Unprepared for (re)integration: lessons learned from Afghanistan, Somalia, and Syria on refugee returns to urban areas

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Date published
28 Nov 2019
Research, reports and studies
Change, Forced displacement and migration, Urban
Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria
Samuel Hall

This study informs programming and policies in relation to refugee returns and, specifically, with regards to their (re)integration within urban areas, with a focus on Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. While millions of refugees return to poverty, conflict and insecurity in all three settings, a tunnel focus on returns rather than on (re)integration has limited value for long-term planning. Stakeholders, including communities and returnees themselves, have been unprepared for what happens.