15 January 2021

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Exploring resource scarcity and contextual influences on wellbeing among young refugees in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, Uganda: findings from a qualitative study," Conflict and Health, 15:3 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"The ‘Host’ Label: Forming and Transforming a Community Identity at the Kakuma Refugee Camp," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 13 Jan. 2020 [postprint]

"The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Local Communities: Examples from Ethiopia and Somalia," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Predictors of Irregular International Migration among Youth in Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia," Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities, vol. 16, no. 1 (June 2020) [open access]

"Social Capital's Role in Humanitarian Crises," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 1 April 2020 [ResearchGate]
- Focuses on Uganda and Nigeria.

"Success Twinned by Challenge: An Urban IDP Response in Ethiopia," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Taking us to the vulnerability scene: Television news coverage and framing of internally displaced persons in Nigeria," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 25 Oct. 2020 [ResearchGate]
- See also earlier related article.

Multimedia:

Borders, mobilities and immobilities in Southern Africa, 13 Jan. 2021 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Region-specific sessions at "UNHCR at 70" virtual conference:

Can the Global Compact Ease East Africa’s Refugee Burden?, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Institute for Security Studies.

Local Integration of Refugees: The Southern African Experience, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at Pretoria University.

The Role of Connected Learning in Advancing Protection Efforts, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium.

Strategies on Refugee Protection in Southern Africa, 19 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at Pretoria University.

Partnerships for Managing Protracted Displacement in West Africa, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana.

Refugee Protection in West and Central Africa:  Legal and Policy Frameworks, Solutions, and Challenges, 21 January 2021 [info]
- Hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana.

Blog posts & press:

"COVID-19 and refugee management in the Great Lakes region," Rights in Exile News, no. 119 (Jan. 2021) [text]

"Ethiopia: A partial view of the humanitarian fallout emerges in Tigray," The New Humanitarian, 12 Jan. 2021 [text]

Statement attributable to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

Reports:

ARUA MHPSS Survey Report: Study Conducted in Rhino Camp and Imvepi Refugee Settlements (UNHCR, July 2020) [text]
- "Report on suicide assessment conducted in Imvepi and Rhino Camp Refugee Settlements [in Uganda] to establish the cause of suicidal ideation, most affected populations and possible remedial measures to be put in place."

Civil Society Input to EU-AFRICA Cooperation on Migration: The Case of The Gambia, Working Paper, no. 12 (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]

Niger: A Consultative Process for Adopting a National Law on Internal Displacement (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Building Consensus on the Drafting of a National Law on Internal Displacement (Global Protection Cluster, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unintended Consequences for Exclusions, Advocates' Migration Brief, no. 1 (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on South Africa.

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts:

Court Blocks One of Trump’s Final Efforts to Keep Out Refugees (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Record Low Refugee Resettlement calls for more Complementary Resettlement Pathways (Refugee Pathways, Nov. 2020) [text]

Reports:

Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement 2021: Concept Note (Govt. of Switzerland, Swiss Refugee Council & UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [access]
- Note: The 2021 ATCR is tentatively scheduled for 28-29 June 2021 in Geneva.

Cities as Home: Understanding Belonging and Acceptance among IDPs and Host Communities in Iraq (IOM, Oct. 2020) [access]
- Follow link for texts in English and Arabic. See also related 1) report on local regulations relating to COVID-19 and their impact on local integration, and 2) set of factsheets and case studies on local integration.

"Gender and the Resettlement of Yazidis in Calgary: A Deep Dive in the Resettlement, Health, Carework and Education Processes," Chapter in Metropolis Canada Conference (22nd): Selected Presentations (2020) [full-text]

Articles:

"Faith and Mental Health Help Shape the Integration of Muslim Refugees in Germany," Migration Information Source, 7 Jan. 2021 [text]

"Housing and health for people with refugee- and asylum-seeking backgrounds: a photovoice study in Australia," Housing Studies, Latest Articles, 21 Dec. 2020 [open access]

"Local elected officials’ receptivity to refugee resettlement in the United States," PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 117, no. 50 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"People and places: Bridging the information gaps in refugee integration," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 72, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Syrian Refugees in Canada and Transculturalism: Relationship between Media, Integration and Identity," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 March 2020 [Academia]

*"A Tale of Two Cities: IDPs Plan for Their Durable Solutions in Darfur," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [free full-text]

"Triple Nexus Implementation and Implications for Durable Solutions for Internal Displacement: On Paper and in Practice," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 39, no. 4 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:


14 January 2021

Opportunities: Upcoming Online Courses at IIHL

Here is a listing of online courses provided through the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) that have registration deadlines through March. More info from the IIHL's Dept. of International Refugee Law and Migration Law is available here.

3rd Course for Governmental Training Institutions and Academia: Global Compact on Refugees, 1 March – 26 March 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 25 January 2021.

3rd Online Course on International Migration Law, 1–26 March 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 25 January 2021.

8th Online Course on International Refugee Law for Postgraduate Students, 29 March – 2 April 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 22 February 2021.

9th Online Course on International Refugee Law, 5 April – 30 April 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 1 March 2021.

1st Online Thematic Course on the Global Compact on Refugees: Protecting Refugees in Urban Settings, 3 May – 7 May 2021 [info]
- Registration deadline is 29 March 2021.

Tagged Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Reports:

Consequences of a Massive Refugee Influx on Firm Performance and Market Structure, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 13953 (Institute of Labor Economics, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Turkey.

Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts: Compendium of ILO’s lessons learned, emerging good practices and policy guidance (International Labour Organization, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Shoring Up Economic Refugees: Venezuelan Migrants in the Ecuadoran Labor Market, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9332 (World Bank, July 2020) [text]

Supporting the financial health of refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) study in Uganda and Mexico (Tufts Univ., Dec. 2020) [text]

Unveiling the Cost of Internal Displacement: 2020 Report (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Jan. 2021 [text]

Using Socioeconomic Data to Promote Employment Solutions for Refugees in Uganda, Policy Brief (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"The Effects of Limited Work Opportunities on Transitions to Adulthood among Young Refugees in Uganda and Jordan," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 9 Nov. 2020 [postprint]
- Note: Access to this text is embargoed until 9 Nov. 2022.

"Forced unemployment or undocumented work: The burden of the prohibition to work for asylum seekers in the UK," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 5 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"From Refugees to Trans-local Entrepreneurs: Crossing the Borders between Formal Institutions and Informal Practices in Bosnia and Herzegovina," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 19 Jan. 2019 [ResearchGate]

"In the interest of saving: Refugee‐led microfinance in Kampala, Uganda," Development Policy Review, vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]

"On the Coattails of globalization: migration, migrants and COVID-19 in Asia," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (2021) [free full-text]

Related post:

13 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

Blog posts & press:

The Campaign to End Statelessness: Oct.-Dec. 2020 Update (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]

Knowledge to Empower: Closing the Gap between Stateless People and Statelessness Research (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

UNHCR welcomes Turkmenistan’s decision to grant citizenship to 2,580 stateless people (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Will Malta’s accession to the 1954 Convention help change a culture of ‘outright exclusion’ of stateless persons? (ENS Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Reports:

Mapping Statelessness in Denmark (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

Statelessness: A Web Research Guide (updated Jan. 2020) [access]

Statelessness Determination in the UK: A UNHCR audit of the Home Office approach to decision-making in the Statelessness Determination Procedure (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Understanding the Socioeconomic Conditions of the Stateless Shona Community in Kenya: Results from the 2019 Socioeconomic Survey (UNHCR & World Bank, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post.

UNHCR Observations and Recommendations on Statelessness in the Republic of Armenia (UNHCR, Aug. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Born of ISIS Genocide: Risk of Statelessness and Stigmatised Nationality Acquisition for Children of Yezidi Survivors," Rowaq Arabi, vol. 25, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

"Human Rights and British Citizenship: The Case of Shamima Begum as Citizen to Homo Sacer," Journal of Human Rights Practice, vol. 12, no. 2 (July 2020) [open access]

"Identifying the Stateless in Statelessness Determination Procedures and Immigration Detention in the United Kingdom," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 6 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"La problématique de l’apatridie en Afrique," Journal of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL), no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 57.

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (2020) [open access]
- Mix of 5 articles, 3 case notes, 3 commentaries, 2 book reviews, and a symposium section on "The People in Question? Constitutional Citizenship and Its Impact on Statelessness and Citizenship Studies." 

Related posts:


News: New Edition of HRW's World Report

The latest edition of Human Rights Watch's annual human rights survey, World Report 2021: Events of 2020, was launched today. It provides a summary of the human rights situation in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. It also features seven thematic essays, including one on "Rethinking Asylum on a Warming Planet."

Readers can download the entire report or browse by individual country on the companion web site. Abridged versions are offered in multiple languages. Previous editions of the World Report can be found here.

A video of the launch is also available (begins at 16:48).

12 January 2021

Opportunities: Refugee & Forced Migration Histories

Seminar series: Refugee Histories in the Global South, 20 January 2021-10 March 2021 [info]
- Organized by the RSC. The first seminar will be held 20 January on "Refugee denial: Settler colonialism and the making of the Global North imaginary," with subsequent seminars held weekly into March.

Survey: Historians & Forced Migration Studies: A Disconnect? [info]
- Please provide survey responses by 31 January 2021.

CFP: Historicizing the Refugee Experience, 17th-21st Centuries: First Annual International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies, Essen, 12-15 October 2021 [info]
- Submit proposals by 15 February 2021.

Seminar: Doing Refugee History, Date TBD (probably in March) [info]

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

 Journal articles:

"Cooking with refugees and migrants: Performing authenticity and traditionality for Warsaw's culinary tourists," Ethnologia Polona, vol. 41 (2020) [open access]

"Crises as driver of policy accumulation: Regulatory change and ratcheting in German asylum policies between 1975 and 2019," Regulation & Governance, Early View, 3 Jan. 2021 [open access]

"The End of Protection: The Danish ‘Paradigm Shift’ and the Law of Cessation," Nordic Journal of International Law (Forthcoming) [preprint]

"Limitations of the Right to Have Rights: The Case of Denmark," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 1 Nov. 2020 [Academia]

"Re-examining public opinion preferences for migrant categorizations: 'Refugees' are evaluated more negatively than 'migrants' and 'foreigners' related to participants’ direct, extended, and mass-mediated intergroup contact experiences," International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 80 (Jan. 2021) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Slovakia.

"'Street-level' agents operating beyond 'remote control': how overseas liaison officers and foreign state officials shape UK extraterritorial migration management," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (2021) [open access

Multimedia:

Cessation of refugee status in the Nordic region: developments & dilemmas, 10 Dec. 2020 [info]
- Follow the "view webinar" link to access a recording of this discussion.

Related post:


Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Opportunity:

*Seminar: The impact of European policy on the migration crisis, 19 January 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Briefing: New UK approach to refugees and safe third countries (Free Movement Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"Death on the Central Mediterranean: 2013-2020," The New Humanitarian, 12 Jan. 2021 [text]

GCM Implementation: Regional Review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Belgium (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

"How COVID-19 made it harder to find safety in the EU," The New Humanitarian, 7 Jan. 2021 [text]

"The Impact of the Second Wave of Lockdowns on the Position of People on the Move," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 11 Dec. 2020 [text]
- Includes links to an updated ECRE information sheet and EASO report on COVID-19.

The New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Human Rights challenges to border procedures (RLI Blog, Jan. 2021) [text]

Unpacking the new EU approach to asylum and migration (Rethinking Refuge, Jan. 2021) [text]

New open access book:

Contested Solidarity: Practices of Refugee Support between Humanitarian Help and Political Activism (transcript, 2020) [open access]
- "In the summer of 2015, an extraordinary number of German residents felt an urge to provide help to refugees. Doing good, however, is not as simple and straightforward as it might appear. Practices of solidarity are intertwined with questions of power. They are situated, relative and contested, unfolding in an ambivalent space between humanitarianism and political activism. This ethnographic account of the German 'welcome culture' provides insights into the contested practices, imaginaries, interests and politics of refugee solidarity. Drawing on works from critical migration studies to social anthropology, Larissa Fleischmann develops an empirically grounded understanding of solidarity in migration societies."

Reports:

Black Book of Pushbacks
, 2 vols. (Border Violence Monitoring Network, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Note: Also available via Statewatch.

Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration, 3rd ed. (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2020) [access]
- Available in four languages.

Migration: Fundamental rights issues at land borders (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2020) [text]

Relying on a Fiction: New Amendments to the Asylum Procedures Regulation (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related ECRE comments.

Screening out rights? Delays, Detention, Data concerns and the EU’s Proposal for a Pre-entry Screening process (ECRE, Dec. 2020) [text]
- See also related ECRE comments.

Ukraine: Adapting Pre-Existing Housing Schemes to Meet IDPs’ Specific Needs (Global Protection Cluster, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR's Recommendations for the Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies of the Council of the European Union (EU) (UNHCR, Jan. 2021) [text]
- See also two related press releases, here and here.

*UPDATED

Related posts:

11 January 2021

Opportunities: More Jan. 2021 & New Feb. 2021

 2021 Model UN Refugee Challenge [info]
- "MUN organizers should register for the Challenge at least 6 weeks before the start of their MUN conference."

Call for registration: Beyond the Borders: To What Extent Do States Have Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations?, 13 January 2021 [info]

Call for applications: Humanitarian Education Accelerator [info]
- The deadline is 15 January 2021. More info is available in the applicants' guide.

*CFP: African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Migration, Human Trafficking, and Displacement in the Horn of Africa." Submit proposals by 15 January 2021.

Job announcement: Assistant Professor, Climate Change and Human Migration, Univ. of British Columbia [info]
- Apply by 15 January 2021.

Job announcement: Research Fellow, International Security Programme, Chatham House [info]
- Apply by 18 January 2021.

Call for registration: 70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee: Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 18, 19, 21, 27 January 2021 [info]

Panel discussion: The First 100 Days: Refugee Policy in the New Administration & Congress, 19 January 2021 [info]

Call for participation: Information Session on "Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program," 21 January 2021 [info]
- Note: This initiative "offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master degree at The American University in Cairo" in several graduate programs including Migration and Refugee Studies.

Call for registration: Re-examining Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change: A Pacific Perspective, 21 January 2021 [info]

Call for registration: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Reflections from the Region, 21 January 2021 [info]

Launch: Special Issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly on Internal Displacement, 21 January 2021 [info]

*Seminar: Shifting the Gaze: Southern-led Humanitarian Responses to Displacement, 21 January 2021 [info]

Webinar: State of Emergency and Immigration Detention: The Grey Areas of the Right to Liberty, 26 January 2021 [info]

Call for registration: From Displacement to Development: Challenges and Opportunities to the Economic Inclusion of Venezuelans in Colombia, 27 January 2021 [info]

CFP: Papers on "COVID-19 and Forced Migration," IASFM18 [info]
- Note this is an additional CFP. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021.

Call for applications: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- The next application deadline for this distance study programme is 1 February 2021. Note that there are various scholarship and bursary offerings to support participation, including a new one available to current UNHCR staff members. 

Call for applications: PhD Scholarship, Creating Accountability: Improving Responses to Forced Displacement Crimes, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia [info]
- Apply by 5 February 2021.

CFP: Demi-journées des Jeunes Chercheurs, SFDI 2021, 3 & 10 Juin 2021 [info]
- The two themes are "Le trafic de migrants en droit international" and "Exilés de guerre et droit international." The submission deadline is 15 February 2021.

Seminar: Legal Responses to Cross-border ‘Environmental’ Mobility, 10 February 2021 [info]

CFP: Adjudicating Refugee Claims in Practice: Advocacy and Experience at Asylum Court Appeals, Online, 30 June-3 July 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 26 February 2021.

Call for nominations: Nansen Refugee Award 2021 [info]
- The deadline is 28 February 2021.

*UPDATED

Related post:


New Issue of RSQ & Related Launch Event

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. The theme is "Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally." Note that all 22 articles are freely available - 20 are accessible for a limited period of three months, and two are open access. Contents of vol. 39, no. 4, Dec. 2020 include:
  • Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally: An Introduction to the Special Issue [free full-text]
  • The Role of Law and Policy in Fostering Responsibility and Accountability of Governments Towards Internally Displaced Persons [free full-text]
  • Enhancing State-to-State Dialogue on Internal Displacement: Current Global Fora and Future Prospects [free full-text]
  • Incentivising Political Will for the Response to Internal Displacement: The Role of NGOs in Latin America [free full-text]
  • Triple Nexus Implementation and Implications for Durable Solutions for Internal Displacement: On Paper and in Practice [open access]
  • Financing Opportunities for Durable Solutions to Internal Displacement: Building on Current Thinking and Practice [free full-text]
  • When Internal Displacement Meets Urbanisation: Making Cities Work for Internally Displaced People [free full-text]
  • A Tale of Two Cities - IDPs Plan for Their Durable Solutions in Darfur [free full-text]
  • Why Displaced Farmers Do Not Return to Agriculture? Lessons from Iraq [free full-text]
  • Success Twinned by Challenge: An Urban IDP Response in Ethiopia [free full-text]
  • The Upward Spiral Towards Local Integration of IDPs: Agency and Economics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [open access]
  • The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Local Communities: Examples from Ethiopia and Somalia [free full-text]
  • Community Resilience and the Return of Iraqi IDPs with Perceived Affiliation to the Islamic State [free full-text]
  • A Human Rights-based Approach to Internal Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change [free full-text]
  • Technological Disasters and Displacement in Developed World: What Should We Learn from Fukushima IDPs? [free full-text]
  • Displacing Evacuations: A Blind Spot in Disaster Displacement Research [free full-text]
  • Internal Displacement and COVID-19: Taking Stock and Looking Forward [free full-text]
  • Displacements in the Philippines in a Post-COVID-19 World: A Recovery Focus [free full-text]
  • Should Internal Migrants Who Cannot Return Home due to COVID-19 Be Treated as Disaster IDPs? Lessons from India [free full-text]
  • The Politics of IDP Data [free full-text]
  • The Question of Data in Internal Displacement Law-and-Policy-making [free full-text]
  • Internal Displacement, Internal Migration, and Refugee Flows: Connecting the Dots [free full-text]

An online launch of the special issue will take place on 21 January 2021. Organized by the Refugee Law Initiative's Internal Displacement Research Programme, the Zoom roundtable will draw "on the Special Issue to debate the state of research on internal displacement: Why is there so little research on the topic? Why does that matter for academic debate and practical action on IDPs? The event speaks directly to IDP and related fields, including refugees, development and peacebuilding."

 Tagged Periodicals.

07 January 2021

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Blog posts & press:

5 ways refugees helped battle COVID-19 in 2020 (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Aid policy trends to watch in 2021," The New Humanitarian, 4 Jan. 2021 [text]

It’s time to invest for the 21st century and repurpose humanitarian bureaucracies (ODI Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

More humanitarian-related blog posts can be found in IHSA's weekly round-ups.

Reports:

2020 Hindsight? The Ecosystem of Humanitarian Diagnostics and Its Application to Anticipatory Action (Tufts Univ., Dec. 2020) [text]

Covid-19 Response: Lessons from UNHCR’s Evaluation Evidence, Evaluation Brief (UNHCR, April 2020) [text]

Data responsibility in cash and voucher assistance, Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action Guidance Note, no. 6 (OCHA, Dec. 2020) [text]

Humanitarian Access SCORE Report: 2020 Global Synthesis - Survey on the Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness of Humanitarian Aid (Humanitarian Outcomes, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Responsible Approaches to Data Sharing, Data Responsibility in Humanitarian Action Guidance Note, no. 8 (OCHA, Dec. 2020) [text]

The State of Humanitarian Professions 2020 (Bioforce, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Synthesis of Evidence from Evaluations of UNHCR’s Cash-Based Interventions, Evaluation Brief (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]

UNHCR’s engagement in the grand bargain: Summary of the progress made per workstream (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multimedia:

Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast: Decolonising aid, 6 Jan. 2021 [access]

Rethinking Humanitarianism podcast: Multilateral reform, 23 Dec. 2020 [access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Blog posts & press:

Gender-based violence on the rise during lockdowns (UNHCR, Nov. 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

Joint Letter from the High Commissioner of UNHCR and Executive Director of UN Women (Dec. 2020) [text]

Why so many Syrian women get divorced when they move to western countries (The Conversation, Dec. 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Boys are more likely to be undernourished than girls: a systematic review and meta-analysis of sex differences in undernutrition," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 12 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Mapping Complex Systems: Responses to Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Three Refugee Camps," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, Accepted 5 Jan. 2021 [abstract]
- Note: This open access article has been provisionally accepted but is not yet officially published. 

"Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Among Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Post-Conflict Scenario," Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, vol. 13 (Dec. 2020) [open access]

"Trapped Between Borders: A Proposal to Apply International Legal Protection to Persecuted Women and Girls Who are Unable to Flee," UC Davis Journal of International Law & Policy, vol. 26, no. 1 (2019-2020) [full-text]

Reports: 

Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies: Road Map 2021-2025 (Women's Refugee Commission, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also French version.

COVID-19 and Violence against Women and Children: A Third Research Round Up for the 16 Days of Activism (Center for Global Development, Dec. 2020) [text]
- Here are the first and second research round ups.

Critical Advice for President-elect Biden: A Comprehensive Approach for Displaced Women and Girls (Refugees International, Dec. 2020) [text]

Disruptions and Adaptations: The Effects of COVID-19 on Contraceptive Services across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (Women's Refugee Commission, Dec. 2020) [text]

Domestic Implementation of International Humanitarian Law Prohibiting Sexual Violence: A Checklist for States and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Sexual and Gender-based Violence: A Glossary from A to Z (FIDH, Nov. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also Spanish version.

Situación de las mujeres y personas con Orientación Sexual e Identidad de Género Diversas, refugiadas y migrantes en Colombia (Govt. of Colombia, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Multimedia:

Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Humanitarian Settings, 8 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Women Seeking Refuge: Protection and Displacement in 2021, 1 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

Related posts:


06 January 2021

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunities:

2021 Model UN Refugee Challenge [info]
- "MUN organizers should register for the Challenge at least 6 weeks before the start of their MUN conference."

CFP: The 2021 Forced Displacement Workshop for Junior Scholars [info]
- Submit abstract by 8 January 2021.

Call for registration: 70 Years Protecting People Forced to Flee: Virtual Conference on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 18, 19, 21, 27 January 2021 [info]

Call for participation: Information Session on "Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Students Program," 21 January 2021 [info]
- Note: This initiative "offers students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) a unique opportunity to pursue higher education and earn a master degree at The American University in Cairo" in several graduate programs including Migration and Refugee Studies.

Launch: Special Issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly on Internal Displacement, 21 January 2021 [info]

CFP: Bridging the Gap between Public Policy and Refugee Studies: Tools, Concepts and Frameworks for the Study of Refugee Policy, Panel at International Conference on Public Policy, Barcelona, 6-8 July 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 29 January 2021.

Call for applications: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- The next application deadline for this distance study programme is 1 February 2021. Note that there are various scholarship and bursary offerings to support participation, including a new one available to current UNHCR staff members. 

Call for applications: PhD Scholarship, Creating Accountability: Improving Responses to Forced Displacement Crimes, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia [info]
- Apply by 5 February 2021.

Blog posts:

Solidarity in Action: One Year on from the Global Refugee Forum (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

Vaccine Authorization is Just the Beginning of the Journey to Protecting Displaced Populations from COVID-19 (RI Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

The IDP Initiative: Quarterly Update (UNHCR, Dec. 2020) [text]

"(Im)mobility in the Age of COVID-19," International Migration Review, OnlineFirst, 5 Jan. 2021 [free full-text]

"Migraciones hacia Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea en el contexto de la seguridad e inseguridad humana en el siglo XXI," OASIS, no. 33 (Enero-Junio 2021) [open access]

"Prevention of Radicalization to Terrorism in Refugee Camps and Asylum Centers," Chapter 9 in Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness (ICCT Press, 2020) [text]

Multimedia: 

By Refugees, For Refugees: Refugee leadership beyond the pandemic, 15 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for summary and recording.

The critical role of ethics in forced migration research, 10 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for recording.

Refugees as Central Dialogue Partners for Displacement Solutions, 16 Dec. 2020 [access]

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