Refugee Camp Security in West Africa: An ECOWAS Priority?

"The aim of this paper is to highlight the negative effects that the lack of security in refugee camps in West Africa can have on individuals and society as a whole, and to suggest measures to address the security gap. This is done by outlining the primary sources of insecurity in refugee camps, and examining the general capabilities and will of both host governments and the UNHCR to address the causes of insecurity. This provides the background to a discussion of possible measures for enhancing refugee security in general and specific recommendations for doing so in West Africa."