Showing posts with label famine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label famine. Show all posts

22 August 2014

Regional Focus: Africa

Another Humanitarian Crisis in Somalia? Learning from the 2011 Famine (Feinstein International Center, Aug. 2014) [text]

As DRC Ratifies the Kampala Convention, IDMC Asks: What Difference Will it Make? (IDMC Blog, July 2014) [text]

From Post-conflict Recovery and State Building to a Renewed Humanitarian Emergency: A Brief Reflection on South Sudan (Feinstein International Center, Aug. 2014) [text]

"The Material and Cultural Recovery of Camels and Camel Husbandry among Sahrawi Refugees of Western Sahara," Pastoralism, 4:7 (June 2014) [open access]

Ministerial Meeting of the High Commissioner's Global Initiative on Somali Refugees, Addis Ababa, 20 Aug. 2014
- Read the text of the Communiqué from this meeting and a related press release.

Reluctant to Return? The Primacy of Social Networks in the Repatriation of Rwandan Refugees in Uganda, Working Paper, no. 103 (RSC, Aug. 2014) [text]

Somali Refugees Show How Conflict, Gender, Environmental Scarcity Become Entwined (New Security Beat Blog, Aug. 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (7 Aug. 2014)

Tagged Publications.

28 July 2014

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"Atle Grahl-Madsen: Celebrating the Work of the Founder of the Academic Discipline of Refugee Law," Inaugural Grahl-Madsen Memorial Lecture, Bergen, 6 June 2013 [access]

"Food Deprivation: A Basis for Refugee Status?," Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 81, no. 2 (Summer 2014) [free full-text]

"Bias Crime Reporting: Creating a Stronger Model for Immigrant and Refugee Populations," Gonzaga Law Review, vol. 49, no. 2 (2014) [full-text]

"Exclusion from Refugee Status: The Purposes and Principles of the United Nations and Article 1F(c) of the Refugee Convention," International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 26 (Forthcoming, 2014) [eprint via SSRN]

"The Human Rights of Migrants in General International Law: From Minimum Standards to Fundamental Rights," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (Fall 2013) [full-text via SSRN]

"The Scandal of Refugee Family Reunification: How the U.S. Refugee Family Reunification System Hinders Reunification and Endangers Families — and What Can Be Done about It," Boston College Law Review (Forthcoming, 2014?) [eprint via SSRN]

Sticking Up for Refugee Protection (RI Blog, July 2014) [text]

"The Transnational Movement of Persons under General International Law: Mapping the Customary Law Foundations of International Migration Law," Chapter 1 in Research Handbook On International Law And Migration (Edward Elgar, 2014) [text via SSRN]

"Undocumented Migrants and the Failures of Universal Individualism," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 47, no. 3 (2014) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (5 July 2014)

Tagged Publications.

13 May 2014

Regional Focus: Africa


Book Review: Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and Media (Think Africa Press, May 2014) [text]

Chad Border Closure Will Cut off Lifeline for CAR Refugees (Amnesty International, May 2014) [text]

Conflict in South Sudan: A Human Rights Report (UN Mission in South Sudan, May 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Kenya: End Abusive Round-Ups (Human Rights Watch, May 2014) [text]

"Need for a Gender-sensitive Human Security Framework: Results of a Quantitative Study of Human Security and Sexual Violence in Djohong District, Cameroon," Conflict and Health, 8:6 (May 2014) [open access]

Nowhere Safe: Civilians under Attack in South Sudan (Amnesty International, May 2014) [text]
- See also related news release.

South Sudan’s Women Say, "Leave Us Out of This" (RI Blog, May 2014) [text]

Unconditional Cash Transfers to Reduce Food Insecurity for Displaced Households and Assist in the Repatriation of People to Their Villages of Origin: Regions of Zinder, Agadez and Maradi in Niger (Cash Learning Partnership, May 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web site:

Life as a Refugee in Niger = Être Réfugié en Niger (UNHCR Niger) [access]
- UNHCR Niger's blog about the situation of Malian and Nigerian refugees in Niger.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (6 May 2014)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

19 November 2013

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Upcoming event:

Launch: The Contribution to Change Guide, London, 22 November 2013 [info]
- "The Contribution to Change Guide was produced to assist evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to measure the contribution that an agency makes to the changes to people's lives through humanitarian programmes." This event will also be live streamed.


"The Budget Myth That Just Won’t Die: Americans Still Think 28 Percent of the Budget Goes to Foreign Aid," Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2013 [text]

Disaster as Opportunity? Building Back Better in Aceh, Myanmar and Haiti, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Nov. 2013) [text]

Famine and Forced Relocations in Ethiopia 1984-1986 (MSF, Nov. 2013) [text]
- Latest case study posted on MSF's Speaking Out web site.

Foreign Aid Workers and Local NGOs – Mending the Relationship (IRIN, Nov. 2013) [text]

How to Hijack an Aid Program: An Open Letter to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (McLeod Group Blog, Oct. 2013) [text]

"The Logistics of the Last Mile," Forced Migration Review 25th Anniversary Collection (Oct. 2013) [open access text]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

14 October 2013

Regional Focus: Asia


Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Wait for Reforms (IRIN, Oct. 2013) [text]

"Australia and Southeast Asia: Refugee Protection and Irregular Migration," Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 41 (Oct. 2013) [full-text]

Improving the Living Conditions of Protection Claimants in Hong Kong (Refugee Concern Network, Oct. 2013) [access]

"Most Burmese Refugees in Thailand Don't Want Return: Survey," The Irawaddy, 1 Oct. 2013 [text]

Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees: Summary Progress Report (UNHCR, Sept. 2013) [text]

Update on UNHCR’s Operations in Asia and the Pacific (EXCOM, Sept. 2013) [text]

World Food Day: The Challenge of North Korea (Brookings, Oct. 2013) [text]


Protection Gateway [access]
- Housed in the Griffith Asia Institute.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

03 May 2013

Thematic Focus: Children


The Deportation of Unaccompanied Minors from the EU: Family-tracing and Government Accountability in the European Return Platform for Unaccompanied Minors (ERPUM) Project, Oxford, 3 May 2013 [info]
- Taking place today!  View the remainder of the workshop online through the livestream.


Childhood under Fire: The Impact of Two Years of Conflict in Syria (Save the Children, March 2013) [text]

Children on the Move (IOM, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fractured Childhoods: The Separation of Families by Immigration Detention (Bail for Immigration Detainees, April 2013) [text via Migrants' Rights Network]

"The Kids before Khadr: Haitian Refugee Children on Guantanamo [A Comment on Richard J. Wilson's Omar Khadr: Domestic and International Litigation Strategies for a Child in Armed Conflict Held at Guantanamo]," Santa Clara Journal of International Law, vol. 11, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Mortality among Populations of Southern and Central Somalia Affected by Severe Food Insecurity and Famine during 2010-2012 (FEWS Net, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "Half of deaths were children under five."

World Report on Child Labour: Economic Vulnerability, Social Protection and the Fight against Child Labour (ILO, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

26 June 2012

Focus on Asia/Pacific

Annual Report 2011 (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, June 2012) [text]

Ending the 2006 Internal Displacement Crisis in Timor-Leste: Between Humanitarian Aid and Transitional Justice, Migration Research Series, no. 44 (IOM, June 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Is India a 'Safe Third Country' for a Bhutanese Citizen Seeking Asylum in the United States? (SSRN, Feb. 2012) [text]

Isolated in Yunnan: Kachin Refugees from Burma in China's Yunnan Province (Human Rights Watch, June 2012) [text]

Pasang Temba on Tibetan Refugees (World Oral Literature Project, June 2012) [access]
- Audio recordings.

"A Phantom Returns: International Responses to North Korea’s Food Shortage," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]

Protection Cluster Assessment of Bara IDPs in Jalozai Camp, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Protection Cluster, May 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

"A Step Forward to Refugee Protection? South Korea’s New Refugee Act," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 1 (June 2012) [full-text]

"The Uneven Development of the International Refugee Regime in Postwar Asia: Evidence from China, Hong Kong and Indonesia," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Access, 26 June 2012 [abstract]

Tagged Publications. 

22 September 2011

New Publications

Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming Forward Plan 2011‐2016 (UNHCR, Sept. 2011) [text]
- See also related AGDM documents.

Draft Report of the 51st Meeting of the Standing Committee (21-23 June 2011) (EXCOM Standing Committee, Sept. 2011) [text]
- See other documents from the 52nd meeting, which took place 20-21 September 2011.

The HESPER: WHO’s Measurement Answer to the Problem of Identifying Needs within Displaced Populations (Andrew Rasmussen's Blog, Sept. 2011) [text]

"Research Priorities for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Settings," PLoS Medicine, 8:9 (2011) [open access text]

World Disasters Report (IFRC, Sept. 2011) [access]
- This year's focus is "Hunger and Malnutrition."

Tagged Publications.

25 August 2011

New Periodical Issues

Citizenship Studies, vol.15, no. 5 (2011) [contents]
- Special issue on "Boundaries of Belonging: Deportation and the Constitution and Contestation of Citizenship."

Disasters, Virtual Issue on Famine (Aug. 2011) [full-text]
- This issue "brings together a number of seminal articles on previous famines in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere." Articles will be available until 24 Nov. 2011.

Disasters, Virtual Issue on Refugees and the Displaced (June 2011) [full-text]
- "To mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, this special issue of Disasters features a selection of the most relevant and original articles about refugee and displacement issues published by the journal over the past 35 years." Articles will be available until 31 Dec. 2011.

International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 15, no. 7 (2011) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "Human rights and the rightless: the case of Gaza refugees in Jordan."

Kakuma News Reflector (Aug. 2011) [full-text]
- Mix of articles in this blog-format news service from Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, vol. 13 (2010) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Tagged Periodicals.