27 March 2017

Regional Focus: Syria

Aid Inside Syria: Time to Go Small in a Bigger Way (Refugees International, March 2017) [text]
- See also related RI blog post.

Analysis: Politics of Class and Identity Dividing Aleppo – and Syria (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

"Five Myths about Syrian Refugees: Separating Fact from Fiction," Foreign Affairs, 22 March 2017 [info]
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Mapping the Future of Syria: State of Play and Options (EPRS, March 2017) [text]

Question and Answer: Safe Zones and the Armed Conflict in Syria (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]

Refugees in Syria, Syrian Refugees: Then and Now (Refugee History Blog, March 2017) [text]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis, Providence, RI, 16 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Empowering Youth to Serve as Agents of Change (Voices & Views Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Tillerson Pledges Safe Areas for Refugees, More Pressure on Islamic State," Reuters, 22 March 2017 [text]
- See also two related HRW commentaries, here and here.

Whole of Syria Protection Sector: Who We Are (Protection Cluster, March 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (14 March 2017)

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Thematic Focus: Education

Business School Beams Real-Time Lectures into Isolated Refugee Camp (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Drawings Reveal the Struggles and Triumphs of Child Refugees in Their First Six Months of High School (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Education for the Future: Communities of Learning among Syrians and Jordanians in Host Communities (Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development & Fafo, March 2017)
- Three papers are available from this project: 1) Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan; 2) Basic Education and Parents’ Relations with School in Mafraq City, Jordan: Findings from a Mini-survey of Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Households; 3) Improving Learning Environments in Jordanian Public Schools: Lessons from School Visits and Community Dialogue in Northern Jordan.

"Education in the Context of Internationalization, Immigration, and Forced Migration: Introduction to the Special Issue," Antistasis: An Open Educational Journal, vol. 6, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

"A High School's Lesson for Helping English Language Learners Get to College," NPR, 25 March 2017 [text]
- Audio also available via a/m link.

Higher Education Scholarship Opportunities for Refugee Students, Webinar, 8 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video and presentations.

How Teachers Can Prepare Refugee Children for Unknowable Futures (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

How Teachers Use Mobile Phones as Education Tools in Refugee Camps (Education Plus Development Blog, March 2017) [text]

Living in the Shadows, a Family Tries to Secure Its Children’s Future (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

The Long Journey from a Refugee Camp to an Australian School (The Conversation, Feb. 2017) [text]

New Research Voices: International Journal of Research from the Front-line, vol. 1, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]
- Theme is "Academic Solutions for the Syria Crisis." See also related Refugees Deeply story.

Urban Refugee Education: Strengthening Policies and Practices for Access, Quality, and Inclusion (Teachers College, March 2017) [text]


Integrating the Refugee Crisis into Your Curriculum (PBS) [access]
- Discusses lesson plan for middle schoolers on "A Refugee's Story."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (3 March 2017)

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25 March 2017

Regional Focus: Americas


Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for issue on "Latin America and the Caribbean." Deadline for submission of articles is 5 June 2017.


"Argentina Welcomes Syria Migrants after Trump Slams Door," AP, 23 March 2017 [text]

Argentina's Immigration Crackdown Rattles Bolivia (NACLA Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Brazil Should Do More for Venezuela's Refugees and Migrants," Americas Quarterly, 20 March 2017 [text]

"Exclusive: Almost Half of Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported," Reuters, 20 March 2017 [text]

"Separation Anxiety: A Wall Goes up in Argentina and Then Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Spreads. Will It Change the Course of a Region Bent on Tearing Borders Down?," Buzzfeed News, 5 March 2017 [text]

Solidarity and Sanctuary: The Guatemalan Exodus and the Diocese of San Cristobal de las Casas, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 18 (Global Migration Centre, 2017) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in Canada," Special report in National Observer, July 2016-March 2017 [access]

"Why Canada’s Status Quo at the Border Can’t Last," Maclean's, 13 March 2017 [text]

Related posts:
- News: IACHR Hearings (22 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: Americas (15 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

24 March 2017

Regional Focus: Europe - General

The Case for a Common European Refugee Policy (Bruegel, March 2017) [text]

Dealbreaker: EU Migration Policy Causes More Harm and Chaos One Year after EU-Turkey Deal (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

The End of Europe Wrapped up a Spreadsheet? (Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung Blog, March 2017) [text]
- Discusses a visit to EASO.

The EU at 60: Will the EU Regain Its Lost Humanity Regarding Refugees? (RI Blog, March 2017) [text]

'Exiles in the Aegean': A Year after the EU–Turkey Deal (openDemocracy, March 2017) [text]

How the Refugee Crisis is Dealing Another Blow to Europe's Roma (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria and Their Fate in Europe (Refugee Outreach & Research Network Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

The Problem with Having No Plan B If E.U. Deal with Turkey Fails (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (24 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries


"Avoiding Risky Sea Journey, Syrian Refugees Head to Italy 'Pronto'," AFP, 19 March 2017 [text via Yahoo News]
- Note: An agreement for humanitarian corridors to France has also just been signed. For more info. on the humanitarian corridor endeavor, read this dossier and this blog post on The Conversation.

"Britain's Immigration Policy is Just as Draconian as Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'," Vice News, 14 March 2017 [text]

Europe’s Refugee Frontier: Pushbacks and Border Closures in Serbia (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

Ill-Treatment of Migrants in Greek Law Enforcement: Are the Strasbourg Court Judgments the Tip of the Iceberg? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, March 2017) [text]

"Meet the Syrians in Hiding in Britain Because They’re Afraid of Being Sent Back to Mainland Europe," Buzzfeed News, 16 March 2017 [text]  

Report on Review of Cash Allowance Paid to Asylum Seekers: 2016 (UK Home Office, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

"The Syrian Refugees Coming Home to Armenia," Foreign Policy, 20 March 2017 [text]

Syrian Refugees to be Properly Recognised as Refugees at Last (Free Movement Blog, March 2017) [text]

Wrongful Convictions of Asylum Seekers in the UK (Border Criminologies, March 2017)
- Three-part blog series: 1) Prosecuting Refugees: Wrongful Convictions, Unlawful Practices; 2) New Article: Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Response to Wrongful Convictions of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; 3) The Problem with the Prosecution of Refugees.


Les Recueils Annuels de Jurisprudence de la CNDA (Cour Nationale du Droit d'Asile)[access]
- Annual overviews of asylum decisions are available since 2005. Also available are special compilations of decisions.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (17 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

New Issue of Refuge

The latest issue of Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugee Issues is now available. As explained further in the introduction, the theme is "Power and Influence in the Global Refugee Regime."

Refuge is open access so all articles are freely available!

Contents of vol. 33, no. 1, 2017 include:

  • Power in the Global Refugee Regime: Understanding Expressions and Experiences of Power in Global and Local Contexts
  • US Leadership and the International Refugee Regime
  • Australia as a Powerbroker on Refugee Protection in Southeast Asia: The Relationship with Indonesia
  • Power and Responsibility at the Margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime
  • Effecting Change: Civil Servants and Refugee Policy in 1970s Canada
  • Les hauts et les bas du financement canadien au HCR: quelle aide et pour quels réfugiés?
  • UNHCR’s Origins and Early History: Agency, Influence, and Power in Global Refugee Policy
  • Finding Space for Protection: An Inside Account of the Evolution of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM): Gaining Power in the Forced Migration Regime

Also included are four book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

23 March 2017

Regional Focus: United States

"Best Evidence Aside: Why Trump's Executive Order Makes America Less Healthy," Hastings Center Report, vol. 47, no. 2 (March/April 2017) [free full-text]

Declined Detainer Outcome Report (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 2017) [access]
- New weekly report "mandated by the president’s executive order 'Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States'" that names "jurisdictions that decline to detain immigrants who could be subject to deportation." See also related CNN article.

Immigration Projected to Drive Growth in U.S. Working-age Population through at Least 2035 (Pew Research, March 2017) [text]

"Inside Trump's Border Crackdown on Women and Kids," Mother Jones, 19 March 2017 [text]

"Muscular Public Relations Strategy to Paint Immigrants and Immigration as Negatives Embedded Deep Within Trump Executive Orders," Migration Information Source, 22 March 2017 [text]
- Examines the mandate in the president's immigration-related Executive Orders for "sweeping data collection and reporting on immigrants and refugees in ways that seek to underscore societal and economic costs with no countervailing attention to positive effects from immigration." Also provides an update on recent national and state policies.

Nearly 300 Law Professors: Trump’s Executive Order on “Sanctuary” Cities is Unconstitutional (Immigrant Legal Resource Center, March 2017) [text]

The Negative Consequences of Entangling Local Policing and Immigration Enforcement (Center for American Progress, March 2017) [text]

Read the Concurring and Dissenting Opinions from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Forced Migration Forum, March 2017) [text]

Trump Scapegoats Immigrants with Creation of Office of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (Immigration Impact, March 2017) [text]

Watch Ireland’s Prime Minister Bash Trump’s Anti-immigration Views Just Feet Away from Trump (Vox, March 2017) [text]
- Follow link for video.

Why Undocumented Immigration from Latin America to the US Will Slow to a Crawl—Even Without a Border Wall (Brookings Now Blog, March 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (16 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

Events & opportunities:

Report launch: Making the Asylum Appeals Process Fair for Women, London, 30 March 2017 [info]

Funding opportunity: Global Innovation Programs to Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 18 May 2017.

Funding opportunity: Safe From The Start Initiative to Improve Global Institutionalization and Accountability for Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Responses in Conflict-Affected Humanitarian Emergencies [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 18 May 2017.


"A-R-C-G- is not the Solution for Domestic Violence Victims," Catholic University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

Intimacies, Citizenship and Refugee Men (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2016) [preview via Springer]

Invisible Households: A Gendered Analysis of Single Male-Headed Households in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Uganda, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 19 (Global Migration Centre, 2017) [text]

Left Behind, but not at Home: The Hidden Migration Stories of the Women Who Stay (REACH, March 2017) [text]
- Note: A related study on "Separated Families: Who Stays, Who Goes and Why" will be made available shortly.

*The Number of Women Seeking Asylum in Italy and Who They Are (Open Migration, March 2017) [text]

Protecting Refugee Women from Gender-based Violence (PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan Gender Analysis: A Snapshot Situation Analysis of the Differential Impact of the Humanitarian Crisis on Women, Girls, Men and Boys in South Sudan (Oxfam, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Training Manual: Gender Leadership in Humanitarian Action (Oxfam, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Way Ahead: An Asylum System without Detention (Women for Refugee Women, March 2017) [text]

Women Head More than a Quarter of Refugee Households: What’s Next for Them? (CIPE Development Blog, March 2017) [text]


Gender Issues in the Asylum Claim (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (16 Feb. 2017)

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

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items


Conference: The U.N. Global Compact on Migration & Human Rights, London, 5 April 2017 [info]


Accountability under International Human Rights Law, Paper presented at Law Council of Australia 2017 Immigration Law Conference, Sydney, 24-25 Feb. 2017 [text]

All at Sea: Comparative Perspectives on Turning Back Boats, Sydney, 1 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for podcast and video.

Comment on Paposhvili v Belgium and the Temporal Scope of Risk Assessment (EJIL:Talk Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Displacement and Dispossession: Redefining Forced Displacement and Identifying When Forced Displacement Becomes Pillage under International Humanitarian Law," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:5 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

Preliminary Deference? The Impact of Judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU in Cases X.Y.Z., A.B.C. and Cimade and Gisti on National Law and the Use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (ECRE, March 2017) [text]

Rethinking the Role of Human Rights in the International Refugee Regime (Lawfare Blog, March 2017) [text]

RLI Working Paper Series, nos. 16-22 (Refugee Law Initiative, 2017) [text]
- This special collection includes seven working papers which came out of RLI’s Inaugural Annual Conference, "The Future of Refugee Law?," London, 29 June-1 July 2016.

Statement to the High Level Segment of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

There and Back Again: The Inter-American Human Rights System's Approach to International Humanitarian Law (SSRN, March 2017) [text]


The Refugee in International Law, 3rd ed. (Oxford Univ. Press, 2007) [info]
- While a subscription is required to view the entire text of this seminal work, some chapters are freely accessible, including Part 2, Chapter 5, "Non-Refoulement in the 1951 Refugee Convention" and Part 3, Chapter 8, "International Protection."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (2 March 2017)

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Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Finding Their Way: Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany (OECD, March 2017) [text]
- Background document for conference on "Working Together: Labour Market Integration of Refugees in Germany and Other OECD Countries," held in Berlin on 14 March 2017.

International Calls for Innovation to Support Women Refugees Who Want to Work (ODI, March 2017) [text]

Is Germany a Modern Atlas Capable of Holding up the Task of Giving the Refugees a Job? (ESISC, March 2017) [text]

Jordan Looks to Turn Refugee Crisis into Economic Boon (IRIN, March 2017) [text]

Labor Market Integration of Refugees in Finland, VATT Research Report, no. 185 (VATT Institute for Economic Research, Feb. 2017) [text via SSRN]

"Migration in Europe and its Economic Impact: A CGE Approach," Journal of International Trade & Commerce, vol. 13, no. 1 (Feb. 2017) [full-text via SSRN]
- Note: CGE = Computable General Equilibrium model.

"Self-Selection and Host Country Context in the Economic Assimilation of Political Refugees in the United States, Sweden, and Israel," International Migration Review, Early View, 19 Dec. 2016 [free full-text]

"When Money Speaks: Behind Asylum Seekers’ Consumption Patterns," Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"Why Denying Refugees the Right to Work is a Catastrophic Error," Chapter in Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (Penguin Allen Lane, March 2017) [free full-text via The Guardian]

"Yes" in My Backyard?: The Economics of Refugees and Their Social Dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya (World Bank, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related Dev4Peace blog post.

Zambia Refugees Economies: Livelihoods and Challenges (UNHCR, 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (8 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

22 March 2017

Thematic Focus: General


CFP: The Migration Conference 2017, Athens, 23-26 August 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts/proposals by 28 March 2017; early bird registration deadline is 12 June 2017.


Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone (UNDP, March 2017) [access]

IOM and the UN: Unfinished Business, Legal Studies Research Paper, no. 255/2017 (Queen Mary Univ. of London, March 2017) [text via SSRN]

Migrant Deaths and Disappearances Worldwide: 2016 Analysis, Data Briefing Series, no. 8 (IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rebuilding after Crisis: Embedding Refugee Integration in Migration Management Systems (Migration Policy Institute, March 2017) [text]

"The Role of Semiotics in Connecting the Spaces, Words and Embodied Experiences of Refugee Politics," Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Early View, 8 Dec. 2016 [free full-text]

Stocktaking of Global Forced Displacement Data, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 7985 (World Bank, Feb. 2017) [text]

Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis (Brookings, March 2017) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

What Practices are Used to Identify and Prioritize Vulnerable Populations Affected by Urban Humanitarian Emergencies? ( Humanitarian Evidence Programme, Jan. 2017) [text]
- See also related evidence brief issued in March.

A Year of Reporting Deeply on Refugees (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]
- "To mark the first anniversary of Refugees Deeply, our editors look back and select our best stories and commentaries from the past year."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (13 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

News: IACHR Hearings

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) opened its 161st Period of Sessions on 15 March 2017. Relevant hearings held this week include the following:

March 17: Human Rights Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Mexico [video]

March 20: Regulatory Changes in Migration Matters in Argentina [video]
- See also summary from Human Rights Brief.

March 21: Impact of Executive Orders “Border Security and Immigration Enforcements Improvements;” “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States;” “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approval for High Priority Infrastructure Projects” on Human Rights in the United States (Ex-officio) [video]
- See also earlier related IACHR press release.

March 21: Policies that Prevent Access to Asylum in the United States [video] [summary]

Refer to the Schedule of Hearings for more information about participants. One note: The U.S. opted out of participating in the hearings, as reported in this article in the Independent; see also commentary from the ACLU, ImmigrationProf Blog, and Just Security Blog. The Human Rights Brief also provided this summary.

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

21 March 2017

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling


Smuggling workshop: The Theory and Practice of Irregular Migration Facilitation, El Paso, Texas, 6-8 April 2017 [info]


Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’, RSC Research in Brief, no. 6 (Refugee Studies Centre, March 2017) [text]

Evidential Issues in Trafficking in Persons Cases: Case Digest (UN Office on Drugs & Crime, 2017) [text]

First Year Activity Report (European Migrant Smuggling Centre, Feb. 2017) [text]
- See also related Independent news story.

The Human Conveyor Belt: Trends in Human Trafficking and Smuggling in Post-revolution Libya (Global Initiative, March 2017) [text]

"Inside the Deadly Pirate Corridor Where Migrants Escape to Europe," Bloomberg, 21 Feb. 2017 [text]

J. and Others v. Austria and the Strengthening of States’ Obligation to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking (Strasbourg Observers, Feb. 2017) [text]

"The Truth Behind Rescuing Refugees: Is It Fair for the EU Border Agency to Say Rescue Missions Encourage Smuggling?," The Week, 3 March 2017 [text]

New book:

Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered: Conceptual Limits and States' Positive Obligations in European Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, March 2017) [info]
- "By reconsidering the definitions of human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced labour, Vladislava Stoyanova demonstrates how, in embracing the human trafficking framework, the international community has sidelined the human rights law commitments against slavery, servitude and forced labour that in many respects provide better protection for abused migrants. Stoyanova proposes two corrective steps to this development: placing a renewed emphasis on determining the definitional scope of slavery, servitude or forced labour, and gaining a clearer understanding of states' positive human rights obligations."


Combating Human Trafficking along Migration Routes (OSCE) [access]
- This project aims to enhance "the ability of interested participating States and Partners for Co-operation to effectively investigate/prosecute human trafficking and to promptly identify victims of trafficking in human beings (THB) along migration routes by promoting a multi-agency and human rights-based approach." Training exercises and a handbook are being developed.

Smuggling and Trafficking Page (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]
- Resource page that "focuses on issues relating to refugee protection for victims of trafficking and who fear being trafficked."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (13 Feb. 2017)

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

Thematic Focus: Health

"Afghan Migrants Face More Suboptimal Care than Natives: A Maternal Near-miss Audit Study at University Hospitals in Tehran, Iran," BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17:64 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"How MSF Works: Questions Answered, Explored, and Raised," Alert, vol.18, no.1 (Spring 2017) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

"Bibliometric Analysis of Medicine-related Publications on Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Internally Displaced People: 2000 – 2015," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 17:7 (March 2017) [open access]

"Challenges to Conducting Epidemiology Research in Chronic Conflict Areas: Examples from PURE-Palestine," Conflict and Health, 10:33 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"Determinants of Health Care Services Utilization among First Generation Afghan Migrants in Istanbul," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2) (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"Encouraging Understanding or Increasing Prejudices: A Cross-sectional Survey of Institutional Influence on Health Personnel Attitudes about Refugee Claimants' Access to Health Care," PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170910 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

"Ethical Problems in an Era Where Disasters Have Become a Part of Daily Life: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Workers in Turkey," PLoS ONE 12(3): e0174162 (March 2017) [open access]

Health Access and Utilization Survey: Access to Health Services in Jordan among... (UNHCR, Dec. 2016)
- Iraqi Refugees
- Refugees from Other Nationalities
- Syrian Refugees

Health Sector Humanitarian Response Strategy: Jordan 2017-2018 (UNHCR, Jan. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Health Workers and the Weaponisation of Health Care in Syria: A Preliminary Inquiry for The Lancet–American University of Beirut Commission on Syria," The Lancet, Online First, 14 March 2017 [free full-text]
- See also related AUB news storymore information about the Commission, and The Lancet's Syria: Health in Conflict page.

"Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Undocumented Immigrants and Refugees in Southern Italy: Demographic, Virological, and Clinical Features," Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 6:33 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

Recovery, Relapse, and Episodes of Default in the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Children in Humanitarian Emergencies: A Systematic Review (Oxfam, Feinstein International Center & UKAID, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Right to Health of Non-nationals and Displaced Persons in the Sustainable Development Goals Era: Challenges for Equity in Universal Health Care," International Journal for Equity in Health, 16:14 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (18 March 2017)
- Thematic Focus: Health (8 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia, esp. Myanmar

Funding opportunities:

NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia [info]
- The proposal submission deadline is 5 April 2017.

Tibetan and Sri Lankan Refugees, and Returnees in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka [info]
- The proposal submission deadline is 11 April 2017.


Afghanistan: New REACH Project Monitors Highly Vulnerable Informal Settlements in Kabul and Nangarhar (REACH, March 2017) [access]

Interim Report and Recommendations (Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: A final report will be issued August 2017. See also related Amnesty International statement.

"Mobilising Affinity Ties: Kachin Internal Displacement and the Geographies of Humanitarianism at the China–Myanmar Border," Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 42, no. 1 (March 2017) [free full-text]

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya Issue’ is a Regional Refugee Crisis: ASEAN Must Intervene (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Not ‘All is Forgiven’ for Asylum Seekers Returned to Sri Lanka (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

*The Plight of the ‘Stateless’ Rohingyas: Probing the Fate of the Rohingya Refugees in India (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Feb. 2017) [text]

Refugee Transit in Indonesia: The Critical Importance of Community (IPI Global Observatory, March 2017) [text]

Regional Guidelines on How to Identify and Refer Refugees and Asylum Seekers at the Borders of Central Asia (The Almaty Process on Refugee Protection and International Migration, 2016) [text via Refworld]

"Stranglehold Refoulment: Fear of Constructively Forced Returns of Burmese Refugees as Consequence of Thailand’s Combined Human Rights Violations," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017) [full-text]

"What’s Next for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?," The Diplomat, 9 March 2017 [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (3 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

20 March 2017

New Issue of RSQ

The latest issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly (RSQ) has been published. The theme is "'Undesirable and Unreturnable' Aliens in Asylum and Immigration Law." Contents of vol. 36, no. 1, March 2017 include:
  • The Emperor’s New Clothing: National Responses to “Undesirable and Unreturnable” Aliens under Asylum and Immigration Law [abstract]
  • “Undesirable and Unreturnable” in the United Kingdom [abstract] [conf. paper]
  • Undesirable and Unreturnable Migrants under French Law: Between Legal Uncertainty and Legal Limbo [abstract]
  • Undesirable but Unreturnable Migrants in the Netherlands [abstract] [conf. paper]
  • The Indefinite Detention of Undesirable and Unreturnable Third-Country Nationals in Greece [abstract]
  • Against All Odds: Turkey’s Response to “Undesirable but Unreturnable” Asylum-Seekers [abstract]
  • Invisible People: Suspected LTTE Members in the Special Refugee Camps of Tamil Nadu [abstract]
  • Detention and Delusion in Australia’s Kafkaesque Refugee Law [abstract] [eprint]
  • Unwanted but Unremovable: Canada's Treatment of “Criminal” Migrants Who Cannot be Removed [abstract]

These studies stem from a research project run jointly by the Refugee Law Initiative and the Center for International Criminal Justice. Follow the link for information about the preliminary workshop and international conference that were held to explore this issue.

Tagged Periodicals.

Events & Opportunities: More March & April 2017

Webinar: Haitian Asylum Claims, 30 March 2017 [info]

Conference: Separated Children in Judicial Proceedings: Recourse to European  and International Mechanisms, Dublin, 30-31 March 2017 [info]

Research symposium: 150 Years of Settlement: Impact of Education on Social Inclusion, Toronto, 7 June 2017 [info]
- Early bird registration deadline is 31 March 2017.

Job announcement: Coordinator, Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Nairobi [info]
- Apply by 31 March 2017.

Courses: MA in Migration and Refugee Studies & Graduate Diploma in Migration and Refugee Studies (MRS), American University in Cairo [info]
- Online graduate admission deadline for Fall 2017 is 1 April 2017.

Smuggling workshop: The Theory and Practice of Irregular Migration Facilitation, El Paso, Texas, 6-8 April 2017 [info]

Talk: Remote Control of Asylum Seekers: The US Experience, Sydney, 11 April 2017 [info]

Summer school: Researching Migration and Integration in an Era of Superdiversity, Brussels, 5-9 June 2017 [info]
- Book by 14 April 2017 for early bird rate.

CFP: Building Bridges in a Complex World Interdisciplinary Conference, Crete, 6-8 July 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 15 April 2017.

CFP: ECREA Diaspora, Migration and the Media Section, Bilbao, 2-3 November 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 16 April 2017.

CFP: International Metropolis Conference 2017, The Hague, 18-22 September 2017 [info]
- This year's theme is "Migration and Global Justice." Submit workshop and paper proposals by 30 April 2017.

CFP: World on the Move: Migration, Societies and Change, Manchester, UK, 30 October-1 November 2017 [info]
- Deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2017.

Note: Visit the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration web site for information about four funding opportunities with proposal submission deadlines in early April.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Still More March 2017/New April 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services


Conference: Mobile Learning Week, Paris, 20-24 March 2017 [info]
- The theme is "Education in Emergencies and Crises."


Brazil’s Warm Welcome to Stateless Family Inspires Refugee Hosting App (Refugees Deeply, March 2017) [text]

"Chatbot That Overturned 160,000 Parking Fines Now Helping Refugees Claim Asylum," The Guardian, 6 March 2017 [text]

"Contributing to Social Capital: An Investigation of Asian Immigrants' Use of Public Library Services," Library & Information Science Research, vol. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [postprint via ResearchGate]

DHS is Your Friend on Facebook, Whether You “Like” It or Not (The Asylumist Blog, March 2017) [text]

Germany to Use Voice Analysis Software to Help Determine Where Refugees Come from (The Verge, March 2017) [text]

How Teachers Use Mobile Phones as Education Tools in Refugee Camps (Education Plus Development Blog, March 2017) [text]

Innovation Transforms Education for Refugee Students in Africa (UNHCR, March 2017) [text]

"Novel Tablet-based Personal Interviewing Application Use among Newly Resettled Refugees," Health and Technology, OnlineFirst, 10 March 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

Research under Pressure: Challenges to Researching Country of Origin Information for Asylum Claims (Asylos, Feb. 2017) [text]

Responding to Changes from Outside the Sector: Information Technology and Social Media, Panel at 31st ALNAP Annual Meeting, 14-15 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Audio for this panel is available here.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (2 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Regional Focus: Oceania

"'Happiness again': Photographing and Narrating the Arrival of Hungarian Child Refugees and Their Families 1956–1957," The History of the Family, Latest Articles, 20 Feb. 2017 [abstract] [full-text via Univ. of Melbourne IR]
- Note: Access to the text is embargoed until Aug. 2018.

"'I Want to Bring Him from the Aeroplane to Here': The Meaning of Animals to Children of Refugee or Migrant Backgrounds Resettled in Australia," Children & Society, Early View, 19 Nov. 2016 [postprint via ResearchGate]

"The Interpreter is not an Invisible Being: A Thematic Analysis of the Impact of Interpreters in Mental Health Service Provision with Refugee Clients," Australian Psychologist, vol. 52, no. 1 (Feb. 2017) [free full-text]

Legislative Brief: Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Act 2017 (Kaldor Centre, March 2017) [text]

"New Zealand's Refugee Policy is Closer to Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Than You Might Think," Vice News, 31 Jan. 2017 [text]

Offshore Processing and the Perils of Unfettered Consequentialism (Asher Hirsch Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Syrian Refugee Resettlement: Are Australia and New Zealand Doing Their Fair Share? (DevPolicy Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia, RegNet Research Paper, no. 130 (Australian National Univ., 2017) [text via SSRN]

"US Could Take More Than 1,250 Refugees from Manus and Nauru, Senate Told," The Guardian, 15 March 2017 [text]

Watch for:

Serious Allegations of Abuse, Self-harm and Neglect of Asylum Seekers in Relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and Any Like Allegations in Relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre (Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee) [info]
- A report from this inquiry is expected 30 March 2017.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Australia (6 March 2017)
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (10 Feb. 2017)

Tagged Publications.