reasons for leaving, recommendations for reducing the need for people to leave their country can be developed, as well as early warning tools to prepare humanitarian organisations for new influxes.

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