COMPLEX FORCED MIGRATION AND THE HUMANITARIAN REGIME

Funder: MacArthur Foundation/Lexington Books 

This grant supported a collaborative project (with the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford, University ofDar es Salaam, Regional Center for Security Studies in Sri Lanka, and Brookings Institution) to examine the evolving humanitarian regime for addressing issues of forced migration. Looking at both external and internal movements, the project involved site visits to Sri Lanka, Burundi/Tanzania, Georgia, the Timors and Colombia, as well as headquarters interviews at the major UN agencies, donor governments and nongovernmental organizations. After developing options to improve international responses, the project team convened consultations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia to discuss the project recommendations. Two volumes were published out of this project, one on case studies and the other on policy proposals.