Practice Notes

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 6

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 6

Out-of-camp but not out of mind: Supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan’s cities

The Syrian displacement crisis is entering its tenth year. Over one million Syrians have settled in Jordan, the majority of whom live in urban and peri-urban areas, others in Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps. A lot of attention has gone to the challenges faced by in-camp refugees, but those based in cities and rural areas are vulnerable in ways that also need attention. With no end in sight to the Syrian crisis, bols... Read more

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 5

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 5

Supporting self-reliance for local integration: Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

Many Eritrean refugees who live in camps in Ethiopia have no translocal or transnational connections. This means they have little opportunity to move onward from the camp and resettle elsewhere. However, many of them have strong connections with the host community, and even the most vulnerable refugees show resilience in everyday life. For these refugees, local integration may be the only way out of protracted displa... Read more

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 4

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 4

Bolstering resilient connections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Due to prolonged conflict, millions of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have fled their homes to seek refuge elsewhere, especially in the east of the country. The majority of these Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) flee to cities and other local communities rather than to displacement camps. Bukavu, the capital of the South-Kivu province, is a case in point. In recent years, Bukavu grew rapidly due t... Read more

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 2

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 2

Addressing protracted displacement. Lessons from the past

Addressing protracted displacement has been a major concern since the beginning of an international refugee protection regime in the 1920s. The search for solutions has been a central theme ever since.
In a historical perspective, efforts to resolve protracted displacement have been diverse, being devised in response to both domestic and international constraints and opportunities.The term “durable solutions” is of more recent origin.... Read more

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 3

TRAFIG Practice Note No. 3

Bridging the gaps: Governance of protracted displacement across global, regional and national levels

The current institutional and governance system of displacement has become much more complex with the inclusion of ever more actors. But it still leaves open multiple gaps of protection. To close these protection gaps and to more effectively address protracted displacement, it requires a better collaboration and coordination between international, regional and domestic stakeholders, a long-term... Read more

TRAFIG Practice Note No.1

TRAFIG Practice Note No.1

Exploring new solutions to protracted displacement

According to the UNHCR’s latest estimates 15.9 million people are living in protracted refugee situations at the end of the year 2018. This corresponds to more than three-quarter of all refugees. Resolving protracted refugee situations is a fundamental global challenge, yet progress remains stalled.

TRAFIG aims to contribute to the development of alternative solutions to protracted displacement. Practice Note No. 1 "Transnational Figurations of Displacement. Exploring new solutions to protracted displacement" summarizes our approach. Read more