15 December 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 December 2017

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

Green Open Access [info]

"Maritime Legal Black Holes: Migration and Rightlessness in International Law," European Journal of International Law (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management," International Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Separate but Unequal: Immigration Detention in Canada and the Great Writ of Liberty," McGill Law Journal, vol 63, no. 1 (2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"State Practice with Respect to the Safe Third Country Concept: Criteria for Determining that a State Offers Effective Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees," George Washington International Law Review (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Unique Effects of Blatant Dehumanization on Attitudes and Behavior towards Muslim Refugees during the European ‘Refugee Crisis’ across Four Countries," European Journal of Social Psychology, Accepted Article, 28 Nov. 2017
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Addressing Culture and Context in Humanitarian Response: Preparing Desk Reviews to Inform Mental Health and Psychosocial Support," Conflict and Health, 11:21 (Nov. 2017)

"Applying a Community-based Participatory Research Approach to Improve Access to Healthcare for Eritrean Asylum-seekers in Israel: A Pilot Study," Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6:61 (Nov. 2017)

"Cost-effectiveness of Adding Indoor Residual Spraying to Case Management in Afghan Refugee Settlements in Northwest Pakistan during a Prolonged Malaria Epidemic," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(10): e0005935 (Oct. 2017)

"Differences in the Prevalence of Hospitalizations and Utilization of Emergency Outpatient Services for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions between Asylum-seeking Children and Children of the General Population: A Cross-sectional Medical Records Study (2015)," BMC Health Services Research, 17:731 (Nov. 2017)

"Forced Migrants Involved in Setting the Agenda and Designing Research to Reduce Impacts of Complex Emergencies: Combining Swarm with Patient and Public Involvement," Research Involvement and Engagement, 3:23 (Nov. 2017)

"Health Challenges in Refugee Reception: Dateline Europe 2016," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12) (Nov. 2017)

"Healthcare Access for Refugee Women with Limited Literacy: Layers of Disadvantage," International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:195 (Nov. 2017)

"Hepatitis A Virus Infections and Outbreaks in Asylum Seekers Arriving to Germany, September 2015 to March 2016," Emerging Microbes & Infections, 6(4): e26 (April 2017)

"Immigration-related Mental Health Disorders in Refugees 5-18 Years Old Living in Turkey," Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13: 2813–2821 (Nov. 2017)

"Infectious Disease Risks among Refugees from North Korea," International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 66 (Jan. 2018)

"'Just as Canadian as Anyone Else'? Experiences of Second-Class Citizenship and the Mental Health of Young Immigrant and Refugee Men in Canada," American Journal of Men's Health, OnlineFirst, 28 Nov. 2017

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hygiene and Sanitation in a Burundian Refugee Camp: Implications for Control of a Salmonella Typhi Outbreak in 2016,” Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 28 (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)

"Re-Emerging Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in War-Affected Peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean Region: An Update," Frontiers in Public Health, 5:283 (Oct. 2017)

"Settling Ulysses: An Adapted Research Agenda for Refugee Mental Health," International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 6 (Nov. 2017)

"Sexual Exploitation of Unaccompanied Migrant and Refugee Boys in Greece: Approaches to Prevention," PLoS Medicine 14(11): e1002438 (Nov. 2017)

"Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Forced Displacement: Implications for the Health Sector," Reproductive Health Matters, Latest Articles, 11 Dec. 2017

"Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Trauma-affected Refugees: Study Protocol for a Randomised Controlled Trial," Trials, 18:520 (Nov. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Coercive Population Control and Asylum in the U.S.," Social Sciences, 6(4), 137 (Nov. 2017)

Frantic Waiting: NGO Anti-Politics and 'Timepass' for Young Syrian Refugees in Jordan,” Middle East - Topics & Arguments, vol. 9 (2017)

"The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Economy: Regional Labour Market Effects," Social Sciences, 6(4) (Oct. 2017)

"Influencing the EU’s Foreign Policy on Asylum and Migration: Populist Political Dynamics and Cooperation with (Un)safe Third Countries," Global Politics Review, vol. 3, no. 2 (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)

"Non-state Actors and Education as a Humanitarian Response: Role of Faith-based Organizations in Education for Syrian refugees in Turkey," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:13 (Nov. 2017)

"Thrive or Survive? Explaining Variation in Economic Outcomes for Refugees," Journal of Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017)

What Does It Mean to Be Young for Syrian Men Living as Refugees in Cairo?,” Middle East - Topics & Arguments, vol. 9 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Civic Stratification and Crime: A Comparison of Asylum Migrants with Different Legal Statuses," Crime, Law and Social Change, OnlineFirst, 21 Nov. 2017

"Ethical Aspects of Medical Age Assessment in the Asylum Process: A Swedish Perspective," International Journal of Legal Medicine, OnlineFirst, 11 Nov. 2017

"Migrants at Sea: A Duty of Plural States to Protect (Extraterritorially)?," Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 86, no. 4 (2017)

Law Reviews

"Interpreting Injustice: The Department of Homeland Security’s Failure to Comply with Federal Language Access Requirements in Immigration Detention," Harvard Latinx Law Review, vol. 20 (Spring 2017)

"Jennings v. Rodriguez and the Future of Immigration Detention," Harvard Latinx Law Review, vol. 20 (Spring 2017)

"Protected, Not Removable: Foreign National Trafficking Victims and the Immigration Policies of the Trump Administration," The National Law Review, 18 Nov. 2017

The War on Syrian Girls: Supporting the Criminalization of Sex-Related Violence and Trafficking of Minor Refugees,” Children’s Legal Rights Journal, vol. 37, no. 2 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 Nov. 2017


Tagged Publications.




Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Several studies have been published recently that focus on young male refugees:

"Agent, Victim, Soldier, Son: Intersecting Masculinities in the European ‘Refugee Crisis'," Chapter in A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis (Routledge, 2017) [preprint]

Being Stuck in Vulnerability: The Situation of Young Male Refugees in Turkey, Cairo, 11 Dec. 2017 [info]

“Frantic Waiting: NGO Anti-Politics and 'Timepass' for Young Syrian Refugees in Jordan,” Middle East - Topics & Arguments, vol. 9 (2017) [open access]

Men and Boys in Displacement: Assistance and Protection Challenges for Unaccompanied Boys and Men in Refugee Contexts (CARE & Promundo, Dec. 2017) [text]

*"Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Forced Displacement: Implications for the Health Sector," Reproductive Health Matters, Latest Articles, 11 Dec. 2017 [open access]

"We Keep It in Our Hearts": Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in the Syria Crisis (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [access]

“What Does It Mean to Be Young for Syrian Men Living as Refugees in Cairo?,” Middle East - Topics & Arguments, vol. 9 (2017) [open access]

Publications focusing on women & girls:

"Advancing Gender Based Asylum Claims in Irish Law," The Researcher, vol. 12, no. 1 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 2. 

"The International Protection System is Failing Refugee Women and Girls," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 17 Nov. 2017 [text]

Left Behind: How the World is Failing Women and Girls on Refugee Family Reunion (CARE & Melissa Network, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugees and ‘Host Communities’ Facing Gender-Based Violence around Mbera Camp, Mauritania (LSE Middle East Centre Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Report on the Situation of Women Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the EU (European Parliament, Feb. 2016) [text via Refworld]

A Safe Place to Shine: Creating Opportunities and Raising Voices of Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2017) [access]

Through Her Eyes: Enabling Women’s Best Evidence in UK Asylum Appeals (Asylum Aid & NatCen, Nov. 2017) [text via Free Movement Blog]

Women Refugees and Why Law Matters, Cambridge, MA, 27 Oct. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video; see also related HIRC blog post.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Women (2 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Afghans Returned from Pakistan Struggle on Kabul Career Ladder (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Balancing the Books: Including Women and Protecting Refugees is Essential to Realizing Small Business Growth in Jordan (Acted et al., Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Causal Impact of Migration on US Trade: Evidence from Political Refugees (Bank of Canada, Nov. 2017) [text]

The Compact Experiment: Push for Refugee Jobs Confronts Reality of Jordan and Lebanon (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Economic Effects of Refugee Return and Policy Implications (OCP Policy Center, Nov. 2017) [text via Bruegel]

The Economic Effects of Restricting Immigration: Lessons from US History (The Conversation, Nov. 2017) [text]

"I am only looking for my rights": Legal Employment Still Inaccessible to Refugees in Turkey (Refugees International, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Many Selves in Self-Reliance: Why Words and Definitions Matter (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Mapping Refugee Skills and Employability: Data Analysis from the Talent Catalogue (Talent Beyond Boundaries, Sept. 2017) [text]
- Note: The mission of Talent Beyond Boundaries is to "create catalytic change by opening new pathways to employment for refugees."

"Thrive or Survive? Explaining Variation in Economic Outcomes for Refugees," Journal of Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (17 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2017 Africa Report on Internal Displacement (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Dec. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for report, data and key messages.

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: South Sudan (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

AU Migration Governance: Non-aligned Views on Migration Governance in Africa (ECDPM, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Durable Solutions for Somali Refugees: A Case Study of the Involuntary Repatriation of Dadaab Refugees (Heritage Institute for Policy Studies, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Kinship, Nomadism, and Humanitarian Aid among Somalis in Ethiopia," Disasters, vol. 42, no. 1 (Jan. 2018) [free full-text]

“Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Hygiene and Sanitation in a Burundian Refugee Camp: Implications for Control of a Salmonella Typhi Outbreak in 2016,” Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 28 (2017) [open access]

"Lake Chad: The World's Most Complex Humanitarian Disaster," The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2017 [text]

Putting Protection at the Heart of the New Global Compact: Refugee Perspectives from Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2017) [text]

Sahel Refugees: Human Face of a Regional Crisis (World Bank, Fall 2017) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Djibouti’s New Refugee Laws (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

The World’s Largest Refugee Camp: What the Future Holds for Dadaab (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (28 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Americas

News:

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) has won a Times Higher Education Award for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The specific project, "Pushing the Boundaries: New Dynamics of Forced Migration and Transnational Responses in Latin America," set out to analyze "how Latin American states use transnational structures and interventions to address new security and justice challenges resulting from forced migration flows." RLI's director, David Cantor, underscored the "recognition that this award gives to research in the field of refugees and internally displaced persons."

Learn more about the impact of the project here, and get more information about the various research outputs and links to publications here.

Publications:

"As Trump Blocks Refugees, Africans Fleeing Violence Make the Treacherous Trip to the U.S. through Mexico," The Intercept, 13 Dec. 2017 [text]

Colombia’s Venezuela Problem (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Deeply Talks: Lessons From Colombia on Tackling Internal Displacement (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Hostility in US, Europe Makes Mexico a New Refugee Destination of Choice (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

How Latin America is Responding to Venezuelan Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Aid in Relatively Strong Host States: Colombia as a Case for Rights-based Approaches, Policy Brief, no. 6 (PRIO, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Hurricanes of 2017: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Caribbean (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

"In Latin America, Spike in Migrant Arrivals Prompts Flurry of Responses," Migration Information Source, 7 Dec. 2017 [text]
- Issue #10 in MPI's Top 10 Migration Issues of 2017.

Informe Preliminar de la Reunión Regional Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Expertas y Expertos en Migración Internacional Preparatoria del Pacto Mundial para una Migración Segura, Ordenada y Regular. Santiago, 30 y 31 de Agosto de 2017 [text]
- Annexes provide overviews of migration in different parts of the Americas.

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

"Venezuelan Migrants Pose Humanitarian Problem in Brazil," Reuters, 11 Dec. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (22 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

14 December 2017

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

News:

The 2017 High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges has now ended. This year's theme was "Towards a Global Compact on Refugees." Its objective was to serve as a stocktaking exercise: "To assess outcomes of the extensive consultations held with a wide range of actors in the course of 2017" and to "bring together the lessons learned from the application of the [comprehensive refugee response framework (CRRF)] in various contexts, paving the way towards the global compact on refugees." 

After the United States withdrew its support for the Global Compact on Migration process, there was speculation it would do the same with the refugee compact. But so far, at least, that has not happened. Fox News' explanation: "The refugee compact remains a Trump administration priority because unlike the migrant issue, it complements Washington’s tough immigration stance. It aims at helping those displaced to stay where they are in host countries or return home, as a State Department spokesperson puts it, 'voluntarily, in safety and with dignity'."

For some thoughts and observations on this year's Dialogue, read the Forced Migration Forum's three-part blog series: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3. See also key NGO messages from ICVA.

Here is a listing of recent commentary on and analysis of both compacts:

Agreeing a Global Response to Migration, London, 21 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration, 12 Dec. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for webinar.

Bringing the Internally Displaced into the Global Refugee Compact (Protection Gateway, Dec. 2017) [text]

Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees: How They Should Intersect (World Economic Forum Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Refugees (IFRC, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Insights Report - Kaldor Centre Conference 2017: The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2017) [text]

"No One Country Can Do It Alone: Towards a Migration Compact," IPS, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

Putting Protection at the Heart of the New Global Compact: Refugee Perspectives from Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti (NRC, Dec. 2017) [text]

Why Rights Must Trump Politics if New Global Plans on Refugees and Migrants are to Make a Difference (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (8 Dec. 2017) - this post included an earlier "Global Compacts Round-up"

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

News:

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Declaration on Territorial Asylum. Thanks to Klaus Neumann for bringing this to our attention with his recent piece in Inside Story entitled "In the Spirit of International Solidarity." A brief summary reads, "The bid to create a UN convention on territorial asylum might have failed, but it points to possibilities still worth pursuing."

Publications:

Conclusions on International Protection Adopted by the Executive Committee of the UNHCR Programme, 1975-2017 (Conclusion No. 1-114) [text]

The Crime of Aggression under International Criminal Law: Links with Refugee Law (IntLawGrrls, Dec. 2017) [text]

General Legal Considerations: Search-and-rescue Operations Involving Refugees and Migrants at Sea  (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Internally Displaced Persons and International Humanitarian Law (ICRC, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Migrants at Sea: A Duty of Plural States to Protect (Extraterritorially)?," Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 86, no. 4 (2017) [open access]

The Principle of Non-Refoulment: An Inherent Obligation on a State (SSRN, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Right to Asylum in International Law (SSRN, Nov. 2017) [text]

"State Practice with Respect to the Safe Third Country Concept: Criteria for Determining that a State Offers Effective Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees," George Washington International Law Review (Forthcoming) [preprint]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (27 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of JRS

The latest issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS) has been published. Contents of vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2017 include:

  • Refugees’ ‘Journeys of Trust’: Creating an Analytical Framework to Examine Refugees’ Exilic Journeys with a Focus on Trust [abstract]
  • The Interconnection between Acculturation and Subjective and Social Wellbeing among Refugee Youth in Australia [abstract]
  • Refugee Youth in Sweden Who Arrived as Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children [abstract]
  • Urban Resettlement in Colombo from a Wellbeing Perspective: Does Development-Forced Resettlement Lead to Improved Wellbeing? [abstract]
  • Being a Refugee University Student: A Collaborative Auto-ethnography [abstract]
  • The Politics of Food and Hospitality: How Syrian Refugees in Belgium Create a Home in Hostile Environments [abstract]
Nine book reviews are also available.

Tagged Periodicals.

13 December 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

German ‘Grand Coalition’ Talks Give Hope to Refugees Who Want to Reunite with Their Families (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Italian Project Offers Path to Hope for Vulnerable Refugees in Ethiopia (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

The New Dutch Coalition Agreement on Migration: ‘Not In My Backyard’ (Border Criminologies Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management," International Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming) [preprint]

Social Cohesion in Turkey: Refugee and Host Community Online Survey, Round 1 (WFP, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Transitioning to a Government-run Refugee and Migrant Response in Greece (ActionAid et al., Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unsafe Third Country: Greek Court Returns Syrian Refugees to Turkey (RefLaw Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (13 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

The EU Migration Partnership Framework: Time for a Rethink?, Discussion Paper, no. 28 (German Development Institute, 2017) [text]

The EU-Turkey Deal in Front of the Court of Justice of the EU: An Unsolicited Amicus Brief, Policy Brief, no. 3 (Asser Institute, Dec. 2017) [text via SSRN]

Europe’s Hypocritical Response to Reports of Slavery in Libya (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Europe’s Plan to End its Migrant Crisis is Failing," The New Yorker, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

"European Commission Moves Forward with Key Asylum-related Infringement Procedures," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]
- Although see this more recent Guardian article, "EU Could 'Scrap Refugee Quota Scheme'."

The European Union’s Hypocrisy in Libya: Training and Blaming Local Authorities? (Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Interview: Asylum Procedure Based on Nationality Rather than on Merit – The Situation of Pakistani Asylum Applicants under the EU Turkey Deal," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion: Abuses against Europe-bound Refugees and Migrants (Amnesty International, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (7 Dec. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (7 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.


Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Yemen (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

*Lebanon Needs Help to Revive its Waning Welcome to Syrian Refugees (International Crisis Group, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion: Abuses against Europe-bound Refugees and Migrants (Amnesty International, Dec. 2017) [text]

Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 15, October-November 2017 (IOM, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Negotiating Crisis: International Aid and Refugee Policy in Jordan," Middle East Policy, vol. 24, no. 4 (Winter 2017) [abstract]
- Preview this article here.

On the Basis of Nationality: Access to Assistance for Iraqi and Other Asylum-Seekers and Refugees in Jordan (Mennonite Central Committee, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Path of Insecurity for Migrants Leaving the Horn (Institute for Security Studies, Dec. 2017) [text]

Returnees in Syria: Sustainable Reintegration and Durable Solutions, or a Return to Displacement? (IDMC, Nov. 2017) [text via Refworld]

Sheltering in Amman: Sudanese Experiences and Practices in a Challenging Urban Environment (Mixed Migration Platform, Nov. 2017) [text]

Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, Calling on Parties to Facilitate Unimpeded Aid Delivery (OCHA & UN Hum. Coord., Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also related IRIN article.

The Syrian Refugee Experience: A Tormented Journey into the Unknown (Center for Migration Studies, Dec. 2017) [text]

*UN and Partners Launch Plan to Support Five Million Syrian Refugees and Countries Hosting Them (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

UNHCR Seeking 1,300 Urgent Resettlement Places for Vulnerable Refugees in Libya (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (7 Dec. 2017)
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (1 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

12 December 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs

Event:

Workshop: Refugees & Technology: Determining the Role of HCI Research, Sanibel Island, FL, 7 January 2018 [info]
- For additional info., see the workshop proposal.

Publications:

Announcing broadband4refugees (Forced Migration Forum, Dec. 2017) [text]

Digital Innovation Brings Development and Humanitarian Work Closer Together (IC4D Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Face Time with Refugees," Harvard Gazette, 7 Nov. 2017 [text]

How Tech Helps Tell the Story of Refugees (CNET, Oct. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Data Breaches: The Real Scandal is Our Collective Inaction (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

*Humanitarian Payment Digitisation: Focus on Uganda’s Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement (GSMA, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – or Should be," Inter Press Service, 30 Oct. 2017 [text]

"Point, Click, Green Card: Can Technology Close the Gap in Immigrant Access to Justice?," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 31, no. 2 (Winter 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

"U.N. Calls on Social Media Giants to Control Platforms Used to Lure African Migrants," Reuters, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs (24 Oct. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018 (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [access]
- Follow link for data, resources and the full appeal; see also related Reuters article.

Humanitarian Experimentation (NCHS Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

Interview: Amid Record Needs, New UN Relief Chief Promises Reform  (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Local Humanitarian Action in Practice: Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors (British Red Cross & Humanitarian Leadership Academy, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

No Time to Retreat: First Annual Synthesis Report on Progress since the World Humanitarian Summit (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit: Field Testing Version (Protection Cluster, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugee, Asylum-seeker, and Migrant Perceptions on Cash Assistance (Mixed Migration Platform, Dec. 2017) [text]

Self-recovery from Disasters: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Working paper, no. 523 (ODI, Oct. 2017) [text]

Upending Humanitarianism: Questions Emerging 'from the Ground up' (ODI, Dec. 2017) [text]

U.S. Must not Dismantle Population, Refugees and Migration Bureau (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

VOICE Out Loud, no. 26 (Nov. 2017) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
-  Focus in on "Exploring the Humanitarian-development Nexus."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (15 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

11 December 2017

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific, esp. Rohingya Crisis

Publications:

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Afghanistan (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Myanmar (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border," New York Times, 11 Dec. 2017 [text]

From Forced Migration to Forced Returns in Afghanistan: Policy and Program Implications (Migration Policy Institute, Nov. 2017) [text]

Health and Care for Migrants and Displaced Persons: Case Studies from the Asia Pacific Region (IFRC, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Power and Responsibility at the Margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 33, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

The Quandary of Repatriating Refugees along the Thailand–Myanmar Border (East Asia Forum, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Refugees and Displaced People: How Japan Can Help," JICA's World (Oct. 2017) [text via RSC]

Suffering in Shadows: Aid Restrictions and Reductions Endanger Displaced Persons in Northern Myanmar (Refugees International, Dec. 2017) [access]

Rohingya crisis:

100 Days of Horror and Hope: A Timeline of the Rohingya Crisis (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also UNHCR's latest operational update.

27th Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Human Rights Situation of the Minority Rohingya Muslim Population and Other Minorities in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, Geneva, 5 Dec. 2017 [access]

"The Future of India’s Do-Nothing Policy Toward the Rohingya," The Diplomat, 7 Dec. 2017 [text]

Information Needs Assessment: Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh (Internews, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Myanmar Signs Pact with Bangladesh over Rohingya Repatriation," The Guardian, 23 Nov. 2017 [text]
- See also related commentary from The Conversation, Human Rights WatchLowy Institute, and Open Migration. Also here are responses from UNHCR (24 Nov. and 8 Dec.) and from NGOs.

Review: Rohingya Influx since 1978 (ACAPS, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar at the “Gates of Hell”: International Law Duties of Neighbouring States to Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, Nov. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (22 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

08 December 2017

Thematic Focus: General

Publications:

Building Partnerships to Respond to the Next Decade’s Migration Challenges (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

Data Bulletins (IOM) [access]
- This new series "aims to summarize in an accurate and accessible fashion the existing evidence on migration to support the discussions and any follow-up activities of a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration." Three are currently available. See also related IOM press release.

Effectiveness of Various Refugee Settlement Approaches (GSDRC, Oct. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fatal Journeys, vol. 3, part 2: Improving Data on Missing Migrants (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]
- Previously published volumes are available here.

Humanitarian Overview: An Analysis of Key Crises into 2018 (ACAPS, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three New Initiatives to Help You Make Sense of Migration (World Economic Forum Blog, Nov. 2017) [text]

World Migration Report 2018 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [access]
- The 9th in this series, this report "presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues. The two parts are intended to provide both overview information that helps to explain migration patterns and processes globally and regionally, and insights and recommendations on major issues that policymakers are or soon will be grappling with." Follow link for full report and infosheets. See also related World Economic Forum blog post.

Global Compacts Round-up:

Events:

Beyond Stock-Taking: The Path Ahead to a Global Compact for Migration, Webinar, 12 December 2017 [info]

Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 12-13 December 2017 [info]
- Follow link for schedule, background info and new concept paper. See also related press release.

Publications:

Commitments and Compromises: Will the World be Able to Secure a Better Deal for Refugees? (openDemocracy, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Editorial: What Can the Global Compact for Refugees Do for Europe & What Can Europe Do for the GCR?," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 Dec. 2017 [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: What Can We Expect? (RI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, Kaldor Centre Conference 2017, Sydney, 24 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Podcasts and papers are now available.

IFRC Policy Brief: Global Compact on Migration (IFRC, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Trump Wants out of Global Migration Discussions. Cities Want in (Metropolitan Revolution Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

UN Bid to Improve Migrant, Refugee Response Flounders as Political Will Evaporates: Stock-taking Sessions Begin Next Week on Two New International “Compacts” (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

Web resources:

Expert Voice Series (ICMPD) [access]
- Blog series with commentary on both Global Compacts and their various thematic discussions.

Network for Refugee Voices [Facebook page]
- "[A] group of refugee and refugee-led organizations working to contribute to processes and commitments aimed at reforming the international refugee protection regime, including the UN Global Compact on Refugees and Compact for Migration."

Related posts:
- News: Global Compact for Migration (4 Dec. 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (29 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

07 December 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Asylum Seekers and Refugees' Experiences of Life in Northern Ireland (Queen's Univ., Dec. 2017) [text]
- See also companion policy brief, related Belfast Telegraph article, and post on The Conversation.

Belgian Refugees between 'War' and 'Peace': Trauma, Transition and Repatriation, Oxford, 29 Nov. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Exposure to Hate Speech Increases Prejudice through Desensitization," Aggressive Behavior, Early View, 2 Nov. 2017 [free full-text]
- One experiment tested Polish attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. See also related Journalist's Resource article.

Hidden Lives - New Beginnings: Destitution, Asylum and Insecure Immigration Status in Scotland (Scottish Parliament, May 2017) [text]

Inspection Report on Asylum Intake and Casework (Independent Chief Inspector of Borders & Immigration, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Refugee Action press release.

Purgatory on the Riviera (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

"The Unique Effects of Blatant Dehumanization on Attitudes and Behavior towards Muslim Refugees during the European ‘Refugee Crisis’ across Four Countries," European Journal of Social Psychology, Accepted Article, 28 Nov. 2017 [preprint]
- Note: The four countries were the Czech Rep., Greece, Hungary and Spain.

When the British Government Expects Volunteers to Help Refugees, It’s Back to the 1930s (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (7 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

5th African Union-European Union Summit, Abidjan, 29-30 Nov. 2017 [info]
- A Joint Statement on the Migrant Situation in Libya was adopted; see also related Euractiv article and ECFR commentary. Here is the text of the final declaration.

Escaping Europe: Why Some Syrian Refugees Have Chosen to Leave (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

EU Migration Partnerships: A Work in Progress (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

 The EU-Turkey Statement or the ‘Refugee Deal’: The Extra-Legal Deal of Extraordinary Times?, Research Paper, no. 6 (Asser Institute, Dec. 2017) [text]

Future-proof Migration Management: European Commission Sets Out Way Forward (European Commission, Dec. 2017) [text]

Recommendations to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, January-June 2018 (IOM, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugees and Asylum in the Aegean: The Impact of the EU-Turkey Statement (European Stability Initiative, Nov. 2017) [text]

Responses to Mixed Migration in Europe: Implications for the Humanitarian Sector, Network Paper, no. 81 (Humanitarian Practice Network, Dec. 2017) [text]

Slave Auctions in Libya are the Latest Evidence of a Reality for Migrants the EU Prefers to Ignore (The Conversation, Dec. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (1 Dec. 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (1 Dec. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Publications:

"At Least 70 Refugees Held on Nauru Reportedly Accepted for Resettlement in US," The Guardian, 28 Nov. 2017 [text]

Ethiopia Embarks on Ambitious Roadmap to Further the Protection of Refugees (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related VOA News article.

“Many Refugees are Women and Children. That Changes Whether Americans Want to Admit Them,” Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2017 [text]

One Year on from Major Review of Integration: Thousands of Refugees Remain Isolated and Unable to Learn English (Huffington Post, Dec. 2017) [text]

Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Policy (Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2017) [text]

Report 3: Settlement Services for Syrian Refugees - Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Office of the Auditor General of Canada, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also related Huffington Post article.

Resettlement: Ensuring Safe and Legal Access to Protection for Refugees (European Commission, Nov. 2017) [text]
- See also the related data on the resettlement state of play.

The Resettlement of Vietnamese Refugees across Canada over Three Decades, Working Paper, no. 2017/188 (UNU-WIDER, Nov. 2017) [text]

"U.N. Urges Japan to Resettle More Refugees after Taking Just Three in First Half," Reuters, 20 Nov. 2017 [text]

"What Is "Successful" Resettlement? Refugee Narratives from Regional New South Wales in Australia," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 12 Oct. 2017 [Academia]

Web resource:

Language Support for Adult Refugees (Council of Europe) [access]
- "The Council of Europe has developed this toolkit to help volunteers and refugees in member states face the linguistic challenges caused by large-scale movements of refugees."


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (15 Nov. 2017)

Tagged Publications.