Children and Forced Migration

Durable Solutions During Transient Years

  • Marisa O. Ensor
  • Elżbieta M. Goździak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Marisa O. Ensor, Elżbieta M. Goździak
    Pages 1-21
  3. Durable Solutions and Crises: Displacement of Children and Youth Resulting from Humanitarian Emergencies

  4. Repatriation and (Re)Integration: Dilemmas of Sustainable Return

  5. Asylum-Seeking and Local Integration: Protection and Assimilation in Exile

  6. Resettlement in a Third Country: In Transit to Various Foreign Lands

  7. Marisa O. Ensor, Elżbieta M. Goździak
    Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-371

About this book


This book responds to the reality that children and youth constitute a disproportionately large percentage of displaced populations worldwide. It demonstrates how their hopes and aspirations reflect the transient nature of their age group, and often differ from those of their elders. It also examines how they face additional difficulties due to the inconsistent definition and uneven implementation of the traditional ‘durable solutions’ to forced migration implemented by national governments and international assistance agencies. The authors use empirical research findings and robust policy analyses of cases of child displacement across the globe to make their central argument: that the particular challenges and opportunities that displaced children and youth face must be investigated and factored into relevant policy and practice, promoting more sustainable and durable solutions in the process. This interdisciplinary edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of forced migration studies, development, conflict and peace-building and youth studies, along with policy-makers, children's rights organizations and NGOs.


Displacement Post-war societies Repatriation Integration Resettlement Humanitarian aid Human development

Editors and affiliations

  • Marisa O. Ensor
    • 1
  • Elżbieta M. Goździak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for the Study of International MigrationGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Institute for the Study of International MigrationGeorgetown UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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