K4D Helpdesk Report

Refugees and encampment

Published on 21 October 2016

This paper (a 4 day literature review) discusses the important question of shifting policy on refugees from encampment to other models.

It particularly focuses on what contexts, and in response to what drivers and arguments, have host countries shifted from an encampment to a more relaxed refugee policy regime. Several examples of governments moving from encampment to other methods are included as case studies in this report as well as the reasons behind this policy decision. It also considers the impact of these refugee hosting choices on hosts.

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Grant, C. (2016). Shifting policy on refugees from encampment to other models. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies


Catherine Grant

Research Officer

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Grant, Catherine


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