Africa and the Refugee Crisis: A Socio-Legal Inquiry

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This chapter critically discusses the refugee crisis on the African continent from a socio-legal perspective. It commences by outlining, in accordance with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (hereinafter the UNHCR), the refugee situation in numbers and related to regions (i.e., Central Africa and Great Lakes, East and Horn of Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa) on the African continent. The numbers given refer to refugees as well as persons in refugee-like situations as of end of 2016. Secondly, this chapter provides a conceptual clarification of the concepts of ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefugees and Forced Migrants in Africa and the EU
Subtitle of host publicationComparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions
PublisherSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783658245382
ISBN (Print)9783658245375
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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