Showing posts with label Saudi Arabia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saudi Arabia. Show all posts

09 September 2014

Regional Focus: MENA

Histories of Humanitarian Action in the Middle East and North Africa, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Sept. 2014) [text]

In the Horn of Africa, Saudi's Mass Deportations Have Devastating Impact (RI Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

"Make Their Lives Miserable": Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2014) [text]

"Must Israel Accept Syrian Refugees?," Texas International Law Journal Forum, vol. 50 (2014) [text]

Overview of Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law during the Ongoing Violence in Libya (OHCHR & UN Support Mission in Libya, Sept. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See esp. section vi, "Situation of displaced persons, migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers."

The Past and Future of Iraq's Minorities (The Monkey Cage Blog, Sept. 2014) [text]

"Preventing a New Displacement for Palestinian Double Refugees," Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy, vol. III (2013-2014) [full-text via Brookings-LSE Project]

Vulnerability, Needs and Intentions of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq: Rapid Assessment Report (REACH, Aug. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (25 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Addis Ababa Commitment towards Somali Refugees, adopted at the Ministerial Meeting of the UNHCR Global Initiative for Somali Refugees (GISR), Addis Ababa, 20 August 2014 [text]
- Note: See this earlier post for more information about this meeting.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Somali Refugees in Kenya (Refugees International, Sept. 2014) [text]

In the Horn of Africa, Saudi's Mass Deportations Have Devastating Impact (RI Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

Liberia: Links between Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention and Durable Solutions to Displacement (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Sept. 2014) [text]

"The Multi-faceted Aspects of Asylum-law Applicable to Africa: Analysis for Reflection," Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review, vol. 36, no. 2 (Spring 2014) [full-text via SIHMA]

"Recruiting Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias: The Case of Northern Uganda," Nordic Journal of Human Rights, vol. 32, no 3 (2014) [open access]
- See also related IntLawGrrls blog post.

Somali Refugees in Kenya: The Case of the Dadaab Camp, London, 8 May 2014 [access]
- Follow link for audio, video and meeting summary.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (22 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

29 May 2014

Regional Focus: Africa, esp. Somalis

Assessing Drought Displacement Risk for Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali Pastoralists (NRC & IDMC, April 2014) [text via Refworld]

"Blaming the Victims: The Tragedy of IDPs in South Sudan," Humanitarian Newsletter, 12-26 May 2014 [full-text]

Dimensions of Crisis on Migration in Somalia (IOM, Feb. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mass Deportation of Somalis (Human Rights Watch, May 2014) [text]

Pregnant Sudanese Woman Faces Public Flogging and Execution if Convicted of Apostasy and Adultery in Khartoum Court (Justice Matters in Africa Blog, May 2014) [text]
- See also CNN news update.

Returns Situation Reports (IOM Somalia, 2014) [access]
- Seven sitreps are available via the navigation menu on the right. They provide statistics and information on assistance given to Somalis forcibly returned from Saudi Arabia and Kenya.

Somalia Scraps Meeting to Protest Kenya’s Illegal Deportation of Refugees (Thomson Reuters Foundation, May 2014) [text]

Somalis are Scapegoats in Kenya's Counter-terror Crackdown (Amnesty International, May 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa, esp. South Sudan (22 May 2014)

Tagged Publications.

27 March 2014

Regional Focus: MENA

Event & opportunity:

The Arab Spring and Forced Migration: A Winter That Waits for an End, Cairo, 28 April 2014 [info]
- CMRS lecture.

CFP: Journal of Internal Displacement [info]
- Articles solicited for special issue on "Understanding Israeli Practices of Forced Displacement and Settler Colonialism in the Occupied Palestinian Territories." Note: Deadline has been *extended* to 1 May 2014.


Displacement in the Middle East and North Africa: Between an Arab Winter and the Arab Spring, Working Paper, no. 17 (American University of Beirut, Aug. 2013) [text]

[EU Mobility Partnerships with Morocco and Tunisia] (EMHRN, 2014)
- Here is an analysis of the partnership with Morocco, signed 3 June 2013, and a reaction to the more recently agreed to partnership with Tunisia (signed 3 March 2014).

(Mis)understanding the "Right of Return" (PRRN Blog, March 2014) [text]

Morocco: Setting the Stage for Becoming a Migration Transition Country? (Migration Information Source, March 2014) [text]

Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview (World Bank, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Saudis' Mass Expulsions Putting Somalis in Danger (Human Rights Watch, March 2014) [text]

Spain/Morocco: Protect Migrants, Asylum Seekers (Human Rights Watch, March 2014) [text]


Orient en Migration [access]
- Recent posts focus on the situation of African asylum-seekers in Israel.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (11 March 2014)

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

19 February 2014

Regional Focus: MENA

Abused and Expelled: Ill-Treatment of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2014) [text]
- See also HRW press release and related IRIN news story.

Beyond Imagination: Asylum Seekers Testify to Life in Libya (Jesuit Refugee Service Malta, Jan. 2014) [text]

"'No Patients, No Problems': Exposure to Risk of Medical Personnel Working in MSF Projects in Yemen’s Governorate of Amran," Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (Feb. 2014) [full-text]

Normative Dimensions of the Palestinian Refugee Issue (PRRN Blog, Feb. 2014) [text]

Sana’a Declaration, Regional Conference on Asylum and Migration, 11-13 Nov. 2013 [text]
- See also this earlier blog post which includes additional references to this conference.

Saudi Arabia: 12,000 Somalis Expelled - Mass Deportations without Considering Refugee Claims (HRW, Feb. 2014) [text]

Under Fire: Israel’s Enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip (IDMC, Feb. 2014) [access]
- Follow link for report and briefing paper.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (3 Feb. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

02 July 2013

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Confronts Statelessness in al-Jedda Case (Open Society Foundations, June 2013) [text]

Estonia Should Eliminate Child Statelessness (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, June 2013) [text]

Learning about Statelessness in the Netherlands (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

NGO Statement on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text via ENS Blog]

Note on Statelessness, 57th Meeting of the EXCOM Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/64/SC/CRP.11, Geneva, 25-27 June 2013 [text]

One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organizations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya (Minority Rights Group International, June 2013) [text]

Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and Protection of Stateless Persons in the Americas, 43rd Regular Session of the Organization of American States, La Antigua, Guatemala, 4-6 June 2013 [text via Refworld]

Reduction of Statelessness and Access to Nationality: The Need for EU-regulation. The Showcase of Stateless Roma in Slovenia, Thesis (Lund University, 2013) [text]

Setting the Bar Higher: The UNHCR NGO Consultations and Getting Serious about Eradicating Statelessness (ENS Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Saudi Driven to Self-immolation (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Stateless Zimbabwe Residents Gain Citizenship (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Supra-national Citizenship: An Increasingly Powerful Tool of Protection… and Exclusion (Oecumene Blog, June 2013) [text]

Tagged Publications.  

17 June 2013

Regional Focus: MENA

Amid Syrian Crisis, Iraqi Refugees in Jordan Forgotten (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Fencing Migrants Out: The Impact on Regional Movement (RMMS Secretariat, May 2013) [text]
- Discusses border controls in Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2012 (OCHA, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Israel: Deportations of Asylum-seekers Must Stop (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text]

Israeli Land Grab and Forced Population Transfer of Palestinians: A Handbook for Vulnerable Individuals and Communities (Badil, June 2013) [access]
- Launched at the conference, "Forced Population Transfer: Elements and Responsibilities."

Palestinian Refugees: Different Generations, but One Identity (Birzeit University, Dec. 2012) [text]
- Book resulting from a conference of the same name, organized by the Forced Migration and Refugee Unit and held in Nov. 2011.

See also recent blog post highlighting reports that focus on statelessness in the Middle East and North Africa.

Tagged Publications.  

25 October 2011

Focus on Humanitarian Assistance

IRIN ran a special recently on the "Rise of the 'New' Donors." A who's who of non-traditional donors includes Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, and South Korea. Check out the in-depth report for more details about new donors in the North Africa and Horn of Africa crises.

Other recent publications relating to humanitarian donors and assistance include:

Displacement and Poverty in South East Burma/Myanmar (Thailand Burma Border Consortium, Oct. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Assistance: Truly Universal? A Mapping Study of non-Western Donors, GPPi Research Paper Series No. 12 (Global Public Policy Institute, Aug. 2010) [text]

Humanitarian Emergency Response to the Libyan Crisis: Seven-month Report on IOM’s Response, 28 Feb - 27 Sep 2011 (IOM, Oct. 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]

India’s Growing Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance, GPPi Research Paper Series No. 13 (Global Public Policy Institute, March 2011) [text]

"Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings: Linking Practice and Research," The Lancet, Early Online, 17 Oct. 2011 [free full-text, with registration]

Saudi Arabia as a Humanitarian Donor: High Potential, Little Institutionalization, GPPi Research Paper Series No. 14 (Global Public Policy Institute, March 2011) [text]

[Image credit: Ewan McIntosh/Flickr, in "Piecing together the Chinese aid jigsaw" (IRIN, Oct. 2011)]

Tagged Publications.