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Night-Time and Refugees: Evidence from the Thai-Myanmar Border

Category: Journal Articles APPRA - Asia-Pacific Research Network on Ageing

Jolliffe, P.M., (2015).  Night-Time and Refugees: Evidence from the Thai-Myanmar Border. Journal of Refugee Studies, doi: 10.1093/jrs/fev023

The impact of night-time on the social life of refugees is under-researched. Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork with refugees from Myanmar in Thailand, this article argues that researching refugees’ lives after dark is essential for a comprehensive understanding of refugees’ social relations, education and economic activities as well as health and safety concerns. Findings of this article provide food for thought for researchers and practitioners working with refugees and internally displaced persons around the world and are likely to entice more research on the subject of night-time in refugee settings.

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