Culture in exile

December 1999

This issue includes a feature section on culture in exile. Freedom to express one’s cultural identity can be a powerful way to maintain a community’s mental and even physical health. Freedom of expression is also a right and, as our language of assistance moves from needs-based to rights-based, respect for the empowering forms of cultural expression should inform our thinking and planning. It also includes a section on the most pressing issues (relating to forced migration) of the new millennium as perceived and written about by eight  individuals from different fields.


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Culture in exile
December 1999


Introduction: culture in exile

‘Traditional’ culture and refugee welfare in north-west Thailand
Sandra Dudley

Prof David Parkin

Cultural activities in Algahin refugee camp in Yemen
Liban Abdikarim

Music and refugee lives: Afghans in eastern Iran and California
John Baily

Imagining home: the reconstruction of Tibet in exile
Clare Harris

The role of art in psychosocial care & protection for displaced children
Bo Viktor Nylund, Jean Claude Legrand and Peter Holtsberg

Psychosocial rehabilitation of IDP children: using theatre, art, music and sport
Nazim Akhundov

Theatre for development: a dynamic tool for change
Helen Scott-Danter

Hard cases: internal displacement in Turkey, Burma and Algeria
Roberta Cohen

General Articles / Regulars

Debate - Response to issue 5’s feature on ‘Learning from Kosovo’
New rules of the game - Arthur C Helton
Reproductive health - forgotten health needs in emergency settings - Samantha Guy
Humanitarian emergencies: targets for improvements - Major General Upali Karunaratne (Retd), Sri Lanka

Public launch of the Global IDP Database
Marc Vincent

The dilemma of regroupment in Burundi
Ben Taylor

Forced deportations of Haitians from the Dominican Republic
Charles Arthur

Ombudsman for Humanitarian Accountability
Humanitarian Ombudsman Project