21 October 2015

Regional Focus: Africa

*"African Dictatorship Fuels Migrant Crisis: Thousands Flee Isolated Eritrea to Escape Life of Conscription and Poverty," Wall Street Journal, 21 Oct. 2015 [text]

Assessment of External Remittances in Selected Urban Areas and among Displaced Populations across Somalia (FSNAU, Sept. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Burundi’s Once and Future Refugees (RI Blog, Oct. 2015) [text]

"Failed Asylum Seekers in South Africa: Policy and Practice," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2015) [full-text]

Impossible to Ignore: The Central African Republic's Latest Crisis (RI Blog, Oct. 2015) [text]

Ministerial Meeting on the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees: Joint Communiqué (Oct. 2015) [text]
- See also related UNHCR press release.

Ministerial Pledging Conference on Somali Refugees: Conditions for Voluntary Return, Brussels, 21 October 2015 [info]
- Follow link for conference documents, including an "Explanatory Note" which "introduces a proposed Plan of Action for the return and reintegration of 135,000 Somali refugees from Kenya during the period January 2016 to December 2017."  See also related press release.

"Quality Education for Refugees in Kenya: Pedagogy in Urban Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee Camp Settings," Journal on Education in Emergencies, vol. 1, no. 1 (Oct. 2015) [full-text via ReliefWeb]

"South Africa’s Tough Lessons on Migrant Policy," Foreign Policy, 13 Oct. 2015 [text]

South Central Somalia: Country of Origin Information for Use in the Asylum Determination Process (Danish Immigration Service, Oct. 2015) [text via Refworld]
- Note: Here is the latest DIS report based on a fact-finding mission.  As readers may recall, the DIS' report on Eritrea resulted in controversy and raised questions about their methodologies and country of origin information research practices.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (29 Sept. 2015)

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