30 October 2008

Publications: Child Health Care/Emergencies, EXCOM Report, Hum. Action & Older Persons, Migrant Women/Jordan, OECD Factbook

Humanitarian Action and Older Persons: An Essential Brief for Humanitarian Actors (IASC, Oct. 2008) [text via ReliefWeb]

Isolated, Exploited, Abused: Jordan's women migrant domestic workers (Amnesty International, Oct. 2008) [access]

Manual for the Health Care of Children in Humanitarian Emergencies(WHO, Oct. 2008) [text]

OECD Factbook 2008: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics [access]

Report of the fifty-ninth session of the Executive Committee, 6-10 October 2008, Doc. no. A/AC.96/1063 (UNGA, 22 Oct. 2008) [text]
- Includes the General Conclusion on International Protection.

Posted in Publications.

29 October 2008

New Issues of Conflict & Health, ICRC Rev., JHA, JPR, Women's Asylum News

Conflict and Health (23 Oct. 2008) [open access full-text]
- New article on reproductive health for refugees in Guinea.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 90, no. 870 (June 2008) [full-text]
- Focus is on "Sanctions."

Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (25 Oct. 2008) [open access full-text]
- New article entitled "Humanitarian Action on the Battlefields of the Global War on Terror."

Journal of Peace Research, vol. 45, no. 6 (Nov. 2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Women's Asylum News, no. 78 (Oct./Nov. 2008) [full-text via Refworld]
- Mix of articles.

Posted in Periodicals.

27 October 2008

Publications: EU & Intl. Protection, Impact Assessment, Internal Displacement/Burma, Shelter, Statelessness, West Africa Conf.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Accessing Accommodation and Housing Support (Shelter, Oct. 2008) [text]

Futures Denied: Statelessness among Infants, Children and Youth (Refugees International, Oct. 2008) [text]

Impact Assessment of Humanitarian Response: A Review of the Literature (Feinstein International Center, Oct. 2008) [text]

Impact of the EU Qualification Directive on International Protection (ECRE, Oct. 2008) [access]

Internal Displacement and International Law in Eastern Burma (Thailand Burma Border Constortium, Oct. 2008) [text]

Regional Conference on Refugee Protection and International Migration in West Africa, Dakar, Senegal, 13-14 November 2008: Concept Note (UNHCR, Oct. 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

24 October 2008

UN Day

October 24th is United Nations Day. It marks the day when the UN Charter went into force in 1945. The following UN information resources have recently been made available:

Yearbook of the United Nations [access]
- The complete collection of yearbooks, from 1946-2005, are now online in full-text. The yearbook reports on the organization's activities in the areas of international peace and security, human rights, economic and social questions (including refugees, displacement and humanitarian assistance), and international law. Select a year to view the text; you can also search within individual editions. Interestingly, the search across all yearbooks is only accessible once you've selected a given yearbook.

United Nations Treaty Collection [access]
- This site provides access to all multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General and the UN Treaty Series. As Intute notes, "It can be used to download full text treaties and check for the latest information on whether certain treaties are in force. "

Other UN resources include:

Official Document System of the United Nations [access]
- Find and download official UN documents and resolutions in multiple languages.

United Nations Office at Geneva Library [access]
- The UNHCR library moved its collection over to the UNOG library earlier this year. Search the catalogue for relevant titles.

Posted in Web Sites/Tools.

23 October 2008

New Accessions Lists

The Refugee Studies Centre library and the UEL Refugee Council Archives have both circulated accessions lists for the July-September 2008 period. View them here and here.

Posted in Publications.

21 October 2008

Workshop: Environmental Change and Migration

The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and the International Migration Institute (IMI) are convening a workshop on "Environmental Change and Migration: Evidence and Developing Norms for Response." It will be held 8-9 January 2009 in Oxford; presentation abstracts can be submitted for consideration through 31 October 1008.

This blog has highlighted a number of publications and resources relating to the issue of environmentally-induced displacement. To review these in preparation for this workshop, just click on the label "climate" and scroll down through the various postings.

Posted in Events.

20 October 2008

New Issues of Conflict & Health, Conflict Trends, EJML, Hum. Exchange, RSQ

Conflict and Health, vol. 2 (Oct. 2008) [full-text]
- Three new articles posted on reproductive services for refugees in Guinea and conflict in the Indian Kashmir (2 parts).

Conflict Trends, no. 3 (2008) [full-text]
- Theme is peacekeeping in Africa.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 10, no. 3 (2008) [contents]
- Includes articles on non-refoulement and refugee protection in Europe.

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 40 (Oct. 2008) [full-text]
- Special feature on Somalia.

Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 3 (2008) [contents]
- Focuses on "Asylum and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Posted in Periodicals.

17 October 2008

Recent Toolkits: Disseminating Research, Education, Healthy Living, Human Trafficking, Vocational Training


Healthy Living Toolkit (USCRI, 2008) [access]

Interactive INEE Minimum Standards Toolkit (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies & IASC Education Cluster, 2008) [access]

Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers and Youth: Linking Vocational Training Programs to Market Opportunities in Northern Uganda (Women's Commission & Columbia Univ., Sept. 2008) [text]

Toolkit: Disseminating Research Online (Global Development Network, 2008) [access]

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons (UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Oct. 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

Publications: Burmese Women/Malaysia, Disaster Displaced, DRC Displaced, Human Trafficking, Protection/IDPs, Reinteg./Sudan, Unacc. Minors/Spain

Desperate Lives: Burmese Refugee Women Struggle to Make a Living in Malaysia (Women's Commission, Oct. 2008) [text]

An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Vulnerability, Impact and Action (UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008) [text]

The long road home: Opportunities and obstacles to the reintegration of IDPs and refugees returning to Southern Sudan and the Three Areas. Report of Phase II: Conflict, urbanisation and land (HPG, Sept. 2008) [text]

Moving Beyond Rhetoric: Consultation and Participation with Populations Displaced by Conflict or Natural Disasters (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Oct. 2008) [text]

Out of Site: Building better responses to displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by helping host families (Oxfam, Sept. 2008) [text]

Protecting Internally Displaced Persons: A Manual for Law and Policymakers (Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Oct. 2008) [text]

Returns at Any Cost: Spain’s Push to Repatriate Unaccompanied Children in the Absence of Safeguards (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

14 October 2008

Latest UNHCR Publications from EXCOM, PDES, Public Health

Documents/Reports from the 59th Executive Committee Meeting:

- List of documents

- Refugee Realities: Meeting the needs of refugees and other people of concern globally. Global Needs Assessment, Pilot Report (Oct. 2008) [report launched during EXCOM; related web page; press release]

Evaluation Reports from the Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES):

- Evaluation of UNHCR’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in
situations of forced displacement, PDES/2008/08 (Oct. 2008) [text]

- Evaluation of UNHCR's returnee reintegration programme in Southern Sudan, PDES/2008/05 (Sept. 2008) [text]

- Lessons learned from UNHCR's emergency operation for internally displaced persons in Kenya, PDES/2008/06 (Sept. 2008) [text]

- Review of UNHCR's efforts to prevent and respond to human trafficking, PDES/2008/07 (Sept. 2008) [text]

- The use of cash grants in UNHCR voluntary repatriation operations: Report of a "lessons learned" workshop, PDES/2008/09 (Sept. 2008) [text]

New Issues in Refugee Research Papers:

- Circular repatriation: the unsuccessful return and reintegration of Iraqis with refugee status in Denmark, no. 165 (Oct. 2008) [text]

- State failure and extra-legal justice: vigilante groups, civil militias and the rule of law in West Africa, no. 166 (Oct. 2008) [text]

Public Health & HIV Section:

- Global Annual Public Health Report 2007 (2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

06 October 2008

Research/Policy Papers: Displacement/DRC, IDPs/Sri Lanka, International Migration, Local Integration

Globalization, poverty and mobility: an introduction to the developmental dimensions of international migration, New Issues in Refugee Research Working Paper, no. 164 (UNHCR, Sept. 2008) [text]

National Legal Framework for IDPs in Sri Lanka: A Critical Analysis, IPCS Research Papers (Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Sept. 2008) [text via Human Security Gateway]

Negotiating Rights: The Politics of Local Integration, Migration Studies Working Paper Series #41 (Forced Migration Studies Programme, Sept. 2008) [text]

Out of Site: Building better responses to displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by helping host families, Oxfam Research Report (Sept. 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

03 October 2008

New Issues of AWR, Conflict & Health, FMR, IMR, Refuge, REMI

AWR Bulletin, vol. 45, no. 2 (2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles with one looking at asylum and immigration in Austria and Hungary.

Conflict and Health, 2:9 (30 Sept. 2008) [access]
- Includes article entitled "Users' guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency."

Forced Migration Review, no. 31 (Sept. 2008) [full-text]
- The theme of this issue is "Climate Change and Displacement."

International Migration Review, vol. 42, no.3 (Sept. 2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Revue européenne des migrations internationales, vol. 24, no. 1 (2008) [contents]
- This issue focuses on "Les migrants caribéens."

Refuge: Canada's Periodical on Refugees, vol. 25, no. 1 (2008) [full-text]
- This issue focuses on the "Psychosocial Dimensions of the Refugee Experience." Note: Refuge issues are made available online 12 months after they are published.

Posted in Periodicals.

01 October 2008

Free Access to Sage Journals

Sage Journals Online is offering free access to 500+ journals through the end of October 2008. Interested researchers are asked to register and create a login/password. Sage publishes a number of journal titles in the social sciences. A quick search just on "refugees" in article titles produces 389 results.

Posted in Web Sites/Tools.

Cross-posted on Researching Refugees.