17 January 2014

Reviews of 2013

I recently prepared a "trends of the past year" post focusing on information resources.  Here are a few other items that take a look back at 2013 and take stock of notable events and developments.

2013: End of Year Regional Mixed Migration Trend Summary & Analysis (RMMS, Dec. 2013) [text]
- "RMMS presents an end of year trend summary and analysis for 2013 with a focus on the Horn of Africa and Yemen region and neighbouring areas."

2013 in Review: Refugees and Immigrants in Canada (Canadian Council for Refugees, Jan. 2014) [text]
- "2013 was marked by increasing vulnerabilities for many refugees and immigrants in Canada, with status often harder to acquire and easier to lose, and with a heavy emphasis on economic priorities over family reunification and refugee protection."

2013 Syrian Regional Humanitarian Crisis in Review (U.S. Dept. of State, Jan. 2014) [access]
- Map & infographic.

Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report: Impact Rorecasting - 2013 (Aon Benfield, Jan. 2014) [text via PreventionWeb]
- Provides an assessment of the economic impact of natural disasters in 2013.

"From the Regional Representative," Refugee Newsletter (Dec. 2013) [full-text]
- Overview of protection challenges in the region overseen by UNHCR's Regional Office for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific.

Humanitarian Crises in 2013: Assessing the Global Response, Washington, DC, 9 Jan. 2014 [access]
- "A terrible year for humanitarian crises..."; follow link for video; see also related blog post.

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2013 (Migration Information Source, Dec. 2013) [text]
- "The year 2013 was a year full of developments — policy-oriented and otherwise — on the immigration front: from Europe wrestling with migration management challenges thrown into relief after a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa to the ever-widening Syrian humanitarian crisis and the United States seemingly on the cusp of enacting landmark reform only for the year to draw to a close without action."

A Year in Review 2013 (UNHCR Syria, 2013) [text]
- "This year, we have witnessed the third year of the crisis in Syria. As the year ends the statistics show that 6.5 million people are internally displaced within Syria and 9.3 people in need. These statistics do not include the 42,246 vulnerable refugees that remain within Syria. ..."

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