04 March 2013

Thematic Focus: Resettlement

A recent New Issues in Refugee Research working paper entitled "Refugee Resettlement: 2012 and Beyond" (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) notes that writing about resettlement has been "scant" since Garry Troeller's "seminal article" from 2002.  This paper aims to fill the gap in the following ways:
"It will begin by revisiting key moments in the history of UNHCR’s use of resettlement, though in this case focusing in particular on events of the intervening decade. Likewise it will look at the issues that are currently on the agenda for those involved in implementing UNHCR’s resettlement program. Most significantly, however, it aims to identify the major challenges currently confronting UNHCR, governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In so doing, it is hoped this will inform debate and enhance the effectiveness of the use of resettlement as a protection tool, as a durable solution and as a tangible expression of solidarity as UNHCR moves into its 7th decade."
Other recent publications:

Between Solidarity and the Priority to Protect – Where Refugee Relocation Meets Refugee Resettlement (Debate Migration Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]
- Focus is on Malta.

Resettlement and Women-at-Risk: Can the Risk be Reduced? (UNHCR Regional Office for the USA and the Caribbean, Jan. 2013) [text]

Resettlement at Risk: Meeting Emerging Challenges to Refugee Resettlement in Local Communities (HIAS, Feb. 2013) [text]

Understanding Resettlement (European Resettlement Network, Feb. 2013) [access]
- Interactive graphic that explains "each phase of the resettlement process from identification to integration of resettled refugees."

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