21 November 2014

News: IRIN to Become Independent News Service

After much speculation about the future of IRIN, the humanitarian news service recently announced that it will become an independent non-profit based in Switzerland as of 1 January 2015.

For more information about how this will all came about, read:

  • "IRIN humanitarian news service saved after private donor fills UN void," The Guardian, 20 Nov. 2014 [text]
  • "UN to spin off IRIN humanitarian news agency," Financial Times, 20 Nov. 2014 [text]

You can also check out IRIN's transition web site and sign up for updates here.

Tagged Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Access to Protection: Bridges Not Walls (Italian Council for Refugees, Oct. 2014) [text]
- See also video of the recently held conference of the same name.

Assessing the Cost-effectiveness of Irregular Migration Control Policies in Greece (MIDAS Project, Oct. 2014) [access via Oppenheimer Chair]
- Follow link for report and policy paper.

"Effective Remedies as Capabilities: Toward a User Perspective to Human Rights of Migrants in Belgium," Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

Fundamental Rights at the EU’s Borders: FRA Reports Reveal Challenges Ahead (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Nov. 2014) [access]
- Follow link to access two reports, on fundamental rights at airports and land borders, respectively.

Integrating EU Defence and Migration Policies in the Mediterranean (FRIDE, Nov. 2014) [text]

Number of Eritreans Seeking Asylum in Europe Soars over Figures for Last Year (UNHCR, Nov. 2014) [text]

A Place of Sanctuary? Creating a Fair and Efficient Asylum System (Centre Forum, Nov. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (12 Nov. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Australia

Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Quick Guide to Key Parliamentary Library Publications (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Nov. 2014) [text]

Australian Government Assistance to Refugees: Fact versus Fiction (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Nov. 2014) [text]

Committee against Torture Considers the Report of Australia (OHCHR, Nov. 2014) [text]

"Constructing Voluntarism: Technologies of 'Intent Management' in Australian Border Controls," Chapter 1 in New Border and Citizenship Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, Oct. 2014) [full-text via SSRN]

Educational Expectations of Bhutanese Refugee Parents: Have They Been Met Post-settlement in Cairns, Far North Queensland? (Australian Policy Online, Nov. 2014) [text]

The Home Stretch: Challenges and Alternatives in Sustainable Housing for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Refugee Council of Australia, Nov. 2014) [text]

ICC Asked to Investigate Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers (Beyond the Hague Blog, Oct. 2014) [text]

"Our Boats, our People, our Knowledge" (Inside Story, Nov. 2014)

"Over the Borderline: A Critical Inquiry into the Geography of Territorial Excision and the Securitisation of the Australian Border," University of New South Wales Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2015) [preprint via SSRN]

Questioning the Queue: Blocking Protection to Asylum Seekers in Indonesia (Castan Centre Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (6 Nov. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

20 November 2014

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. Contents for vol. 33, no. 4, Dec. 2014 include:

  • The Multiple Geographies of Internal Displacement: The Case of Georgia [abstract]
  • Employment of Palestinian Refugee Women in Lebanon: Opportunities and Hurdles [abstract]
  • Refugees’ Transnational Mobility: A Study of Asylum Seeking in Hong Kong and Urban Thailand [abstract]
  • Protection Closer to Home? A Legal Case for Claiming Asylum at Embassies and Consulates [abstract]
  • Filling in the Gap: Refugee Returnees Deploy Higher Education Skills to Peacebuilding [abstract] [full-text via Academia.edu]

Tagged Periodicals.

Regional Focus: Syria


Call for Applications: Scholarship Programme for Syrian Refugees, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) [info]
- Application deadline is 15 December 2014.


Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon (UNHCR & REACH, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related presentation.

The Dramatic Plight of Syrian Refugees in Turkey (Global Research, Nov. 2014) [text]

"Quality of Life of Syrian Refugees Living in Camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq," PeerJ, 2:e670 [open access]

Struggling to Survive: Refugees from Syria in Turkey (Amnesty International, Nov. 2014) [text]

Turkey’s Policy toward Syrian Refugees: Domestic Repercussions and the Need for International Support, SWP Comments, no. 47 (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Winterisation Assessment in Al Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan (UNHCR & REACH, Oct. 2014 [text]

Web site:

Syrian Refugees (Migration Policy Centre) [access]
- The content was recently updated.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (13 Nov. 2014)

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Americas, incl. Central American Unaccompanied Minors

"Asylum: Immigration Clinic Aids Ex-Gang Member Seeking Hope - Caught in the Crossfire," Maryland Carey Law Magazine, vol. 2014, no. 1 (2014) [full-text]

Declaration by Academia within the Framework of Cartagena +30: "Declaration on the Integral Protection of Refugees and Other Forced Migrants and for the Construction of an Effective Humanitarian Space," São Paulo, 31 Oct. 2014 [text]

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Nov. 2014) [text]

"From Violence to More Violence in Central America," Forced Migration Review, no. 48 (Nov. 2014) [open access]

"Public Policy to Address Displacement in Mexico," Forced Migration Review, no. 48 (Nov. 2014) [open access]

Supreme Court of Canada: Article 1F(b) Excludes Individuals Who are not Fugitives from Justice (RefLaw, Nov. 2014) [text]

Unprotected, Unrecognized: Canadian Immigration Policy and Violence against Women, 2008-2013 (Migrant Mothers Project, Nov. 2014) [text]

Unaccompanied minors:

Actualizacion: Diagnóstico NacionaI sobre la Situación de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes Migrantes No Acompañados en el Proceso Migratorio (UNICEF, March 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Arrancados de Raíz: Causas que Originan el Desplazamiento Transfronterizo de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes No Acompañados y Separados de Centroamérica y su Necesidad de Protección Internacional (ACNUR, Nov. 2014) [text]
- See also related news story and Q&A.

In-Country Refugee/Parole Program for Minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Parents Lawfully Present in the United States (U.S. Dept. of State, Nov. 2014) [text]
- See also related UpFront Blog post.

New Resources to Protect Honduran Children (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Nov. 2014) [text]

Unaccompanied Migrant Children from Central America: Context, Causes, and Responses, CLALS Working Paper Series, no. 7 (Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, Nov. 2014) [text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (10 Nov. 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

19 November 2014

Tip of the Week! Searchable Twitter Archive

Twitter has just launched a searchable archive of every tweet ever published.  It is free and open to the public. So even if you are not a Twitter user, you may still want to see if anyone has referenced your report or journal article.  Or you may decide it's time to clean house on some of those old tweets!  This Guardian article tells you how.

An advanced search option is available if you need help narrowing down your search results.

For a breakdown of the technical aspects involved, read this blog post.

Tagged Tips.

New Issue of FMR

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review (FMR) focuses on "Faith and Responses to Displacement." Here's the description for no. 48 (Nov. 2014):
"The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration."

This issue includes 36 articles in the special feature on "Faith" as well as seven "general" articles.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Conflict and Forced Displacement: Human Migration, Human Rights, and the Science of Health," Nursing Research, vol. 63, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2014) [free full-text]

Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq: Public Health Risk Assessment and Interventions (World Health Organization, Oct. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Integration or Isolation? Mapping Social Connections and Well-being amongst Refugees in Glasgow (Queen Margaret Univ. & NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Nov. 2014 [text]
- See also related presentation.

"Mental Health Literacy of Resettled Iraqi Refugees in Australia: Knowledge about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Beliefs about Helpfulness of Interventions," BMC Psychiatry, 14:320 (Nov. 2014) [open access]

"Psychological, Social and Welfare Interventions for Psychological Health and Well-being of Torture Survivors," Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, issue 11, art. no.: CD009317 [free full-text]

"Refugees and Health: Lessons from World War 1," The Lancet, vol. 384, no. 9955 (Nov. 2014) [free full-text]
- Freely available, but registration required.

"Screening for Infectious Diseases among Newly Arrived Migrants in EU/EEA Countries: Varying Practices but Consensus on the Utility of Screening," International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, vol. 11, no. 10 (Oct. 2014) [open access]

"A Transdiagnostic Community-based Mental Health Treatment for Comorbid Disorders: Development and Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial among Burmese Refugees in Thailand," PLoS Medicine, vol. 11, no. 11: e1001757 (Nov. 2014) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health, pt. 1 - General (7 Nov. 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

18 November 2014

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Issues

Cheaper, Faster, Better? A Case Study of New Technologies in Cash Transfers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Mercy Corps, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related guide.

Crypto-currencies and the Aid Industry (IRIN, Nov. 2014) [text]

Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies: Compendium of Evidence & Guidance (UNICEF et al., July 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Employer Attitudes towards Refugee Immigrants, IFN Working Paper, no. 1025 (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, 2014) [text via SSRN]

Evaluation of Oxfam GB's Cash for Rent Programme in Lebanon (OXFAM, March 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Minimum Wages and the Integration of Refugee Immigrants, IFN Working Paper, no. 1017 (Research Institute of Industrial Economics, 2014) [text via SSRN]

Recovery from Internal Displacement in Northern Uganda (SSRN, June 2014) [text]

South African Court Affirms Refugees’ Right to Self-Employment (RefLaw, Nov. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Issues (29 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Counter-terrorism Laws: What Aid Agencies Need to Know, Network Paper, no. 79 (HPN, Nov. 2014) [text]

The End of Aid: Does Foreign Aid Maintain Poverty? (IAI TV, Nov. 2014) [access]

Gender and Humanitarian Issues, Professional Development Reading Pack, no. 3 (GSDRC, 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Corridors: A Strategy Not Without Risks (RI Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

Humanitarian Emergencies: An Innovative Funding Formula? (Global Views Blog, Oct. 2014) [text]

"Inter-Agency Working and Co-operation: Learning from Collaboration in the Humanitarian and Security Sector Space," Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Oct. 2014) [full-text]

"Measuring Impact: A Cross-sectional Multi-stage Cluster Survey to Assess the Attainment of Durable Solutions in Post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia," BMC Public Health, 14:1168 (Nov. 2014) [open access]
- See also related blog post.

"Medical Liability in Humanitarian Missions," Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Nov. 2014) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (24 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

17 November 2014

Thematic Focus: Statelessness


Kim v Russia: The Unlawful Detention of Stateless Persons in Immigration (ENS Blog, Oct. 2014) [text]

Litigating Strategically: Stateless Children Born in the EU (ENS Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

Map: Every 10 Minutes, a Stateless Baby is Born (Washington Post's Worldviews Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

"The New Unpeople: Statelessness as Punishment against Political Dissent in the Gulf," The Economist, 15 Nov. 2014 [text]

Out of the Shadows: The Treatment of Statelessness under International Law (Chatham House, Oct. 2014) [text]

"Proposal for an EU Directive on the Identification of Statelessness and the Protection of Stateless Persons," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 53 (Nov. 2014) [full-text]

Statelessness in West Africa (KORA Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

Reactions to IACHR judgment and subsequent DR ruling (in chronological order):
- RFK Center Welcomes Landmark Ruling on Dominican Nationality in Inter-American Court (RFK Center, 23 Oct. 2014) [text]
- Inter-American Court Condemns Unprecedented Situation of Statelessness in the Dominican Republic (Statelessness Programme Blog, 27 Oct. 2014) [text]
- Ruling by Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Threatens Access to International Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violations (JRS USA, 6 Nov. 2014) [text]
- Flawed Ruling in the Dominican Republic Threatens Human Rights Protections (Open Society Foundations, 8 Nov. 2014) [text]

Source & other images
Responses to UNHCR's 10-year plan for ending statelessness:
- An Ambitious Plan to End Statelessness (IRIN, Nov. 2014) [text]
- Can We End Statelessness in a Decade? (Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nov. 2014) [access]
- Finding a Home for Stateless People is Easier Said than Done (The Conversation, Nov. 2014) [text]
- How Will the UNHCR’s Statelessness Campaign Affect Africa? (African Arguments Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]
- Why a Campaign to End Statelessness Matters (Inst. on Statelessness & Inclusion, Nov. 2014) [text]

UNHCR's statelessness research award recipients:
Helen Brunt
Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Fact-Finding Project
Maria Jose Recalde Vela
Jason Tucker
Caia Vlieks

Web site:

Stateless Voices [access]
- Produces films depicting lives of stateless people in Europe and the U.S.

Related posts:
- News: UNHCR's Campaign to End Statelessness (3 Nov. 2014)
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (23 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

The 2014 Afghanistan Refugee and Returnee Overview (UNHCR, Oct. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of the First Year Refugee Law Enforcement: Analysis and Position Paper (Advocates for Public Interest Law, Oct. 2014?) [text]
- Assessment of South Korea's Refugee Act.

A Foreseeable Disaster in Burma: Forced Displacement in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (Physicians for Human Rights, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Indonesia’s Asylum Hub," Refugee Transitions, no. 29 (Oct. 2014) [full-text]
- Scroll to pp. 59-63.

Myanmar: A Tipping Point for Rohingya Rights? (Refugees International, Nov. 2014) [text]

Protection and Security Concerns in South East Burma/Myanmar (Border Consortium, Nov. 2014) [text]

Seminar: Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism on the Thai-Burma Border [Book event], Oxford, 29 Oct. 2014 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Three Approaches to Gender in Humanitarian Aid: Findings from a Study of Humanitarian Aid to Refugees in Thailand and Bangladesh (Umeå University, 2014) [text]

A Volcano and its People (Inside Story, Sept. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (30 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Legal Events & Opportunities: November & December 2014


Seminar: "The Assessment of Protection Needs in Swedish Migration Courts: Tracing the Political Origin of the Court Reform in 2006," Melbourne, 18 November 2014 [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Launch of LLM in Immigration Law: "The Continuing Relevance of International Refugee Law in a Globalised World," London, 24 November 2014 [info]
- Booking deadline is 23 November 2014.

Panel Discussion & Documentary Screening: "Another of the Intransigent Ones: Sousa Mendes, Lawyer, Diplomat and Savior of 30,000 Wartime Refugees," New York, 24 November 2014 [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Panel Discussion: "Refugees, Law and the Courts," Toronto, 25 November 2014 [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Lecture: "Citizenship Deprivation and the Privilege to Have Rights," London, 1 December 2014 [info]
- Register by 27 November 2014.

Training: "International Refugee Law: Special Session for Permanent Mission Staff," Geneva, 3 December 2014 [info]
- Sign up by 28 November 2014.


Job: 2015 Judith Stronach Summer Fellowship, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies [info]
- Apply by 1 December 2014.

Workshop: "Sticky Citizenship: Imputing Citizenship to Asylum Seekers," London, 1 December 2014 [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Seminar: Cessation of Refugee Status, London, 4 December 2014 [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Meeting: "High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges," Geneva, 10-11 December 2014 [info]
- Follow link for tentative schedule; see also new background paper.

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

14 November 2014

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

The Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to Asylum Procedural Law (ECRE & Dutch Council for Refugees, Oct. 2014) [text]

"Believable Victims: Asylum Credibility and the Struggle for Objectivity," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, vol. 16, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2015) [eprint via SSRN]

"The Buck Stops Here: Fundamental Rights Infringements can no Longer be Ignored when Transferring Asylum Seekers under Dublin II," Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, vol. 37, no. 3 (2014) [full-text]

The Nature and Scope of Protection under Article 3 of the ECHR in the Context of Immigration, Paper presented at the "World Congress of Constitutional Law 2014 - Constitutional Challenges: Global and Local," Oslo, 16-20 June 2014 [text]

New Approaches, Alternative Avenues and Means of Access to Asylum Procedures for Persons Seeking International Protection (European Parliament LIBE Committee, Oct. 2014) [text]

Refugee Protection Outside of the International Legal Framework: Expanding Cross-National & Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations, Evanston, IL, 27-28 May 2014 [access]
- Follow link for conference presentations and additional resources.

"Les relations entre le droit de l'extradition et le droit des réfugiés: étude de l'article 1F(b) de la Convention de Genève du 28 Juillet 1951 (The Relations between Extradition Law and Refugee Law: A Study of Article 1F(b) of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951)," Chapter in Asile et Extradition: Théorie et Pratique de l'Exclusion du Statut de Réfugié (Bruylant, Aug. 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

UNHCR Faces an RSD Crisis (RefLaw Blog, Nov. 2014) [text]

"Using the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees to Protect People Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence: Key Legal Challenges," Presentation at the Symposium on the Protection of Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence, Luxembourg, 20 Oct. 2014 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (28 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General


Global Appeal Update 2015 (UNHCR, Dec. 2014) [access]

Global Strategy for Settlement and Shelter: A UNHCR Strategy 2014-2018 (UNHCR, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
Government-sponsored Policy Research: Getting the Right Balance between Academic Quality and ‘Usefulness’ (Politics, Knowledge & Migration Blog, Oct. 2014) [text]

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies [Book launch], Oxford, 15 Oct. 2014 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Protracted Refugee Populations of the World at the Start of 2014 (Migration Policy Centre, Nov. 2014) [access]
- Follow link for map.

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Doc. No. A/69/12 (UN General Assembly, 2014) [text]
- See also related statements from UNHCR and ICRC; additional statements can be accessed via PaperSmart.

Why ‘Real’ Policy Impact is so Difficult to Evidence (Politics, Knowledge & Migration Blog, June 2014) [text]

Web sites:

Dynamic Analysis and Reporting Tool (DART) (Joint IDP Profiling Service) [access]
- "This tool is free for anyone to use but is especially designed to support programme managers and policy makers working in displacement settings, who can benefit from the easy and timely access to population data for evidence-based advocacy, programming and policy-making."

Solutions Alliance: Ending Displacement Together [access]
- Launched at the Copenhagen Roundtable, 2-3 April 2014, the "overall goal of the Solutions Alliance is to promote and enable the transition for displaced persons away from dependency towards increased resilience, self-reliance and development."  Recently held a side event at EXCOM.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (21 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

New Issues of Intervention, JEMS, J. Immigr. & Minority Health, Migr. Stud., Refugee Trans., Rts. in Exile

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 12, no. 3 (Nov. 2014) [contents]
- Features special section on "Rehabilitation Processes of Former Child Soldiers." The editorial introduction and "'I Can’t Go Home'. Forced migration and displacement following demobilisation: the complexity of reintegrating former child soldiers in Colombia" are both freely available.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 30 Oct. 2014 [access]
- Forthcoming special issue on "Deportation, Anxiety, Justice: New Ethnographic Perspectives." Note that 50 free full-text downloads are available for the first two articles via the a/m link.

Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 16, no. 6 (Dec. 2014) [contents]
- Special focus on "Mental Health and Wellness." Includes several articles on Iraqi refugees and one on Afghan refugees.

Migration Studies, vol. 2, no. 3 (Nov. 2014) [free full-text]
- Mix of articles with several on irregular migration and one on human smuggling.

Refugee Transitions, no. 29 (Oct. 2014) [free full-text via BroCAP]
- Mix of articles, including two on Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 53 (Nov. 2014) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Tagged Periodicals.

13 November 2014

Regional Focus: MENA

2014 Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture: Forced Migration to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Burden or Boon, Oxford, 5 Nov. 2014 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"A 'Historical Commitment'? Identity and Ideology in Israel's Attitude to the Refugee Convention 1951-4," The International History Review, Latest Articles, 26 Aug. 2014 [full-text via Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem]

How Israel Hides its Asylum Seeker Problem (Forward Thinking Blog, Oct. 2014) [text]

Informing Targeted Host Community Programming in Lebanon: Preliminary Analysis for Sector Planning (OCHA & REACH, Oct. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Learning in the Face of Adversity: The UNRWA Education Program for Palestine Refugees (World Bank, Oct. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related PRRN blog post.

Refugee or IDP: Does it Really Matter? (IRIN, Nov. 2014) [text]

The Socio-economic Conditions of Jordan’s Palestinian Camp Refugees (Fafo, 2014) [text]

Technical Workshop on Durable Solutions for IDPs in Yemen (Govt. of Yemen, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Position on Returns to Libya (UNHCR, Nov. 2014) [text]

Waiting for Winter: Displaced Iraqis in the KRI (Refugees International, Oct. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (27 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Syria


Lecture: Killian Kleinschmidt, former UNHCR Camp Manager of Zaatari Camp, Washington, DC, 19 November 2014 [info]


Access to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Zaatari Camp, Jordan (UNICEF & REACH, Nov. text via ReliefWeb]
2014) [

Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation: Supporting Stability in the Region, Berlin, 28 Oct. 2014 [info]
- Follow link for conference documents.

Fight or Flight in Civil War? Evidence from Rebel-Controlled Syria (SSRN, Aug. 2014) [text]

No Escape: Civilians in Syria Struggle to Find Safety across Borders (NRC & IRC, Nov. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees from Syria (Cultural Orientation Resource Center, Nov. 2014) [access]

Syrian Arab Republic: 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview (OCHA, Nov. 2014) [text]

*To Address the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the Development Community Must Seek Long-term Solutions (Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Oct. 2014) [text]

What Would the Turkish Buffer Zone Mean for Syria’s Displaced? (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Nov. 2014) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (28 Oct. 2014)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.