• A man texts on his mobile phone while waiting in line at dawn to register at Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, photo by Internews Europe/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


    The Right Technology Can Help Refugees Stay Connected

    Mar 11, 2020

    Nearly 71 million people globally are displaced by conflict and persecution. There have been some real advances in technology to help them, but innovations have often been fragmented, without a larger vision. A more strategic approach to technology could better serve their needs.

  • A Syrian refugee man works at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey, May 16, 2016, photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters


    Economic Burden or Opportunity? How Syrian Refugees Can Contribute to Local Economies

    Mar 25, 2019

    The influx of refugees escaping the war in Syria has placed an enormous economic burden on the countries that host them. Despite the challenges, host countries have an opportunity to capitalize on the presence of refugees to grow their own economies for the mutual benefit of all.

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    Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems, RAND Study Says

    October 11, 2006 News Release: Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems, RAND Study Says.

    Oct 11, 2006

  • Journal Article

    Troubled Cambodian Refugees Likely to Seek Help for Mental Health Problems

    In a survey of Cambodian refugees in California, nearly 70 percent of those with mental health disorders sought medical help for emotional or psychological problems in the previous year, contradicting the common belief that Asians are less likely to seek mental health services.

    Jan 1, 2006

  • Journal Article

    Cambodian Refugees Suffer High Rates of Psychiatric Illness

    Nearly two-thirds of the adults studied in the largest Cambodian refugee community in the U.S. suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and more than half had major depression two decades after escaping widespread violence by fleeing to the U.S.

    Jan 1, 2005

  • Research Brief

    The New Face of Insurgency

    What are the external sources of support for insurgencies today? What motivates the different sources of support? How do different sources of support contribute to insurgent movements?

    Jan 1, 2002

  • Report

    Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements

    Outside supporters, including state and non-state sponsors, of insurgent movements offer various forms of assistance to insurgents based on a wide range of motivations.

    Nov 20, 2001

  • Report

    Temporary Villages for Refugees: Costs, Problems and Opportunities

    An analysis of the costs and planning and operating requirements for establishing temporary villages for South Vietnamese refugees while their home villages are being secured for GVN control.

    Jan 1, 1968

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    Jalal Awan

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in green technologies, University of Southern California; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore

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    Annie Brothers

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in data science, Northwestern University; B.A. in Russian, political science, Grinnell College

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    Shelly Culbertson

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.P.A. in public policy and international development, Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; B.Phil. in political science and philosophy, University of Pittsburgh; B.S. in mathematics, University of Pittsburgh

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    James Dimarogonas

    Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education PhD in systems science and applied mathematics, Washington University; MSc in mechanical engineering, Washington University; BSc in mechanical engineering, Washington University; MBA in public policy, University Of California Irvine

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    Douglas C. Ligor

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; B.S. in economics, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    Katya Migacheva

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in social psychology, University of Massachusetts

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    Barbara Sude

    Adjunct Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in Near Eastern studies, Princeton University; B.S. in Arabic studies, Georgetown University