21 November 2012

Taking Stock...

In 2012:

As part of a larger feature on migration, IRIN has released a list of the Top 10 Neglected Refugee Crises in the world today.  Highlighted displacement situations include:
  • Sudanese refugees in Chad
  • Eritrean refugees in eastern Sudan
  • Sudanese refugees in South Sudan
  • IDPs in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
  • Tamil refugees in India
  • Afghan refugees in Iran
  • Horn of Africa refugees in Yemen
  • Malian IDPs and refugees in neighbouring countries
  • IDPs in Colombia

Keep an eye on the Migration Information Source, as it usually compiles a "Top Ten" list of its own at about this time.

Earlier in the month, Human Rights Watch's Refugee Program circulated a letter documenting five particularly serious incidents of non-refoulement this year.

Anniversaries also present an opportunity for reviewing the past and planning for the future.  Several recent ones include:

20th Anniversary of the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons
- Letter from Chaloka Beyani: 20th Anniversary of the IDP Mandate (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Nov. 2012) [text]
- Protection of and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/67/289 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2012) [text]

25th Anniversary of Forced Migration Review (FMR)
- From the Current Editors in 2012 [text]
- 25 Years of Forced Migration [text]

30th Anniversary of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC)
- Annual Report, 2011-2012 [text]
- Understanding Global Refugee Policy: 30th Anniversary Conference, Oxford, 6-7 Dec. 2012 [info]

Tagged Publications.

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