Event Title

Societal Reintegration among Salvadoran War Refugees in Costa Rica

Presenter Information

Abigail Sill, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:20 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Reintegration plays a large role in the lives of displaced refugees, who are unable to return back home. Memories of torture, rape, and extreme violence, haunt victims of war for the rest of their lives. These problems combined with resistance from the host country hinder a person's involvement and reintegration into a new society, setting a person up for a trouble and difficulties. In many countries that accepted Central American War refugees, the preexisting government and health care systems have not allow refugees to flourish, let alone participate in policy decisions concerning refugee issues. This presentation will analyze cultural, societal, and political constraints to Central American War refugees in an anthropological approach.

Faculty Sponsor

Winifred Tate

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Anthropology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1228

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Apr 30th, 1:20 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

Societal Reintegration among Salvadoran War Refugees in Costa Rica

Diamond 223

Reintegration plays a large role in the lives of displaced refugees, who are unable to return back home. Memories of torture, rape, and extreme violence, haunt victims of war for the rest of their lives. These problems combined with resistance from the host country hinder a person's involvement and reintegration into a new society, setting a person up for a trouble and difficulties. In many countries that accepted Central American War refugees, the preexisting government and health care systems have not allow refugees to flourish, let alone participate in policy decisions concerning refugee issues. This presentation will analyze cultural, societal, and political constraints to Central American War refugees in an anthropological approach.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/416