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Migration: Safe Havens: Overview
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Safe havens, designated zones of refuge for internally displaced persons (IDPs), have to be contextualized in a confluence of global events, mainly the collapse of the old world order with its polarization around the superpowers. These events include new forms of warfare, the internal break-up of states, ethnic cleansing, and a growing unwillingness by states to accept refugees. Most si…

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Peteet, Julie, “Migration: Safe Havens: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0276>
First published online: 2009

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