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Resources about Dzaleka

The Dzaleka refugee camp is hosted by the Malawian government in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Many different international entities contribute support to camp residents, addressing food, education, health, and other needs. Below are some resources for those who want to learn more about the camp’s history or life in the camp.

Amahoro Drummers: Baker, Colin. 2011. Come Walk with Me: Three Visits to Dzaleka. The Society of Malawi Journal 64(1):34-41.

Copeland, Ian R. 2022. Sonic Humanitarianism: Musical Aid in Malawi. Phd dissertation. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

Country Profiles, Malawi. Integral Human Development.

Dzaleka Refugee Camp: Helping People Surive and Recover from Forced Displacement. International Association for Refugees.

Dzaleka Online. Facebook group.

Food Assistance to Refugees in Malawi. World Food Programme.

Kateta, Madalitso Wills. 2021. Malawi Is No Longer Safe for Refugees: The Government’s Plan to Relocate to a Congested Camp Could Have Catastrophic Consequences. Foreign Policy 12/13.

Makhumula, Catherine. 2019. Re-imagining Dzaleka: The Tumaini Festival and Refugee Visibility. Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Studies 5(1).

Malawi Refugee Act (Chapter 15:04).

“Malawi” United Nations Refugee Agency.

Mvula, Levi Duma. 2010. Refugee Status Determination and Rights in Malawi: A Paper Presented at the Refugee Studies Centre Workshop Discussion on RSD and Rights in

The Salama Africa Creative Center • Facebook: • Instagram: • UNESCO page.

Towards Integration of Dzaleka Camp Refugees’ Education in National Systems in Malawi. UNICEF. Policy Brief, April 2019.

Tumaini Letu NGO.

Tumaini Festival.