Sustainable return of refugees to a post conflict society - the case of the Myanmar refugees

Astrid Brandt Holm & Line Toft Sørensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

In this thesis we aim to answer the question on to what extent The Border Consortium and DanChurchAid, in a post conflict context, can alleviate insecurities hindering a sustainable return of the Myanmar refugees. Fieldwork in Thailand and Myanmar, along with UNHCR frameworks and theoretical literature on refugees and post conflict societies, have been used to examine which insecurities the Myanmar refugees express, how the organisations can alleviate these insecurities, and where they meet limitations. It can be concluded that the organisations can alleviate insecurities relating to reconstruction, especially aspects of livelihood and areas of return, but they are rather limited when it comes to insecurities concerning reconciliation, as a lacking trust in the Government and fear of the military are dominating.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato29 jun. 2015
VejledereHenrik Søborg

Emneord

  • Myanmar
  • refugee
  • post conflict
  • Sustainable return