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“Making Sense of Forced Displacement in The Horn of Africa”: Horn of Africa Annual Conference Series 2

June 27, 2024 — June 28, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Location:Virtual Conference/Zoom

The Horn of Africa (HoA) has been characterized by complex migration patterns and displacement, with over 4.8 million refugees, 13 million internally displaced people (IDPs), and a mix of conflict and climate-induced displacement. This conference aims to delve into the contemporary features of human displacement in the HoA, focusing on refugee-host relationships and understanding conflict-induced versus climate-induced displacement.


  • Highlight the reciprocal nature of displacement between sending and receiving communities/states.
  • Understand the similarities and differences in conflict-induced and environmental disasters-induced displacements and humanitarian responses.


  • Refugee-Host Community Relationships: Papers exploring the dynamics between refugees and hosts in the HoA, emphasizing reciprocal roles and past hosting experiences.
  • Conflict-induced displacement and climate-induced displacement: Examining factors and features of current IDPs, resilience dimensions, and livelihood challenges.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Nuanced understanding of refugee-host relationships and comparative analysis of displacement causes.
  • Facilitating scholarly debates and fostering a network of African scholars in forced displacement and refugee studies.

Sponsored by: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University; Resource Center for Public Sociology, York University; Canada Research Chair in Citizenship, Social Justice, and Ethno-racialization, York University.

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