1st Edition

Forced Displacement and NGOs in Asia and the Pacific

Edited By Gül İnanç, Themba Lewis Copyright 2022
    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the dynamics of conflict and climate induced forced displacement and organisational response across Asia and the Pacific.

    The Asia Pacific region hosts some of the largest numbers of displaced people on the planet, with some of the fewest protections available and sparse frameworks for advancing rights, livelihood, and policy. The region maintains the lowest number of signatory states to international refugee protection covenants, and the majority of national protection and support systems are ad hoc, precarious, and unpredictable. Civil society has very often filled in the gaps but, with the rise of nationalist rhetoric, civil society space has been shrinking. Drawing upon the expertise of academics, practitioners, historians, theorists, policy makers, political scientists, economists, and the voices of affected communities across the region, this book examines both key case studies and larger regional trends.

    This book is a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners looking to understand the complexities of responses to refugees and forced migrants in the Asia Pacific Region.

    Introduction Part I 1. Afghan Refugees in Iran: The Role of NGOs, INGOs, and Humanitarian Organizations over the Past Four Decades Mitra Naseh, Zahra Abtahi, Parisa Azari 2. A Deplorable Future for the Stateless Rohingya Ethnic Minority? NGO Intervention in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh Meherun Ahmed and Suparna Das 3. Speaking out in Silence? The MSF Dilemma of Balancing Humanitarian Access and Temoignage in Rakhine State, Myanmar Dalila Mahdawi and James Smith Part II 4. The Securitization of Relief Assistance to Internally Displaced Populations: The FATA Military Conflict in Pakistan Themrise N. Khan 5. Children’s Rights and Adult Agendas; Encounters of Young Displaced Migrants With Organizations in Nepal Adrian A. Khan and Kabita Chakraborty 6. Faith-based organizations and forced displacement in Indonesia and the region: hopeful disruptions of the status quo Robin Bush 7. Reclaiming Agency: A Case Study on Refugee Community Organisations in Malaysia Hui Yin Chuah and Melati Nungsari 8. A Multi-stakeholder Approach to Connecting and Equipping Refugees for Tertiary Education in Malaysia - the CERTE Bridge Course Jessica M. Chapman, Robin C. Duncan, Jennifer K. Carson, and Jonathan J. Birtwell 9. Hong Kong’s Unified Screening Mechanism: Protection in Name Only Jade Anderson and Piya Muqit 10. Strange Bedfellows? NGOs and the Politics of Value(s) in Offshore Detention Julia C. Morris Part III 11. Protection and Empowerment of Displaced People in Disasters: A Human Security Perspective on Climate-Induced Displacement and the Role of NGOs Lisette R. Robles 12. From the Local to the General: The Architecture of Evaluating Emergency Shelter Responses in Asia and the Pacific Mark E. Breeze and Jennifer Ward George


    Gül İnanç holds a joint appointment as a faculty at School of Art, Design and Media, NTU Singapore and as founding co-director at the Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Themba Lewis is Asia Manager at the Mixed Migration Center, a Trustee at AMERA International, and holds graduate degrees in Refugee Studies from the University of Oxford and the American University in Cairo.