Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions

MICROCON Research Working Paper 15

65 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2009  

Anna Lindley

Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Date Written: July 1, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: forced migration, Somalia, Somaliland, war on terror

Suggested Citation

Lindley, Anna, Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions (July 1, 2009). MICROCON Research Working Paper 15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1433801 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1433801

Anna Lindley (Contact Author)

Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

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