Older displaced people
In disturbingly stark contrast to the impact of our call for papers on displaced children (theme of next issue), our call for papers on older refugees and IDPs – the theme of this issue – produced hardly any response at all. And yet, as Flora MacDonald, former President of HelpAge International, points out in her article, “To age is a universal and personal experience … the rights we talk about and espouse, or deny, are our rights now and in the future.” It is clear that older people are all too often bypassed by humanitarian assistance efforts. The articles included here focus on the positive contributions that older refugees and IDPs can and do make to community life and how agencies need to both consult them and build on their experience.
Older displaced people: at the back of the queue?
Encouraging agencies to pay attention to the needs, knowledge and experience of older people
Legal protection of the vulnerable: the case of older IDPs
New commitments for older displaced persons
Developing guidelines for the protection of older people in humanitarian emergencies
Building on the past, rebuilding the future: older refugees and the challenge of survival
Focusing on older refugees
Personal reflections from an older refugee
The breakdown of cultures in refugee camps
Facing adversity together: stowaways and helpers in Sangatte
Who should watch over refugee law?
James C Hathaway
Improving resettlement support for Kosovan refugees in New Zealand
Auckland University of Technology Refugee Research Group
The role of the state in refugee integration and settlement: Italy and the Netherlands compared
Counting the cost: refugees, remittances and the 'war against terrorism'
Cindy Horst and Nick Van Hear
Female genital mutilation, asylum seekers and refugees: the need for an integrated UK policy agenda
Richard A Powell, Amanda Lawrence, Faith N Mwangi-Powell & Linda Morison
IDPs and mobile livelihoods
Finn Stepputat and Ninna Nyberg Sørensen
Involuntary resettlement in China: a model of good practice?
Brooke McDonald and Michael Webber