17 April 2008

Spring Break

I'll be offline until the end of the month. Check back for more current awareness listings in May!

Publications: Asylum/Europe, Disasters, Forced Migration & Security, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Older Refugees,

"From Isolation to Integration" Conference, Papers and Presentations, Jan. 2008 [access]

Kenya: Setting the Stage for Durable Peace? (USIP, April 2008) [text]

McAdam, J., ed., Forced Migration, Human Rights and Security, Studies in International Law, no. 17 (Hart Publishing, March 2008) [description & TOC]

Memorandum to the JHA Council - Ending the asylum lottery: Guaranteeing refugee protection in Europe (ECRE, April 2008) [text]

Rethinking Disasters: Why Death and Destruction is not Nature's Fault but Human Failure (Oxfam, April 2008) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR Position on the Return of Asylum-Seekers to Greece under the "Dublin Regulation" (UNHCR, April 2008) [text]

Uprooted and Unstable: Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs in Iraq (Refugees International, April 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

Internal Displacement Survey

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre's latest annual survey concludes that the global internal displacement crisis deteriorated last year. The report, Internal Displacement: Global Overviews of Trends and Developments in 2007, includes key facts and figures, major findings, a review of worldwide developments and responses, and regional summaries. Also provided are statistics, maps and photographs. Previous editions are available through the publications page.

The IDMC has also released its annual activity report.

Posted in Publications.

15 April 2008

Pubs: Asylum Policy/Greece, Bhutanese Refugee Children, Detention/Turkey, North Korean Children/China, Peace Processes, Protection, Youth/Sierra Leone

Anuario 2008 de procesos de paz (Escola de cultura de paz, April 2008) [Spanish text]

Country at a Crossroads: Challenges Facing Young People in Sierra Leone (Women's Commission, April 2008) [text]

Denied Status, Denied Education: Children of North Korean Women in China (Human Rights Watch, April 2008) [text via Refworld]

A Gamble with the Right to Asylum in Europe: Greek Asylum Policy and the Dublin II Regulation (NOAS, Norwegian Helsinki Committee & Greek Helsinki Monitor, April 2008) [text]

"Malnutrition and Micronutrient Deficiencies Among Bhutanese Refugee Children - Nepal 2007," MMWR Weekly, vol. 57, no. 14 (April 11, 2008), pp. 370-73 [text]

Refugee Protection and Durable Solutions in the Context of International Migration: Report on the High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, December 2007 (UNHCR PDES, April 2008) [text]

Unwelcome Guests: The Detention of Refugees in Turkey’s "Foreigners' Guesthouses" (Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, April 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

09 April 2008

Alert 2008

Alert 2008! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is produced annually by the School for a Culture of Peace at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The report analyzes trends and developments in such areas as armed conflicts, peace processes, humanitarian crises, human rights, and the gender aspects of peacebuilding.

Currently, the Spanish-language edition is available. The English version will be posted online in the near future. Previous editions can be accessed via the same web page.

Posted in Publications.

08 April 2008

Publications: Asylum, IDPs/Iraq, Refugee Protection/Europe, Refugees/Malaysia, Security Guide, Timor-Leste

Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq - Update (IDP Working Group, March 2008) [text via Refworld] [text via ReliefWeb]

The Rise and Fall of Asylum: What Happened and Why?, Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper, no. 577 (Australian National University, March 2008) [text]

Sharing Responsibility for Refugee Protection in Europe: Dublin Reconsidered (ECRE, March 2008) [access]

Stay Safe: The International Federation's Guide for Security Managers (IFRC, March 2008) [text via ReliefWeb]

Timor-Leste's Displacement Crisis, Asia Report, no. 148 (International Crisis Group, March 2008) [text]

Undocumented Migrants and Refugees in Malaysia: Raids, Detention and Discrimination (FIDH, March 2008) [text]

Posted in Publications.

07 April 2008

New Issues of AJEM, APMJ, Disasters, HR Brief, IJMHSC, Intervention, Migration Lett., Women's Asylum News,

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, vol. 16, no. 4 (2007) [contents]
- Theme is "The Migration and Development Prism: A Lens on Vulnerabilities and Capabilities."

Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 23, no. 1 (Feb. 2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on "Australasian libraries in the emergency sector."

Disasters, vol. 32, no. 2 (June 2008) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Human Rights Brief, vol. 15, no. 2 (Winter 2008) [text]
- Mix of human rights articles.

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, vol. 3, no. 4 (Dec. 2007) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on collecting information on migrant and asylum seeker status in England.

Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 6, no. 1 (March 2008) [contents and introduction]
- Special issue on "Evaluation of Community based Psychosocial Programmes."

Migration Letters, vol. 5, no. 2 (April 2008) [full-text]
- Mix of articles.

Women's Asylum News, no. 74 (April 2008) [text]
- Compiled by the Refugee Women's Resource Project.

Posted in Periodicals.