Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions
MICROCON Research Working Paper 15
65 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 1, 2009
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
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