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Forced Migration Current Awareness



A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason



Updated: 2017-11-18T16:12:15.812-05:00

 



Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

2017-11-17T09:10:41.080-05:00

Assets of Refugees in Zataari Camp: A Profile of Skills (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Employment and Human Capital Investment Intentions among Recent Refugees in Germany (German Institute for Economic Research, 2017) [text]How Temporary Protected Status Holders Helps Disaster Recovery and Preparedness (New American Economy, Nov. 2017) [text]"The Impact of Limbo on the Socio-Economic Integration of Refugees in France," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]"The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Economy: Regional Labour Market Effects," Social Sciences, 6(4) (Oct. 2017) [open access]"Integrating Forced Migrants: Evidence from the Displacement of Germans after World War II," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]"Integrating Refugees into the Labour Market: Where Does Germany Stand?," ifo DICE Report, vol. 15, no. 3 (Sept. 2017) [text]Migrants Will Keep Coming. We Should Give Them the Skills They Need to Thrive (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]New Americans and a New Direction: The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region (New American Economy, Oct. 2017) [text]Refugees’ Right to Work: Necessary but Insufficient for Formal Employment of Refugees (People Move Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]"Office Sharing Giant WeWork Plans to Hire 1,500 Refugees Over the Next Five Years," Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2017 [text]“Socioeconomic Status and Livelihoods of Refugees in a Self-reliance Situation in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement,” Ghana Journal of Geography, vol. 9, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]Talent Displaced: The Economic Lives of Syrian Refugees in Europe (Deloitte & Refugee Studies Centre, Nov. 2017) [text]Torn Nets: How to Explain the Gap of Refugees and Humanitarian Migrants in the Access to the Italian Labour Market (FIERI, Sept. 2017) [text]Related posts:- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Europe/Middle East (2 Nov. 2017)- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - General/Australia/North America (2 Nov. 2017)Tagged Publications.[...]



Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Syria

2017-11-17T09:06:23.861-05:00

Back Home in Homs: Challenges Facing Returnees to Syria (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]Internal Displacement in Iraq 2003-2016: An Annotated Bibliography (ISIM, Oct. 2017) [text]Jordan: Community Support Committees - Empowering Refugees through Local Communities (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Knowing How to Go: Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Legal Pathways to Get to and Stay in Europe (REACH & Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 13, August-September 2017 (IOM, Sept. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]A Promise of Tomorrow: The Effects of UNHCR and UNICEF Cash Assistance on Syrian Refugees in Jordan (ODI, Unicef & UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Reparations for the Victims of Conflict in Iraq: Lessons Learned from Comparative Practice (Minority Rights Group, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Review of the Common Cash Facility Approach in Jordan (Cash Learning Partnership & UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]Second Meeting of the World Refugee Council, Amman, 18 Sept. 2017 [text]Syria in 2019: Four Scenarios - Implications for Policy Planning (Clingendael, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]UN Human Rights Chief: Suffering of Migrants in Libya Outrage to Conscience of Humanity (OHCHR, Nov. 2017) [text]- See also related Guardian article.Understanding Alternatives to Cash Assistance (Danish Refugee Council & UNHCR, Sept. 2017)‘We leave or we die’: Forced Displacement under Syria’s ‘Reconciliation’ Agreements (Amnesty International, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]Yemen “Starvation” Warnings as Saudi Arabia Shuts Borders (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]Related post:- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (3 Nov. 2017)Tagged Publications.[...]



Thematic Focus: General

2017-11-16T13:23:44.193-05:00

The Displacement Continuum: Research Agenda and Call for Partners (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text]- First in a new thematic series on "The Invisible Majority."Expert Views: What Would Refocus Attention on Internal Displacement? (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]Global Appeal 2018-2019 (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [access]- Follow link for full PDF of report and individual chapters.Humanitarianism, not Development: Refugee Protection in a Neoliberal Age, New York, 6 Nov. 2017 [info]- Video of this talk is available here.Internal Displacement and the Global Compact on Refugees: Are Today’s Returning Refugees Tomorrow’s IDPs?, Policy Brief (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text]  Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.Movement Call for Action on the Humanitarian Needs of Vulnerable Migrants Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, Nov. 2017) [resolution] [background rpt.]"Rituals of Migration: An Introduction," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]Statement by Academics, Researchers and Experts for the Global Compact on Refugees, Conference on International Cooperation in Responsibility-Sharing for Refugees in the Euro-Mediterranean Space, Cairo, 9-10 October 2017 [access]Thematic discussions: Global Compact on Refugees, Geneva, 14-15 November 2017 [info]- Discussions 4 & 5 focused on "Measures to be taken in pursuit of solutions (Comprehensive refugee response framework pillar four)" and "Issues that cut across all four substantive sections of the comprehensive refugee response, and overarching issues." Follow link for video recordings. See also related UNHCR news story, CRRF Panel Discussion remarks and IDMC statement on solutions.There are Now 65 Million Refugees – but We Can Still Solve the Crisis (Fast Company, Nov. 2017) [text]Why We Need to Talk about Migration and Human Security (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]Related post:- Thematic Focus: General (8 Nov. 2017)Tagged Publications.[...]



Open Access Round-up: 15 Nov. 2017

2017-11-16T11:15:52.883-05:00

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 October 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.Green Open Access [info]"Migration Control à la Khartoum: EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 16 Oct. 2017 [postprint]- Note: Currently, access to the document is restricted, but visitors may "request a copy."Gold Open Access [info]Articles, health-related:"A Call for Emergency Action: Telepsychiatry for Trauma Treatment among Syrian Refugees," Cureus, vol. 9, no. 8 (Aug. 2017)"Examining the Need & Potential for Biomedical Engineering to Strengthen Health Care Delivery for Displaced Populations & Victims of Conflict," Conflict and Health, 11:20 (Nov. 2017)"Feasibility and Acceptability of a Universal Screening and Referral Protocol for Gender-based violence with Women Seeking Care in Health Clinics in Dadaab Refugee Camps in Kenya," Global Mental Health, e21 (Oct. 2017)"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017)"Guidelines and mHealth to Improve Quality of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes Care for Vulnerable Populations in Lebanon: Longitudinal Cohort Study," JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 5, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)"Housing and Health of Kiribati Migrants Living in New Zealand," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 10 (Oct. 2017)"Infectious Disease Screening in Asylum Seekers: Range, Coverage and Economic Evaluation in Germany, 2015," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 40 (Oct. 2017)"Medical Conditions and Treatment in a Transit Camp in Serbia for Syrian, Afghani, and Iraqi Migrants," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:11 (Oct. 2017)"Promoting Mental Health in Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Recommendations for Primary Support Programs," Brain Sciences, vol. 7, no. 11 (Nov. 2017)“Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Migrants: A Comprehensive Review,” Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, Ahead of Print, 19 Oct. 2017"Understanding the Menstrual Hygiene Management Challenges Facing Displaced Girls and Women: Findings from Qualitative Assessments in Myanmar and Lebanon," Conflict and Health, 11:19 (Oct. 2017)Articles, other topics: "Cycles of Judicial and Executive Power in Irregular Migration," Comparative Migration Studies, 5:16 (Oct. 2017)"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017)"The Practice of Immigration and Nationality Law: Setting Boundaries of Specialization at the Margins," Oñati Socio-legal Series, vol. 7, no. 7 (2017)"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017)"The Right to Asylum and the Principle of Non-Refoulement under the European Convention on Human Rights," European Scientific Journal, vol. 13, no. 28 (2017)"Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017)Journals:Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017)- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017)- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017)- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migrat[...]



New Issues of Conf. & Health, Dis. Prev. Mgmt., Euro. J. Psychotraum., Intl. J. Middle East Stud., Intl. Migr., Migr. Pol. Pract., Migr. Stud., Movements, Refuge, Ref. Rev., Rts. in Exile News

2017-11-15T19:00:57.523-05:00

Conflict and Health, vol. 11, supp. 1 (Nov. 2017) [open access]- Theme is "Transitions within Transitions: Coming of Age in Displacement." Reports on the research initiative, "Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Risks of Very Young Adolescents in Humanitarian Contexts."Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26, no. 5 (Nov. 2017) [contents]- Includes a special section on "International Law and Disasters." One article is open access.European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 8, suppl. 2 (2017) [open access]- This issue focuses on "Traumatized refugees."International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 49, no. 4 (Nov. 2017) [contents]- Special issue on "Forced Displacement and Refugees." The introduction is freely available.International Migration, vol. 55, no. 6 (Dec. 2017) [contents]- Mix of articles, including a policy interview with the German Commissioner for Immigration, Refugees and Integration, a free article on DACA's relationship to the unaccompanied minors surge, and a section on "Our Continued Concern for Refugees and Asylum Seekers," with an open access article on attitudes towards refugees.Migration Policy Practice, vol. VII, no. 3 (Oct.-Nov. 2017) [full-text]- Features a selection of papers prepared by members of the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate, which was established by IOM to support the development of the Global Compact on Migration.  Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 3 (Nov. 2017) [free full-text]- Special issue on "Migration Regimes in the Spotlight: The Politics of Migration in an Age of Uncertainty." Two articles are open access.Movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (Nov. 2017) [open access]- Theme of this issue is “Turkey's Changing Migration Regime and its Global and Regional Dynamics.” Several articles focus on the EU-Turkey deal.Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 33, no. 2 (2017) [open access]- This general issue includes articles on the ethical aspects of undertaking forced migration research, deportation, refugee settlement in Australia, higher education, volunteering, Eritreans in Canada, and LGBTQ asylum seekers.Refugee Review, vol. III (2017) [open access]- Special focus on "Refugees and Labour."Rights in Exile News, no. 86 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.Tagged Periodicals.[...]



Thematic Focus: Solutions

2017-11-15T17:25:05.482-05:00

Publications:"Building a Mosaic: The Evolution of Canada’s Approach to Immigrant Integration," Migration Information Source, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]The Cruellest Option (Inside Story, Nov. 2017) [text]- Discusses Australia's rejection of New Zealand's offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island.The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations, Webinar, 28 Oct. 2017 [info]- Video of this webinar is available here."Helping Refugees Integrate through Work," Science Nordic, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]- Note: The article provides a link to the report in Norwegian at the bottom of the page."Integration or Building Resilience: What Should the Goal Be in Refugee Resettlement?," Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 2 Nov. 2017 [ResearchGate]"Mobilizing Home for Long-Term Displacement: A Critical Reflection on the Durable Solutions," Journal of Human Rights Practice, Advance Articles, 23 Aug. 2017 [Academia.edu]Towards Integration: The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in the United Kingdom (UNHCR, IOM & City Univ. London, ) [text via ReliefWeb]- See also related UNHCR news story and Independent article. U.S.-related:The Boat People's Long Shadow (Who.What.Why, Nov. 2017) [text]"Commentary: Data on Refugee Resettlement is Lacking," Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2017 [text]How U.S. Refugee Resettlement in Each State has Shifted since 2002 (Pew Research, Nov. 2017) [text]- See also related interactive feature."I Used to Run the Immigration Service—and Trump’s Refugee Policy is Baseless," The Atlantic, 1 Nov. 2017 [text]IRC Projects Only 15,000 Refugee Arrivals in the United States This Year Based on Current Trends, One Third of Record-low FY18 Cap (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2017) [text]"Manus Island Refugees Put 'That Hell' Behind Them for Fresh Start in the United States," ABC News (Australia), 3 Oct. 2017 [text]Refugee Resettlement Trends in the Northeast (Univ. of Vermont, Oct. 2017) [text]Related post:- Thematic Focus: Solutions (1 Nov. 2017)Tagged Publications.[...]



Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

2017-11-15T14:59:22.654-05:00

Opportunities:Job announcement: Consultant for a Study on the Impact of ICVA's Work [info]- Application deadline is 30 November 2017.Survey: The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS), Online [info]- Submit responses by 30 November 2017.Publications:Crisis Modifiers: A Solution for a More Flexible Development–humanitarian System? (ODI, Nov. 2017) [text]"Future Role Aspirations, Achievement Motivations and Perceptions of Personal Help-seeking among Humanitarian Aid Trainees," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:12 (Nov. 2017) [open access]Guide for Governments: International Humanitarian Action (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]How Can We Use Evidence to Allocate Resources? (ALNAP, Sept. 2017) [text]Humanitarian Evidence Week, 6-12 Nov. 2017 [access]- Follow link for blog posts about and recordings of events held on "topics related to generation, use and dissemination of evidence in the humanitarian sector."The Humanitarian System Needs Development Partners – Podcast with the UN’s Mark Lowcock (CGD Blog, Oct. 2017) [info]- Follow link for podcast.OECD DAC Clarifies Rules on In-donor Aid Spending for Refugees (Devex, Nov. 2017) [text]- See also earlier related Devex article and ODI comment.Saving Lives, Building Resilience, Reforming the System: The UK Government’s Humanitarian Reform Policy (DFID, Sept. 2017) [text]- See also related ODI comment."Who is Your Constituency? The Political Engagement of Humanitarian Organisations," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:9 (Oct. 2017) [open access]Why a Commonly Held Idea of What Aid Workers are Like Fails to Tell the Full Story (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]Related post:- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (17 Oct. 2017)Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.[...]



Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement

2017-11-14T11:03:45.388-05:00

(image) Brazilian Tribe Fear Displacement by Xingu River’s Rising Tide (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

"Colombian Development-Induced Displacement: Considering the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy," Groningen Journal of International Law, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Displacement and Resettlement: Lessons from Colombo (IDRC, Nov. 2016) [text]

Evicted (IDRC, Oct. 2017) [text]

Expert Roundtable on Displacement Caused by Development: Event Summary (IDMC, Aug. 2017) [text]
- See also related comment.

"Forced to Leave": Commercial Farming and Displacement in Zambia (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Getting By or Getting Ahead: Resettlement Inputs and Social Capital in Involuntary Resettlement," Journal of Population and Social Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (April 2017) [open access]

"How Big Water Projects Helped Trigger Africa’s Migrant Crisis," Yale Environment 360, 17 Oct. 2017 [text]

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, vol. 35, no. 1 (2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Displacement, Resettlement and Livelihoods." The foreword and introduction are freely available, and three articles are Open Access.

"The Responsibility of Businesses to Prevent Development-induced Displacement in Africa," African Human Rights Law Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement (12 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.



New Issue of IJRL

2017-11-14T10:30:23.822-05:00

(image) The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 29, no. 3, Oct. 2017 include:
  • Different in the Same Way? Language, Diversity, and Refugee Credibility [abstract]
  • Bringing Rwandan Refugees ‘Home’: The Cessation Clause, Statelessness, and Forced Repatriation [abstract]
  • No Country of Asylum: ‘Legitimizing’ Lebanon’s Rejection of the 1951 Refugee Convention [open access]
  • Refugees or Border Residents from Myanmar? The Status of Displaced Ethnic Kachins and Kokangs in Yunnan Province, China [open access]

Note that two articles are open access - a first for IJRL!

Also included are case law summaries, three book reviews and the texts of three UNHCR documents: 1) Note on Legal Considerations for Cooperation between the European Union and Turkey on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Migrants; 2) Legal Considerations on the Return of Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Greece to Turkey as Part of the EU–Turkey Cooperation in Tackling the Migration Crisis under the Safe Third Country and First Country of Asylum Concept; 3) Legal Considerations on Refugee Protection for People Fleeing Conflict and Famine Affected Countries.

Tagged Periodicals.




Thematic Focus: Children & Families

2017-11-14T09:52:49.155-05:00

(image) Britain Has Opportunity to Help Children in Calais (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, Latest Articles, 11 Nov. 2017 [open access]

Family Reunification for Refugees in Switzerland: Legal Framework and Strategic Considerations (UNHCR & CSDM, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

How to Help Young Unaccompanied Refugees Integrate in Britain (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

‘I have to help my family’: The Growing Danger of Child Labour in Rohingya Refugee Camps (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Internal Flight Alternative in Norway: The Law and Practice with Respect to Afghan Families and Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children (Chr. Michelsen Institute, 2017) [text via Human Rights Inst.]

L’Expérience des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation (CAO) et des Centres d’Accueil et d’Orientation pour Mineurs Isolés (CAOMI) en France (UNHCR, Oct. 2017) [text]

"Migrant and Asylum-seeker Children Returned to Kosovo and Albania: Predictive Factors for Social-emotional Wellbeing after Return," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 31 Oct. 2017 [open access]

The New Italian Law on Unaccompanied Minors: A Model for the EU? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Outcast and Desperate: Rohingya Refugee Children Face a Perilous Future (Unicef, Oct. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (19 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications.