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International Development Research @ Cambridge


The world is facing increased levels of humanitarian need with many people being forced to leave their homes. This displacement may occur within their own country or across borders.  For increasing numbers of displaced people the reasons for leaving include for their own safety due to war and violence or from environmental disasters. The vulnerabilities these people might face may be intensified by language barriers, social isolation and limited awareness of where to seek help. Understanding the underlying issues, conflicts and pressures which cause migrations may allow developed nations to help prevent them and ameliorate the consequences when they occur.