17 January 2014

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific


APRRN Southeast Asia Working Group Meeting and a Regional Roundtable on Afghan Refugees, Tehran, 20-22 April 2014 [info]
- Register by 20 January 2014.


"North Korean Refugee Flow Still Suppressed," Wall Street Journal, 14 Jan. 2014 [text]

New Low for Indonesian-Australian People Smuggling Cooperation  (IRIN, Jan. 2014) [text]

"The Pacific Island of Nauru Charges Journalists $7,100 for a Visa," Time, 9 Jan. 2014 [text]

Refugee Newsletter (Dec. 2013) [full-text]
- Protection overview, news and information from the Regional Office for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

Refugee Welcome Zones: Local Councils Building a Culture of Welcome for Refugees (Refugee Council of Australia, Dec. 2013) [text]

The Resettlement of Refugees in Australia: A Bibliography, 6th rev. ed. (Australian Policy Online, Dec. 2013) [access]

Technical Paper: The Risk of Disaster-induced Displacement - South Pacific Island States (IDMC, Jan. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web sites:

Asia Pacific Forced Migration Connection [info]
- To be launched in early 2014.

Welcome to Australia! [access]
- This web site aims to "engage everyday Australians in the task of cultivating a culture of welcome in our nation. The Australia we love is known for its diversity, compassion, generosity and commitment to giving all people a fair go. We'd like to find many different ways that individuals, families, businesses and other organisations can work together to continue to develop these values in our communities, work places, schools and institutions."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (9 Jan. 2014)

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

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