Challenging the 'refugee-victim' narrative
Date Written: 02/07/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17663
With looming refugee and forced migration crises in the Mediterranean, Kenya, Burma, Syria, Burundi and elsewhere hitting international headlines, public attention is rightfully drawn to those people immediately affected by war, poverty, and persecution. For many, internally-displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and asylum-seekers are above all unfortunate souls, devastated, and stripped of their humanity by seemingly never-ending civil wars, dictatorships and economic stagnation at home.