09 December 2016

Regional Focus: Asia

Afghan Refugees to Face New Struggles after Returning "Home" (Reiff Center Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Chronology of Policies Affecting Potentially Stateless Persons and Refugees in Malaysia, Working Paper, no. 2016/07 (ISI, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Diplomat (Dec. 2016) [access]
- Follow the link for three recent articles on the "Rohingya Crisis."

Landmark Myanmar Refugee Return Programme Off to Rough Start (IRIN, Nov. 2016) [text]

Mission Report: An NGO Perspective on the Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar, September 26-October 7, 2016 (InterAction & ICVA, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Watch, vol. 47 (June 2016) [full-text]
- Issue theme is "On Gender, Development, and Resistance in South Asia."

"Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India: Conceptual Framework of Repatriation Success," Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

To be a Refugee in One’s Own Country (OUP Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Discusses "displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir."

Torn Apart: The Human Rights Dimension of the Involuntary Separation of Korean Families (OHCHR, Dec. 2016) [text via Refworld]

'Turning a Blind Eye': The Policy Response to Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia (ODI, Nov. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (17 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

08 December 2016

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

The Digital Transformation of the Humanitarian Sector (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Drones in Humanitarian Action: A Guide to the Use of Airborne Systems in Humanitarian Crises (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action & CartONG, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Social Media for Good blog post and UNHCR news story on using drones in Africa.

Give Us Your Phone and We May Grant You Asylum (NCHS Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-concept (UNDP & UN Global Pulse, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"How Facebook is Transforming Disaster Response," Wired, 10 Nov. 2016 [text]

"'Smart Migration?' The Power and Potential of Mobile Phones and Social Media to Transform Refugee Experiences," Humanitarian Aid on the Move, no. 18 (Nov. 2016) [full-text]  

Technology Tools in Human Rights (The Engine Room, Dec. 2016) [text]

Toolkit: Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments (GPPI & Humanitarian Outcomes, Sept. 2016) [text]

What Social Media Posts Tell Us about the Politics of the Refugee Crisis (Open Canada, Oct. 2016) [text]
- Includes link to more complete data report from NYU.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (18 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

07 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Australia and the Anti-trafficking Regime in Southeast Asia (Lowy Institute for International Policy, Nov. 2016) [text via APO]

Heading Back to Harm: A Study on Trafficked and Unaccompanied Children Going Missing from Care in the UK (Missing People, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Human Trafficking in a Time of Crisis," Anthropology News, 25 Nov. 2016 [text]

In a Vacuum: The Business of Trading in People in Libya (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Conflict: The UN's Response (Freedom Fund, Nov. 2016) [text]

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Measures to Counter Trafficking in Persons, UN Doc. no. S/2016/949 (UN Security Council, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding Human Smuggling is Key to Better Migration Policy (Institute for Security Studies, Dec. 2016) [info]
- "Pioneering research by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (Global Initiative) gets to the heart of the 'migration crisis'. The study presents a unique picture of the smugglers at the centre of contemporary migration and offers African perspectives to a debate dominated by Europe." Follow link to access four research papers. An event will be held in Geneva, 8 December 2016, to present the research.

What is Migrant Smuggling? Working Towards a Common Understanding of the International Definition (UNODC, Nov. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (11 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Publications:

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Ukraine (OCHA, Nov. 2016) [text]

Bandwagoning on Germany: Lessons from the Refugee crisis and Future Prospects of EU Migration Policy, DIIS Policy Brief (Danish Institute for International Studies, Nov. 2016) [text]

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related HC speech and UNHCR news story.

The EU-Turkey Agreement: A Controversial Attempt at Patching up a Major Problem (European Papers, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Global Migration and Extraterritorial Controls: The Case of International Refugee Policy in Ukraine," International Journal of Sociology, vol. 46, no. 3 (2016) [abstract]
- See also earlier working paper version.

The Implementation of the Hotspots in Italy and Greece: A Study (ECRE et al., Dec. 2016) [text]

No Direct Flight: New Maps Show the Fragmented Journeys of Migrants and Refugees to Europe (Postcards from... Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Refugee Quota: Is Estonia Ready to Receive Refugees? A Review of the Literature on Migration and Ethnic Minorities in Estonia," RIMCIS: International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Report on the Results of Monitoring Use of the Unified Information Database of Internally Displaced Persons by Divisions of Social Protection for the Population in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kharkiv Regions (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union (Open Society Foundations, updated Dec. 2016) [text]

Resource:

Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub: EU Migration Data at a Glance (European Commission) [access]
- "These tools centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (30 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

06 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Women

Fleeing the Cycle of Gender-based Violence in Central America: Female Asylum Seekers from Honduras (Border Criminologies Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Fleeing Domestic Violence from a 'Safe' Country?: Refugee Determination for Mexican Asylum-Seekers in Canada," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016)  [open access]

"Gender and Refugee Integration: A Quantitative Analysis of Integration and Social Policy Outcomes," Journal of Social Policy, First View, 8 Nov. 2016 [postprint via Cardiff Univ. IR]

Gender Based Violence among Displaced Communities in Sittwe Township, Rakhine State: A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study (International Rescue Committee, Sept. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mapping of Gender Aspects in Asylum Processes in the Nordic Countries: Discussion Paper for the Meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers for Gender Equality on 3 October 2016 (Nordic Council of Ministers, 2016) [text]

"Refugees and 'Host Communities' Facing Gender-based Violence: Developing an Area-based Approach to Gender-based Violence around Mbera Camp, Mauritania," Gender & Development, vol. 24, no. 3 (2016) [free full-text via Oxfam]

Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 24, no. 47 (May 2016) [free full-text]
- This issue examines gender-based violence, and includes a section on "Vulnerability to Gender-based Violence in the Context of Conflict" with four articles, two of which focus on refugee women.

Research Rigor and Risks: Investigating Gender-based Violence in the European Refugee Crisis (Dev4Peace Blog, Dec. 2016 [text]

A Woman Alone (Slate, Nov. 2016) [text]
- Third in a series on "Gender and Migration."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus; Gender Issues (1 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children

Event & opportunity:

High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 8-9 December 2016 [info]
- The theme is "Children on the Move"; follow link for schedule, side event and roundtable details, documents (including a newly posted background paper), and links to additional UNHCR materials as well as to external information.

Training: The Rights and Entitlements of Young Refugees and Migrants, London, 17 February 2017 [info]

Publications:

10th European Forum on the Rights of the Child: The Protection of Children in Migration, Brussels, 28-30 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link to access programme, background documents and webcasts.

"Challenges and Progress in Ensuring the Right to be Heard and the Best Interests of Children Seeking International Protection," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

How Real is the Risk of a 'Stateless Generation' in Europe?: Reflections on How to Fulfil the Right to a Nationality for Children Born to Refugee and Migrant Parents in the European Union (SSRN, Oct. 2016) [text]

"'Imposter-Children' in the UK Refugee Status Determination Process," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Migrant and Refugee Children are Victims of More Bullying than Their Peers (The Conversation, Oct. 2016) [text]

Resettlement of Children and Adolescents at Risk (UNHCR, June 2016) [text]

Thematic Listing of Forced Migration Review Articles on...Children on the Move (FMR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Updated Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese and Sudanese Refugee Children in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda, July 2015-June 2017 (UNHCR, June 2015) [text]

Urban Displaced Youth in Kabul - Part One: Mental Health Matters (Samuel Hall, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (18 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Event: 

Seminar: The End of the Deterrence Paradigm? Future Directions for Global Refugee Policy, London, 9 February 2017 [info]

See also: A number of legal-related events were listed in this recent Events & Opportunities blog post.

Publications:

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related HC speech and UNHCR news story.

"Book review: William Maley’s What is a Refugee," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 76 (Dec. 2016) [full-text]

The Draft Articles on "The Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters": Towards a Flagship Treaty? (EJIL Talk Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

From Refugee Emergency to Protracted Exile: The Role of 'Time' in International Protection, Sydney, 18 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcasts and presentations.

Guidelines on International Protection, no. 12: Claims for Refugee Status Related to Situations of Armed Conflict and Violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the Regional Refugee Definitions (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [access]
- See also related briefing note and Q&A.

"The Impact of Externalization of Migration Controls on the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 4, no. 4 (2016) [open access]

People on War 2016: Perspectives from 16 Countries (ICRC, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Squaring the Circle: How the Right to Refuge can be Reconciled with the Right to Political Identity, Research Paper, no. 2016-24 (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law, Nov. 2016) [text via SSRN]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (29 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.


05 December 2016

Events & Opportunities: A Few More Dec. 2016/New Jan. 2017

Dec. 2016:

CFP: Impacts of Refugees and IDPs on Host Countries and Host Communities, Washington, DC, May 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 11 December 2016.

Panel discussion: Refugees, Belonging and Society, London, 12 December 2016 [info]

Seminar: The Ethics of Refugee Policy: An Overview, Cairo, 12 December 2016 [info]

Jan. 2017:

CFP: Academics in Exile Series [info]
- Call "for contributors to submit academic articles and opinion pieces highlighting how their area of expertise can help those who have been affected by the crisis – either momentarily or in the future." Submission deadline is 1 January 2017.

CFP: Anti-Trafficking Review [info]
- Submissions sought for issue on "The Lessons of History." Deadline is 8 January 2017.

CFP: Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict [info]
- Submit abstracts by 13 January 2017.

CFP: Berkeley Planning Journal [info]
- Contributions sought for a theme issue on "Displacement." The submission deadline is 15 January 2017.

CFP: Nordic Asylum Law Seminar, Reykjavík, 29-30 May 2017 [info]
- Focus of the seminar is "Migration Management and Human Rights: Refugee Protection in Crisis." Submit paper and workshop proposals by 15 January 2017.

Book launch: Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights in Armed Conflict, London, 18 January 2017 [info]

Course: Programme on Statelessness for Early/Mid-career Academics, New York, 5-9 June 2017 [info]
- Apply by 30 January 2017.

CFP: 2nd Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, London, 5-7 June 2017 [info]
- Theme is "Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants"; deadline for paper and panel proposals is 31 January 2017.

Course: 2017 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration, Toronto, 8-12 May 2017 [info]
- Deadline for early bird registration is 31 January 2017.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Even More Nov. & Dec. 2016

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Australia

Addressing the Pain of Separation for Refugee Families (Refugee Council of Australia, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Extraterritorial Detention Contracting in Australia and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights," Business and Human Rights Journal, vol. 1, no. 2 (July 2016) [free full-text]

Journal of Pacific History, vol. 51, no. 3 (2016) [access]
- Three free full-text articles in the "Pacific Currents" section of this issue "explore the domestic political and legal ramifications of the [detention] centres for Nauru and PNG, and...examine the impact on Australia’s reputation in the Pacific region." The articles include "Australia’s Detention Centres on Manus Island and Nauru: An End of Constructive Pacific Engagement?," "Australia’s Detention Centre and the Erosion of Democracy in Nauru" and "Money, Manipulation and Misunderstanding on Manus Island."

"'The most brutal immigration regime in the developed world': International Media Responses to Australia's Asylum-Seeker Policy," Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities (Australian Catholic Univ. & Univ. of South Australia, 2015; posted Nov. 2016) [text via APO]

Speaking Up: The Global Refugee Youth Consultations in Australia Report (Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network, Refugee Council of Australia & Global Refugee Youth Consultation, Nov. 2016) [text via BroCAP]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (18 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

At a Glance: Health Access and Utilization Survey among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (UNHCR, Sept. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Evaluation of a School Screening Programme for Young People from Refugee Backgrounds," Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 52, no. 1 (Jan. 2016) [free full-text]

For Refugees Seeking Asylum, Medical Exams are in Short Supply (Univ. of Michigan, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Improving Access to Immunisation for Migrants and Refugees: Recommendations from a Stakeholder Workshop," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Early View, 20 Nov. 2016 [open access]

"Nutritional Situation among Syrian Refugees Hosted in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon: Cross Sectional Surveys," Conflict and Health, 10:26 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

"Predictors of HIV Infection: A Prospective HIV Screening Study in a Ugandan Refugee Settlement," BMC Infectious Diseases, 16:695 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

A Study of Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes among African-Born Women Living in Utah (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2016) [text]

"A Systematic Examination of Food Intake and Adaptation to the Food Environment by Refugees Settled in the United States," Advances in Nutrition, vol. 7 (Nov. 2016) [free full-text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (29 Nov. 2016)
- Thematic Focus: Health (10 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.


03 December 2016

Regional Focus: Americas

Asylum for DACA Recipients and Dreamers (The Asylumist Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Cuban Migration to the United States in a Post-Normalized Relations World," Minnesota Journal of International Law (Forthcoming, 2016?) [full-text via SSRN]

"Deluged Immigration Courts, Where Cases Stall for Years, Begin to Buckle," New York Times, 2 Dec. 2016 [text]

"Fleeing Domestic Violence from a 'Safe' Country?: Refugee Determination for Mexican Asylum-Seekers in Canada," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

"Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse," New York Times, 25 Nov. 2016 [text]

"Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy," Law and Politics Book Review, vol. 26, no. 7 (Nov. 2016) [text]

Latin-America and Refugees: A Panoramic View (Völkerrechtsblog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Refugees at Our Backyard: Current US Refugee Policy and the Flight of Central Americans to the United States (Völkerrechtsblog, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Should We Presume State Protection?," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Tijuana Restaurant Revamps Menu to Give Haitian Refugees a Taste of Home (NPR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (22 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Detention

Canada’s Detained Immigrant Children (Human Rights Brief Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

Detention Mapping Report (Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Oct. 2016) [text via ECRE]

Detention of Asylum Seekers in New Jersey (Human Rights First, Nov. 2016) [text]

Mental Health, Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm Inside Immigration Detention (Border Criminologies, Nov. 2016) [text via SSRN]

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Bulgaria (European Network on Statelessness, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in the United Kingdom (European Network on Statelessness, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Recasting Detention of Asylum Seekers in Bulgaria: The Good and Bad about EU Asylum Law (RefLaw Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Supreme Court to Consider How Long Immigrants may be Detained without Bond Hearing (NPR, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Writ of Habeas Corpus: How a United States District Court Circumvents Oversight of Unlawful Detention (Families for Freedom, Nov. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention (14 Oct. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Alternatives to Camps: Making It Work - Good Practice and Guidance Series, Key Action #5: Strengthening Community-Based Protection (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text]
- Other documents in this series are available here.

Crisis Overview 2016: Humanitarian Trends and Risks for 2017 (ACAPS, Dec. 2016) [text]

Development Aid may not Deter Migration, but Governance Aid Will (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2016) [text]

Factors Influencing Asylum Destination Choice: A Review of the Evidence, Working Paper, no. 04/16.1 (Univ. of Warwick, April 2016) [text]

From Dadaab to Calais: What are the Alternatives to the Refugee Camp? (MSF CRASH, Nov. 2016) [text]

"How Economic Migrants Become Refugees as They Seek a New Life," Independent, 22 Nov. 2016 [text]

The Less-told Migration Story and its Humanitarian Consequences: An MSF Canada Report on the Global Displacement Crisis (MSF, Sept. 2016) [text]

Migration and Displacement: Our Approach and Priorities (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

The UN at 70, and the UK - Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Peace and Security: Lessons from Experience and Policy Recommendations (Institute of Development Studies, Oct. 2016) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (21 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.


02 December 2016

News: New Guidelines on International Protection

UNHCR has issued a 12th set of Guidelines on International Protection, which focus on "Claims for Refugee Status Related to Situations of Armed Conflict and Violence under Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees and the Regional Refugee Definitions."

The aim of these Guidelines is to clarify paragraph 164 in the Handbook on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status, which reads as follows:

"Persons compelled to leave their country of origin as a result of international or national armed conflicts are not normally considered refugees under the 1951 Convention or 1967 Protocol. They do, however, have the protection provided for in other international instruments, e.g. the Geneva Conventions of 1949 on the Protection of War Victims and the 1977 Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 relating to the protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts."

The text of the Handbook and the previous 11 guidelines can be accessed via Refworld.

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Beyond Technology: Innovation at UNHCR 2015 (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text]

Centrality of Protection: Practical Steps for Humanitarian Coordinators and Humanitarian Country Teams (Protection Cluster & IASC, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Community Workers’ Guide to Understanding Gender-based Violence and Child Protection Basic Concepts (UNRWA, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Cost of Coherence, Emergency Gap Series, no. 04 (MSF, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Crisis of Multilateralism and the Future of Humanitarian Action (IRIN, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Challenges of Localised Humanitarian Aid, Emergency Gap Series, no. 03 (MSF, Nov. 2016) [text]

Foreign Policy and Humanitarian Action: An Agenda for Inquiry (ODI, Nov. 2016) [text]

Gender and Shelter: Good Programming Guidelines (CARE, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Improving Humanitarian Coordination: Executive Summary and Recommendations (ALNAP, Nov. 2016) [text]

Post World Humanitarian Summit: OCHA Briefing to NGOs (ICVA, Nov. 2016) [text]
- Includes link to a webinar of the briefing.

Shelter in Flux, Oxford, 30 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

VOICE Out Loud, no. 24 (Nov. 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus of this issue is "How humanitarian NGOs work with the private sector."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (3 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

"An End to Exile? Refugee Initiative and the Search for Durable Solutions," Chapter B.2.4 in The UN at 70, and the UK - Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Peace and Security: Lessons from Experience and Policy Recommendations (Institute of Development Studies, Oct. 2016) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 119 of the full report.

*European Commission Proposal for a Regulation Establishing a Union Resettlement Framework...: Joint Comments Paper (Caritas et al., Nov. 2016) [text]

"Gender and Refugee Integration: A Quantitative Analysis of Integration and Social Policy Outcomes," Journal of Social Policy, First View, 8 Nov. 2016 [postprint via Cardiff Univ. IR]

Global Migration’s Impact and Opportunity (Mckinsey Global Institute, Nov. 2016) [text]

Immigration in 5 Rural Manitoba Communities with a Focus on Refugees (Brandon Univ., Aug. 2016) [text]
- See also related news release and news article.

In-Depth: From Saigon and Sarajevo to St. Louis, Refugees Revive City (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2016) [text]

Resettlement of Children and Adolescents at Risk (UNHCR, June 2016) [text]

A Road Map for Integrating Europe’s Refugees (Mckinsey Global Institute, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Should Canada Resettle Refugees from Greece?," Policy Options, 24 Nov. 2016 [text]

"Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India: Conceptual Framework of Repatriation Success," Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

The Steps of Finding Refuge (CBS News, Oct. 2016) [access]
- Follow link for three videos.

Towards a Whole-of-Society Approach to Receiving and Settling Newcomers in Europe (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2016) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (21 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Syrian Arab Republic (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Yemen (OCHA, Nov. 2016) [text]

Algeria: Sahrawi Refugees (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Arab Human Development Report 2016(UNDP, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]
- The theme is "Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality." See also related article in the Economist.

*The Arab Refugee Paradox: An Overview of Refugee Legislations in the Arab Middle East (Völkerrechtsblog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s Displacement and Sectarian Timebombs (IRIN, Nov. 2016) [text]

Displacement as Challenge and Ppportunity - Urban Profile: Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Host Community, Duhok Governorate, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (UNHCR, Aug. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migration Profile : Jordan, Policy Brief, no. 2016/06 (Migration Policy Centre, Nov. 2016) [text]

Securing Status: Syrian Refugees and the Documentation of Legal Status, Identity, and Family Relationships in Jordan (Norwegian Refugee Council, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

State of the Syria Crisis Response: An Assessment of Humanitarian and Development Challenges and Ways Forward (Voluntas Advisory, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian Refugees and Cultural Intimacy in Istanbul: 'I Feel Safe Here!', Research Paper, no. RSCAS 2016/59 (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Pathways to Precarity, Differential Inclusion, and Negotiated Citizenship Rights," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 8 June 2016 [free full-text]

Turkey's Refugee Crisis: The Politics of Permanence, Europe Report, no. 241 (International Crisis Group, Nov. 2016) [text via Refworld]

UNHCR Warns Against Risky Sea Crossings as 100,000 Reach Yemen This Year (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (15 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Opportunity:

Course: Programme on Statelessness for Early/Mid-career Academics, New York, 5-9 June 2017 [info]
- Apply by 30 January 2017.

Publications:

Cash for Citizenship: Rich Arab Countries may Pay Poor Islands to Take 'Stateless' Bidoons (ODI, ) [text]

Conclusions of the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States on Statelessness (Council of the European Union, Dec. 2015) [text via Refworld]

Haiti: Stateless People Trapped in Poverty (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2016) [text]

How to Secure Legal Aid for Statelessness Applications (Free Movement Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Overcoming Statelessness in Thailand One Case at a Time (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Bulgaria (European Network on Statelessness, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in the United Kingdom (European Network on Statelessness, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Understanding Statelessness in the Syria Refugee Context (NRC & ISI, Nov. 2016) [access]
- A report and toolkit are available; see also related ENS blog post. Note: A related webinar is also scheduled for 12 December 2016; follow the link above to register.

UNHCR Lauds the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand among ASEAN States to Address Statelessness (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

UPR 26th Session & Statelessness: Overview and Analysis (ISI, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related ISI document summarizing issues identified in countries under review.

Web site:

No Child Should Be Stateless (European Network on Statelessness) [access]
- Site for campaign working to overcome statelessness of children in Europe.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (9 Nov. 2016)


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