The Brookings-CUNY Project on Internal Displacement has just released a Selected Bibliography on the Global Crisis of Internal Displacement. This 73-page bibliography authored by Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli is an effort to compile and catalog the substantial materials on the study of internal displacement. It contains more than 800 items.
The bibliography includes various thematic categories: basic texts and sources of information, web resources, early writings on internal displacement, general overview of displacement caused by conflict and human rights violations, displacement caused by development projects, legal framework including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, institutional framework, vulnerable groups, protection strategies, return, resettlement and reintegration, and development strategies.
Geographical categories include region specific listings for Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and 56 individual country listings. Although the majority of the items listed are in English, some noteworthy Spanish publications are also included.
According to Project Co-Directors Roberta Cohen and Francis Deng, this publication “is intended to prove useful to both scholars and practitioners interested in gaining a better understanding of internal displacement and the national, regional and international strategies being developed to address the needs of those displaced.”
U.S. development programs are never going to eliminate migration flows. But when there are sudden increases in migration that are attributable to insecurity, we have been able to implement anti-violence programs that have proven to be successful.