Réfugiés et sécurité régionale en Afrique : un défi pour le HCR

Jack M. Mangala

Abstract


For African states, refugees have become closely linked to internal and external security concerns. This linkage is a result of the political “instrumentalization” of refugees and represents a huge challenge in terms of the protection of refugees and the search for solutions. This study begins by analyzing the mechanics through which this linkage operates and the security stakes that refugees represent. It then proceeds to examine the response of the UNHCR and of the international community to this challenge and shows how—through its handling of this sensitive issue—the humanitarian organization has been able to devise imaginative ways to expand its operations in order to give shape to the rights of refugees in matters of security as prescribed by international refugee law.

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