28 September 2023

New Issue of FMR

The September 2023 issue of Forced Migration Review (FMR) has been published, with a focus on "Ukraine: Insights and implications." From the digest:

"The war on Ukraine has caused forced displacement on a scale and at a speed not witnessed in Europe since World War II. This issue of Forced Migration Review seeks to address questions that have arisen out of the crisis, reflecting on the lessons learned from the immediate response and the implications for the international refugee and asylum system. The 25 articles in this issue consider the concept of temporary protection, the situation of Ukrainian refugees in different countries (including European countries, the USA and Russia), the displacement experiences and gaps in support for different marginalised groups, and intersecting issues such as gender-based violence, trafficking and localisation."

Readers can access FMR articles 1) individually, in HTML & PDF formats, 2) via the digest feature, or 3) as a complete issue.

This issue of FMR is also available in Ukrainian and Russian.

Back issues of FMR are available here.

FMR is an open access publication. It is available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. Audio versions of articles are available in English.

Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies


CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a themed issue on "Digital disruption and displacement." Submit article proposals by 15 October 2023.

Short pieces:

Addressing the digital learning-to-earning gap (UNHCR Innovation Service, Sept. 2023) [text]

"AI for humanitarians: A conversation on the hype, the hope, the future," The New Humanitarian, 5 Sept. 2023 [text]

Bridging the digital gender divide (UNHCR Innovation Service, Sept. 2023) [text]

Displaced and disconnected across Asia and the Pacific (UNHCR Innovation Service, Sept. 2023) [text]

How can AI contribute to the fight to end statelessness? (European Network on Statelessess, Sept. 2023) [text]

Voices from the War: What Tweets Reveal about Refugee Experience (Univ. of Würzburg, Sept. 2023) [text]
- Focuses on Ukrainians.

Reports & journal articles:

"Attitudes towards Afghan refugees and immigrants in Turkey: A Twitter analysis," Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, vol. 5 (2023) [open access]

Digital Transformation Strategy: 2022-2026 (UNHCR) [access]
- "Provides a unified vision and approach to realizing the rights of refugees to digital inclusion and protection. It also guides UNHCR in reshaping our use of digital channels and associated technology to achieve our strategic objectives."

International Migration, vol. 61, no. 5 (Oct. 2023) [contents]
- The "Commentaries" section includes five freely available contributions relating to digital technologies.

"Refugee and Mediated Lives," Entry in Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication (Oxford Univ. Press, Aug. 2022) [postprint]

"The Representation of Afghan Refugees in Pakistani Urdu and English Blogs: A Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis," Corporum: Journal of Corpus Linguistics, vol. 6, no. 1 (2023) [open access]

"Rule of Law Challenges of 'Algorithmic Discretion' & Automation in EU Border Control: A Case Study of ETIAS Through the Lens of Legality," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 25, no. 3 (2023) [open access]

"'#SayNoToRohingya': a critical study on Malaysians’ amplified resentment towards Rohingya refugees on Twitter during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis," The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, vol. 112, no 4 (2023) [open access]

Smart Border is Watching You! Fundamental rights implications of automated data processing and decision-making at the EU Border, Law Research Paper, no. 2023-11 (Univ. of Luxembourg, Sept. 2023) [text]

"Understanding the impact of digital technology on the well-being of older immigrants and refugees: A scoping review," Digital Health, 30 Aug. 2023 [open access]

"The use of digital technologies in the Hungarian refugee response," Forced Migration Review, no. 72 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

Related post:

27 September 2023

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Short pieces:

African Countries Sign Continental Agreement to Address Climate Mobility (IOM, Sept. 2023) [text]
- See also related news release.

Environmental disasters and climate change force people to cross borders, but they’re not recognised as refugees – they should be (The Conversation, Sept. 2023) [text]

Libya’s floods: a climate change and governance tragedy (ISS Today, Sept. 2023) [text]

Maui After Fire Illustrates Need to Plan for Longer-Term Disaster Displacement (Just Security Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Unraveling the Future: Data-Driven Action for Climate-Induced Forced Displacement (UNHCR Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Assessing serious disturbances to public order under the 1969 OAU Convention, including in the context of disasters, environmental degradation and the adverse effects of climate change, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. 41 (UNHCR, Sept. 2023) [text]

*"The Bangladeshi Diaspora: Unsung champions of confronting climate change-induced disasters," Routed Magazine, no. 22 (July 2023) [text]

"Climate Refugees: Current or Future Issue in Society and Law?," Chapter in The EU Green Deal
and its Implementation (Nomos, 2023) [open access]
- Scroll to p. 269.

"Conflict, Climate Change, and Displacement Nexus Revisited: The Protracted Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh," Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, OnlineFirst, 31 July 2023 [open access]

The impact of climate change on forced displacement, JDC Quarterly Digest, no. 8 (July 2023) [text]

International Migration, vol. 61, no. 5 (Oct. 2023) [contents]
- Features a special section on "Environmental (im)mobilities: Improving the evidence base for effective policy making." The introduction and two articles are open access.

Jahrbuch Migration und Gesellschaft = Yearbook Migration and Society 2022/2023 (transcript Verlag, Aug. 2023) [open access]
- The theme of this edition is "Climate." Articles are in English or German.

Movimientos migratorios sur-sur: Fronteras, trayectorias y desigualdades, Boletines 5, 6 & 7 (CLASCO, Aug. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for three-part newsletter focusing on "Movilidad humana, ambiente y cambio climático."

Pobreza, cambio climático y DESCA en Centro América y México, en el contexto de movilidad humana (OAS, Aug. 2023) [text]


Related post:

Thematic Focus: Gender-related Issues

Short pieces:

Forced Abortion and Forced Sterilization as Grounds for Asylum (The Asylumist, Aug. 2023) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Sexual and gender-based violence in migration contexts: does faith sensitivity matter? (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]


Men, masculinities and humanitarian settings: A mapping of the state of research and practice-based evidence (UN Women, Aug. 2023) [text]

Migrant and refugee women in Australia: A study of sexual harassment in the workplace (ANROWS, Aug. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for the study, technical report and factsheet. See also related post on The Conversation. 

Representación de las mujeres refugiadas y migrantes en medios de comunicación y redes sociales en el Perú: Diagnóstico situacional (UNHCR & Amnesty International, Aug. 2023) [text]

Journal articles:

"Barriers and facilitators of access to sexual and reproductive health services among migrant, internally displaced, asylum seeking and refugee women: A scoping review," PLoS ONE 18(9): e0291486 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

"Ethical and Forensic Issues in the Medico-Legal and Psychological Assessment of Women Asylum Seekers," Healthcare, vol. 11, no. 17 (Aug. 2023) [open access]
- Focuses on Italy.

"Gender role attitudes and well-being of German and refugee adolescents—same or different?," BMC Psychiatry, 23:663 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

"Sexual and reproductive healthcare utilisation and affordability for South Sudanese refugees and host populations in Northern Uganda: A mixed methods study," PLOS Global Public Health 3(9): e0002351 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

"Syrian refugee women’s access to family planning services and modern contraception during overlapping crises in Bekaa, Lebanon," BMC Women's Health, 23:475 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

"'When you leave your country, this is what you’re in for': experiences of structural, legal, and gender-based violence among asylum-seeking women at the Mexico-U.S. border," BMC Public Health, 23:1699 (Sept. 2023) [open access]


Afghan Women Refugees Two Years On: Where Are They Now?, 15 Aug. 2023 [access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: MENA

Short pieces:

"Analysis: Libya and Morocco’s twin tragedies highlight differences," Al Jazeera, 22 Sept. 2023 [text]
- See also related article in The New Humanitarian.

A damaging deal: abuses, departures from Tunisia continue following EU agreement (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2023) [text]
- See also related articles in The New Humanitarian and in Politico Europe.

"Long hours and low budgets: Meet the refugee groups supporting Sudanese displaced in Egypt," The New Humanitarian, 20 Sept. 2023 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"'The Decision to Return to Syria is Not in My Hands': Syria’s Repatriation Regime as Illiberal Statebuilding," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 17 Sept. 2023 [free full-text]

"Double burden of vulnerability for refugees: conceptualization and policy solutions for financial protection in Iran using systems thinking approach," Health Research Policy and Systems, 21:94 (Sept. 2023) [open access]

Factsheet: Displacement of Palestinian herders amid increasing settler violence (OCHA, Sept. 2023) [text]

Jerusalem Quarterly, no. 94 (Summer 2023) [full-text]
- Special issue on "UNRWA Archives (Part 2)."

Pressures for refugees to return to Syria in the context of the crisis in Lebanon (Fafo, March 2023) [text]

"Sayed’s Journey to Encampment: Examining Sites and Scenes of Economic Migrant Displacement in Mandate Palestine," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 Sept. 2023 [open access]

The spatial governance of the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan: Refugees between urban settlements and encampment policies, CMI Report, no. 3 (Chr. Michelsen Institute, Aug. 2023) [text]

UNRWA’s Reckoning: Preserving the UN Agency Serving Palestinian Refugees, MENA Report, no. 242 (International Crisis Group, Sept. 2023) [text]

Related post:

26 September 2023

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality


CFP: Statelessness and Citizenship Review [info]
- Submission deadline is 1 October 2023.

Webinar: ‘Credibility Undermined’: Challenges Faced by Stateless Asylum Seekers in the UK, 11 October 2023 [info]

Short pieces:

Addressing statelessness in the MENA region: a new network for mobilisation (ENS Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Advocating for Change in the Netherlands: The Stateless Rights Collective (SRC) (ENS Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

IACHR calls on States to guarantee full enjoyment of the right to nationality (OAS, Sept. 2023) [text]

Los niños de dónde? Apatridia infantil: la lucha por la nacionalidad en Colombia (Linked In, Aug. 2023) [text]

Training Workshop and Steering Meeting on the Draft Protocol on the Specific Aspects of the Right to Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa (African Union, Sept. 2023) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Contextualising Statelessness: Contingent Citizenship and the Politics of (non)Recognition in Thailand," TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, FirstView, 4 Sept. 2023 [open access]

 “I Don’t Have a Future”: Stateless Kuwaitis and the Right to Education (Amnesty International, Aug. 2023) [text]

Regional Model Law on the Determination of Statelessness, the Protection of Stateless Persons and the Facilitation of Their Naturalization (ECOWAS, ECCAS & UNHCR, May 2023) [text]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem: Violence against women and girls, nationality laws and statelessness, UN Doc. No. A/78/256 (UN General Assembly, July 2023) [access via ReliefWeb]

El riesgo de apatridia en movimientos mixtos sucesivos: La experiencia del “Proyecto Nacionalidad” en Chile con niños, niñas y adolescentes hijos/as de venezolanos nacidos en Colombia (Universidad Alberto Hurtado & Proyecto Nacionalidad, Aug. 2023) [text]

Statelessness (including an update on the #Ibelong campaign), UN Doc. No. EC/74/SC/CRP.12 (Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme, May 2023) [text]
- See also related presentation & NGO statement.

Statelessness & Citizenship Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (2023) [open access]
- Mix of articles, commentary, case notes and book reviews.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"Cultivated invisibility and migrants’ experiences of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic," Sociological Review, vol. 71, no. 1 (2023) [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Does inequality foster xenophobia? Evidence from the German refugee crisis," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 19 Sept. 2023 [open access]

"The League of Nations and Turkish political refugees in Greece in the early 1930s," Middle Eastern Studies, Latest Articles, 19 Sept. 2023 [open access]

"Mass mobilizations for helping war refugees: The role of fear, closeness, and norms," Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, vol. 5 (2023) [open access]
- Focuses on Ukrainians in Poland.

"The new grounds for deportation of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom," International Migration, vol. 61, no. 5 (Oct. 2023) [open access]

"Resisting International Norm Transfer While Seeking International Recognition – Ukrainian Asylum Lawmaking," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 25, no. 3 (2023) [open access]

"Temporary Protection for Ukrainians in the European Union: Why Now and When Again?," Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 57 (Forthcoming) [full-text via SSRN]

"La tercerización de la responsabilidad de proteger en el Nuevo Pacto sobre Migración y Asilo en Europa," REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 31, no. 68 (2023) [open access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Short pieces:

Germany: Crime statistics and migration (InfoMigrants, Sept. 2023) [text]

Politics trumps migrant lives in the Mediterranean (ENACT Africa, Sept. 2023) [text]

**For much more news and info on the latest developments, check out the ECRE Weekly Bulletin.


Abandoned Lives: Report on the situation and needs of migrants arriving from the Balkan Route to Trieste (International Rescue Committee, Aug. 2023) [text]

‘I Felt So Stuck’: Inadequate Housing and Social Support for Families Seeking Asylum in the United Kingdom (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2023) [text]

The influence of asylum policy on migration to the Netherlands: scientific insights into migration drivers (Verwey-Jonker Instituut, 2023) [access]
- Follow link for an executive summary in English and an executive summary, infographic and full report in Dutch.

The influence of migration “crises” on migration governance and policy responses, MAGYC Synthesis Report (Migration Governance and Asylum Crises Project, Aug. 2023) [text]
- Note: This project has ended; visit the website for more info and access to deliverables and publications.

A pandemic of abuses: how Greece dismantled the right to asylum and normalised the violation of migrants’ rights throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in Lesvos (Legal Centre Lesvos, Sept. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

Recognition rates: Granting international protection in EU+ countries, Fact Sheet, no. 19 (EU Agency for Asylum, Aug. 2023) [text]

Revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework: Key Recommendations on Migration and Asylum (ECRE & PICUM, Sept. 2023) [text]

New project:

PRIME: Protecting Irregular Migrants in Europe [access]
- Project undertaking "research on how national institutions shape the conditions of irregular migrants across Europe to develop contextualised and more effective policy responses."

Related posts:

25 September 2023

News: New Resource to Support Open Access!

As many of you no doubt know, I regularly promote the "green open access" route to forced migration authors because it is a cost-free option for providing open access to one's research. However, not all authors necessarily have ready access to an appropriate repository. The Forced Migration Research Archive (FMRA) is a newly available resource that aims to fill that gap. I was fortunate to be a part of a York University-based team - along with Susan McGrath and Michele Millard at the Centre for Refugee Studies, as well as staff members at York University Libraries - that worked to make FMRA a reality. Read on for more details on how you too can share your forced migration research via FMRA!

What is FMRA?
- The Forced Migration Research Archive is a new subject-focused repository hosted by YorkSpace at Canada’s York University. It was established to provide authors a free and easy way to make their research openly accessible. 

Who should deposit in FMRA?
- Any forced migration author who would like to make their research papers freely available to the global research community.

Why should I deposit in FMRA? Doing so…
- Gets your research out there!
- Increases your discoverability & research impact
- Demonstrates your support for open access 
- Contributes to information equity
- Allows you to comply with your funder’s open access requirements
- Ensures your research is preserved over the long-term

What should I deposit in FMRA?
- During FMRA’s initial launch phase, you can upload an earlier version of your peer-reviewed journal article, published in English, French or Spanish. (View a few recent additions to FMRA here.)

How do I deposit my research in FMRA?
- Depositing your research in FMRA involves three simple steps: Fill out a short submission form, upload a PDF version of your document, and agree to the terms of YorkSpace’s Non-Exclusive Distribution License.

Who manages FMRA?
- FMRA is an initiative of the Refugee Research Network and supported by the Centre for Refugee Studies and York University Libraries

Need more information?
- Visit FMRA’s website at https://refugeeresearch.net/ms/fmra/ for the submission form and guidelines.
- Or email your questions to FMresearcharchive@gmail.com.
- Not yet familiar with open access? Check out the Forced Migration & Open Access blog for an introduction.

23 September 2023

Regional Focus: Americas


Request for comments: Declaration of the Academy in the Framework of Cartagena+40 = Declaração da Academia no marco de Cartagena+40 = Declaración de la Academia en el marco de Cartagena+40 
- Email cartagena40.academia@gmail.com for more info and to request copies of the updated texts of the Declaration in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Submit comments in English here, in Portuguese here, and in Spanish here by 30 September 2023.

Short pieces:

"How aid workers are learning to adapt to gang violence in Honduras," The New Humanitarian, 22 Aug. 2023 [text]

Migrants on the move: In search of stability and safety in the Americas (Doctors without Borders, Sept. 2023) [text]

Safe Third Country Agreement Expansion Causes Asylum Seekers to Explore New Routes (Wilson Center Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Trinidad and Tobago: Authorities must stop deporting refugees and asylum seekers (Amnesty International, Aug. 2023) [text]

**Visit the weekly Americas Migration Brief for a much more extensive round-up of news and publications.


2022 Americas Overview of Missing Migrants Data (IOM, Aug. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for summary in English and full report in Spanish. See also related press release.

Critical Needs in the Americas (UNHCR, Aug. 2023) [Eng. text] [Sp. text]
- See also related press release.

Historias migratorias de los venezolanos que vuelven al pais: La entrevista narrativa como objeto para su comprensión (ACNUR & Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Aug. 2023) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for summary and full report.

Informe del ejercicio de caracterización del desplazamiento interno en Chihuahua (ACNUR, May 2023) [text]

RMNA 2023: Refugee and Migrant Needs Analysis (R4V, ) [access]
- Follow link for summary, full report and other data. See also related press release.

Journal articles:

"Counter-Archive as Methodology: Activating Oral Histories of the Contested Canada-US Border," ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, vol. 22, no. 4 (2023) [open access]

"La población colombiana con necesidades de protección internacional y los planes regionales de respuesta," REMHU: Revista Interdisciplinar da Mobilidade Humana, vol. 31, no. 68 (2023) [open access]

"Sin of Omission: Exploring a Key Credibility Inference in Canadian Refugee Status Rejections," Osgoode Hall Law Journal, vol. 60, no. 1 (2023) [full-text]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Africa

Short pieces:

Nowhere to run: The dilemmas of Eritrean refugees in war-wrecked Sudan (CMI Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

Repatriation does little to deter Ethiopian migrants (ENACT Africa, Aug. 2023) [text]

Should Refugee Camps be Abolished? Towards Key Considerations for Self-reliance and True Protection (RLI Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]


Advocating for Refugee Incentive Workers: A Qualitative Research Study in Three Refugee Contexts in Africa (Oxfam, Sept. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

Community Conversations: The Impact of Awareness-raising Forums on Migration Attitudes in Ethiopia (IOM, Aug. 2023) [text]

Uganda: Summary of learning from recent research (UNHCR, March 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journal articles:

"Forced Migration and Resilience in the EHAGL Region: Resource Caravans and Passageways of Adult Urban Refugees in Addis Ababa," QRP: Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin, vol. 62, no. 3 (2023) [open access]

"Medical Research and the Production of Reliable Data: The Difficulties of a Randomised Clinical Trial Confronted with Real Life in Southern Niger," Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 5, no. 1 (2023) [open access]

Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 42, no. 3 (Sept. 2023) [contents]
- Special issue on "The Influence of the Global Refugee Regime in Africa." The introduction is freely available and two articles are open access.

"The reliability of recall measurement in assessing migrant reintegration: Evidence from Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan," International Migration, Early View, 1 Sept. 2023 [open access]

"The role of mindfulness, psychological capital, and social capital in the well-being of refugees in Uganda," Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, vol. 5 (2023) [open access]

"Tanzania’s Open Door to Refugees Narrows," Migration Information Source, 24 Aug. 2023 [text]


Managing Changing Migration Dynamics and Policies in West Africa for Regional Gain, 24 Aug. 2023 [access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Short pieces:

IOM Calls for Increased Support, Sustainable Solutions for Rohingya Refugees (IOM, Aug. 2023) [text]

The Rohingya Crisis: No End in Sight (RSIS Commentary, Sept. 2023) [text]

UNHCR, NGOs seek stronger partnerships to find lasting solutions for forcibly displaced and stateless in Asia Pacific (UNHCR, Sept. 2023) [text]

"What’s behind the violence that has displaced 60,000 in India’s Manipur?," The New Humanitarian, 23 Aug. 2023 [text]


Afghan, Chin and Rohingya refugees in Malaysia: Understanding information sources and gaps (Mixed Migration Centre, Sept. 2023) [text]

Expanded Solutions and Enhanced Resilience: A Multi-Stakeholder Pledge for Rohingya Refugees (UNHCR, 2023) [text]

Learning review of language inclusion in the Rohingya response (CLEAR Global, Aug. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

Journal articles:

"As Nauru Shows, Asylum Outsourcing Has Unexpected Impacts on Host Communities," Migration Information Source, 29 Aug. 2023 [text]

"A Critical Analysis of Japan’s Decision to Accept Ukrainians Following the Russian Invasion in 2022," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 6 Sept. 2023 [open access]

"‘Enjoying Time Alone’: Exploring Solitude as a Positive Space for Refugee Wellbeing," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 28 Aug. 2023 [open access]
- Focuses on New Zealand.

"A formative research to explore the programmatic approach of vaccinating the Rohingya refugees and host communities against COVID-19 infection in Bangladesh," BMC Health Services Research, 23:937 (Aug. 2023) [open access]

"'I'm not angry!': language ideologies, misunderstanding, and marginalization among North Korean refugees in rural South Korea," Applied Linguistics Review, Ahead of Print, 12 Sept. 2023 [open access]

Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, nos. 61 & 62 (June/Dec. 2023) [full-text]
- Special issue on "Politics, Space, Memory: Identity Making in the Wake of Partition." 


Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis: The Plight of Afghan Refugees (Need to Know Podcast, Aug. 2023) [access]

Related post:

21 September 2023

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Short pieces:

12 articles shifting the focus to local aid efforts this World Humanitarian Day (The New Humanitarian, Aug. 2023) [access]

Examining the ethics of humanitarian mediation (NCHS Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

From Training to Deployment: Emergency Refugee Registration (UNHCR Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

The humanitarian system on the high wire: a year on the road with The State of the Humanitarian System (ALNAP Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Launch of the Humanitarian Studies Centre (HSC): “Humanitarian Studies is about dignity and it is about humanity” (Bliss Blog, Sept. 2023) [text]

Navigating dilemmas in people-centric humanitarian action (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

"Q&A: Why it’s time to stop the aid logo ‘arms race’," The New Humanitarian, 17 Aug. 2023 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Aid Worker Security Report 2023 - Security Training in the Humanitarian Sector: Issues of equity and effectiveness (Humanitarian Outcomes, Aug. 2023) [text]

"Community-Engagement in Research in Humanitarian Settings," Frontiers in Public Health, 17 Aug. 2023 [open access]

"Écologiser" l'emballage des articles de premiers secours: Leçons apprises des organisations humanitaires (UNHCR, Aug. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Fighting with words: humanitarian security and the changing role of law in contemporary armed conflict," Disasters, vol. 47, no. 4 (Oct. 2023) [open access]

Guidance Note: Data Responsibility and Accountability to affected people in Humanitarian Action (OCHA, Aug. 2023) [text]

Learning by Listening: The Ukraine crisis as a case study in shifting power to local humanitarian actors (Oxfam, June 2023) [text]
- See also related blog post.

"Teaching Humanitarian Action: NOHA Joint Master’s Programme at 30," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 8:8 (Aug. 2023) [open access]

UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation Post-2021: How to Stay the Course, vol. 1, EVO/2023/10 (UNHCR, July 2023) [text]


What is a humanitarian crisis, really? (Rethinking Humanitarianism Podcast, Sept. 2023) [access]


Related post:

Opportunities: More Sept. & Oct. 2023

Call for registration: Final Conference of the SHARED Project, Barcelona/Online, 28-29 September 2023 [info]
- Register by 25 September 2023.

CFP: Frontiers in Human Dynamics or Frontiers in Political Science [info]
- Contributions sought for a research topic on "Displacement(s) and Dispossession(s)." Submit abstracts by 25 September 2023.

Seminar: Histories and Futures of Ethics in Humanitarian Negotiations, Oslo, 6 October 2023 [info]
- Register by 25 September 2023.

Webinar: Migration, Disasters, and Climate Change in Eastern Africa, 26 September 2023 [info]

Debate: How can we achieve a world without long-term refugee camps?, London/Online, 27 September 2023 [info]

CFP: AILA Law Journal Symposium on Shaping Immigration Policy through the Federal Courts, Washington, DC, 21 March 2024 [info]
- Deadline for paper proposals is 30 September 2023.

CFP: Disasters [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Famine and food security: new trends and systems or politics as usual?" Submit abstracts by 30 September 2023.

CFP: Humanitarianism in Changing Climates,7th IHSA Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Dhaka/Online, 5-7 November 2023 [info]
- Note: The submission deadline for papers has been extended to 30 September 2023.

Call for registration: Humanitarianism in Changing Climates,7th IHSA Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Dhaka/Online, 5-7 November 2023 [info]
- The early bird deadline is 6 October 2023.

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Contributions sought for a themed issue on "Digital disruption and displacement." Submit article proposals by 15 October 2023.

Seminar: Decoding Justice: Data-driven insights into how refugee cases are decided in Australia, Online, 19 October 2023 [info]

Seminar: The use of new technologies in immigration and asylum governance: implications for human rights, 25 October 2023 [info]

Related post:

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Short pieces:

Afghan Evacuation and Resettlement: Two Years Later There’s Still Work to Do (Just Security Blog, Sept 2023) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

The federal government turns to local communities to help refugees settle into the US, but community-based programs bring both possibilities and challenges (The Conversation, Aug. 2023) [text]

Migrant and Refugee Integration in Cities across the Americas (Global Americans, Aug. 2023) [text]

Refugee integration policies can lead to poorer integration outcomes (VoxEU, Aug. 2023) [text]
- Focuses on Denmark.

‘When you get status the struggle doesn’t end’: what it’s like to be a new refugee in the UK (The Conversation, Aug. 2023) [text]

Why thousands of Ukrainian refugees in the UK are now homeless (The Conversation, Aug. 2023) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021 (USCRI, Sept. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on the US.

Attracting, Retaining, and Diversifying Sponsors for Refugees in Community Sponsorship Programs (Migration Policy Institute, Sept. 2023) [text]
- Focuses on Europe.

Creating pathways to future durable solutions for IDPs in Yemen (ACTED et al., May 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]

Different policies, different outcomes: The reception of Ukrainian refugees in Sweden and Norway (Fafo, Aug. 2023) [text]

"Hidden agenda for cross-cultural training: understanding refugees’ cross-cultural experience through the capability approach," International Journal of Human Resource Management, Latest Articles, 14 Sept. 2023 [open access]

Refuge and Family Futures in Australia: Settlement outcomes of recently arrived refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan (UTS, Western Sydney Univ. & Univ. of Sydney, Aug. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary and full report.

"Resilience: The key for Colombian refugees to integrate into New Zealand," Educación y Humanismo, vol. 25, no. 45 (2023) [open access]

A roadmap for European asylum and refugee integration policy: Lessons from the Ukraine response (Brookings Institution, Aug. 2023) [text]

The Support Platform for the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees: An ADSP & ICVA Explainer (ADSP & ICVA, Sept. 2023) [text via ReliefWeb]


Strengthening Refugee Engagement in Community Sponsorship Programs, 14 Sept. 2023 [info]

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20 September 2023

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Short pieces:

Asylum Seekers in Costa Rica Struggle to Survive as New Decree Restricts Access to Work (RI Commentary, Aug. 2023) [text]

Fortune 500 Companies with Immigrant Roots Generated More Money Than the GDP of Most Western Nations (Immigration Impact Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

Government enhances support for refugees to find jobs (UK Home Office, Sept. 2023) [text]

"Refugees overqualified and underpaid in Germany," DW, 12 Aug. 2023 [text]

UNHCR: advancing opportunities for Syrian refugee employment in Jordan’s private sector (UNHCR, Aug. 2023) [text]

What do trade agreements have to do with migration policy? (MPC Blog, Aug. 2023) [text]

"With European countries hungry for workers, more Ukrainians are choosing Germany over Poland," AP News, 12 Sept. 2023 [text]


Labor Inclusion Study for Venezuelan migrants and refugees in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Manta and Machala (USAID & World Council of Credit Unions, Aug. 2023) [access]
- Follow link for Spanish-language report.

Refugee Entrepreneurship in Rwanda, RSC Research in Brief, no. 20 (Refugee Studies Centre, Sept. 2023) [text]

Turning Policy into Reality: Refugees’ Access to Work in Rwanda (Refugees International, Sept. 2023) [text]

Vida migrante: Economic inclusion of Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador (WFP, April 2023) [text]

Journal articles:

"Corporate sector engagement in contemporary ‘crises’: the case of refugee integration in Germany," Disasters, vol. 47, no. 4 (Oct. 2023) [open access]

"Do Work Permits Work? The Impacts of Formal Labor Market Integration of Syrian Refugees in Jordan," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 17 Sept. 2023 [open access]

"Experiences of Egypt as a destination and transit country for Syrian refugee healthcare workers: a qualitative study," BMC Health Services Research, 23:872 (Aug. 2023) [open access]

"Migrant Entrepreneurs as Agents of Development? Geopolitical Context and Transmobility Strategies of Colombian Migrants Returning from Venezuela," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 24, suppl. no. 2 (March 2023) [open access]

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