Review from previous edition: "The book has an encyclopaedic scope, and it will be an important reference work for researchers and others interested in the evolution of modern refugee policy. Moreover, The State of the World's Refugees 2000 is a relatively easy read, no small feat given the fact that there are 100 listed contributors, many of whom were from outside of the agency... takes an indispensable first step toward helping the writing and thinking to catch up to the new realities of refugee policy." --International Journal of Refugee Law
"The book is also beautifully designed. It provides a well of graphs, diagrams, maps, statistics and photographs... a well-researched analysis of the world's major displacement emergencies in the latter half of the twentieth century... an impressive and insightful work revealing how the international community's attempts at dealing with displacement crises have evolved during the last fifty years." --Millennium
"The book ranges widely and provides a very readable and thought-provoking history of the last 50 years. It helps to see things in perspective." --New World
About the Author
UNHCR is the United Nations Refugee Agency. Created in 1951 to resolve refugee problems remaining from the Second World War, it has grown into one of the largest international humanitarian agencies. UNHCR has twice been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work. Today UNHCR has more than 7,000 staff members in over 120 countries around the world who are working to help more than 35 million refugees and displaced persons, and to resolve situations of statelessness.