2011 | 12 - Problemy bogactwa i biedy we współczesnej Afryce | 415-429
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Uchodźcy w Afryce. Pogłębienie biedy czy źródło korzyści?

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Refugees in Africa: deepen poverty or source of benefits?
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Refugees impose a variety of security, economic and environ- mental burdens on host countries, but also embody a significant flow of resources in the form of international humanitarian assistance, economic assets and human capital. This article explores the challenges and opportunities for African local communities arising from the double impact of refugee - generated resources and security problems. It argues that the potential benefit for the local peoples go beyond the burdens imposed by a mass influx. Refugee resources and security threats potentially provide long-term gains, and, by compelling the state to strengthen its grip on border areas, enable the state to „harden" its presence there. However, for host states to realize the potential of refugee resources and continue hosting refugees, they must be assisted by appropriate humanitarian programmers.
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