Opportunities of Reintegrating Refugees among Host communities in Tanzania

Timothy Asasira

Abstract


This study focused on the Opport0unities of Reintegrating Refugees among Host communities in Chogo refugee settlement, Handeni district, Tanzania. The study found out that Reintegration has led to the following; promotion of dialogue between refugees and the host communities and change of perception and attitude torwards refugees as they are considered naturally violent. Issues on resource sharing, capacity building extension workers, ensuring basic services of equality as those available for host authority populations are provided to the refugees, developing a range of options with levels of self-help and related costs and loans relative to sanitation as they explore opportunities brought about by refugees such as education and other basic needs like water. The study makes the following, recommendations. That states the ministry of home affairs should enforce the acquisition of citizenship by some of these refugees who are reluctant to acquire citizenship claiming that they want to keep enjoying the privileges until they are repatriated back home. In the long run, the government should consider sensitization programmes among refugees and the host community towards the opportunities of reintegration rather than allocating the integrated refugees land only. More so, the government of Tanzania should pay attention to these naturalized refugees because after acquiring the citizenship humanitarian agencies usually quit the resettlement premises.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v2i2.2041

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