Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions
Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
July 1, 2009
MICROCON Research Working Paper 15
This paper goes beyond commonly invoked macro-political explanations for conflict-related migration, offering a micro-analysis of the causes and processes of flight from Mogadishu in the last two years. It explores how particular interactions between people, their resources, and their structural contexts produce migration, and shape the process of migration. Based on qualitative research with people from Mogadishu seeking refuge in self-declared Somaliland, the paper illuminates some of the micro-level, human consequences of the ‘war on terror’ in the Somali regions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 65
Keywords: forced migration, Somalia, Somaliland, war on terror
Date posted: July 18, 2009