The UNHCR has observed that in protracted refugee situations (PRS), material dependency is associated with inadequate access to basic rights (Global Consultations 2002 in Smith 2004). To what extent, if any, is the longevity of PRS and the massive increase in internally displaced populations (IDPs) linked to the expansion of humanitarian aid, the concomitant decline of sustainable development aid, and the rise of the fragile state and peacebuilding debates?
Protracted Refugee Situations (PRS) Website at the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre
A Metropolis/RRN conversation on urban displacement was held in October 2009 in Ottawa.
Papers from a public event held at Carleton University in Ottawa on January 12, 2009