22 December 2016

Admin: Winter Break

This blog will be quiet until the new year. Until then, happy holidays!

Events & Opportunities: A Few More Jan. 2017

Job announcement: Programme Director, Causes and Resolution of Exile, IRRI [info]
- Application deadline is 3 January 2017.

CFP: Hospitality in Crisis: Critical Approaches to Asylum and Welfare, Panel at EISA 11th Pan-European Conference, Barcelona, 13-16 September 2017 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 13 January 2017.

Job announcement: Policy Analyst, Humanitarian Affairs, IPI [info]
- Application deadline is 15 January 2017.

Seminar series: Perspectives on the Syrian Conflict, Oxford, 18 January-8 March 2017 [info]
- Two will be held in January: Syria and Its Refugees: A Historical Perspective, 18 January and Divided by a Shared Agenda: The Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria, 25 January.

See also these statelessness-related events with January 2017 deadlines.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: Last Minute Dec. 2016 & More Jan. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Education

10 Experts to Watch on Refugee Education (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2016) [text]

Education of EU Migrant Children in EU Member States (RAND, 2016) [text]

The Global Perspective on Refugee Education (Teachers for Migrants' and Refugees' Rights Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Guide to Education in Emergencies Needs Assessments (Education Cluster, Aug. 2016) [text]

Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff (American Federation of Teachers, July 2016) [text]

Lost Years: Secondary Education for Children in Emergencies (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Right to Education for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDS Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

To Hide or Flee? Education and the Humanitarian Situation in Honduras (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

University Engagement Toolkit: How Campuses are Helping Refugees (U.S. Dept. of State, May 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (16 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Balkan Route Reversed: The Return of Asylum Seekers to Croatia under the Dublin System (ECRE, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Book Review: Assessment of Credibility by Judges in Asylum Cases in the EU, edited by Carolus Grütters, Elspeth Guild and Sebastiaan de Groot," Common Market Law Review, vol. 53, no. 6 (2016) [full-text via Newcastle Univ. IR]

Border Wars II: An Update on the Arms Industry Profiting from Europe's Refugee Tragedy (Transnational Institute, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Co-producing Across Organisational Boundaries: Promoting Asylum Seeker Integration in Scotland," Voluntas, OnlineFirst, 12 Dec. 2016 [open access]

Displaced and Dispossessed: Sur Residents' Right to Return Home (Amnesty International, Dec. 2016) [text]

In Focus: European Approaches to Irregular Migration (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2016) [access]

The Return Procedure in Italy: Not a Good Balance between Effective Judicial Protection and Effectiveness of Enforcement of Return Decisions (REDIAL Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Romani Refugees and the Postwar Order," Journal of Contemporary History, OnlineFirst, 3 Aug. 2015 [free full-text]

Ukraine: Translating IDPs' Protection into Legislative Action (IDMC, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (16 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

21 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Children

"Children’s Rights to Participation and Protection in International Development and Humanitarian Interventions: Nurturing a Dialogue," International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 21, no. 1 (2017) [free full-text]
- Introduction to a special issue of IJHR.

Current Migration Situation in the EU: Separated Children (EU for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2016) [text via Refworld]

Direct Provision as Aftercare for Aged-out Separated Children Seeking Asylum in Ireland, UCD Working Papers in Law, Criminology & Socio-Legal Studies Research Paper, no. 11 (University College Dublin, Dec. 2016) [text via SSRN]

France/UK: Lone Children from Calais Left in Limbo (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2016) [text]

High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva, 8-9 Dec. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video of opening and closing remarks of HC, as well as other event materials. See also a related UNHCR press release and recommendations from the Danish Refugee Council.

The Journey of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children across the Andaman Sea (Save the Children, 2016) [text]

Making Children Safer: The Wellbeing and Protection of Children in Immigration Detention and Regional Processing Centres (Child Protection Panel, May 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Resilience and Acculturation among Unaccompanied Refugee Minors," International Journal of Behavioral Development, OnlineFirst, 29 July 2016 [free full-text]  

Unaccompanied Children and Other Vulnerable Persons (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (6 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

News: 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the 2016 edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons today.  It is the third such report. Here is part of the description:

"It covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2012 and 2014. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators."

Unlike past reports, this year's edition includes a chapter on "Human Trafficking, Migration and Conflict": "The thematic chapter of the 2016 edition of the Global Report looks at how migrants and refugees can be vulnerable to trafficking in persons, en route or at destination. It also analyses the particular condition of people escaping war, conflict and persecution."

Visit the report page to access the complete PDF, individual country profiles, annexes and data, as well as the two previous volumes. More information is provided in the press release.

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Statelessness


Conference: Addressing Statelessness in the European Union, One Year on from the Adoption of European Council Conclusions, Brussels, 18 January 2017 [info]
- Register by 13 January 2017.

Statelessness regional course: Americas Focus, Bogota, 27-31 March 2017 [info]
- Apply by 20 January 2017.

CFP: Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention, Budapest, 4-5 May 2017 [info]
- Submit proposals by 23 January 2017.


Born of the Islamic State: Addressing Discrimination in Nationality Provision through a Rule of Law Framework, Working Paper, no. 2016/08 ((Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Dec. 2016) [text]

Chronology of Policies Affecting Potentially Stateless Persons and Refugees in Malaysia, Working Paper, no. 2016/07 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Enduring Relevance of Arendt’s Understanding of the Harm of Statelessness, Working Paper, no. 2016/06 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Dec. 2016) [text]

How Real is the Risk of a 'Stateless Generation' in Europe?: Reflections on How to Fulfil the Right to a Nationality for Children Born to Refugee and Migrant Parents in the European Union (SSRN, Oct. 2016) [text]

Mapping Statelessness in Sweden (UNHCR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Protecting Stateless Persons from Arbitrary Detention in Ukraine (European Network on Statelessness, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related ENS blog post.

Rethinking the Advocacy Tools of the EU in Exporting Legal Principles to the MENAT Region to Tackle Childhood Statelessness, Working Paper, no. 2016/05 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Note: MENAT = Middle East and North Africa + Turkey.

Statement to Malta’s Presidency of the European Union on Addressing Statelessness in Europe (ENS, Dec. 2016) [text]

Statelessness and Nationality in Côte d'Ivoire: A Study for UNHCR (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]

Statelessness in the EU (European Migration Network, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Violence of Gender Discrimination in Nationality Laws (Thomson Reuters Foundation, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (2 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


2016 CERF in Action Global Displacement (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Note: CERF = Central Emergency Response Fund.

Data Preparedness: Connecting Data, Decision-making and Humanitarian Response (Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Nov. 2016) [text]

Scale up or Cut Back? Aid Sector Grapples with Growing Funding Gap (IRIN, Dec. 2016) [text]

Towards a Humanitarian's Handbook for Cities in Crisis (IIED Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]
- Note: Includes links to two working papers at the bottom of the page.

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2016 (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]


2017 Global Humanitarian Overview (OCHA) [access] [pdf]
- A consolidated appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict.

Aid Worker Attacks (IRIN & Humanitarian Outcomes) [access]
- "This map...is the first time ever the full scope of aid worker security events has been presented in visual form, which can be searched and filtered and browsed. It shows events from the beginning of 2000 until the end of May 2015."

Complicit or Emancipatory? Architecture, Space and Design in Humanitarian Operations, Oxford, 16 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Secure Access in Volatile Environments (SAVE) (GPPI & Humanitarian Outcomes) [access]
- This "programme explores how to deliver humanitarian aid in some of the most challenging conflict environments. Based on three years of field work in four countries – Afghanistan, South Central Somalia, South Sudan and Syria – it is the first major effort to answer some of the aid world’s most critical questions about how much aid is getting to war zones and how much that aid is helping." Reports are available under each of the three sections of the site: "Presence and Coverage," "Access and Quality" and "Accountability and Learning."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (2 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

20 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Health

"Caring for Refugee Youth in the School Setting," NASN School Nurse, OnlineFirst, 7 Dec. 2016 [free full-text]

"Community-based Interventions with Refugee Families Using a Family Systems Approach," The Family Journal, OnlineFirst, 23 Nov. 2016 [free full-text]

"Displaced Populations Due to Humanitarian Emergencies and Its Impact on Global Eradication and Elimination of Vaccine-preventable Diseases," Conflict and Health, 10:27 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

"Does Spending on Refugees Make a Difference? A Cross-sectional Study of the Association between Refugee Program Spending and Health Outcomes in 70 Sites in 17 Countries," Conflict and Health, 10:28 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

"The Factor Structure of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Traumatized Refugees," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7: 33253 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

"Growth Trajectories of Refugee and Non-refugee Children in the United States," Pediatrics, Early Release, Nov. 2016 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Impact of Refugees on Local Health Systems: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis in Cameroon," PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168820 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

"Mental Health Outcomes for Youth Living in Refugee Camps: A Review," Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, OnlineFirst, 11 Oct. 2016 [free full-text]

"Pharmacological Treatment of Refugees with Trauma-related Disorders: What Do We Know Today?," Transcultural Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 12 Dec. 2016 [free full-text]

"Prevalence, Severity, and Determinant Factors of Anemia among Pregnant Women in South Sudanese Refugees, Pugnido, Western Ethiopia," Anemia, vol. 2016, Article ID 9817358 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

Toolkit for Assessing Health System Capacity to Manage Large Influxes of Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Migrants (WHO, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health Issues in Europe (14 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General


Job announcement: President, Migration Policy Institute [info]
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.


10-Point Plan of Action on Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration: 2016 Update (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [access]
- See also related news story.

10 Things to Know about Refugees and Displacement (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

International Migration: Key Findings from the US, Europe and the World (Pew Research, Dec. 2016) [text]

Making the Invisible Visible – and Empowered (IDMC Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Migrant Deaths Worldwide Top 7,100 - Over Half in the Mediterranean (IOM, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Refugees and Rivals: The International Dynamics of Refugee Flows," Conflict Management and Peace Science, OnlineFirst, 25 July 2016 [free full-text]

[Series "that puts today’s crisis in the historical perspective of World War II and its aftermath"] (History News Network, Oct.-Nov. 2016) [access]
 - Focuses on "the world’s indifference to Jewish refugees in the 1930s."

Top 10 Migration Issues of 2016 (Migration Policy Institute, Dec. 2016) [access]

What Could a Trump Presidency Mean for Refugees? (World Policy Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Web sites:

Refugee History [access] [Twitter]
- "A new online platform & working network bringing academic research to policy, press & public discussion." See also related Refugees Deeply report.

World on the Move (American Anthropological Association) [access]
- "[A] national public education initiative aiming to change the public conversation about an important, yet difficult topic – migration and displacement."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (3 Dec. 2016)

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

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Recommendations for the Next Administration (Brookings, Dec. 2016) [text]

Assessing the Risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries (DFID & IOM, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Detained and Dehumanised": Report on Human Rights Abuses against Migrants in Libya (UN Support Mission in Libya & OHCHR, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Egypt: Immigration Law Lacks Key Protections (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2016) [text]

*How a Flow of People Affects the Flow of Water (Nature Middle East, Dec. 2016) [text]

In Cairo, Egypt’s Forgotten Urban Refugees (ISIM Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Increasing Vulnerability for the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: What’s Next?, Policy Brief, no. 2016/03 (Middle East Directions, Dec. 2016) [text]

Palestinians of Syria: Between Displacement and Disappearance (Palestinian Return Center & Action Group for Palestinians of Syria, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Protection Needs of Minorities from Syria and Iraq (Norwegian Church Aid, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2016 (WFP, Unicef & UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Where are the Palestinian Refugee Camps? (Borgen Project Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (2 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

19 December 2016

News: Free Access to Journal Articles

It looks like all of SAGE's journals are freely available until the end of January 2017. Apparently, this is part of a promotional effort as they migrate to a new publishing platform.

To take advantage of this offer, visit the main SAGE Journals page, and enter your search terms into the search box. Here's an example: I searched on "refugees," then organized the results by date.

A nice end-of-the-year gift for researchers!

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

*2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Myanmar (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]

6th Annual Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights Report, Bangkok, 20-22 Sept. 2016 [text]

*Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration: December Update (Centre for Policy Development, Dec. 2016) [text]

“Increasing the Effectiveness of UNHCR's 4Rs Activities in Afghanistan: Compliance, National Capacity and Domestic Actors,” PERCEPTIONS: Journal of International Affairs, vol. 21, no. 3 (2016) [full-text]

Japanese Civil Society Groups are Helping Support Refugee Entrepreneurs, Despite Government Reluctance (The Conversation, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Journey of Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children across the Andaman Sea (Save the Children, 2016) [text]

Lessons from 15 Years of Post-disaster Shelter Reconstruction Projects in India, Oxford, 23 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

Socio-Economic Survey of Undocumented Returnees (IOM Afghanistan, Dec. 2016) [text]

Suspended in Time: The Ongoing Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma (U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Turning to ASEAN: Response to the Rakhine Crisis, RSIS Commentary, no. 302 (Nanyang Technological Univ., Dec. 2016) [text]

"We are at breaking point" - Rohingya: Persecuted in Myanmar, Neglected in Bangladesh (Amnesty International, Dec. 2016) [text]

Where to from Here? Report from the Expert Roundtable on Regional Cooperation and Refugee Protection in the Asia-Pacific (Kaldor Centre, Dec. 2016) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia (9 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

16 December 2016

Regional Focus: Europe


Afghanistan: A Safe Third Country? (Politheor, Dec. 2016) [text]

Asylum Report: The Quality of Legal Service Provided to Asylum Seekers (Solicitors Regulation Authority, Dec. 2016) [text]

Europe’s Asylum Policy in Crisis: The Case of Belgium (EU Asylum & Immigration Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

European Union Agency for Asylum [EU Legislation in Progress] (EPRS, Dec. 2016) [text]

Guidance on How to Reduce the Risk of Refoulement in External Border Management When Working in or Together with Third Countries (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2016) [text]

Joint NGO Statement Ahead of the European Council of 15 December 2016: EU Leaders Can Save Lives This Winter If They Change Migration Policies [text via HRW]

Migration to Europe: Latest Statistics and New Trends (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

*Scope of the Principle of Non-refoulement in Contemporary Border Management: Evolving Areas of Law (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Dec. 2016) [text]

Voices from the East: Challenges in Registration, Documentation, Property and Housing Rights of People Affected by Conflict in Eastern Ukraine (Norwegian Refugee Council, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web site:

MaltaEU2017 [access]
- Malta will take over the EU Presidency in January 2017. Their migration-related priorities are listed here.


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (13 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

The Economic Case for Allowing Asylum Seekers to Work – and Giving Them More Cash (The Conversation, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Economic Contribution of Unauthorized Workers: An Industry Analysis, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 10366 (Institute of Labor Economics, Nov. 2016) [text]

Global Migration’s Impact and Opportunity (McKinsey, Nov. 2016) [text]

How are Refugees Faring on the Labour Market in Europe?: A First Evaluation Based on the 2014 EU Labour Force Survey ad hoc Module, Working Paper, no. 1 (OECD & European Commission, 2016) [text]

Is Working Legally a Win-win for Refugees in Malaysia? (APPS Policy Forum, Nov. 2016) [text]

Migrants in the UK Labour Market: An Overview (Migration Observatory, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Missing Link? Young People from Migrant and Refugee Backgrounds, Social Capital and the Transition to Employment (Centre for Multicultural Youth, Dec. 2016) [text]

A New Deal for Refugees (Project Syndicate, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (30 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2016 Africa Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, Dec. 2016) [access]

*2017 Aperçu des besoins humanitaires: Burundi (OCHA, Oct. 2016) [text]

Assessing the Risks of Migration along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes: Iraq and Nigeria as Case Study Countries (DFID & IOM, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Early Solutions Planning: What Can be Done to Promote, Support and Facilitate Solutions Processes in the Early Stages of Displacement? (IRC & ReDSS, Dec. 2016) [text]

"I know the consequences of war": Understanding the Dynamics of Displacement in Burundi (IRRI, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related commentary on Refugees Deeply.

The Human Cost of Chad’s War against Boko Haram (IRIN, Dec. 2016) [text]

A Resource, a Hindrance: The Border Between the Two Sudans from the Perspective of Refugees from Sudan’s Blue Nile State (Border Criminologies Blog, Nov. 2016 [text]

Within and Beyond Borders: Tracking Displacement in the Lake Chad Basin (IOM, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (1 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions


Early Solutions Planning: What can be Done to Promote, Support and Facilitate Solutions Processes in the Early Stages of Displacement? (IRC & ReDSS, Dec. 2016) [text]

*Home Office Research and Policy Conclusions relating to the Effective Integration of Refugees (Still Human Still Here, March 2016) [text via Refworld]

Just 10 States Resettled More Than Half of Recent Refugees to U.S. (Pew Research, Dec. 2016) [text]

New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland’s Communities - Year 2: Implementation Progress Report (Scottish Government, March 2016) [access]

Nordic Resettlement Series (Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Blog, Nov.-Dec. 2016) [intro to series]
- Post 1: Swedish Cultural Orientation Programs and the Notion of the "Passive Refugee" [text]
- Post 2: The Evolution of Danish Refugee Resettlement Policy, 1978-2016 [text]
- Post 3: Resettlement in Contemporary Norway – Lessons from a Discourse Analysis of the Norwegian Debate on the Syrian Refugee Crisis [text]

Where There's a Will, There's a Way: Safe Havens Needed for Refugees from Syria (Oxfam, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Web sites:

European Resettlement Network [access]
- "We are pleased to announce the launch of the European Resettlement Network’s next phase: led by IOM, ICMC and UNHCR, the project entitled ERN+ - Developing Innovative European Models for the Protection of Refugees and Providing Support to New Resettlement Countries will explore new forms of admission for those in need of international protection and highlight the need for safe and legal ways for them to reach the EU. In the framework of the project, we will explore three main forms of admission: community-based private sponsorship programmes (including enhanced family reunification), student scholarship schemes, and humanitarian visas. ..."  More information is available here.

Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) [access]
- "MIPEX is a unique tool which measures policies to integrate migrants in all EU Member States, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. 167 policy indicators have been developed to create a rich, multi-dimensional picture of migrants’ opportunities to participate in society. The index is a useful tool to evaluate and compare what governments are doing to promote the integration of migrants in all the countries analysed. ..."


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (2 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

15 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Accelerating Threats from Climate Change: Disasters and Displacement in Myanmar (Refugees International, Dec. 2016) [text]

Climate Change Displacement Conference, Boston, 20-21 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for videos.

Climate Change Knows No Borders: An Analysis of Climate Induced Migration, Protection Gaps and Need for Solidarity in South Asia (ActionAid, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Climate Change, Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (ODI, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Country-specific Effects of Climate Variability on Human Migration," Climatic Change, vol. 135, no 3 (April 2016) [abstract]
- See earlier related conference paper and recent related UKCCMC blog post.

Displaced by Disaster, Talk given as part of "UNSOMNIA: What Keeps You up at Night? Series," UNSW Grand Challenges Program, Sydney, 5 Dec. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video.

Fixing Climate-linked Displacement: Are the Climate Talks Enough?, Webinar, 1 Dec. 2016 [access]
- Follow link for video.

"From the Nansen Initiative to the Platform on Disaster Displacement: Shaping International Approaches to Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement," UNSW Law Journal, vol. 39, no. 4 (2016) [full-text]

How Do We Deal with the Prospect of Increased Climate Migration? (The Conversation, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Local Expert Perceptions of Migration as a Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh." Sustainability, vol. 8, no. 12 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World (Wilson Center & USAID, Nov. 2016) [text]
- See also related webcast.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change (17 Nov. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

New Issues of Col. HR Law Rev., Disasters, HR Law Rev., ICRC Rev., Migr. Pol. Pract., Praxis Kinderpsych., Ref. Watch, Ref. Watch Online, Rts. in Exile, RSQ, VOICE

Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 48, no. 1 (Fall 2016) [contents]
- Several articles focus on refugee issues.

Disasters, vol. 41, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles.

Human Rights Law Review, vol.16, no. 4 (Dec. 2016) [contents]
- Mix of articles, one of which is open access.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 97, no. 900 (Winter 2015) [full-text]
- Theme of this issues is "The Evolution of Warfare."

Migration Policy Practice, vol. VI, no. 4, Oct. -Dec. 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus is on "Safe Migration."

Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, vol. 65, no. 10 (Dec. 2016) [contents via PubMed]
- Focus is on the mental health of displaced children.

Refugee Watch, vol. 47 (June 2016) [full-text]
- Issue theme is "On Gender, Development, and Resistance in South Asia."

Refugee Watch Online (Dec. 2016) [full-text]
- Includes posts on Arab Jews, the Rohingya crisis, and education and employment opportunities for Sri Lankan refugee youth in India.

Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 76 (Dec. 2016) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

VOICE Out Loud Newsletter, no. 24 (Nov. 2016) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Focus of this issue is "How Humanitarian NGOs Work with the Private Sector."

Tagged Periodicals.

14 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

"Asylum’s Interpretative Impasse: Interpreting 'Persecution' and 'Particular Social Group' Using International Human Rights Law," Minnesota Journal of International Law, vol. 26 (Forthcoming, Dec. 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

Global Migration Lecture: The New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants: All Downhill from the UN Summit?, Geneva, 21 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

*One Protocol Yet to be Drafted? What Treaty Law Can and Cannot Do to Advance Refugee Protection, London, 24 Oct. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

The Oxford Guidance on the Law Relating to Humanitarian Relief Operations in Situations of Armed Conflict: A Blog Discussion (EJIL: Talk & Just Security Blogs, Dec. 2016) [text]
- There will be a total of five posts in this discussion; the introduction is available here.

Portugal's Guterres Sworn in as Next U.N. Secretary-general (Reuters, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also earlier article in Christian Science Monitor: "Can a New UN Secretary General Help Solve the Global Refugee Crisis?"

Presentation: "A Minor Miracle: The New Global Compact on Refugees," Inaugural address for the Grand Challenge on Refugees and Migrants at UNSW Australia, Sydney, 18 Nov. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.

*"Resisting Criminal Organizations: Reconceptualizing the 'Political' in International Refugee Law," McGill Law Journal, vol. 61, no. 3 (2016) [full-text via SSRN]

Syria War Crimes: A Guide for Navigating the Legal Minefield (IRIN, Dec. 2016) [text]

UNHCR Guidelines on Refugee Claims related to Armed Conflict and Violence, Geneva, 2 Dec. 2016 [info]
- Follow link for video.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (6 Dec. 2016)

Tagged Publications.

Events & Opportunities: Last Minute Dec. 2016 & More Jan. 2017

CFP: Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm, 18-21 June 2017 [info]
- Submit paper proposal for session on "Disciplining (Im)mobilities" by 15 December 2016.

Job announcement: Early Career Lecturer in Refugee Law, Refugee Law Initiative [info]
- Apply by 15 December 2016.

Job announcement: Programme Director for "Causes & Resolutions of Exile," International Refugee Rights Initiative [info]
- Apply by 3 January 2017.

Job announcement: Research & Policy Coordinator, European Network on Statelessness [info]
- Apply by 4 January 2017.

Lecture: Nationality and Statelessness in the International Law of Refugee Status, Oxford, 26 January 2017 [info]

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: A Few More Dec. 2016/New Jan. 2017

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

Thematic Focus: Health Issues in Europe

Addressing the Crisis of Tomorrow: The Sustainability of European Health Systems, EPC Policy Brief (European Policy Centre, Sept. 2016) [text]

"Exposure to Culturally Sensitive Sexual Health Information and Impact on Health Literacy: A Qualitative Study among Newly Arrived Refugee Women in Sweden," Culture, Health & Sexuality, Latest Articles, 29 Nov. 2016 [open access]

"Hospital Admission and Criminality Associated with Substance Misuse in Young Refugees: A Swedish National Cohort Study," PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166066 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

Hungary: Assessing Health-system Capacity to Manage Sudden, Large Influxes of Migrants (WHO, 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"International Organizations and Migrant Health in Europe," Public Health Reviews, 37:19 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Public Health Needs of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe, 2015: Infectious Disease Aspects," European Journal of Public Health, vol. 26, no. 3 (June 2016) [full-text via ResearchGate]

"A Refugee Camp in the Centre of Europe: Clinical Characteristics of Asylum Seekers Arriving in Brussels," BMJ Open, vol. 6, no. 11 (Nov. 2016) [open access]

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- Thematic Focus: Health (9 Dec. 2016)

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13 December 2016

Regional Focus: Americas

2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Colombia (OCHA, Dec. 2016) [text]

Asylum Outcome Increasingly Depends on Judge Assigned (TRAC, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Asylum’s Interpretative Impasse: Interpreting 'Persecution' and 'Particular Social Group' Using International Human Rights Law," Minnesota Journal of International Law, vol. 26 (Forthcoming, Dec. 2016) [eprint via SSRN]

A Battle Not Yet Over: Displacement and Women's Needs in Post-Peace Agreement Colombia (Refugees International, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Can Refugees be National Security Assets?: Afghan American Contributions to U.S. National Defense since 1978," MCU Journal, vol. 7, no. 1 (Spring 2016) [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Despite Hard-Line Immigration Campaign Pledges, Trump Policy Remains in Flux," Migration Information Source, 1 Dec. 2016 [text]

Evaluating the Threat Posed by Refugees (The Asylumist, Dec. 2016) [text]

Syrian Immigrants in the United States: A Receiving Community for Today’s Refugees (Center for American Progress, Dec. 2016) [text]

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- Regional Focus: Americas (3 Dec. 2016)

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Regional Focus: Europe

Commission Reports on Progress Made under the European Agenda on Migration (European Commission, Dec. 2016) [text]

EU: Restore Rights Values to Migration Policy (Human Rights Watch, Dec. 2016) [text]

From the Mediterranean to the Far North: A Refugees Corridor at the Russian-Norwegian Border (Arctic Institute, Aug. 2016) [text]

Learning from Lesbos: Lessons from the IRC’s Early Emergency Response in the Urban Areas of Lesbos between September 2015 and March 2016 (International Rescue Committee, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Protected across Borders: Mutual Recognition of Asylum Decisions in the EU (ECRE, Dec. 2016) [text]

Proving Torture: Demanding the Impossible - Home Office Mistreatment of Expert Medical Evidence (Freedom from Torture, Nov. 2016) [text via Refworld]

"The Refugee Crisis: Destabilizing and Restabilizing European Borders," History and Anthropology, vol. 27, no. 5 (2016) [free full-text]

"Refugees Welcome? A Dataset on Anti-refugee Violence in Germany," Research & Politics, vol. 3, no. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2016) [open access]

Twelve Years an Asylum Seeker: ECHR Ruling Will Help Refugees in Limbo (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2016) [text]

Why Don’t Refugees Just Stay in Turkey or Greece? We Asked Them (The Conversation, Dec. 2016) [text]

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09 December 2016

Regional Focus: Asia

Afghan Refugees to Face New Struggles after Returning "Home" (Reiff Center Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

Chronology of Policies Affecting Potentially Stateless Persons and Refugees in Malaysia, Working Paper, no. 2016/07 (ISI, Dec. 2016) [text]

Confined Spaces: Legal Protections for Rohingya in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand (Equal Rights Trust, Dec. 2016) [text]

The Diplomat (Dec. 2016) [access]
- Follow the link for three recent articles on the "Rohingya Crisis."

Landmark Myanmar Refugee Return Programme Off to Rough Start (IRIN, Nov. 2016) [text]

Mission Report: An NGO Perspective on the Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar, September 26-October 7, 2016 (InterAction & ICVA, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee Watch, vol. 47 (June 2016) [full-text]
- Issue theme is "On Gender, Development, and Resistance in South Asia."

"Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India: Conceptual Framework of Repatriation Success," Refuge: Canada's Journal of Refugees, vol. 32, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

To be a Refugee in One’s Own Country (OUP Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Discusses "displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir."

Torn Apart: The Human Rights Dimension of the Involuntary Separation of Korean Families (OHCHR, Dec. 2016) [text via Refworld]

'Turning a Blind Eye': The Policy Response to Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia (ODI, Nov. 2016) [text]

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- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (17 Nov. 2016)

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08 December 2016

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

The Digital Transformation of the Humanitarian Sector (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Drones in Humanitarian Action: A Guide to the Use of Airborne Systems in Humanitarian Crises (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action & CartONG, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related Social Media for Good blog post and UNHCR news story on using drones in Africa.

Give Us Your Phone and We May Grant You Asylum (NCHS Blog, Oct. 2016) [text]

A Guide to Data Innovation for Development: From Idea to Proof-of-concept (UNDP & UN Global Pulse, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

"How Facebook is Transforming Disaster Response," Wired, 10 Nov. 2016 [text]

"'Smart Migration?' The Power and Potential of Mobile Phones and Social Media to Transform Refugee Experiences," Humanitarian Aid on the Move, no. 18 (Nov. 2016) [full-text]  

Technology Tools in Human Rights (The Engine Room, Dec. 2016) [text]

Toolkit: Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments (GPPI & Humanitarian Outcomes, Sept. 2016) [text]

What Social Media Posts Tell Us about the Politics of the Refugee Crisis (Open Canada, Oct. 2016) [text]
- Includes link to more complete data report from NYU.

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- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (18 Oct. 2016)

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07 December 2016

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Australia and the Anti-trafficking Regime in Southeast Asia (Lowy Institute for International Policy, Nov. 2016) [text via APO]

Heading Back to Harm: A Study on Trafficked and Unaccompanied Children Going Missing from Care in the UK (Missing People, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Human Trafficking in a Time of Crisis," Anthropology News, 25 Nov. 2016 [text]

In a Vacuum: The Business of Trading in People in Libya (Human Rights Brief Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

The Khartoum Process: A Sustainable Response to Human Smuggling and Trafficking? (Global Initiative, Nov. 2016) [text]

Modern Slavery and Trafficking in Conflict: The UN's Response (Freedom Fund, Nov. 2016) [text]

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of Measures to Counter Trafficking in Persons, UN Doc. no. S/2016/949 (UN Security Council, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

*Thematic Listing of Forced Migration Review Articles on... Trafficking and Smuggling of People (FMR, Nov. 2016) [text]

Understanding Human Smuggling is Key to Better Migration Policy (Institute for Security Studies, Dec. 2016) [info]
- "Pioneering research by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (Global Initiative) gets to the heart of the 'migration crisis'. The study presents a unique picture of the smugglers at the centre of contemporary migration and offers African perspectives to a debate dominated by Europe." Follow link to access four research papers. An event will be held in Geneva, 8 December 2016, to present the research.

What is Migrant Smuggling? Working Towards a Common Understanding of the International Definition (UNODC, Nov. 2016) [text]


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- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (11 Nov. 2016)

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Regional Focus: Europe


2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Ukraine (OCHA, Nov. 2016) [text]

Bandwagoning on Germany: Lessons from the Refugee crisis and Future Prospects of EU Migration Policy, DIIS Policy Brief (Danish Institute for International Studies, Nov. 2016) [text]

Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally (UNHCR, Dec. 2016) [text]
- See also related HC speech and UNHCR news story.

The EU-Turkey Agreement: A Controversial Attempt at Patching up a Major Problem (European Papers, Oct. 2016) [text]

"Global Migration and Extraterritorial Controls: The Case of International Refugee Policy in Ukraine," International Journal of Sociology, vol. 46, no. 3 (2016) [abstract]
- See also earlier working paper version.

Handbook for the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Internally Displaced Persons (Norwegian Refugee Council, Nov. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Implementation of the Hotspots in Italy and Greece: A Study (ECRE et al., Dec. 2016) [text]

No Direct Flight: New Maps Show the Fragmented Journeys of Migrants and Refugees to Europe (Postcards from... Blog, Nov. 2016) [text]

"Refugee Quota: Is Estonia Ready to Receive Refugees? A Review of the Literature on Migration and Ethnic Minorities in Estonia," RIMCIS: International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 5, no. 3 (2016) [open access]

Report on the Results of Monitoring Use of the Unified Information Database of Internally Displaced Persons by Divisions of Social Protection for the Population in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk and Kharkiv Regions (UNHCR, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Understanding Migration and Asylum in the European Union (Open Society Foundations, updated Dec. 2016) [text]


Migration Data Catalogue and Dynamic Data Hub: EU Migration Data at a Glance (European Commission) [access]
- "These tools centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU."

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- Regional Focus: Europe (30 Nov. 2016)

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