A New Way of Working to Support Refugees: Putting the Humanitarian-Development Nexus into Action in Africa

  • #Project History

The number of refugees is increasing worldwide. According to a UNHCR Global Trends report, more than 1 of 100 people globally are currently displaced from their homes.

This book is a historical account of JICA’s support for refugees in Uganda, which has accepted many refugees from South Sudan and other neighboring countries. The author, who was directly involved in this process as a JICA official, provides a detailed picture of the protracted refugee situations in Uganda during the 2010s. Additionally, the book describes how JICA has supported refugees and host communities to cope with large-scale outflows of refugees through means other than humanitarian assistance, and how its involvement in refugee response in Africa has been guided by the wider concept of human security.

The Project History series of the JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development is published to reconstruct the history of JICA projects from a broad perspective by carefully tracing specific facts. So far, the institute has published 37 books in Japanese and 6 in English including this volume as part of this series.

There is also a manga version of this book. Please see the link below.

Date of issuance
December 2023
JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
Number of pages
Related areas
  • #Africa
Research area
Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Support