Source: Africa@LSE blog
LSE’s Katy Long argues that the West African model which allows refugees to become migrants is one way to end protracted refugees situations.
There is a poster (see below) in my office at LSE. A shot of subway graffiti reading “Refugee go home”. The slogan is a rejoinder from UNHCR: “He would if he could”. It’s a simple mantra. Refugees can’t go home, but they want to go home. And as soon as peace breaks out, huge sums of money and slick PR campaigns will shift the machinery of repatriation into gear, so refugees will go home.