Accepted by a Generous Host
Millions of refugees around the world live year after year with little hope of ever returning home. Some of them cannot go home because their countries are engulfed by endless conflict or, more often, because they fear persecution if they were to return. In cases where voluntary repatriation is not a viable option, finding a home in the country of asylum and integrating into the local community could offer a durable solution to their plight and the opportunity of starting a new life. Local integration is a complex and gradual process which comprises distinct but related legal, economic, social and cultural dimensions and imposes considerable demands on both the individual and the receiving society. In many cases, acquiring the nationality of the country of asylum is the culmination of this process. UNHCR estimates that, during the past decade, 1.1 million refugees around the world became citizens in their country of asylum.
- Casamance refugees in The Gambia: self-settlement and the challenges of integration. Gail Hopkins
- Research summary on Resettled Refugeee Integration in Canada. Jennifer Hyndman
- Refugee integration in Ghana: the host community's perspective. Samuel K. M. Agblorti
- The integration and onward migration of refugees in Scotland: a review of the evidence, Emma Stewart
- Local integration: an under-reported solution to protracted refugee situations, Alexandra Fielden
Examining some of the most important asylum and protection issues faced in Western Europe, published 1995-2000.
- Integration Rights and Practices with Regard to Recognised Refugees in the Central European Countries: Part I, European Series, Vol.5, No.1
- Integration Rights and Practices with Regard to Recognised Refugees in the Central European Countries: Part II, European Series, Vol.5, No.1
- NGO Manual on Integration and Regional Instruments concerning Refugees and Human Rights, European Series, Vol.4, No.2
- Social Assessment of the Formerly Deported Population in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: A Participatory Rapid Appraisal, European Series, Vol.4, No.1
- Citizenship and Prevention of Statelessness Linked to the Disintegration of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, European Series, Vol.3, No.1