24 May 2019

Regional Focus: Americas

Publications:

"As Migrant Numbers Swell on the US-Mexico Border, so do Unmet Needs," The New Humanitarian, 22 May 2019 [text]

"Colombia: Norte de Santander, Where Two Displacement Crises Converge," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

De la Represión al Exilio: Nicaragüenses en Costa Rica (Fundacion Arias, May 2019) [text]

The Deadly Consequences of Proposed Canadian Asylum Restrictions (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

El Salvador: ACNUR Saluda Esfuerzos de Asamblea Legislativa para Construir una Ley Especial sobre Desplazamiento Forzado Interno (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

Folleto Informativo sobre Derechos, Obligaciones y Servicios para Personas en Situación de Movilidad Humana en Frontera Norte y Sur (Govt. of Ecuador, May 2019) [text via UNHCR]

"Mexico's Tiny Refugee Agency Turns to U.N. Amid Asylum Surge, Funding Cuts," Reuters, 21 May 2019 [text]

Venezuelans:

Analysis of Flow Monitoring Surveys Conducted with Venuzuelan Nationals in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay 2018 (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guidance Note on International Protection Considerations for Venezuelans, Update I (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]
- See also related briefing note and news story.

Matriz de Monitoreo del Desplazamiento Entendiendo el Flujo Poblacional Venezolano en República Dominicana (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb] 

Protection Monitoring Trinidad and Tobago: Venezuelan Asylum-seekers and Refugees in Trinidad and Tobago, September-November 2018 (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1 (8 May 2019)
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2 (Venezuelans) (8 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2019 Retreat of ECOWAS Ambassadors, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 15-16 April 2019 [Eng. text & Fre. text via ReliefWeb]
- Theme was "Mixed Flows and Durable Solutions in the ECOWAS Region."

"After Deportation, Some Congolese Returnees Face Detention and Extortion," Migration Information Source, 23 May 2019 [text]

CMFS Brief: Nigerian Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

CMFS Brief: Somali Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Internal Displacement in Urban and Rural Areas: An Analysis of IDP Distribution and Access to Services in Nigeria and Ethiopia (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Little Known Story of the Polish Refugees Who Fled to East Africa during World War II," QZ, 16 May 2019 [text]

"Precarious Hope and Reframing Risk Behavior from the Ground Up: Insight from Ethnographic Research with Rwandan Urban Refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon," Conflict and Health, 13:18 (May 2019) [open access]

"Precarious Mobility: Infrastructures of Eritrean Migration through the Sudan and the Sahara Desert," Africa Human Mobility Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan.-Apr. 2019) [full-text]

A Region on the Move: 2018 Mobility Overview in the Horn of Africa and the Arab Peninsula (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Tale of Two Camps: The Dissociation of Kakuma and Dadaab under the Self-Reliance Agenda in Kenya (RLI Blog, May 2019) [text]

Trying to Soften the Landing for Returning Migrants (openDemocracy, May 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Nigerians.

UNHCR and the Pan-African Parliament Agree to Step Up Cooperation on Forced Displacement (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

"The Value of Human Dignity in the Refugee Protection," Africa Human Mobility Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan.-Apr. 2019) [full-text]
- Focuses on South Africa.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (13 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

23 May 2019

Regional Focus: MENA, esp. Libya & Syria

Funding opportunity:

Proposals for Regional Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) Based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Amman, Jordan; and Turkey and the Middle East (TuME) in Istanbul, Turkey [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 2 July 2019.

Situation in Libya:

Libya: Tripoli Displacements
*Absolute Rightlessness Sur Place through Excessive Externalisation: The Case of Libya (SSRN, May 2019) [text]

Libya: Migrant Detention Center Hit during Fighting (InfoMigrants, May 2019) [text]

"Libya: Urban Displacement Driven by Escalating Conflict and Insecurity," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"Migrant Women, Children Denied Shelter in Libya's Battleground," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 10 May 2019 [text]

"Migrants Trying to Reach Europe are Trapped in Libya - Between Militias and the Sea," The Intercept, 16 May 2019 [text]

Move Refugees in Tripoli Out of Harm’s Way, Urges UNHCR (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

Remarks from Charlie Yaxley, UNHCR Spokesperson, at the Palais Briefing This Morning (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]
- Comments re. Libya.

Syria:

Political Complexities of Return: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (Middle East Institute, May 2019) [text]

"The Role of Emergent Shared Identity in Psychosocial Support among Refugees of Conflict in Developing Countries," International Review of Social Psychology, vol. 32, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

"Syria: A Decisive Year for the Conflict, But Not for Those Displaced," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"Syria: Reconstruction and Challenges around Housing, Land and Property," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Foreign Policy Decision-making in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey," Journal of Global Security Studies, Advance Articles, 4 May 2019 [open access]

Syrian Refugee Crisis Could Grow Exponentially Worse (The Hill, May 2019) [text]

Other publications:

Annual Progress Report: January-December 2018 (Returns Working Group Iraq, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

'Horrific Conditions' in Yemen Migrant Detention Camps (InfoMigrants, May 2019) [text]

Ilana Feldman, Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics (Jadaliyya, April 2019) [text]
- Author interview.

Israel's Refusal to Grant Palestinian Refugees Right to Return has Fuelled Seven Decades of Suffering (Amnesty International, May 2019) [text]

A Region on the Move: 2018 Mobility Overview in the Horn of Africa and the Arab Peninsula (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (7 May 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Fixing What’s Most Broken in the US Immigration System: A Profile of the Family Members of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Mired in Multiyear Backlogs," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 20 May 2019 [open access]

"North Korean Defectors in South Korea and Asylum Seekers in the United States: A Comparison," Northwestern Journal of Human Rights, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

"Quieting the Court: Lessons from the Muslim-Ban Case," Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, vol. 23, nos. 1-2 (Forthcoming, 2019) [SSRN]
- See also related CATO at Liberty blog post on proposed legislation to restrict executive power to ban legal immigrants.

"Reparations for Central American Refugees," Denver Law Review, vol. 96, no. 3 (Forthcoming, 2019) [full-text]

Remembering Ellis Island’s Busiest Day: How Has Immigration Changed Since 1907? (New American Economy, April 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975–2017 (CATO Institute, May 2019) [text]

''Withholding Protection," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 30, no. 3 (Forthcoming, Spring 2019) [full-text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (23 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

Blog posts, commentary & news media:

Amid Crisis, Ports Process 34% Fewer Central Americans (CATO at Liberty Blog, May 2019) [text]

The Credibility Trap (The Asylumist Blog, ) [text]

Does the United States Need to Invest More in Border Enforcement? (Center for Migration Studies, May 2019) [text]

Immigration Judges and Advocates Criticize Immigration Court System for ‘Propaganda’ (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2019) [text]
- Reports on critiques of a "factsheet" issued by the EOIR; the National Association of Immigration Judges has rounded up a list of responses to the document and posted them on a "Setting the Record Straight" page. See also tongue-in-cheek Asylumist blog post.

"Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?," NYT's The Upshot, 13 May 2019 [text]
- See also related CATO at Liberty blog post.

Key Facts about U.S. Immigration Policies and Proposed Changes (Pew Fact Tank, May 2019) [text]

More Immigrants are Giving Up Court Fights and Leaving the U.S. (The Marshall Project, May 2019) [text]

"She Stopped to Help Migrants on a Texas Highway. Moments Later, She was Detained," New York Times, 10 May 2019 [text]

Trump’s Latest Plan Shows That the Pro-Immigrant Side is Winning (CATO at Liberty Blog, May 2019) [text]
- Provides analysis of the proposed plan; see also related Immigration Impact blog post.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (8 May 2019)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (8 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

22 May 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Civil Solidarity and the Hunt for Undocumented Migrants: Resisting the Politics of Bare Life - Two Belgian Case Studies, Oxford, 8 May 2019 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Eventful Times: A Look Back at Integration and Migration Policy of Recent Years - Annual Report 2019 (Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration, May 2019) [summary]
- See also related DW article.

"Exploring the Link Between Irregular Migration and Asylum: The Case of Italy," GENUS: Journal of Population Sciences, 75:14 (May 2019) [open access]

"Germany Confirms, Syria Still Unsafe for Asylum-seekers," DW, 15 May 2019 [text]

"Hungary Condemned for Using ‘Starvation Tactics’ to Deter Asylum Seekers," The New Humanitarian, 8 May 2019 [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

"'I worry if I will have food tomorrow': A Study on Food Insecurity among Asylum Seekers Living in Norway," BMC Public Health, 19:592 (May 2019) [open access]

Italy: UN Experts Condemn Bill to Fine Migrant Rescuers (OHCHR, May 2019) [text]
- See also related HRW statement.

"Navigating the Representative-Politics–Liberal-Rights Dilemma: Social Policy Designs for Nonremoved Migrants," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Refugees Welcome? Understanding the Regional Heterogeneity of Anti-Foreigner Hate Crimes in Germany, Discussion Paper, no. 12229 (Institute of Labor Economics, March 2019) [text]

"Remedies Available against Asylum Decisions and Deportation Orders in Turkey: An Assessment in View of European Law and the European Convention on Human Rights," Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 88, no. 2 (2019) [Academia]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (22 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Active Refugee Admission Policies in Europe: Exploring an Emerging Research Field (Fluchtforschung Blog, May 2019) [Eng.] [Ger.]

"Failed Securitisation Moves during the 2015 'Migration Crisis'," International Migration, Early View, 15 May 2019 [open access]

Hundreds of Europeans ‘Criminalised’ for Helping Migrants – as Far Right Aims to Win Big in European Elections (openDemocracy, May 2019) [text]

Living in the EU: Asylum and Migration (EPRS, April 2019) [infographic]

"Municipal Activism on Irregular Migrants: The Framing of Inclusive Approaches at the Local Level," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Refugees’ Self-Selection into Europe: Who Migrates Where? (SSRN, updated May 2019) [text]

Rights at Risk: Implications of a Closer Nexus between Asylum and Return Procedures (Danish Refugee Council, May 2019) [text via ECRE]

[Twitter thread with statements on migration from candidates for EU Commission president] (Routed Magazine, May 2019) [access]

"UNHCR Urges EU to Stop Sending Migrants to Libya," DW, 19 May 2919 [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (3 May 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (3 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Children & Families

"Challenging the Welfare System and Forcing Policy Innovation? Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children in Sweden and Germany," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 14 May 2019 [open access]

Counseling to Protect: Supporting the Choices of Irregular Child Migrants (Seefar, April 2019) [text]

"Eglantyne Jebb and the War against Children," The Lancet, vol. 393, no. 10184 (May 2019) [access]
- Access full-text after free registration.

"Family Empowerment (FAME): Study Protocol for a Pilot Implementation and Evaluation of a Preventive Multi-family Programme for Asylum-seeker Families," Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5:62 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

"The Heartbreaking, Lifesaving Practice of Welcoming 'Unaccompanied' Child Migrants: A History Lesson for Americans," Reason Magazine, 18 May 2019 [text]

Immigrant Families and Child Welfare Systems: Emerging Needs and Promising Policies (Migration Policy Institute, April 2019) [text]

"Migrant Children Separated from Their Parents: Where does the Real Risk to Children’s Safety Lie?," South African Journal of Psychology, vol. 49, no. 1 (2019) [free full-text]

"Racialization in Switzerland: Experiences of Children of Refugees from Kurdish, Tamil and Vietnamese Backgrounds," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:19 (May 2019) [open access]

"Short‐ and Longer‐term Impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Early View, 20 May 2019 [open access]

"Similarity Attracts: The Role of Personality in Similarity Perceptions and Children's Attitudes Towards Refugees," British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Early View, 19 April 2019 [open access]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 1 (17 April 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (Health) (17 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

Disaster Displacement: A Global Review, 2008-2018 (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, May 2019) [text]
- See also related IDMC blog post.

EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2018 (European Union, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Governance of the Global Refugee Regime, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 12 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, May 2019) [text]

Innovative Global Governance for Internally Displaced Persons, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 10 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, April 2019) [text]

Legal Pathways’ Effects on Irregular Migration, K4D Helpdesk Report (DFID, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Migration Diplomacy in World Politics," International Studies Perspectives, vol. 20, no. 2 (May 2019) [open access]

L’OIM, une Organisation au Service des Frontières… Fermées (Migreurop, May 2019) [text]

Report of the Seventy-fourth Meeting of the Standing Committee (5-7 March 2019, UN Doc. No. EC/70/SC/CRP.8 (EXCOM, April 2019) [text]

"Telling Truths about Migration," International Journal of Transitional Justice, Advance Articles, 5 May 2019 [free full-text]

UNHCR NGO Partnership Survey: 2018 Report (InterAction & UNHCR, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1 (22 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: General - Pt. 1

Event:

Discussion panel: Academia to the Public Square: Media Engagement on Immigration and Asylum Issues, Oxford, 23 May 2019 [info]

Blog posts & new developments:

Ancient Rome Inspired Washington But Its Legacy of Being Open to All Has Fallen into Oblivion (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

GCM Indicators (RLI Blog, May 2019)
- New posts in this series discuss the implementation of Obj. 5, Obj. 7, Obj. 16, Obj. 17, Obj. 18 & Obj. 22.

Introducing the New Themed Series on Transforming Borders from Below (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2019) [text]
- Follow the a/m link to access posts in this series (via the "see also" menu on the right).

Making Data Count for Internally Displaced People: 5 Questions with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC Blog, May 2019) [text]

The Number of Internally Displaced People is at a Record High. Here's Why (IDMC Blog, May 2019) [text]

*Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Cities – the “Hidden” Side of Forced Displacement (Sustainable Cities Blog, May 2019) [text]

UN Establishes Pioneering Trust Fund for Cooperation on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (UNDP, May 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

RSC Conference 2019: Democratizing Displacement, Oxford, 18-19 March 2019 [access]
- Follow link for podcasts of 37 presentations.

When Disasters and Conflict Collide (ODI, May 2019) [access]
- First in a series of three podcasts that explore "explores how conflict increases people’s vulnerabilities to disasters around the world."

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- New Issue of IJRL (20 May 2019) [focuses on the Global Compacts]
- News: 2019 Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement (10 May 2019)
- Thematic Focus: General (30 April 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

20 May 2019

New Issue of IJRL

A special issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published; articles provide commentary on the recently adopted Global Compact on Refugees and Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Contents of vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2018 include:
  • The Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration: A New Era for International Protection? [extract]
  • The Promise and Potential of the Global Compact on Refugees [extract]
  • The Global Compact for Migration: From the Sustainable Development Goals to a Comprehensive Agreement on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration [extract]
  • The Global Cop-Out on Refugees [extract]
  • The Normative Impact of the Global Compact on Refugees [extract]
  • The Unfinished Work of the Global Compact on Refugees [extract]
  • Responsibility Sharing: From Principle to Policy [free full-text]
  • The Global Compact on Refugees: Towards a Theory of Change? [extract]
  • Fairness, Failure, and Future in the Refugee Regime [extract]
  • Global Compact on Refugees: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back [extract]
  • Indicators for the Global Compact on Refugees [extract]
  • A Global Academic Network on Refugees: Some Unanswered Questions [extract]
  • Refugees and (Other) Migrants: Will the Global Compacts Ensure Safe Flight and Onward Mobility for Refugees? [extract]
  • Towards a Mobile and Diverse World: ‘Facilitating Mobility’ as a Central Objective of the Global Compact on Migration [extract]
  • The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: An Unlikely Achievement [extract]
  • The UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What Place for Human Rights? [extract]
  • The Global Compact on Migration: A Ray of Hope for Disaster-Displaced Persons [extract]
  • The Global Compacts and the Dilemma of Children in Immigration Detention [extract]
  • The Global Compacts and the Future of Refugee and Migrant Protection in the Asia Pacific Region [extract]
  • Indonesia and the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration [extract]
  • Strengthening Responsibility Sharing with South–South Cooperation: China’s Role in the Global Compact on Refugees [open access]
  • Assessing the Impact of the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration in the Middle East [extract]
  • What Promise Does the Global Compact on Refugees Hold for African Refugees? [extract]
  • Prospects for the Global Compacts in Africa: Combining International Solidarity with Home-Grown Solutions [extract]
  • Regional Solutions and the Global Compact on Refugees: The Experience from Africa [extract]
  • The Global Compact on Refugees and Conflict Prevention in Africa: ‘Root Causes’ and Yet Another Divide [extract]
Case law summaries and three book reviews are also included.

If you recall, all of the a/m articles were initially free-to-access when they were first posted online. That is no longer the case now that the journal issue has been formally published. However, as I noted above, two articles do continue to be freely available (one is open access, the other is free full-text).

Tagged Periodicals.


13 May 2019

Regional Focus: Africa

"Amid Border Wrangles, Eritreans Wrestle with Staying or Going," The New Humanitarian, 30 April 2019 [text]

"Cameroon: A Deepening but Neglected Crisis," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"Construct Validity and Factor Structure of Sense of Coherence (SoC-13) Scale as a Measure of Resilience in Eritrean Refugees Living in Ethiopia," Conflict and Health, 13:3 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

"Distributive Justice at War: Displacement and Its Afterlives in the Central African Republic," Journal of Refugee Status, Latest Articles, 4 April 2019 [open access]

Eritrea Chairs Dialogue on Migration: A Strange Partner (GP Opinion Blog, April 2019) [text]

Ethical Questions Around Returning Dadaab Refugees “Home” (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

"Ethiopia: New Waves of Conflict Cause Unprecedented Displacement," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

Intersession Report by the Special Rapporteur on Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 24 April-14 May 2019 [text]

"An Interface Between Refugees and South Africa’s Peace-building Interventions in Africa: Bridging the Theory," African Renaissance, vol. 16, spec. issue no. 1 (March 2019) [Academia]

International Scientific Conference on Forced Displacement and Mixed Migration in the East and Horn of Africa: Current Trends and Future Directions, Nairobi, 8-10 May 2019 [info]
- See also brief summary from the Africa Policy Institute.

"Nigeria: Floods and Conflict Converged to Deepen an Existing Crisis," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"One Year after Deportations, Sudanese Left in Niger See No Way Out," The New Humanitarian, 7 May 2019 [text]

République du Tchad – Province du Lac: Enquêtes sur les Intentions de Retour, Round 1 (IOM, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The South Africa’s Peace-building Interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Insights from the Congolese Refugees in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban," Journal of African Foreign Affairs, vol. 6, no. 1 (April 2019) [Academia]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (25 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

10 May 2019

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 2

Nationality issues:

Citizenship in the Age of ISIS: Dr Sangeetha Pillai on The Minefield (Kaldor Centre, April 2019) [info]
- Follow link to access podcast of radio interview on citizenship-stripping and Australia's obligations to its citizens.

Deprivation of Nationality on National Security Grounds in Australia: Part of a Wider Trend (ENS Blog, April 2019) [text]

Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the US Census: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial (Harvard Univ., March 2019; updated April 2019) [text]

"Foreign Fighters: Will Revoking Citizenship Mitigate the Threat?," Migration Information Source, 3 April 2019 [text]

"India Proposes Controversial Bill Making Religion A Criteria for Refugee Citizenship," NPR, 28 April 2019 [text]

Supreme Court Oral Argument Discounts Empirical Studies Predicting Census Undercount (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1 (10 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality - Pt. 1

Statelessness issues:

Campaign Update, January-March 2019 (UNHCR, March 2019) [text]

ECOWAS Ambassadors Recommend Greater Protection of Refugees and Stateless People (ECOWAS, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

How the Dutch Immigration Office Prevented a Strategic Litigation Case from Unfolding in a Decisive Court Decision for Stateless Individuals without Legal Stay (ENS Blog, May 2019) [text]

Joint Steps to End Statelessness in the Commonwealth of Independent States (ENS Blog, April 2019) [text]

Niger and Côte d'Ivoire Turn Words into Action as the Abidjan Declaration on the Eradication of Statelessness Has Fourth Anniversary (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, April 2019) [text]

[Preventing Statelessness among Migrants in North Africa] (LSE Middle East Centre Blog, April-May 2019)
- Blog series based on presentations given at earlier workshop which focused on "statelessness and legal identity in the context of migration." As of this writing, posts have discussed "birth registration and legal identity," "state obligation to establish legal identity," "civil registration and legal identity," "IOM's role in preventing statelessness," and "the process from birth registration to citizenship confirmation in the UK."

 "Rohingyas: The Emergence of a Stateless Population," Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration, nos. 51&52 (June-Dec. 2018) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 1.

Solving Statelessness in Europe: Our Strategic Plan 2019-23 (European Network on Statelessness, April 2019) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (3 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 2 (Rohingya Crisis)

Rohingya crisis:

Abuse or Exile: Myanmar’s Ongoing Persecution of the Rohingya (Refugees International, April 2019) [text]

Building a Better Future for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (International Crisis Group, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Chance for Australia to Urge ASEAN to Act on the Rohingya Crisis (Lowy Interpreter, April 2019) [text]

Event Recap: What's Next for the Rohingya? (Asia Dispatches Blog, April 2019) [access]
- Follow link for summary and video.

"Facing Myanmar’s Brutal Persecution, Rohingya Refugees Still Can’t Return Home," PBS Newshour, 24 April 2019 [access]
- Follow link for audio and transcript.

Protecting Refugees in Bangladesh during Monsoon Season (Human Rights Watch, April 2019) [text]

UN Humanitarian Leaders Highlight Urgent Need to Sustain Support for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Joint UNHCR/IOM/OCHA Press Release (April 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

"We Do Not Believe Myanmar!" The Rohingya Survey 2019 (Xchange, May 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 1 (10 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 1

"Afghanistan: Drought Displaced as Many as Conflict," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"For Afghan Refugees, Pakistan is a Nightmare—but also Home," Foreign Policy, 9 May 2019 [text]

"Health System Responses to the Health Needs of Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 9 (May 2019) [open access]

"India: Monsoon and Conflict Displaced Millions," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

"North Korean Defectors in South Korea and Asylum Seekers in the United States: A Comparison," Northwestern Journal of Human Rights, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]

Overlooked Opportunities for Irregular Migrants in Indonesia: A Conversation with Fransisca Christanti (Global Policy Opinion Blog, April 2019) [text]
- Discussion re. mental health issues experienced by migrants and refugees in Indonesia.

Sri Lanka: Refugees Threatened, Attacked (Human Rights Watch, April 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR briefing note of 10 May 2019.

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 1 (16 April 2019)
- Regional Focus: Asia - Pt. 2 (Query Response) (16 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

News: 2019 Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement

The 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID) has been published. The focus of this year's report is on urban internal displacement. From the press release:

"A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
  The number of people living in internal displacement worldwide as of the end of 2018 is the highest it has ever been, according to the Global Report on Internal Displacement, launched today at the United Nations in Geneva. This is an increase of more than a million since the end of 2017 and two-thirds more than the global number of refugees.
  The record figure is the result of years of cyclical and protracted displacement, and high levels of new displacement between January and December 2018. IDMC recorded 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict, generalised violence and disasters in 2018.
  Ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syria, and a rise in intercommunal tensions in Ethiopia, Cameroon and Nigeria’s Middle Belt region triggered most of the 10.8 million new displacements linked to conflict and violence. Internally displaced people (IDPs) who tried to return to their homes in Iraq, Nigeria and Syria during the year found their property destroyed, infrastructure damaged and basic services non-existent."

Visit the companion site for highlights, media information, photos and videos. The report can be downloaded in full or by section. Previous iterations of the report can be accessed here.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

09 May 2019

Regional Focus: Australia

News: 

Australia's federal elections take place on 18 May 2019, and immigration and refugee issues are expected to play a key role. For information and commentary, see the following:

"Australian Election to be Fought on Refugees, Economy," VOA News, 10 April 2019 [text]

Dog Whistles, Regional Visas and Wage Theft – Immigration Policy is Again an Election Issue (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Election 2019: Party Policies (Asylum Insight, April 2019) [text]
- "The 2019 federal election will take place on 18 May 2019. The graphic and text below describe the asylum and refugee policies of the Coalition, Labor and The Greens."

Issues that Swung Elections: Tampa and the National Security Election of 2001 (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

"Majority of Australians Support Immigration: Exclusive Poll," SBS News, 1 May 2019 [text]

Morrison Brings Immigration Centre Stage with Freeze on Refugee Intake (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Trafficking in Old Anxieties: The Politics of "Border Control" is at Odds with Australia’s Successful Record of Humanitarian Resettlement (Lowy Interpreter, May 2019) [text]

See also resources from the Kaldor Centre to help with "Informing the Debate on Australia's Refugee Policies."

Publications:

Australia’s Draconian Offshore Processing Policy: Crimes Against Humanity on Nauru and Manus Island (Human Rights Brief, April 2019) [text]

The Chance for Australia to Urge ASEAN to Act on the Rohingya Crisis (Lowy Interpreter, April 2019) [text]

Cutting the Safety Net: The Impact of Cuts to Status Resolution Support Services (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, April 2019) [text]

The Federal Budget: What It Means for Refugees and People Seeking Humanitarian Protection (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2019) [text]
- See also analysis from the Kaldor Centre and on Pursuit.

"Gender Disparities and Psychological Distress among Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: A Moderating Role of Migration Pathway?," Conflict and Health, 13:13 (April 2019) [open access]

Settling Migrants in Regional Areas Will Need More Than a Visa to Succeed (The Conversation, March 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand (25 March 2019)

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