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date: 16 October 2019

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This chapter focuses on the ‘voluntary’ repatriation and reintegration of refugees and highlights the difficult challenges faced by refugees who return ‘home’. It examines repatriation in its various forms, from the most voluntary to more coerced forms of deportation and return, as well as the post-return experience of (re)integration and homecoming/homemaking. After discussing return in historical context, it underscores the need for clearer benchmarks to determine viable and sustainable reintegration based on the conditions in the areas of return, along with the needs and expectations of returnees. It also stresses the importance of taking into account the prospects for peace and development in the area of return. Finally, it considers transnational mobility as an alternative to homecoming.

Keywords: repatriation, reintegration, refugees, return, deportation, homecoming, returnees, peace, development, transnational mobility

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