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New website on Protracted Refugee Displacement (PRS), developed by the Refugee Studies Centre, provides key facts and figures, information and resources related to the study of protracted displacement includes information on: 

  • Case studies – insights into historical and contemporary Protracted Refugee Situations in countries ranging from Africa to Asia, Europe and South America
  • Themes – some of the challenges and policy issues most commonly associated with protracted displacement, such as: security and peacebuilding; human rights; livelihoods; solutions to protracted situations of displacement; and the effects of protracted displacement on specific groups
  • ‘Unlocking Crises’ – updated information and related publications on an on-going research project 'Unlocking crises of protracted displacement for refugees and internally displaced persons' led by the RSC in cooperation with Norwegian-based organisations and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • Other projects – information regarding other relevant initiatives on protracted displacement.

How to contribute

This is a ‘live website’ and users are invited to submit updated country information and resources. Please contact RSC’s Policy Programme Manager, Héloïse Ruaudel at


The development of this website was generously supported by the Norwegian government. It builds on the structure of an earlier version of the PRS Project originally developed in 2006 with the support of the Government of Canada and reflecting the work of the PRS Project which has been based at the University of Oxford since 2004.

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