ERIC Number: ED240196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Refugee Issues: Current Status and Directions for the Future.
Rubin, Gary; And Others
A comprehensive review of current refugee policy and program issues is provided in this paper, which is intended to serve both as a status report and a guide to developing an agenda for the future. Chapter I deals with early warning as to potential refugee movements, mass asylum, and interim assistance. Chapter II discusses and analyzes four types of programs that could lead to permanent solutions for current refugee populations: (1) repatriation; (2) third country resettlement; (3) linking development assistance for non-industrialized countries to their reception of refugees; and (4) addressing conditions in countries that are sources of sizeable emigrations. In Chapter III, refugee resettlement and domestic assistance programs in the United States are analyzed in terms of (1) the roles and relationships of Federal, State, and local government agencies and voluntary agencies involved in refugee affairs, (2) alternatives to current arrangements, and (3) operational issues. Finally, questions of definition and scope are discussed in Chapter IV. Each chapter ends with a summary list of projects that might be used to respond to urgent problems. (CMG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Change Strategies, Government Role, Land Settlement, Private Agencies, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Refugees
Refugee Policy Group, 1424 16th Street, N.W., Suite 401, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.50 plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Refugee Policy Group, Washington, DC.