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Transformative Recovery Research Paper

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This thesis is looking at the role that transformative recovery (this is the changes that take place in the appearance, mind, strength and health in lives of people) plays on the lives of refugee women and how the rest of the community is affected with the changes that take place around them focusing on Meheba refugee settlement. According to Agbalajobi, (2009), in the recent past, countries in Africa have had numerous conflicts and presently the problem is far from being abated. Such conflict has caused untold suffering on the people and also taken a huge toll on the development of the continent. African nations have been ravaged by conflict, resulting in destabilization, displacement, and infrastructural destruction, all of which have gender-specific consequences. The impact of conflict on African women has been severe. In Burundi, for example, an estimated 70% of Burundi refugees are women and children (Agbalajobi, 2009). On the other hand, the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, OSSA, (2005), observed…show more content…
The 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees defined a refugee is a person who, “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his/her nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country or return there because there is a fear of persecution...”, Human Rights Education Associates, HREA, (2003, p,16).

Marshall, (2000), observed that protracted conflict ravages society and its supportive systems. In modern warfare, civilians are caught in the cross fire and invariably suffer the majority of war’s effects, mainly because in civil warfare situations, the entire society is the arena of armed conflict, and
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