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Conditions de vie et projets migratoires des réfugiés libériens à Conakry (Guinée) et Accra (Ghana)

Abstract : This PhD research in Geography took an interest in the exile experience of Liberian refugees in Conakry, Guinea and Accra, Ghana in 2008-2009. At the end of the Liberian civil conflict, it tackles the question of their future in these countries where they found refuge between 1990 and 2003. As a Forced Migration study, it looked at their livelihoods and their migration plans to either go back to Liberia, stay in their asylum countries or move to other destinations. Their forced migration experiences are analyzed in the context of the Liberian conflict and the asylum policies of their hosts. Their migratory paths through the Mano River countries are described. The processes of reterritorialization in exile are studied through their spatial distribution, without a refugee camp in Conakry, but with the one of Buduburam near Accra, and through their livelihoods and political organization in each main city. UNHCR "durable solutions" - voluntary repatriation, local integration and resettlement - are finally discussed from the refugee's perspective and their tactics towards post-conflict migration possibilities.
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Hélène Simon-Loriere. Conditions de vie et projets migratoires des réfugiés libériens à Conakry (Guinée) et Accra (Ghana). Géographie. Université de Poitiers, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-00959961⟩



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