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Jaspars, Susanne, Buchanan‐Smith, Margie and Adam Abdul‐Jalil, Musa (2021) 'Darfuri Journeys to Europe: Causes, Risks and Humanitarian Abandonment.' International Migration Review, 59 (3). pp. 63-78.

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Darfuris were amongst the thousands of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe in 2014, thus becoming part of Europe’s so-called “refugee crisis”. Rather than creating a crisis in Europe, however, their flight reflects a new phase in Darfur’s humanitarian crisis and a new trend in Darfuri migration. This article examines the historical, political and humanitarian dimension of migration to Europe and the risks that Darfuris face at each stage of their journey. It argues that migration to Europe was a result of ongoing conflict and violence but that existing policies made this invisible. In addition, Darfuri journeys to Europe reveal fundamental new challenges to humanitarianism. These include migration and asylum policies that risk complicity with refugee-producing regimes and that create humanitarian crises in Libya and Europe. Darfuris, as some of the poorest refugees coming to Europe, are amongst the most vulnerable. The article examines policy failures, their effects and the implications for humanitarianism.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > SOAS Food Studies Centre
Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 17477379
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2023 10:32

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