Urban Refugees: The Hidden Crisis, by Kelly Yotebieng

We’ve all seen the disturbing images of refugee camps from around the world.  Those refugees are deserving of attention.  But what the world has largely ignored are urban refugees, who often blend into the chaos of city life and aren’t so visible to the media.   Urban refugees have fallen even further below the radar. In anthropologist Michael Agier’s critique of the refugee camp apparatus, Managing the Undesirables, he reminds...

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CARFMS 2016 to 2018

by Michaela Hynie, CARFMS President.     As I write this, I am sitting on a train from Poznan to Warsaw with several CARFMS members, having just attended the 2016 meeting of our sister organization, the International Association of Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM). Four hundred delegates from around the world met for four stimulating, enriching and thought provoking days. A graduate student working in refugee camps in Jordan...

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