16 January 2018

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Publications:

The Application of the “One Central Reason” Standard in Asylum and Withholding of Removal Cases (Congressional Research Service, Dec. 2017) [text]

Border Patrol Termination Rates: Discipline and Performance Problems Signal Need for Reform, Policy Analysis, no. 825 (Cato Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Middle Eastern and North African Immigrants in the United States," Migration Information Source, 10 Jan. 2018 [text]

"MS-13 as a Terrorist Organization: Risks for Central American Asylum Seekers," Michigan Law Review Online, vol. 116 (Oct. 2017) [full-text]

"The Muslim Ban and Separation of Powers Doctrine in Trump's America," Chapter in State, Religion and Muslims: Between Discrimination and Protection at the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Levels (Forthcoming) [preprint]

USCIS v. EOIR: Jurisdiction over Asylum Applications for Individuals Who Were in Expedited Removal Proceedings or Issued Notices to Appear: Practice Advisory (American Immigration Council, Dec. 2017) [text]

"When Deportation is a Death Sentence," The New Yorker, 15 Jan. 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (16 Jan. 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Jan. 2018)

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Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

News & developments:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction (USCIS, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also related ImmigrationProf blog post.

"Every Immigration Proposal in One Chart," PBS New Hour, 12 Jan. 2018 [text]

"The Invisible Wall: How Trump is Slowing Immigration without Laying a Brick," The Guardian, 23 Dec. 2017 [text]

"Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave," New York Times, 8 Jan. 2018 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Asylum Court Backlogs Exacerbated by the Trump Administration (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- See also recent data from TRAC.

Here’s How Immigrants from Countries Trump Slammed Really Do in the US (Vox's The Big Idea, Jan. 2018) [text]

Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Nativists Can’t Back up Their Claims on Immigration and Crime (Immigration Impact, Jan. 2018) [text]

Waiting is the Hardest Part (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Discusses the psychological impact of lengthy waits for asylum cases to be heard.

What Salvadorans With Temporary Protected Status Should Know Now (ImmigrationProf Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Will Politics Trump Humanity as Syrians in America Risk Losing Humanitarian Protection?  (Huffington Post, Jan. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (4 Jan. 2018)

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Open Access Round-up: 15 January 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 December 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Belonging and Participation in Liminality: Unaccompanied Children in Finland and Sweden," Childhood, vol. 24, no. 1 (2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Mediating Role of Psychological Capital in the Relationship between Social Support and Wellbeing of Refugees," International Migration, Early View, 5 Dec. 2017
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Health Needs of Older Populations Affected by Humanitarian Crises in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review," Conflict and Health, 11:29 (Dec. 2017)

"Humanitarian and Primary Healthcare Needs of Refugee Women and Children in Afghanistan," BMC Medicine, 15:196 (Dec. 2017)

"Including Refugees in Disease Elimination: Challenges Observed from a Sleeping Sickness Programme in Uganda," Conflict and Health, 11:22 (Dec. 2017)

"The Influence of Caregiver Depression on Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes: Findings from Refugee Settlements in Uganda," BMC Psychiatry, 17:405 (Dec. 2017)

"Latent Class Analysis of Violence against Adolescents and Psychosocial Outcomes in Refugee Settings in Uganda and Rwanda," Global Mental Health, 4:e19 (Oct. 2017)

"Legal Strategies to Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of the Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Complaint before the European Ombudsperson," Reproductive Health Matters, Latest Articles, 13 Dec. 2017

"Mapping the Evidence on Pharmacological Interventions for Non-affective Psychosis in Humanitarian Non-specialised Settings: A UNHCR Clinical Guidance," BMC Medicine, 15:197 (Dec. 2017)

"Measuring Self-rated Health Status among Resettled Adult Refugee Populations to Inform Practice and Policy: A Scoping Review," BMC Health Services Research, 7:817 (Dec. 2017)

"The Physical and Mental Health Problems of Refugee and Migrant Fathers: Findings from an Australian Population-based Study of Children and Their Families," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 11 (Nov. 2017)

"Prevalence of Mental Ill Health, Traumas and Postmigration Stress among Refugees from Syria Resettled in Sweden after 2011: A Population-based Survey," BMJ Open, 7:e018899 (Dec. 2017)

"PTSD and Related Disorders among Female Yazidi Refugees Following ISIS Attacks: A Case Series and Mini-review," Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 8, art. 282 (Dec. 2017)

"The REFANI-S Study Protocol: A Non-randomised Cluster Controlled Trial to Assess the Role of an Unconditional Cash Transfer, a Non-food Item Kit, and Free Piped Water in Reducing the Risk of Acute Malnutrition among Children Aged 6–59 Months Living in Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in the Afgooye Corridor, Somalia," BMC Public Health, 17:632 (July 2017)

"Refugees’ Experiences of Healthcare in the Host Country: A Scoping Review," BMC Health Services Research, 7:814 (Dec. 2017)

"Risk Behaviours among Native and Immigrant Youths in Switzerland: A Cross-sectional Study," Swiss Medical Weekly, 147:w14531 (Nov. 2017)

"Single Mothering as Experienced by Burundian Refugees in Australia: A Qualitative Inquiry," BMC Nursing, 16:70 (Nov. 2017)

"Teaching Recovery Techniques: Evaluation of a Group Intervention for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors with Symptoms of PTSD in Sweden," European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 19 Dec. 2017

Articles, other topics:

"Deflection and Deterrence: Europe’s Shrinking Asylum Space and its Parallels with Australian Policies," Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

"Environmental Change and Human Mobility: Trends, Law and Policy," Comparative Population Studies, vol. 42 (2017)

"Family Language Policy in Refugee-background Communities: Towards a Model of Language Management and Practices," Journal of Home Language Research, vol. 2 (2017)

"From the Executive Editor: The Retreat of the Rule of Law in Transnational Migration," International Journal for Court Administration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2017)

"The Mixed Motives of Unaccompanied Child Migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)

"The Political Economy of Resource Conflicts and Forced Migration: Why Afghanistan, Colombia and Sudan are the World's Longest Forced Migration," Societies Without Borders, vol. 12, no. 1 (2017)

"Social and Labor Integration of Asylum Seekers in Rural Mountain Areas: A Qualitative Study," Mountain Research and Development, vol. 37, no. 4 (Nov. 2017)

"Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: Recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees," Journal of Migration & Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)

Journals:

Antropologi Indonesia, vol. 38, no. 1 (2017)
- Special issue on "Forced Migration and Protracted Transit in Indonesia and Southeast Asia."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Organisational Policies and Activities during the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon," Maternal & Child Nutrition, Early View, 8 Jan. 2018 

"Memorializing Mass Deaths at the Border: Two Cases from Canberra (Australia) and Lampedusa (Italy)," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 15 Nov. 2017

"The Participation of Urban Displaced Populations in (In)formal Markets: Contrasting Experiences in Kampala, Uganda," Environment and Urbanization, vol. 29, no. 2 (2017)

"Refugees, Migrants, Neither, Both: Categorical Fetishism and the Politics of Bounding in Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 44, no. 1 (2018)

"‘They don’t look like children’: Child Asylum-seekers, the Dubs Amendment and the Politics of Childhood," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 29 Dec. 2017

Law Reviews

"Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law: Protection Gaps, Challenges and Implementation in Practice," King's Student Law Review, vol. 8, no. 2 (2017)

"The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform," Emory International Law Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017)

"The Political Economy of the Constitutional Right to Asylum," Cornell Law Review, vol. 102, no. 5 (2017)

"The Right to Leave a Country: General Implications and the Case of Migrants," Kent Student Law Review, vol. 3 (2017)

"Securing the Borders against Syrian Refugees: When Non-Admission Means Return," Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 42, no. 1 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 December 2017

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13 January 2018

Funding Opportunities

Three "requests for concept notes" from the U.S. State Department have been posted for:

NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Other Vulnerable Populations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey (proposal submission deadline is 7 February 2018)
NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Pakistan and Refugee Returnees in Afghanistan (proposal submission deadline is 9 February 2018)
NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (proposal submission deadline is 9 February 2018)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Events & opportunities:

RSC Public Seminar Series, Oxford, Hilary Term 2018 [info]
- This series "focuses on various aspects of refugee law and human rights. Topics covered include the voting rights of refugees, extraterritorial border controls, statelessness, IDPs, the child in international refugee law, and human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery in European law." The first seminar, "The Political Predicament and Agency of Refugees," will be held on 17 January 2018.

"Refugee Protection in a Hostile World?", 3rd Annual Refugee Law Initiative Conference, London, 18-19 July 2018
- CFP: Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018; registration: early bird deadline is 1 March 2018.

"Revitalising the IDP Field: 20 Years of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement," Special Workshop, London, 20 July 2018
- CFP: Submit paper/panel proposals by 22 January 2018; registration: early bird deadline is 1 March 2018.

"Allocation of Competence in Asylum Matters under International and EU Law," RLI International Refugee Law Seminar Series, London, 25 January 2018 [info]
- Three more seminars remain in the series after this one; more info. is here.

Blog posts:

Collective Expulsion or Not? Individualisation of Decision Making in Migration and Asylum Law (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

IMPIC: A New and More Comprehensive Way to Measure Immigration Policies (Migration Data Portal Blog, Oct. 2017) [text]

To Protect or to Forget? The Human Right to Leave a Country (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Reports & law review articles:

"From the Executive Editor: The Retreat of the Rule of Law in Transnational Migration," International Journal for Court Administration, vol. 9, no. 1 (Dec. 2017) [open access]

"The Plight of Tanzanian Persons with Albinism: A Case for International Refugee and Asylum Procedure Reform," Emory International Law Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"The Requirement of Proportionality in the Interpretation of the 1951 Convention Exclusion Provisions," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 88 (Jan. 2018) [full-text]

The Right to Family Life and Family Unity of Refugees and Others in Need of International Protection and the Family Definition Applied (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

"The Right to Leave a Country: General Implications and the Case of Migrants," Kent Student Law Review, vol. 3 (2017) [full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (21 Dec. 2017)

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12 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Children

Event:

Seminar: The Child in International Refugee Law, Oxford, 21 February 2018 [info]

News & developments:

"Exclusive: U.S. Memo Weakens Guidelines for Protecting Immigrant Children in Court," Reuters, 22 Dec. 2017 [text]

An Unbearable Wait: Lone Children Struggle on Greek Islands (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

Children under Attack in 2017 (Unicef, Dec. 2017) [text via Medium]
 - See also related Guardian article.

International Migration: Shared Commitment to Children’s Rights and Protection (EJIL: Talk Blog, Jan. 2018) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"‘Hiding in Plain Sight’: Daily Strategies and Fear Management among Undocumented Refugee Children in Sweden," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 12 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

"Increasing Understanding for Syrian Refugee Children with Empirical Evidence," Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies:  An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, vol. 13, no. 1 (2018) [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue of the journal.

"Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Organisational Policies and Activities during the Refugee Crisis in Lebanon," Maternal & Child Nutrition, Early View, 8 Jan. 2018 [open access]

"‘They don’t look like children’: Child Asylum-seekers, the Dubs Amendment and the Politics of Childhood," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 29 Dec. 2017 [open access]

"Undocumented and unaccompanied: children of migration in the European Union and the United States," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 21 Dec. 2017 [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue of the journal.

Young People in Reception Centres (Finnish Youth Research Society & Network, Jan. 2018) [access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (19 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

News: UNHCR Position on African Asylum-seekers in Israel

This was just posted on Refworld, although it was drafted in November 2017. I will add a reference to it to my recent blog post on MENA, but wanted to alert readers to its existence and availability:

UNHCR's Position on the Status of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals Defined as 'Infiltrators' by Israel (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

While searching for additional UNHCR documents relating to Israel, I also came across the following UNHCR guidance from July 2017, which was posted on the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) web site:

Response by UNHCR to the Legal Representative on the Scheme for the‘Deposit of Funds for the Benefit of the Foreign Worker and Ensuring His Departure from Israel’ (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (8 Jan. 2018)


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11 January 2018

Regional Focus: Europe

Current Migration Situation in the EU: Oversight of Reception Facilities (EU European Agency for Fundamental Rights, Sept. 2017) [text via Refworld]

The EU Trust Fund for Africa and the Perils of a Securitized Migration Policy, IAI Commentaries, no. 17/31 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Dec. 2017) [text]

Europe’s Migrants are Here to Stay: It’s Time to Start Crafting Our Policies Accordingly (Politico, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Opinion authored by Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship.

JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 56, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "EU Refugee Policies and Politics in Times of Crisis." Includes 10 articles which are currently freely available.

Making Asylum Numbers Count: ECRE's Analysis of Gaps and Needs for Reform in Data Collection on the Common European Asylum System, Policy Note, no. 10 (ECRE, Jan. 2018) [text]

Migration [Ten Issues to Watch in 2018] (EPRS, Jan. 2018) [text]

"Peacebuilding or ‘Peacedelaying’: Social Exclusion of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Post-war Serbia," Ethnopolitics, vol. 17 (2018) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Refugee Crisis and the European Union: Do the Failed Migration and Asylum Policies Indicate a Political and Structural Crisis of European Integration?," Communication Management Review, vol. 2, no. 2 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]

"Social Citizenship, Social Policy and Refugee Integration: A Case of Policy Divergence in Scotland?," Journal of Social Policy, vol. 47, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (4 Jan. 2018)

Tagged Publications.

10 January 2018

Events & Opportunities: More Jan. 2018/New Feb. 2018

Jan. 2018:

Call for nominations: Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University [info]
- No deadline indicated.

Panel discussion: Understanding Refugee and Migrant Journeys to Europe, London, 15 January 2018 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Seminars: Refugee Law and Human Rights, RSC, Hilary Term 2018 [info]
- The first will be held on 17 January 2018 and will focus on "The political predicament and agency of refugees."

Panel discussion: The Rohingya Crisis: Past, Present and Future, London, 23 January 2018 [info]

Conference: "Conflict and Compromises between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies," Odysseus Academic Network Annual Conference, Brussels, 1 February 2018 [info]
- Register by 25 January 2018.

Blended Learning Course: Researching Country of Origin Information (COI) [info]
- Includes online training from 12 March-6 April 2018 and face-to-face meeting in Vienna on 10 or 12 April 2018. Apply by 26 January 2018.

Talk: Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Responses and Perspectives, Cambridge, MA, 30 January 2018 [info]

Job announcement: Albert M. Sacks Clinical Teaching & Advocacy Fellow [info]
- Opportunity to work at the Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program at Harvard Law School. Apply by 31 January 2018.

Feb. 2018:

CFP: Challenging Migrant Detention:  Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health, Montreal, 19-21 June 2018 [info]
Submission deadline is 1 February 2018.

Course: Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration, Centre for Refugee Studies, Toronto, 7-11 May 2018 [info]
- Early bird registration deadline is 1 February 2018.

CFP: Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Racialized Refuge, Reception Contexts and the Status-Labelling Space." Submission deadline is 1 February 2018.

CFP: "Human Rights, Migration, and Global Governance," Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Rome, 12-14 July 2018 [info]
- Submit proposals for papers or panels by 5 February 2018.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for theme issue on "Economies, work and displacement," plus a shorter feature on "Social protection." Submit articles by 5 February 2018.

PhD Scholarship: Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness [info]
- Submit applications by 19 February 2018.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Dec. 2017/New Jan. 2018

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

09 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Event:

Webinar: Deeply Talks: The Refugee Jobs Experiment, 11 January 2018 [info]

Publications:

Combatting Loss: Refugees, Employment and Social Entrepreneurship in Turkey (openDemocracy, Jan. 2018) [text]

Encouraging the Employment of Refugees through Trade Preferences, Policy Brief, no. 35 (Migration Policy Centre, 2017) [text]

"From Offices to Disney World, Employers Brace for the Loss of an Immigrant Work Force," New York Times, 9 Jan. 2018 [text]

"The Participation of Urban Displaced Populations in (In)formal Markets: Contrasting Experiences in Kampala, Uganda," Environment and Urbanization, vol. 29, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Refugees are a Boon Not a Burden: Here’s How to Get the Best Results for Everyone (CGD Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Social and Labor Integration of Asylum Seekers in Rural Mountain Areas: A Qualitative Study," Mountain Research and Development, vol. 37, no. 4 (Nov. 2017) [open access]

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion: Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change, Brussels, 6 Nov. 2017 [info]
- "This conference focused, in particular, on newcomers’ integration in the labour market and the role of the private sector in fostering their employment and advancement." Follow link for podcasts and Powerpoints.

The (Struggle for) Labour Market Integration of Refugees: Evidence from European Countries, Discussion Paper, no. CPD 16/17 (CReAM, Dec. 2017) [text

Want to Help Someone in a Poor Village? Give Them a Bus Ticket Out (NPR's Goats & Soda, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (15 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

08 January 2018

Regional Focus: Africa

Publications:

The African Approach to Regional Integration and Migration (Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa, Dec. 2017) [text]

"An Analysis of Forced Migration from Zimbabwe," Migration Studies, Advance Articles, 22 Dec. 2017 [abstract]

The Camp Beyond the City: Kakuma and the Development of a Camp Ecology (AMMODI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Key Legal Considerations on the Standards of Treatment of Refugees Recognized under the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

Not Time to Go Home: Unsustainable Returns of Refugees to Somalia (Amnesty International, Dec. 2017) [text]

Recognizing the Economic Winners and Losers of Hosting Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

"The REFANI-S Study Protocol: A Non-randomised Cluster Controlled Trial to Assess the Role of an Unconditional Cash Transfer, a Non-food Item Kit, and Free Piped Water in Reducing the Risk of Acute Malnutrition among Children Aged 6–59 Months Living in Camps for Internally Displaced Persons in the Afgooye Corridor, Somalia," BMC Public Health, 17:632 (July 2017) [open access]

*A Review of the Legal Framework Relating to the Proposed Closure of the Dadaab Refugee Camp and Repatriation of Somali Refugees (Norwegian Refugee Council, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Role of Regional Integration in Tackling the Root Causes of Displacement in the East African Community (SSRN, Dec. 2017) [text]

The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: A New Solution to Migration Management, or More of the Same?, SAIIA Occasional Paper, no. 273 (South African Institute of International Affairs, Nov. 2017) [text]

"Uninformed Decisions and Missing Networks: The Return of Refugees from Kenya to Somalia," Espace Populations Sociétés = Space Populations Societies, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"‘What other choice do I have?': How Debt-ridden Refugees are Being Forced to Return to a War Zone," Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Web site:

African Migration, Mobility, and Displacement (AMMODI) [access]
- New research network featuring a blog with Research notes, Policy notes, and Field notes, as well as event & CFP listings, and other information references.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (15 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Opportunity:

Course: Palestine Refugees and International Law, Amman, 2-3 March 2018 [info]
- No registration deadline is indicated, but only 27 spots are available.

News & developments: 

"Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail," New York Times, 4 Jan. 2018 [text]

"Nikki Haley’s Diplomacy of Revenge Targets U.N. Relief Agency," Foreign Policy, 5 Jan. 2018 [text]

*UNHCR Appeals to Israel over Forced Relocations Policy (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]

"What is UNRWA and What Would It Mean if Trump Cuts Its Funding?," New York Times, 3 Jan. 2018 [text]

"World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis about to Get Worse… Again," IRIN, 14 Dec. 2017 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

"OPed: Israel’s Plan to Deport Eritreans and Sudanese to Rwanda is a Wake-up Call for Europeans," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 15 Dec. 2017 [text]

Refugees in Lebanon: Geopolitics and Unmet Human Needs (Dispatches from the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection, Jan. 2018) [text]

Supporting Turkey’s Refugee Response (Project Syndicate, Jan. 2018) [text]

Taking Issues “Off the Table” - First Jerusalem, Now Refugees (Huffington Post, Jan. 2018) [text]

Reports, documents & journal articles:

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]

*Displaced Loyalties: The Effects of Indiscriminate Violence on Attitudes among Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Working Paper, no. 18-024 (Harvard Business School, Sept. 2017; rev. Dec. 2017) [text]

Framework for Cooperation between the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the United States of America 2018-2019 (U.S. State Dept., Dec. 2017) [text]

Gender Equality Promising Practices: Syrian Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Facts and Figures: Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Modes of Ordering: Labelling, Classification and Categorization in Lebanon’s Refugee Response," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 8 Jan. 2018 [free full-text]

"Securing the Borders against Syrian Refugees: When Non-Admission Means Return," Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 42, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

*UNHCR's Position on the Status of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals Defined as 'Infiltrators' by Israel (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: VASYR 2017 (UNHCR, Unicef & WFP, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR briefing note.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (13 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.