08 July 2020

New Issues of Disasters, Displ. Voices, EJML, Intervention, JEMS, JIANL, JIHLS, Migr. Stud., REMHU, Rts. in Exile News, SCR, Vergentis

Disasters, vol. 44, no. 3 (July 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Displaced Voices: A Journal of Migration, Archives and Cultural Heritage, vol. 1, no. 1 (Summer 2020) [open access]
- Inaugural issue with 8 articles on current issues and archive/oral history topics, a thematic section on Kashmir, as well as news items, multimedia pieces, poetry, and book reviews.

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 22, no. 2 (June 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles with three focusing on asylum matters, including one that is open access.

Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 18, no. 1 (Jan.-June 2020) [open access]
- Mix of articles on psycho-social and mental health issues in humanitarian contexts.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46, no. 9 (2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two focusing on refugees. Six articles are open access.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46, no. 12 (2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles. Six articles are open access.

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 34, no. 2 (2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, vol. 11, no. 1 (June 2020) [contents]
- Focuses on the role of international law in situations of armed conflict. Read more in the editorial.

Migration Studies, vol. 8, no. 2 (June 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles, with two on asylum issues. Two articles are open access.

REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol.28, no.58 (Jan.-April 2020) [open access]
- Main theme of this issue is "Organised Civil Society in the Context of Human Mobility," with 8 articles. An additional 7 general articles are also included, with two focusing on environmental refugees. Article texts are in Italian, Portuguese or Spanish, with English abstracts.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 114 (July 2020) [text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

Statelessness and Citizenship Review, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) [open access]
- Includes six general articles, five articles as part of a "Symposium on Statelessness and Slavery," three case notes, and two book reviews.

Vergentis: Revista de Investigación de la Cátedra Internacional Conjunta Inocencio III [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]
- Three special issues of this open access journal focus on "Migrants and refugees in the law. Historic evolution, current situation and unsolved questions." Articles are written in either Spanish, Italian, German, French or English.

Tagged Periodicals.

New COVID-19 Resource: Platform on Temporary Measures and Impact on Protection

In addition to its operational portal on COVID-19, UNHCR has developed an evidence-based "temporary platform" that provides information to inform government policy and decision-making during the pandemic and identify gaps in protection. To that end, it provides access to data relating to "borders and admission of asylum-seekers" and "national asylum procedures." The tutorial explains how to filter the data to view region- or country-specific details.

The platform was officially launched during the 78th meeting of EXCOM's Standing Committee.

07 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Courses:

Check out IIHL's new line-up of fall courses on international refugee law, statelessness, internal displacement and migration law. Some are available online, others are on site.

Blog posts & commentary:

Challenges to Refugee Protection in the Time of COVID-19 (Kaldor Centre, June 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: A Violation of Non-Refoulement Obligations? (COVID-19 and International Law Essays, April 2020) [text]

The End of Asylum? (Against Inhumanity, July 2020) [text]

Giving Legal Teams Better Tools to Represent Asylum Seekers (UNHCR Innovation Service, June 2020) [text]

International Migration and Refugee Law in Times of Health Crisis: When Movement is Restricted and Social Distancing is Impossible (International Law under Construction Blog, April 2020) [text]

Legal Representation for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees: Much Needed Yet Sparse (e-International Relations, June 2020) [text]

Journal articles & book chapters:

"Condenados a Moverse Entre Fronteras? Hacia Nuevos Paradigmas de la Regulación Internacional en Materia de Desplazamientos Internos Forzados," Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional, vol. 20 (2020) [open access]

"Containment Instead of Refoulement: Shifting State Responsibility in the Age of Cooperative Migration Control?," Human Rights Law Review, vol. 20, no. 2 (June 2020) [open access]
- Note: A preprint version of this article was referenced previously.

"International Law at the Border: Refugee Deaths, the Necropolitical State and Sovereign Accountability," Chapter in Routledge Handbook of International Law and the Humanities
(Routledge, Forthcoming 2020) [preprint]

"International Refugee Protection and the Primary Institutions of International Society," Review of International Studies, vol. 46, no. 2 (April 2020) [free full-text]
- See also postprint version of this article.

"Reassessing Aspects of the Contribution of African States to the Development of International Law Through African Regional Multilateral Treaties," Michigan Journal of International Law, vol. 41, no. 2 (2020) [full-text]

Related posts:

Forthcoming Resource: Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law

The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law isn't due to be published until next year, but in the interim, readers can begin to explore some of the discussions to come via the following preprint versions of chapters that have been posted on SSRN:

"Border Crimes as Crimes against Humanity," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Protection," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Protection at Sea and the Denial of Asylum," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Race, Refugees and International Law," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]

"Refugee Naturalization and Integration," Chapter in Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming 2021) [preprint]


06 July 2020

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Blog posts & press:

Accessibility at the Heart of a Study on Experience of Forced Displacement and Migration (EuroScientist, June 2020) [text]

Enabling Refugees’ and Host Communities’ Self-reliance through Digital Capacity Building (Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Blog, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Rwanda. See more about this programme below.

"A Facebook Post can Change Your Life: Documents Reveal How Social Media is Used by Immigration Officials," ABC News [Australia], 29 June 2020 [text]

"Improve Mobile Access for Refugees in Kenya," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 24 June 2020 [text]

The Refugee Coding School Trend: Lessons and Reflections (UNHCR Innovation Service, June 2020) [text]

Testing New Strategies to Stop the Spread of Prejudice (UNHCR Innovation Service, June 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

AI, Digital Identities, Biometrics, Blockchain: A Primer on the Use of Technology in Migration Management (German Marshall Fund, June 2020) [text]

"Digital Biopolitics, Humanitarianism and the Datafication of Refugees," Chapter 24 in Refugee Imaginaries: Research Across the Humanities (Edinburgh University Press, Dec. 2019) [ResearchGate]

"Education for Humanity: Higher Education for Refugees in Resource-constrained Environments through Innovative Technology," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 24 June 2020 [ResearchGate]

Infrastructuring Hope: Solidarity, Leadership, Negotiation, and ICT among the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Paper presented at ICTD ’20, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 17-20 June 2020 [text]

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (GSMA) [access]
- "Our mission is to accelerate the delivery and impact of digital humanitarian assistance." Follow link for more information about this programme, as well as access to related reports, blog posts and podcast.

Partnering During Crisis: The Shared Value of Partnerships Between Mobile Network Operators
and Humanitarian Organisations (GSMA, April 2020) [text]
- Most recent report produced via the a/m GSMA programme.

"Promoting Digital Humanitarian Action in Protecting Human Rights: Hope or Hype," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:6 (June 2020) [open access]

"Reticent Digital Diasporas in Times of Crisis: The Shifting Emotion Work of the Burundian Diaspora," African Diaspora, Advance Articles, 2 April 2020 [open access]

Technology, National Systems and Civil Society: Using a Mobile Application to Protect the Housing, Land and Property Rights of Displaced Persons in Honduras, Paper presented at Land and Poverty Conference 2019: Catalyzing Innovation, Washington, DC, 25-29 March 2019 [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items - Pt. 1 (13 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items - Pt. 2 (13 June 2020)


05 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Detention

Opportunity:

Job announcement: Executive Director, International Detention Coalition [info]
- Apply by 17 July 2020.

Blog posts & press:

A – pyrrhic? – Victory Concerning Detention in Transit Zones and Procedural Rights: FMS & FMZ and the Legislation Adopted by Hungary in Its Wake (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, June 2020) [text]

How Covid-19 Measures Reinforce the Indefinite Detention of India’s ‘Foreigners’ (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2020) [text]

‘A human being feels they are on a precipice’: COVID-19’s Threshold Moment (Kaldor Centre, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Australia.

The Role of Federal Courts in Coronavirus-Related Immigration Detention Litigation (Lawfare Blog, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Reports & journal articles:

Data on the Coronavirus Outbreak in Immigration Detention Offer More Questions than Answers (Center for American Progress, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US. See also related press release.

Detention of Migrants and Refugees in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, MMC West Africa 4Mi Snapshot (Mixed Migration Centre, July 2020) [text]

"An Evaluation of the Quality of Self-harm Incident Reporting Across the Australian Asylum Seeker Population According to World Health Organization (WHO) Guidelines," BMC Psychiatry, 20:301 (June 2020) [open access]
- See also related Pursuit article.

Immigration Detention and COVID-19 Timeline: Administration Fails to Heed Warnings, Worsens Spread of Coronavirus (Human Rights First, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

International Detention Coalition Strategic Plan: 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2022 (July 2020) [text]

*IOM Road Map on Alternatives to Migration Detention, Tools Series, no. 1 (IOM, July 2020) [text]

Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 [Provisions] (Parliament of Australia, June 2020) [access]
- Follow link for more information about this bill and access to the texts of submissions to the inquiry (see, e.g., UNHCR's). See also related Guardian article and Kaldor Centre comment.

"Releasing Migrants from Detention During the Covid-19 Pandemic," Journal of General Internal Medicine, Latest Articles, 15 June 2020 [free full-text]
- Focuses on the US.

Springing Amir (SSRN, May 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (11 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2 (US) (11 June 2020)



Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Update on family separation in the US: 

Court-Ordered Release of Children May Lead to Family Separation (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2020) [text]

"A Family Was Set to be Reunited after Nearly Four Years Apart. Then Coronavirus Struck," CNN, 7 June 2020 [text]

The Government Said It Wouldn't Separate Families at Ports of Entry. It Was Lying (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2020) [text]

"U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules," New York Times, 26 June 2020 [text]

"U.S. Policy of Expelling Migrant Children during Pandemic Faces First Court Challenge," CBS News, 9 June 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Discrimination, Narratives and Family History: An Experiment with Jordanian Host and Syrian Refugee Children, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 13337 (Institute of Labor Economics, June 2020) [text]

"From DIY Simple to DNA Sample: Obstacles to Family Reunification for Afghan Children with Refugee Parents in Germany," Refugee Review, vol. IV (June 2020) [open access]

Migration and COVID-19: Venezuelan Children Between a Rock and a Hard Place (World Vision, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also Spanish version.

Missing Unaccompanied Minors in the EU, Norway and the UK, EMN Inform (European Migration Network, 2020) [text]
- See also related EMN Flash.

One in Five Adults in Immigrant Families with Children Reported Chilling Effects on Public Benefit Receipt in 2019 (Urban Institute, June 2020) [text]

The Protection of Family Unity in Dublin Procedures: Towards a Protection-Oriented Implementation Practice (UNHCR, Oct. 2019) [text]
- Also available in French, German and Italian.

Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe: Accompanied, Unaccompanied and Separated: Overview of Trends, January-December 2019 (UNHCR, UNICEF & IOM, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (9 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (9 June 2020)



04 July 2020

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Reports:

Between Reconciliation, Resignation and Revenge: (Re-)integration of Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Ex-combatants in Sierra Leone in a Long-term Perspective, BICC Working Paper, no. 8 (Bonn International Center for Conversation, 2019) [text]

Bridge Builders: Strengthening the Role of Local Faith Actors in Humanitarian Response in South Sudan (Islamic Relief et al., June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Hard and Unbearable”: COVID-19 Induced Challenges as Told by Refugee and Host Support Group Leaders (Refugee Law Project, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Uganda.

Refugee Resilience in Kenya (USAID Research Tech. Assistance Ctr., March 2020) [access]
- Follow link for a desk review, policy brief, and political economy report. See also related blog post and Univ. of Notre Dame news release.

South Sudan's Changing Tastes: Conflict, Displacement and Food Imports (Rift Valley Institute, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The State of Research on Internal Displacement in Africa, IDRP Working Paper, no. 2 (Refugee Law Initiative, June 2020) [text]

Multimedia:

Why the Energy and Food Nexus is Critical in Refugee Context (Forests News, June 2020) [access]
- Follow link for podcast. Focus is on East Africa.

Related post:
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (4 July 2020)


Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

COVID-19 and Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Africa (Fluchtforschung Blog, July 2020) [text]
- See also German version.

Disasters Meet Political Unrest, Displacing Millions in East Africa (IDMC Blog, July 2020) [text]

More than 30,000 Refugees Flee Violence in Northwestern Nigeria in Last Two Months Alone (UNHCR, June 2020) [text]

The Pros and Cons of Resettlement (Nextier SPD, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Nigeria.

"Uganda Remains Steadfast on Refugees Despite COVID-19," DW, 3 July 2020 [text]

Journal articles:

"Access to Effective Refugee Protection in South Africa: Legislative Commitment, Policy Realities, Judicial Rectifications?," Constitutional Court Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]
- Note: The review in which this eprint is due to be published is an open access publication.

"The Ethio-Eritrean Rapprochement and Potential Implication on Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia," International Law Series, vol. III (Addis Ababa University, 2019) [full-text via SSRN]

"Factors Associated with Adherence to Safe Water Chain Practices among Refugees in Pagirinya Refugee Settlement, Northern Uganda," Journal of Water and Health, vol. 18, no. 3 (June 2020) [open access]

"First-Generation Refugees’ Rejection of Racial Self-Identification in South Africa: Constructing Non-Racial Identifications," Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 20, no. 1 (April 2020) [free full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (25 June 2020)

03 July 2020

Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People

Blog posts & press:

"Correspondence: Ageing out of Place in COVID-19 Pandemic Era: How does the Situation Look Like for Older Refugees in Camps?," Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 90 (Sept.-Oct. 2020) [free full-text]

Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Covid-19 Response and Recovery: Seven Steps to Implementing the IASC Guidelines (HPN Blog, June 2020) [text]

The Shifting Borders Experienced by People Who are Refugees with Disabilities (CONREP Blog, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Australia.

UN: Strengthen Humanitarian Aid for People with Disabilities (Human Rights Watch, June 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Compounded Exclusion: Education for Disabled Refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa," Frontiers in Education, 12 May 2020 [open access]

COVID-19 in Humanitarian Contexts: No Excuses to Leave Persons with Disabilities Behind! Evidence from HI's Operations in Humanitarian Settings (Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Forced Migration, Older Refugees and Displacement: Implications for Social Work as a Human Rights Profession," Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, Latest Articles, 9 May 2020 [open access]
- Includes case studies on "older Rohingyas at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border and older Palestinians at the Israel-Gaza and Lebanon borders."

Guidance on Strengthening Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Response Plans (DFID, July 2020) [text via INEE]

Implementing the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, London Roundtable, 4 March 2020 (ODI, June 2020) [text]
- See also related blog post above.

Protection of Internally Displaced Persons with Disabilities (Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Forthcoming) [info]
- Follow the link to access submissions receiving by the Special Rapporteur.

"Refugee Families with Children with Disabilities: Exploring Their Social Network and Support Needs - A Good Practice Example," Frontiers in Education, 3 June 2020 [open access]
- Focuses on Austria.

"Social Isolation and Loneliness among Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada: A Scoping Review," International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 15, no. 3 (2020) [ResearchGate]

Related posts:
Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People - Pt. 1 (6 April 2020)
Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People - Pt. 2 (6 April 2020)

Thematic Focus: Education

Blog posts & press:

"‘I just need a connection’: The Refugees Teaching Languages Across Borders," The Guardian, 17 June 2020 [text]

No Time to Wait: A Call to Increase Investments for Young Children and Families Facing COVID-19 and Displacement (INEE, June 2020) [text]
- See also related advocacy statement.

 "York University to Grant Master's Degrees to First Cohort of Refugees in Kenya," York Univ. News, 28 May 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Approaches to Language in Education for Migrants and Refugees in the Asia-Pacific Region (UNESCO, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Education in the Time of COVID-19 in Jordan: A Roadmap for Short, Medium, and Long-Term
Responses (Centre for Lebanese Studies, June 2020) [text via LERRN]

Higher Education Policy, vol. 33, no. 2 (June 2020) [contents]
- Special issue on "Higher Education for Forcibly Displaced Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers." The introduction is available to read here.

“I Want to Continue to Study”: Barriers to Secondary Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan (Human Rights Watch, June 2020) [text]

The Impacts of Internal Displacement on Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, June 2020) [text]

Keeping Our Promise to Syria’s Refugees: Education and the ‘No Lost Generation’ Commitment (Theirworld, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Obstacle Course: Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon (Norwegian Refugee Council, March 2020; posted June 2020) [text]

"Post-migration Risks, Developmental Processes, and Learning among Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon," Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, vol. 69 (July-Aug. 2020) [open access]

Teacher Management in Refugee Settings: Ethiopia (Education Development Trust, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Towards an Inclusive Education for Refugees: A Comparative Longitudinal Study - A Study of the Education of Refugee and National Children in Lebanon, Turkey and Australia (Centre for Lebanese Studies, 2020) [access]
- Follow link for three individual country reports,

Urban Refugees and Education in the Contemporary World: A Case Study of Pakistani Christian Refugees in Bangkok, Thailand, Dissertation (Univ. of Auckland, June 2020) [text]

Multimedia:

Pasha 68: Higher Education in Refugee Camps, 10 June 2020 [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1 (9 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 2 (9 June 2020)



Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunities:

Online Humanitarian Training Courses, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs [info]
- Four courses are on offer, all running from 26 August-18 December 2020: Mental Health in Complex Emergencies; Leadership and Management of a Humanitarian Response; Humanitarian Advocacy: Communicating the Need and Motivating the Response; and Forced Migration: The Humanitarian Challenge of the Decade. No registration deadlines indicated.

Blog posts & press:

All Eyes are on Local Humanitarian Responders during Covid-19 – Now They Need Support (ODI Blog, May 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Humanitarian: A New Platform Bringing New and Best Practice to Humanitarian Actors (CERAH, April 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related update on Phase 2 of the platform's development.

"Médecins Sans Frontières Needs 'Radical Change' on Racism: MSF President," The New Humanitarian, 24 June 2020 [text]

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

Reports & journal articles:

The Cost of Living: COVID-19 Humanitarian Cash Transfers to Prevent Hunger and Hardship (International Rescue Committee, June 2020) [text]

"Engineering and Humanitarian Intervention: Learning from Failure," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:7 (June 2020) [open access]

From the Ground Up: It’s about Time for Local Humanitarian Action (ODI, May 2020) [text]

Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2020 (ODI, June 2020) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary, full report, infographic and briefing note.

Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream (May 2020)
- Five guidance notes were prepared on: gender-responsive localisationarrangements between donors and intermediariesparticipation of local actors in humanitarian coordination groupshumanitarian financing for local actors; and partnership practices for localisation.

"Introducing Care Ethics into Humanitarianism: Comment on 'A Crisis of Humanitarianism: Refugees at the Gates of Europe'," Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 8, no. 6 (June 2019) [open access]

"Network Analysis as a Tool for Humanitarian Protection: Research and Practice," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:7 (June 2020) [open access]

Practical Guidance for Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Migrants, and Host Communities Particularly Vulnerable to COVID-19 Pandemic (IFRC et al., June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Safer Cash in Conflict: Exploring Protection Risks and Barriers in Cash Programming for Internally Displaced Persons in Cameroon and Afghanistan," International Review of the Red Cross, no. 911 (June 2020) [full-text]

A WIN-WIN: Multi-year flexible Funding is Better for People and Better Value for Donors (International Rescue Committee, June 2020) [text]

Multimedia:

How to be Antiracist in Aid: A Conversation about Racism in the Aid Sector, 16 June 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording.

When the West Falls into Crisis: Rethinking Humanitarianism in the Midst of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19, 18 June 2020 [access]
- Follow link for the video recording, takeaways from the discussion, and reader reactions.

Related posts:
Round-up: Racism in the Humanitarian Context (17 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (27 May 2020)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

02 July 2020

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

News:

Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, Brussels IV Conference, 22-30 June 2020 [info]
- Follow link for the joint declaration, background documents, and video. See also related European Commission and UNHCR press releases, and HC's call for enhanced support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog posts & press:

COVID-19: New Cases Confirmed Near Sahrawi Camps, 173,000 Refugees at Risk (Oxfam, May 2020) [text]

Economic Misery Engulfs Syrian Refugees and Their Hosts (UNHCR, June 2020) [text]

"Libya Intercepts and Returns 71 Europe-bound Migrants," InfoMigrants, 25 June 2020 [text]

Researchers Launch Project to Assess Community Responses to COVID-19 in Gaza Strip Refugee Camps (Univ. of Bath, June 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Don’t Leave Them Alone: The Future of the Cross-border Response in North West Syria (Interagency Report, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Extremism, Contested Territory and Diversity: An Opportunity for Development of Iraq’s National Policy on Displacement in 2020?, IDRP Working Paper, no. 7 (Refugee Law Initiative, June 2020) [text]

"Imaginary Objects, Imaginary Palestine: Exploring Methodological Challenges and Opportunities in Ethnographic Research in the Context of the Nahr El-Bared Refugee Camp," Refugee Review, no. IV (June 2020) [open access]

Internal Displacement in the Middle East: A Review of the Literature IDRP Working Paper, no. 4 (Refugee Law Initiative, June 2020) [text]

"Investigating Self–settled Syrian Refugees’ Agency and Informality in Southern Cities Greater Cairo: A Case Study," Review of Economics and Political Science, Early Cite, 18 May 2020 [open access]

"Measuring the Psychosocial, Biological, and Cognitive Signatures of Profound Stress in Humanitarian Settings: Impacts, Challenges, and Strategies in the Field," Conflict and Health, 14:40 (June 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians in Jordan.

Multi-purpose Cash Assistance in Lebanon: Impact Evaluation on the Well-being of Syrian Refugees (AUG & CAMEALEON, March 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Protecting Refugees in the Middle East from Coronavirus: A Fight against Two Reinforcing Contagions (Project on Middle East Political Science, April 2020) [text]

"Yemen: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in the World, Ignored," Mundi: Global Studies Society Undergraduate Research Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 1 (14 June 2020)
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 2 (14 June 2020)


Regional Focus: Americas

Blog posts & press:

"At the US-Mexico Border, Asylum Chaos and Coronavirus Fear," The New Humanitarian, 22 June 2020 [text]

Briefing: Coronavirus and the Halting of Asylum at the US-Mexico Border," The New Humanitarian, 29 June 2020 [text]

"Coronavirus Case in Refugee Camp on US-Mexico Border Raises Alarm," Al Jazeera, 30 June 2020 [text]

COVID-19 at the Brazil-Venezuela Borders: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (openDemocracy, June 2020) [text]

OAS General Secretariat Launches Regional Campaign against Discrimination and Xenophobia against Displaced Venezuelans (OAS, June 2020) [text]

Whose Travel is ‘Essential’ during Coronavirus: Hockey Players or Asylum-Seekers? (The Conversation, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

Reports & journal articles:

CMC Webinar on the Canadian Asylum Program: Cross-Regional Exchange of Good Practices, 16 Jan. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for programme and documents.

Connecting Past and Present: Central America’s Forced Migration as an Unfinished Project of Building Just Nations Post-Colonization and Post-Conflict, Legal Studies Research Paper Series (UC Davis, May 2020) [text]

*Estado del Arte de la Literatura sobre Desplazamiento Interno en América Latina, IDRP Working Paper, no. 3 (Refugee Law Initiative, June 2020) [text]

Harmful Returns: The Compounded Vulnerabilities of Returned Guatemalans in the Time of COVID-19 (Refugees International, June 2020) [text]
- See also Spanish version.

Humanitarian Needs Overview: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - Addendum: Impact of COVID-19 (OCHA, May 2020) [text]

Immobilisation, Restricted Spatial Mobility and Displacement in Violent Conflict: Humanitarian Needs of Confined Communities in Colombia, BICC Working Paper, no. 1 (Bonn International Center for Conversion, May 2020) [access]

Retos y Oportunidades de la Migración Venezolana en Ecuador (World Bank, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Situacion de Solicitantes de Asilo de Origen Venezolano (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, Sept. 2019) [text]

Temas de Procedimiento Administrativo para el Reconocimiento de la Condición de Refugiado (Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, Sept. 2019) [text]

Yes, but not Here: Perceptions of Xenophobia and Discrimination towards Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (Oxfam, Oct. 2019) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1 (14 June 2020)
Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2 (14 June 2020)