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Humanitarian Action and New Complexities in Refugee Protection: The Former Yugoslavia

Arthur C. Helton

in The Price of Indifference

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199250318
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599477 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199250316.003.0004
 Humanitarian Action and New Complexities in Refugee Protection: The Former Yugoslavia

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The delivery of humanitarian assistance in the midst of armed conflict, the creation of putative safe areas, and arrangements for temporary relocation and stays abroad were policy innovations tested in the case of the former Yugoslavia over the past decade. While increasingly prevalent, ‘state building’ in connection with the return and reintegration of refugees resulted in uneven outcomes over the past decade. Despite the mixed outcomes, the international community is likely to resort to such approaches in the future. Recent experience, however, teaches that expectations relating to state building should be modest. But the UN system and other international organizations must strengthen their capacities to meet even modest expectations.

Keywords: former Yugoslavia; humanitarian assistance; international organizations; refugee policy; reintegration; return; safe areas; state‐building; temporary relocation; United Nations

Chapter.  20086 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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