Event Title

International Influence on the Dissolution of Yugoslavia and Displacement of Refugees

Mentor 1

Nels Paulson

Location

Union 240B

Start Date

24-4-2015 1:20 PM

Description

Two million refugees were displaced from their homes in Bosnia Herzegovina alone throughout the Yugoslav Wars. The lack of international assistance during a war that crossed borders leads to the questioning of why refugees were more likely to be displaced to certain countries over others. Exploring previous influence on Yugoslavia gives way to a better understanding as to where and why refugees were displaced in particular areas of the world. Data was gathered through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics and recoded into five groups based on the years that refugees left Yugoslavia. There are two types of refugees: those assisted by UNHCR and those not assisted by UNHCR. Multinominal regression was run comparing whether refugees were internally displaced, stayed in Europe, or left Europe. Yugoslavia consisted of seven main ethnic backgrounds from Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Depending on whether refugees were assisted by the UNHCR influenced whether or not they were internally displaced versus leaving Yugoslavia. The question that remains unanswered is the historical influence of the main countries that Yugoslav refugees were more likely to be displaced in. This information is gathered based on the quantitative data informing the location of refugees in order to effectively analyze the why part of the research question. The three main countries include Germany, Sweden, and the United States of America as the refugee displacement was largest in these three countries outside of Yugoslavia.

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Apr 24th, 1:20 PM

International Influence on the Dissolution of Yugoslavia and Displacement of Refugees

Union 240B

Two million refugees were displaced from their homes in Bosnia Herzegovina alone throughout the Yugoslav Wars. The lack of international assistance during a war that crossed borders leads to the questioning of why refugees were more likely to be displaced to certain countries over others. Exploring previous influence on Yugoslavia gives way to a better understanding as to where and why refugees were displaced in particular areas of the world. Data was gathered through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics and recoded into five groups based on the years that refugees left Yugoslavia. There are two types of refugees: those assisted by UNHCR and those not assisted by UNHCR. Multinominal regression was run comparing whether refugees were internally displaced, stayed in Europe, or left Europe. Yugoslavia consisted of seven main ethnic backgrounds from Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Depending on whether refugees were assisted by the UNHCR influenced whether or not they were internally displaced versus leaving Yugoslavia. The question that remains unanswered is the historical influence of the main countries that Yugoslav refugees were more likely to be displaced in. This information is gathered based on the quantitative data informing the location of refugees in order to effectively analyze the why part of the research question. The three main countries include Germany, Sweden, and the United States of America as the refugee displacement was largest in these three countries outside of Yugoslavia.