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The Environmental Impacts of Refugee Settlement: A Case Study of an Agricultural Camp in Zambia

  • Véronique Lassailly-Jacob

Abstract

Debates about the interconnections between environmental change and forced population displacement are relatively new, and little academic research has so far been produced on this topic. Meanwhile, the international community is increasingly concerned about environmental disruption which is recognized as both a cause and a consequence of population movements. It is a cause when:

Growing numbers of people … can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmental problems. In their desperation, these ‘environmental refugees’ as they are increasingly coming to be known … feel they have no alternative but to seek sanctuary elsewhere, however hazardous the attempt.1

Keywords

Refugee Population World Food Programme Wild Resource Agricultural Settlement Environmental Refugee 
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