C7
Social resilience and coping among refugees in Africa

Convenors:
Gina Porter (Durham University)
Stream:
Human, plant and animal health
Location:
G51
Start time:
13 September, 2006 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

none

Long abstract:

Despite the enormous difficulties faced by forced migrants, it is now widely recognised that many displaced people show considerable resourcefulness and resilience in overcoming adversity. This session will focus on new dimensions of social resilience and coping among refugees in Africa. It will also consider the impacts of coping strategies on attendant social networks and relations with the aid agencies. Space for one further paper.