Analysis and Conclusions on Voluntary Repatriation
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Voluntary repatriation is often regarded as the most ideal of the three ‘durable solutions’ for displaced populations. However, as the preceding chapters suggest, conditions for voluntary repatriation are difficult to achieve given Myanmar’s complex conflict environment. This chapter begins with a discussion on Thailand and Myanmar’s interests in repatriation, especially given a recent shift of international support from along the Thai–Myanmar border to inside Myanmar and its implications for involuntary repatriation. The chapter then synthesizes the issues presented in the book and provides analysis on the possibility of repatriation to Myanmar. The authors conclude that given current ongoing security challenges and the dearth of economic livelihood opportunities in Myanmar, voluntary repatriation will need more commitments and regular consultation with all stakeholders, and more concrete preparations.
KeywordsSustainable Return Displace Person Peace Process Temporary Shelter Peace Talk
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