Islamabad, Pakistan: A Case Report of Refugees in Towns

Pakistan has experienced several waves of refugees due to recurring conflict in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as repeated internal displacement caused by complex emergencies within the country. This case report looks at the integration experiences of Afghan refugees in Islamabad’s “refugee villages,” paying special attention to education, which the author argues plays a central role in the integration of young people and their families to…

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Adam Lichtenheld

Adam Lichtenheld is a senior researcher for peace and conflict at Mercy Corps, where he leads research related to conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution. He is also a research affiliate at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Adam’s research focuses on peacebuilding, violence prevention, forced displacement, and aid effectiveness. He has conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan, Jordan, Libya,…

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Annual Report 2011-2012

This report covers the first year of our new three year strategy with its focus on seven critical areas of research. We now have active research ongoing in 16 countries around the world, with over 25 projects linking research to policy and practice change. In Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Afghanistan, our research has had a direct impact on government and independent aid programming, and globally our work with a number of leading NGOs and more…

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Welcome our new Practitioner Expert in residence

Chris Herlinger has joined our Practitioner Expert Program. Chris is the senior writer for the humanitarian agency Church World Service and a contributing writer to National Catholic Reporter and its Global Sisters Report. He is the author, or co-author, of three books on humanitarian themes — including Where Mercy Fails: Darfur’s Struggle to Survive and Rubble Nation: Haiti’s Pain, Haiti’s Promise — and is working…

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Annual Report 2010-2011

The Center’s scope of work has expanded in 2010–11 while staying focused on the subject matter of marginal communities and crisis. We now have active research ongoing in 14 countries around the world, with some 29 projects linking research to policy and practice change. In Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Afghanistan, our research has had a direct impact on government and independent aid programming, and globally our work with a number of leading…

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