25 September 2014

Thematic Focus: General

Protection of and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons, UN Doc. No. A/69/295 (UN General Assembly, Aug. 2014) [text via Refworld]
- The thematic section focuses on "the challenge of finding durable solutions for internally displaced persons in urban settings."

Security Sector Reform and Ending Displacement: Important, but Neglected, Connections (UpFront Blog, Sept. 2014) [text]

"Status and Treatment of Refugees," 53rd Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, Tehran, 15-18 Sept. 2014 [text]

UNHCR Asylum Trends, First Half 2014: Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries (UNHCR, Sept. 2014) [text]
*- See also related UNHCR news story, "Asylum Claims from Syria, Iraq and Other Conflict Zones Rise in First Half 2014."

UNHCR Policy on Alternatives to Camps (UNHCR, July 2014) [text]
- See also related RI blog post, "Out of Camp, Out of Mind?" and response in the Global Views blog, and subsequent reactions in The Guardian and IRIN.

[UNHCR RSD Statistics] (RSDWatch.org, Sept. 2014)
- The following blog posts analyze data from two recent UNHCR reports: 1) The Statistics are Coming (so here are some caveats); 2) UNHCR RSD Surges: Nearly 200,000 New Applicants in 2013; 3) Where is the UNHCR RSD Surge Happening?

What Facilitates Solutions to Displacement?, Evaluation & Learning Brief, no. 2 (Danish Refugee Council, June 2014) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (11 Sept. 2014)


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