28 January 2022

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity


The Future of LGBTQ+ Syria and the Aid Response: Case Studies in Regional Programming (Center for Operational Analysis and Research, Jan. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]

Networks of Care for Displaced LGBTQ+ People: How the United States Can Support LGBTQ+-led Organizations in Central America and Mexico (Refugees International & IRCA CASABIERTA, Jan. 2022) [access]
- Follow link for report in English and Spanish.

Journal articles:

"Considering Spiritual Care for Religiously Involved LGBTQI Migrants and Refugees: A Tentative Map," Religions, vol. 12, no. 12 (Dec. 2021) [open access]

"Experiences of Minority Stress and Mental Health Burdens of Newly Arrived LGBTQ* Refugees in Germany," Sexuality Research and Social Policy, vol. 18, no. 4 (Dec. 2021) [open access]

"Legal Violence and (In)Visible Families: How Law Shapes and Erases Family Life in SOGI Asylum in Europe," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 22, no. 1 (March 2022) [open access]

"LGBTQI + Migrants: A Systematic Review and Conceptual Framework of Health, Safety and Wellbeing during Migration," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 19, no. 2 (Dec. 2021) [open access]

"'Not the Paradise We Imagined': The Discursive Politics of the 'True Self' in Queer Middle Eastern Refugee Migrations," Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

"A Preliminary Framework for Understanding Suicide Risk in LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers," Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 19, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2021) [open access]

"Queer kinship and the rights of refugee families," Migration Studies, vol. 9, no. 2 (Sept. 2021) [open access]

"Sexual Health and HIV/STI Risk in Gay Refugee Men in Nairobi, Kenya: A Qualitative Study," Venereology, vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 2021) [open access]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: General

Blog posts & press:

10 Internal Displacement Situations to Watch in 2022 (IDMC, Jan. 2022) [text]

Implementing Migrant Protection? The UN’s Second Report on the Implementation of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (PROTECT Project Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

Promises and pledges: Has the Global Compact on Refugees delivered? (Devex, Jan. 2022) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Covid-19: Understanding the Impact of the Pandemic on Forcibly Displaced Persons, Covid Collective Research for Policy and Practice, no. 2 (Institute of Development Studies, Jan. 2022) [text]

"Embracing uncertainty: rethinking migration policy through pastoralists’ experiences," Comparative Migration Studies, 10:5 (Jan. 2022) [open access]

Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. A/76/642 (UN General Assembly, Dec. 2021) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for report in English, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Putting Migrant Reintegration Programmes to the Test: A road map to a monitoring system (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2022) [text]

Quest for Refuge: Reception Responses from the Global North (Edições Humus, 2020) [full-text via ResearchGate]
- "How have countries in the Global North responded to the quest for refuge? This collection of chapters articulates diverse scales of analysis across international geographies (Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA) drawn from different disciplinary perspectives (anthropology, geography, social work, sociology) in order to bring to light the complexities of refugee settlement and integration. The authors address time-old questions in refugee studies, the urgency of which has not diminished: how is the distinction between migrant and refugee enshrined in law and played out in practice? In what ways can local communities become involved in welcoming refugees? How to avoid a slippery slope towards humanitarian charity-based approaches instead of rights-based approaches towards international protection? What kind of balance needs to be found between state, private and third sector provision of services for refugees? How can refugee reception systems be improved to meet their needs?"

Strengthening evidence-informed policymaking on migration, Discussion Paper, no. 32 (Population Europe, Dec. 2021) [text]

Transatlantic Council on Migration: Coming together or coming apart? A new phase of international cooperation on migration (Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2022) [text]


 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement, Online, 20-22 January 2022 [access]
- Includes links to video recordings of sessions and presenters' papers.

A CRG Series in the Corona Times: Six Lectures on Migrants and Refugees (Calcutta Research Group & Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung) [access] [access]

Pedagogy of Migration Studies: A Roundtable, 13 Jan. 2022 [access]

Related post:

27 January 2022

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Blog posts & press:

Signatory or Non-Signatory to the Refugee Convention: Refugee Protection is a Global Responsibility (Organization for World Peace, Dec. 2021) [text]

Women’s Rights and the Criteria for Cessation of Refugee Status for ‘Ceased Circumstances’ (RLI Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

New books:

Revisiting the 1951 Refugee Convention: Exploring Global Perspectives
(Observer Research Foundation & Global Policy Journal, 2022) [full-text]
- "This volume revisits the relevance of the 1951 Convention in today’s world. To mark the significance of this important document, the essays in this compendium analyse various dimensions of the universal refugee protection regime. The volume is divided into three segments—Understanding the Relevance of the 1951 Convention; Refugee Protections and Local Geographies; and the Rohingya: Precarities of a Stateless People—to include perspectives from diverse geographies (South Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Australia) and various aspects of the global refugee protection framework."

Routledge Handbook on Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations (Routledge, Dec. 2021) [open access]
- This handbook "brings international scholarship on transnational human rights obligations into a comprehensive and wide-ranging volume. Each chapter combines a thorough analysis of a particular issue area and provides a forward-looking perspective of how extraterritorial human rights obligations (ETOs) might come to be more fully recognized, outlining shortcomings but also best state practices. It builds insights gained from state practice to identify gaps in the literature and points to future avenues of inquiry." Relevant sections include "Nowhere countries: When states use extra-territoriality at home to circumvent legal, human and refugee rights" (chapter 5) and Part III, which focuses on "Migration and Refugee Protection." 

Reports & journal articles:

Comparative perspectives on airport asylum procedures before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Policy Brief, no. 12 (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2021) [text]

"Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)," Entry in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford Univ. Press, updated April 2021) [free full-text]

"International Solidarity and the Global Compact on Refugees: What Role for the African Union and the European Union?," Journal of African Law, FirstView, 12 Jan. 2022 [open access]

"Irregular migration and protection of human rights," International Journal of Doctrine, Judiciary and Legislation, In Press, 26 Dec. 2021 [open access]
- Note: The pdf for this article won't be available until it is officially published.

"Migrant vulnerability or asylum seeker/refugee vulnerability? More than complex categories," Oñati Socio-legal Series, vol. 11, no. 6(S) (2021) [open access]

"Norm-busting: rightist challenges in US and Australian immigration and refugee policies," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 7 Dec. 2021 [Academia]


New Emergencies and Protracted Crisis: Refugee protection at risk, 9 Dec. 2021 [access]
Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe


Panel discussion: Fortress Europe and the Syrian refugee crisis, 31 January 2022 [info]

*Discussion: Addressing secondary movements in the Common European Asylum System: opportunities, realities and challenges, 1 February 2022 [info]

Webinar: Externalization and the Global Compact on Refugees: Responsibility Shifting and the Role of the EU, 2 February 2022 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Deniability? Frontex and Border Violence in the EU (RLI Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

"Editorial: Asylum Mini-Package: Derogations Through the Backdoor," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 21 Jan. 2022 [text]

EU plans further cooperation with Libya on migrants, despite criticism (InfoMigrants, Jan. 2022) [text]

New EU Agency for Asylum starts work with reinforced mandate (EUAA, Jan. 2022) [text]
- Note: The EASO website now re-directs to https://euaa.europa.eu/.

Rethinking Refugee Crisis Through A Constructivism Perspective: Syria’s Experience (Organization for World Peace, Jan. 2022) [text]

See also: ECRE's Weekly Bulletins for much more on the latest developments...

Recent items from the PROTECT Project (Jan. 2022): 

Case study reports on selected CSOs’ attitudes and activities [text]

From cleavages to facts on the ground: A conceptualisation of the work of civil society organisations on matters of refugee and migration policy [text]

Mapping the external dimension on EU migration and asylum policies: what impact on the governance of asylum? [text]

Journal articles:

"Asylum, Borders, and the Politics of Violence: From Suspicion to Cruelty," Global Studies Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 2 (April 2022) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Health conditions of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on search and rescue vessels on the central Mediterranean Sea, 2016–2019: a retrospective analysis," BMJ Open, vol. 12, no. 1 (Jan. 2022) [open access]

"Other-Regarding Behaviors and Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers," Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, 20 Jan. 2022 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Refugees, expellees and immigrants: comparing migrant reception policies and practices in post-war Bristol, Dortmund and Malmö," Urban History, FirstView, 13 Jan. 2022 [open access]

"Slow Resistance: Resisting the Slow Violence of Asylum," Millennium: Journal of International Studies, OnlineFirst, 17 Jan. 2022 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

Why Does No Common European List on Safe Country of Origin Exist Despite Numerous Eforts Aimed at the Harmonisation of European Asylum Policy?," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 18 Jan. 2022 [free full-text]


Quo Vadis Refugee Protection in the EU: legal obligations and their shortcomings, 16 Dec. 2021 [access]


Related posts:

26 January 2022

Opportunities: Last Minute Jan. 2022 & More Feb. 2022

CFP: Working Papers on Internal Displacement Series [info]
- No deadline indicated.

CFP: The shrinking space of refugee protection? Asylum in Africa, Panel at the 2022 Association for African Studies in Germany Conference, Freiburg, 7-10 June 2022 [info]
- Submit proposals by 31 January 2022.

Panel discussion: Fortress Europe and the Syrian refugee crisis, 31 January 2022 [info]

Webinar: Externalization and the Global Compact on Refugees: Responsibility Shifting and the Role of the EU, 2 February 2022 [info]

Call for registration: Capstone Symposium of the Research Colloquium on Refugee Sponsorship, 3 February 2022 [info]

Call for registration: 17th Online International Refugee Law Course (Arabic), 28 February-25 March 2022 [info]
- Deadline to register is 5 February 2022.

Call for registration: 7th Online Course on International Migration Law, 28 February-25 March 2022 [info]
- Deadline to register is 5 February 2022.

Call for registration:: 8ème Cours en ligne sur le Droit International de la Migration, 28 Février-25 Mars 2022 [info]
- Deadline to register is 5 February 2022.

Job announcement: Latin America Humanitarian Access Advisor, MSF [info]
- Apply by 13 February 2022

Call for applications: International Online Schools in Forced Migration, 14-18 March 2022 [info]
- Note: This course will be offered three times this year. For the March course, the deadline to apply is 21 February 2022

Course: Palestine Refugees and Protection in International Law, Online, 11-12 March 2022 [info]
- Apply by 21 February 2022.

See also: A number of CFPs for open access journals are listed in this recent post.

Related post:

Regional Focus: MENA


Course: Palestine Refugees and Protection in International Law, Online, 11-12 March 2022 [info]
- Apply by 21 February 2022.

Blog posts & press:

The importance of place and language: Syrian, Turkish and Syrian-Turkish encounters in Gaziantep (Southern Responses to Displacement Blob, Dec. 2021) [text]

"In Western Sahara refugee camps, little optimism over frozen conflict," Reuters, 20 Jan. 2022 [text]

IOM Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign for Migrants in Yemen (IOM, Dec. 2021) [text]

Numbers of migrants intercepted by Libyan coast guard 'almost tripled' in 2021 (InfoMigrants, Jan. 2022) [text]

Refugees and racial hierarchies in Lebanon (openDemocracy, Jan. 2022) [text]

"Syrian refugees in Lebanon need help and protection, not more pressure to leave," The New Humanitarian, 18 Jan. 2022 [text]


Algeria: Sahrawi refugees in Tindouf  (ACAPS, Jan. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]

COVID-19 and vaccination in Libya: An assessment of migrants’ knowledge, attitudes and practices (IOM, Dec. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Disjunction of Borders, Who is the Outsider?, RID Working Paper, no. 15 (Researching Internal Displacement, Jan. 2022) [text]
- Focuses on Iraq.

Financing for Protracted Displacement in the Syrian Refugee Context in Jordan (Durable Solutions Platform et al., Jan. 2022) [text via RelieWeb]

Financing for Protracted Displacement in the Syrian Refugee Context in Lebanon (Durable Solutions Platform et al., Jan. 2022) [text via RelieWeb]

Life Conditions of Syrian Refugees Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Cross-Sectional Assessment - Analytical Field Qualitative Study (Higher Population Council, 2020; posted 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Jordan. See also related policy brief

Migration from Post-War Southern Syria: Drivers, Routes, and Destinations (European University Institute, Jan. 2022) [text]

Palestine refugees and protection in international law, Speech given at the Emanuel Synagogue, Sydney, Australia, 20 Dec. 2021 [text]

Summary of Multi-Sector Study of IDPs in Yemen (Govt. of Yemen, Dec. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Supporting Internally Displaced People: Transnational Solidarity and the Syrian Diaspora, RID Working Paper, no. 14 (Researching Internal Displacement, Jan. 2022) [text]

Journal articles:

"Death on the Aegean Borderland," Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians in Turkey.

Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (Nov. 2021) [open access]
- The Arabic version of this issue of FMR (with features on "Externalisation" and "Mobility and agency in protracted displacement") is now available.

"Refugee-led socio-spatial organization in Al Baqa’a camp, Jordan," City, Territory and Architecture, 9:2 (Jan. 2022) [open access]

"Review of the Nutrition Situation in Jordan: Trends and Way Forward," Nutrients, vol. 14, no. 1 (Dec. 2021) [open access]

"To cooperate or not to cooperate? An analysis of cooperation and peer punishment among Syrian refugees, Germans, and Jordanians," Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 89 (March 2022) [open access]
- Focuses on "Syrian refugees, Germans, and Jordanians, in two host countries, Germany and Jordan."

Related posts:

CFPs/New Issues of Asian J. Comp. Pol., Disasters, Hum. Völkerrecht, Hum. Aid Move, Intl. J. Learner Div. & Ident., Intervention, JEiE, JIRS, REMHU, Revista AFERS

CFPs for open access journals:

Anthropology in Action [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Immigrants as Reverse Anthropologists: Observing the Centre from the Margins." Submit abstracts by 1 February 2022.

Frontiers in Human Dynamics/Political Science [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 4: Access to Quality Education for Refugees and those in Conflict-Affected Settings." Submit abstracts by 15 February 2022.

Frontiers in Human Dynamics/Political Science [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Rohingya Refugees: Humanitarian Responses and Implications." Submit abstracts by 28 February 2022.

Journal of Migration and Health [info]
- Contributions sought for a new series on "Health and Internal Displacement." Important note: "The usual...publication fee will be waived for all accepted papers received before the submission deadline of 28 February 2022."

 Social Sciences [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Exploring the Interface between Human Trafficking, 'Modern Slavery' and Asylum." Submission deadline is 28 February 2022.

New issues:

*Asian Journal of Comparative Politics
, vol. 6, no. 3 (2021) [contents]
- Special issue on "Humanitarian diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific, Part I." The introduction and one other article are freely available. 

*Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 6, no. 4 (2021) [contents]
- Special issue on "Humanitarian diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific, Part II." One article is freely available.

Disasters, vol. 45, no. S1 (Dec. 2021) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "The Covid-19 pandemic: global dimensions, local responses."

Humanitäres Völkerrecht, vol. 4, nos. 3-4 (2021) [contents]
- Includes special feature on the “70th Anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention.” 

Humanitarian Aid on the Move, no. 23 (Dec. 2021) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Theme is "Local Solidarity, Mutual Assistance and Citizenship in Times of Crisis."

International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, vol. 28, no. 2 (Dec. 2021) [full-text via ResearchGate]
- Special issue on "Addressing Issues of Refugee Integration: Insights from the 'Curing the Limbo' Project." Focuses on Greece.

Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 19, no. 2 (July-Dec. 2021) [open access]
- Features a special section on "Suicide Prevention and Response." 

Journal on Education in Emergencies, vol. 7, no. 2 (Dec. 2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Psychosocial Support and Social and Emotional Learning in Emergencies." 

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 19, no. 4 (2021) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two that are open access.

Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 10, no. 1 (Nov. 2021) [full-text via ResearchGate]
- "Features 18 pieces of critical scholarship by authors around the world and 3 poems engaging with forced migration issues in a variety of contexts."

REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 29, no. 63 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Migrants, refugees and displaced persons in the Middle East and North Africa = Pessoas migrantes, refugiadas e deslocadas no Oriente Médio e norte da África." Articles are in either English, Portuguese or Spanish.

Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, no. 129 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "El asilo confinado: acceso a la protección internacional y la acogida en la era COVID-19 = Asylum in lockdown: Access to international protection and reception in times of COVID-19." The introduction is available in both English and Spanish; other articles are in Spanish only.

*Reminder: Postprints of articles published in the journals marked with an asterisk can be archived/deposited immediately after publication! Please refer to this earlier blog post for more information.

Tagged Periodicals.

25 January 2022

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Asia-based Authors

Here is a round-up of recent (as of 2020) open access journal articles by authors affiliated with institutions based in certain Asian countries that are not included in my Global South round-ups, but that are similarly less well-represented in my coverage of the OA forced migration research corpus. The countries/regions include Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Journal issues/collections:

Journal of Human Security Studies, vol. 10, no. 2 (2021) [open access]
- Special issue on "Refugees/Migrants and Work and Education." Its aims are: "(1) to address core issues of refugees and migrants in light of ‘the Global Refugee Crisis’ and the Global Compacts and Global Forums on Refugees and Migrants, with a particular focus on education and employment in line with the discussion in the 2019 JAHSS-JASID Conference on the same; and (2) to provide updates and
critically review Japan’s policy and practice for refugee and migrant protection, in particular
concerning alternative pathways including the third country resettlement of refugees and new labor
migration system, in order to ensure human security of refugees and migrants." Most authors are affiliated with Japanese institutions.

Migrations and Diversifications in the UK and Japan (Comparative Migration Studies, 2021) [open access]
- Set of articles produced jointly by Japan- and UK-based authors that cover such topics as "migrants’ labour market integration, refugee resettlement, the incorporation of irregular migrants, urban and local community transformation, retirement migration, sedentarism, and how some key diversity indicators, e.g. race, play out in the social contexts of Japan and the UK."

Journal articles:

"Asian perspectives of migration: a commentary," Comparative Migration Studies, 8:33 (Oct. 2020) [open access]
- Author = Hong Kong

"Complementary Protection in Japan: To What Extent Does Japan Offer Effective International Protection for Those Who Fall outside the 1951 Refugee Convention?," Laws, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Japan

"Conceptual contours of migration studies in and from Asia," International Migration, vol. 59, no. 6 (Dec. 2021) [open access]
- Author = Singapore

"Conceptualizing 'Family' and the Role of 'Chosen Family' within the LGBTQ+ Refugee Community: A Text Network Graph Analysis," Healthcare, vol. 9, no. 4 (March 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = South Korea

*"Cultural Bereavement and Mental Distress: Examination of the Cultural Bereavement Framework through the Case of Ethiopian Refugees Living in South Korea," Healthcare, vol. 10, no. 2 (Jan. 2022) [open access]
- Authors (3) = South Korea

"Economic self-reliance or social relations? What works in refugee integration? Learning from resettlement programmes in Japan and the UK," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:17 (April 2021) [open access]
- Authors (6) = Japan (2), UK (4)

"The Effects of Inhumane Treatment in North Korean Detention Facilities on the Posttraumatic-Stress Disorder Symptoms of North Korean Refugees," Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 18, no. 7 (2021) [open access]
- Authors (6) = South Korea

"Hong Kong’s Unified Screening Mechanism: form over substance," Forced Migration Review, no. 67 (July 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Hong Kong

"Host Communities and Refugees in Southeast Asia: Report on a Workshop Held at the National University of Singapore (NUS), 10–11 May 2019," Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2020) [open access]
- Author = Singapore

"How does immigration affect anti-immigrant sentiment, and who is affected most? A longitudinal analysis of the UK and Japan cases," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:24 (June 2021) [open access]
- Authors (2) = Japan, UK

"Humanitarian diplomacy as an instrument for China’s image-building," Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 6, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]
- Author = Singapore

"Humanitarian diplomacy in ASEAN," Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 6, no. 3 (2021) [preprint]
- Author  = Singapore

"Humanitarian diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: Part I," Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 6, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]
- Authors (2) = Singapore

"The implications of international rescue and relief operations for domestic regulatory regimes—lessons from the 2011 East Japan Earthquake," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 6:1 (Jan. 2021) [open access]
- Author = Japan

"Increased medial prefrontal cortical thickness and resilience to traumatic experiences in North Korean refugees," Nature, 11:14910 (July 2021) [open access]
- Authors (9) = South Korea

"Land Cover Changes after the Massive Rohingya Refugee Influx in Bangladesh: Neo-Classic Unsupervised Approach," Remote Sensing, vol. 13, no. 24 (Dec. 2021) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Japan

"On the Coattails of Globalization: Migration, Migrants and COVID-19 in Asia," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (2021) [full-text] [eprint]
- Authors (8) = Lao PDR (3), Singapore (3), UK (1),  Canada (1)

"The Philanthropic Activities During Conflict: The Case Study of the Expatriate Syrian Business Community," Turkish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 8, no. 1 (2021) [full-text]
- Author = Taiwan

"Recent downhill course of COVID-19 at Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh: Urgent action solicited," Journal of Global Health, 11:03097 (Sept. 2021) [open access]
- Authors (7) = Japan (6), Bangladesh (1)

"Southeast Asian Health System Challenges and Responses to the ‘Andaman Sea Refugee Crisis’: A Qualitative Study of Health-sector Perspectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand," PLoS Medicine, 17(11): e1003143 (Nov. 2020) [open access]
- Authors (3) = Singapore/UK (2), Singapore (1)

"Towards a comprehensive security alliance: Evolving dynamics in the United States’ humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the Philippines," Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, vol. 6, no. 4 (2021) [full-text]
- Author = Singapore

"When Public Opinion Drives National Asylum Policymaking: The Case of Kurdish Asylum Seekers in Japan," Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, vol. 7, no. 2 (May 2020) [open access]
- Author = Switzerland/Japan


Related post:

24 January 2022

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (incl. Australia) - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Australia and the Rules of People Movement and Human Rights Law," Chapter in Australia and the Rules-Based International Order (Australian Institute of International Affairs, Oct. 2021) [text via SSRN]

"Benevolent discipline: governing affect in post-Yolanda disaster reconstruction in the Philippines," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 3 Jan. 2022 [open access]

"COVID-19 knowledge, attitude, and practices among the Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh," Public Health in Practice, vol. 3 (June 2022) [open access]

"Does the Scale or Speed of Immigration Generate Nativism? Evidence from a Comparison of New Zealand Regions," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 15 Dec. 2021 [open access]

"Health Inequalities amongst Refugees and Migrant Workers in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Report of Two Cases," Asian Bioethics Review, Latest Articles, 15 Jan. 2022 [open access]
- Focuses on Malaysia.

"Taiwan’s Road to an Asylum Law: Who, When, How, and Why Not Yet?," Human Rights Review, Latest Articles, 10 Jan. 2022 [free full-text]

"Under the Hong Kong's National Security Law: How Can Western Democratic Countries Support Politically Persecuted, Exiled Anti-Beijing Dissidents?," Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 10, no. 1 (2021) [full-text]

"Untangling the Needs of Refugees in Malaysia: The Way Forward," Journal of Nusantara Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (2022) [open access]

Related post:


Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (incl. Australia) - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Australia's 'Offshore Processing' for Refugees as Neo-Colonialism in Papua New Guinea (Asylum Insight, Jan. 2022) [text]

"Japan’s Self-Destructive Immigration Policy: Criminalizing asylum seekers and stigmatizing immigration is only worsening Japan’s demographic crisis," The Diplomat, 4 Jan. 2022 [text]

Uneven Refugee Protections Across Southeast Asia Put Migrants at Risk (New Perspectives on Asia Blog, Dec. 2021) [text]


"Australia and the Rules of People Movement and Human Rights Law," Chapter in Australia and the Rules-Based International Order (Australian Institute of International Affairs, Oct. 2021) [text via SSRN]

Displacement in Afghanistan: How Should the International Community Respond? - Event Report (World Refugee & Migration Council, Dec. 2021) [text

More is Better: Evaluating the Impact of a Variation in Cash Assistance on the Reintegration Outcomes of Returning Afghan Refugees, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9897 (World Bank, Jan. 2022) [text]

Tracking the Relocation of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: A Nighttime Lighting Approach (Tearline, Jan. 2022) [text via RAND]


HK Asylum Guide: Mobile App & Website (Justice Centre Hong Kong & Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, updated Jan. 2022) [access]
- "This is a guide to applying for asylum and appealing a negative decision for asylum seekers in Hong Kong."

Related posts:

21 January 2022

Regional Focus: Americas


Webinar: Policies and politics of Venezuelan migration in Latin America, 27 January 2022 [info]

Job announcement: Latin America Humanitarian Access Advisor, MSF [info]
- Apply by 13 February 2022

Blog posts & press:

Guatemala sends back hundreds of migrants in caravan headed to US (The Hill, Jan. 2022) [text]

"The incoherence of Canada’s refugee policy," Policy Options, 19 Jan. 2022 [text]

Migrants or refugees? ‘Let’s do both’ - Brazil’s response to Venezuelan displacement challenges legal definitions (MPC Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

Protecting the most vulnerable and promoting integration in Colombia (Dev4Peace Blog, Oct. 2021) [text]

Tips for collecting surveys of hard-to-reach populations (Development Impact Blog, July 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Applying the “Triple Nexus”: Between Humanitarian, Development, and Peace in the Context of Migration Flows from Venezuela (Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria & WeWorld, Jan. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also the Spanish version.

*Diagnóstico sobre la situación de los Derechos Humanos de las personas migrantes y refugiadas venezolanas en la república Argentina (R4V, Jan. 2022) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Humanitarizando la movilidad en México: la migración centroamericana como problema humanitario," Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 11, no. 3 (2021) [open access]

"My Brother the 'Other': Use of Satire and Boundary‐Making by Venezuelan Migrants in Peru," Social Inclusion, Ahead of Print, 20 Jan. 2022 [open access]

Protection Denied: Humanitarian Consequences at the U.S. Southern Border One Year into the Biden Administration (International Rescue Committee, Jan. 2022) [text]

- 12 migration research papers "commissioned by the World Refugee & Migration Council (WRMC) through a partnership with the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, El Colegio de México, the Migration Policy Institute and the Inter-American Dialogue" have just been released. You can access the list of publications here.


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling


CFP: Social Sciences [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Exploring the Interface between Human Trafficking, 'Modern Slavery' and Asylum." Submission deadline is 28 February 2022.

New Open Access book:

The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling
(Routledge, Dec. 2021) [open access]
- "[A] comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends. Divided into six parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looks at the smuggling of specific goods... . Chapters engage with some of the most contentious academic and policy debates of the twenty-first century, including the historical creation of borders, re-bordering, the criminalisation of migration, and the politics of selective toleration of smuggling. As it maps a field that contains unique methodological, ethical, and risk-related challenges, the book takes stock not only of the state of our shared knowledge, but also reflects on how this has been produced, pointing to blind spots and providing an informed vision of the future of the field." See esp. Part IV, "Smuggling and mobility," with four chapters.


Combating Forced and Child Labor of Refugees in Global Supply Chains: The Role of Responsible Sourcing (TENT & Verité, Oct. 2021) [text]

Corruption and the role of state officials in human smuggling (Mixed Migration Centre, Dec. 2021) [text]
- Focuses on West & North Africa.

COVID-19 and the Smuggling of Migrants (UNODC, 2021) [text]
- Also available in French and Spanish.

Migrant Smuggling: Background and Selected Issues (Congressional Research Service, Dec. 2021) [text]

Smuggling, Risks, and Abuses (Mixed Migration Centre, Oct. 2021)
- Part 1: Dangerous locations and perpetrators
- Part 2: Characteristics of respondents and the perception of smugglers as perpetrators
- Part 3: Smuggler services and links to abuses
- Focus is on West & North Africa.

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Coyotes, migrants, terrorists and narcos: migrant smuggling narratives on the US-Mexico border and the data that counters them," Chapter in Immigrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Times of Crises: A. An International Handbook on Migration and Refugee Studies, Management Policies and Governance (European Public Law Organization, Dec. 2021) [Academia]

"Human Smuggling from Wollo, Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia: Askoblay Criminals or Enablers of Dreams?," Public Anthropologist, vol. 3, no. 1 (2021) [postprint]

"Tipología de cuerpos traficados desde América del Sur y el Caribe hacia Chile," Antípoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología, vol. 44 (2021) [open access]


The Identification and Documentation of Trafficking in Persons in Situations of Forced Displacement, 29 July 2021 [access]

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20 January 2022

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts:

Complementary resettlement for refugees (Refugee Pathways, Dec. 2021) [text]

Refugees live in destitution in Indonesia: Years of limbo and suffering leads refugees to protests for many weeks now for resettlement (RCOA, Jan. 2022) [text]


Integración desigual en México: Brechas y retos para la integración de inmigrantes centroamericanos en los inicios del siglo XXI (Grupo de Trabajo de Centro y Norteamérica sobre Migración, Nov. 2021) [text]

Local Solutions for Refugees: Key considerations (ICVA & UNHCR, Dec. 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"About but not Without: Recently Arrived Refugees’ Understanding of and Expectations for Integration within a Local Policy Context in the Netherlands," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 10 Jan. 2022 [open access]

"Does refugee inflow affect urban crime? Evidence from the U.S. Indochinese refugee resettlement," Southern Economic Journal, vol. 88, no. 3 (Jan. 2022) [free full-text]

"Healing the wounds of xenophobia after the COVID 19 pandemic: Integration initiatives led by forced migrants from Nicaragua in Costa Rica," Latin America Policy Journal, vol. 10 (Spring 2021) [full-text]

International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, vol. 28, no. 2 (Dec. 2021) [full-text]
- Special issue on "Addressing Issues of Refugee Integration: Insights from the 'Curing the Limbo' Project." Focuses on Greece.

"Mechanisms underlying the mental health impact of family separation on resettled refugees," Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 55, no. 7 (2021) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Australia.

"El patrocinio de refugiados: una revisión sistemática descriptiva," REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 29, no. 63 (2021) [open access]

"Recognizing and Breaking the Cycle of Trauma and Violence Among Resettled Refugees," Current Trauma Reports, vol. 7, no. 4 (Dec. 2021) [free full-text]

"States and Refugee Integration: a Comparative Analysis of France, Germany, and Switzerland," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 7 Jan. 2022 [open access]

"U.S. Refugee Resettlement is in Ruins—It Is Our Duty to Rebuild It," Journal of General Internal Medicine, Latest Articles, 14 Jan. 2022 [free full-text]


Refugee Policy in the Biden Administration, 23 April 2021 [access]

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Thematic Focus: General


Webinar: The governance of exit regimes and sustainable reintegration post-exit, 25 January 2022 [info]

Webinar: Creative Methods in Challenging Times, 27 January 2022 [info]
- Workshop and book launch.

CFP: IASFM19: Global Issues, Regional Approaches – contexts, challenges, dialogues and solutions, Online, 1-5 August 2022 [info]
- Reminder that proposals for panels, papers and good practices should be submitted by 31 January 2022.

Call for applications: International Online Schools in Forced Migration, 14-18 March 2022 [info]
- Note: This course will be offered three times this year. For the March course, the deadline to apply is 21 February 2022.

Blog posts & press:

Is the Global Compact on Refugees having an impact? Leaders from around the globe gather to take stock at the High-Level Officials Meeting (MPC Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

Learning from previous research: Shedding a spotlight on development interventions supporting forcibly displaced populations (Let's Talk Development Blog, Dec. 2021) [text]

Refugees: scrutiny and intrusion in the archive (History Workshop, Jan. 2022) [text]

Research chairs will anchor knowledge on forced displacement in the Global South (IDRC, Dec. 2021) [text]

Signs of Hope for Refugee Issues in 2022 After a Challenging Year (RI Blog, Jan. 2022) [text]

New Open Access book:

Migration and Pandemics: Spaces of Solidarity and Spaces of Exception (Springer, Dec. 2021) [open access]
- "[D]iscusses the socio-political context of the COVID-19 crisis and questions the management of the pandemic emergency with special reference to how this affected the governance of migration and asylum. The book offers critical insights on the impact of the pandemic on migrant workers in different world regions including North America, Europe and Asia."

Reports & journal articles:

Building Equitable Partnerships: Shifting Power in Forced Displacement (Asylum Access, Dec. 2021) [text]

"COVID-19: Marking the Gaps in Migrant and Refugee Health in Some Massive Migration Areas," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 23 (Nov. 2021) [open access]

The Mixed Migration Centre in 2021: Annual catalogue of research & publications (Mixed Migration Centre, Jan. 2022) [text]

Power & The Margins: The State of Refugee Participation (Global Refugee-Led Network, Jan. 2022) [text]

*"Refugee Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Review of Global Policy Responses," Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 6 April 2021 [open access]

"Trojan Horse, Copycat, or Scapegoat? Unpacking the Refugees-Terrorism Nexus," Journal of Politics, Ahead of Print, 24 Nov. 2021 [preprint]


Knowledge mobilization: planning for impact in refugee research, Workshop at CARFMS21: Utopias as Practices: Refugee Protection and the Coming Futures, 27-29 Oct. 2021 [access]

Meaningful Refugee Participation: Critical Reflections & Awkward Conversations in the Global Refugee Regime, Roundtable at CARFMS21: Utopias as Practices: Refugee Protection and the Coming Futures, 27-29 Oct. 2021 [access]


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