20 December 2006

Recent Journal Articles: Children, Conflict, Health, Torture, Trauma, Women

Ehntholt, K.A. and W. Yule, "Practitioner Review: Assessment and treatment of refugee children and adolescents who have experienced war-related trauma," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 47, no. 12 (Dec. 2006), 1197-1210 [abstract]

Gedalof, I., "Unhomely Homes: Women, Family and Belonging in UK Discourses of Migration and Asylum," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 33, no. 1 (Jan. 2007), 77-94 [abstract]

Giacaman, R. et al., "Individual and collective exposure to political violence: Palestinian adolescents coping with conflict," European Journal of Public Health, advance access, 30 Nov. 2006 [abstract]

Hooberman, J.B. et al., "Classifying the Torture Experiences of Refugees Living in the United States," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 22, no. 1 (Jan. 2007), 108-123 [abstract]

Kim, G. et al., "Basic, Women's Health, and Mental Health Among Internally Displaced Persons in Nyala Province, South Darfur, Sudan," American Journal of Public Health, published online 30 Nov. 2006 [abstract]

Loughry, M. et al., "The impact of structured activities among Palestinian children in a time of conflict," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 47, no. 12 (Dec. 2006), 1211-1218 [abstract]

Omotayo, B.O., "Women and Conflict in the New Information Age," IFLA Journal, vol. 32, no. 4 (Dec. 2006), 325-332 [abstract]

Robertson, C.L. et al., "Somali and Oromo refugee women: trauma and associated factors," Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 56, no. 6 (Dec. 2006), 577-87 [abstract]

Stepakoff, S. et al., "Trauma Healing in Refugee Camps in Guinea: A Psychosocial Program for Liberian and Sierra Leonean Survivors of Torture and War," American Psychologist, vol. 61, no. 8 (Nov. 2006), 921-932 [abstract]

Vincent, J.E., "Simple spectacles for adult refugees on the Thailand-Burma border," Optometry and vision science, vol. 83, no. 11 (Nov. 2006), 803-10 [abstract]

Zegveld, L., "Dutch Cases on Torture Committed in Afghanistan: The Relevance of the Distinction between Internal and International Armed Conflict," Journal of International Criminal Justice, advance access, 2 Nov. 2006 [abstract]

Posted in Periodicals.

19 December 2006

Two New Annual Reports: Children, Disasters

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) released its 2006 World Disasters Report last week. The focus of this year's edition is neglected and overlooked crises and disasters. Summaries of the report's seven chapters are provided; chapter five looks at the challenges boat migrants face in their attempts to reach Europe.

UNICEF's State of the World's Children 2007 was also launched last week. The theme is gender equality. The text of the report and background papers are provided, along with downloadable statistics and profiles of women and girls facing different gender-related challenges.

Posted in Publications.

13 December 2006

New Working Papers: Diasporas, Humanitarian Donors, Mauritanian Refugees/Senegal, Migrants/South Africa, Refugee Camps

Des "réfugiés-migrants": Les parcours d’exil des réfugiés mauritaniens au Sénégal, New Issues in Refugee Research Paper, no. 135, by M. Fresia (Nov. 2006) [text]

Diasporas good? Diasporas bad?, COMPAS Working Paper, no. 41, by S. Vertovec (Dec. 2006) [text]

Good Humanitarian Donorship: overcoming obstacles to improved collective donor performance, HPG Discussion Paper, by S. Graves and V. Wheeler (Dec. 2006) [text]

In Direct Control?: Territorial Exclusion of Migrants in South Africa 1998-2004, FMSP Working Paper, no. 28, by D. Vigneswaran (Nov. 2006) [text]

In the absence of the humanitarian gaze: refugee camps after dark, New Issues in Refugee Research Paper, no. 137, by P. Vogler (Dec. 2006) [text]

Posted in Publications.

11 December 2006

New Pubs.: Children & HIV, Civil-Military Coord., Human Sec., Integration, NGOs, Pakistan Earthquake, Sri Lanka

Children, HIV, Asylum & Immigration: An overview of the current situation for children living with HIV and insecure immigration status, M. Conway (Children and Young People HIV Network, Dec. 2006) [text]

Human Security and the Pivotal Role of Science in Achieving It, P. Walker (Feinstein International Center, Nov. 2006) [text]

Operating Manual for Humanitarian Agencies in Sri Lanka (Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies, Dec. 2006) [text]

Political Complexities of Humanitarian Intervention in the Pakistan Earthquake, T. Bamforth & J.H. Qureshi (JHA, Dec. 2006) [text]

Refugees and other new migrants: a review of the evidence on successful approaches to integration, S. Spencer, ed. (COMPAS, Dec. 2006) [text]

Report on the Annual Consultations with Non-Governmental Organizations (UNHCR, 2006) [text]

The Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets in Disaster Relief – "Oslo Guidelines" (UNOCHA, updated Nov. 2006) [text]

Posted in Publications.

08 December 2006

New Periodical Issues: Conflict, ERC, Humanitarian Action, IDPs

Conflict Trends, no. 4/2006 [full-text]
- Focuses on a range of conflict issues in Africa.

Forced Migration Review, Special Issue (Dec. 2006) [full-text]
- Theme of this special issue is "Putting IDPs on the map: achievements and challenges in commemoration of the work of Roberta Cohen."

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 35 (Nov. 2006) [full-text]
- Special section focuses on "humanitarian action in urban contexts."

ICVA Talk Back, vol. 8-1 (Dec. 2006) [full-text]
- Among other matters, this issue looks at the debate over who will replace Jan Egeland as the next UN Emergency Relief Coordinator.

Posted in Periodicals.