IRRC No. 904

Book review: Refugees in Extended Exile: Living on the Edge

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Statistics show that long-term displacement is the new normal. In the absence of solutions to their exile, people remain trapped in permanent temporariness for years – or decades in the case of Somalians, Afghans or Palestinians. The traditional "durable solutions" bringing exile to an end are elusive: only a few hundred thousand refugees return home every year, few States hosting refugees in the global South are willing to allow them to settle permanently in their country, and less than 1% of the refugee population are being offered resettlement in a third country.

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