The Future of Refugee Flows and Policies


Rogers, Rosemarie. 1992. “The Future of Refugee Flows and Policies.” International Migration Review 26 (4): 1112-43.

Author: Rosemarie Rogers


The number of forced migrants--recognized refugees, persons in "refugeelike" situations, and internally displaced--is estimated today to exceed 40 million. The changed international climate of the 1990s (a renewed emphasis on human rights; broader concepts of national security; and the profound political changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union) has shifted the focus from the asylum and resettlement countries to the countries of origin: there is today a greater willingness to intervene in other countries' affairs either to avert the creation of new flows of focused migrants or to assist internally displaced populations, and there is the expectation of large-scale voluntary returns of refugees in asylum. This article discusses these and other policy issues concerning forced migration in this new international environment.

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Forced Migration, Refugees, Gender, Women

Year: 1992

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