Refugees welcome?
The politics of repatriation and return in a global era of security
in Displacement
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This chapter draws our attention to the politics of hosting refugees among Global South countries in an era of growing security concerns and diminishing power by the UN to protect the rights of refugees The author alerts us to the unevenness of the global humanitarian system whereby those countries who are often least equipped to host large numbers of refugees find themselves doing so over long periods of time. While countries in the Global South are tasked with hosting large numbers of refugees, their security concerns tend to be overlooked. They thus undertake problematic practices against displaced populations. The chapter focuses on how Bangladesh has hosted the Rohingya over the last several decades as Myanmar has engaged in repeated ethnic cleansing practices against them. The author looks at how in countries like Bangladesh there are attempts at trying to limit the numbers of refugees or repatriate them or resettle them in geographical problematic areas. The chapter shows us how, as a result of the diminishing power of the UN, a change in the geopolitical landscape of the world and the emphasis on security concerns, the rights of refugees continue to be eroded.

Displacement

Global conversations on refuge

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