26 April 2017

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Funding opportunity:

Tent Challenge: Social Integration (Tent Foundation) [info]
- The Tent Foundation "will consider grants of $50,000 to implementing organizations that benefit displaced people" in the area of social integration. Apply by 1 July 2017.


Ad-Hoc Query on the Content of Integration Programmes for Applicants for/Beneficiaries of International Protection (European Migration Network, Aug. 2016) [text]

Building Structures of Solidarity and Instruments of Justice: The Catholic Immigrant Integration Surveys (Center for Migration Studies, March 2017) [text]

"Crossing Borders: Family Migration Strategies and Routes from Burma to the US," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 15 April 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

"Living with the Choice: A Grounded Theory of Iraqi Refugee Resettlement to the U.S.," Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 38, no. 4 (2017) [free full-text]
- See also related dissertation.

"On Their Own: After a Year of Government Support, Syrian Refugees are Still Struggling to Settle in Toronto and Face an Uncertain Future," Globe and Mail, 21 April 2017 [text]

Private Sponsorship is not Panacea for Refugee Integration (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

Pro-Life Attorney Named Director of Office of Refugee Resettlement (The Asylumist Blog, April 2017) [text]

Rapid Impact Evaluation of the Syrian Refugee Initiative (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Dec. 2016) [text via RRN]

Religious Animus also Underlies Trump’s Refugee Resettlement Reduction (Human Rights First, April 2017) [text]

Relocation and Resettlement: Steady Progress Made But More Efforts Needed to Meet Targets (European Commission, April 2017) [text]
- Provides access to Eleventh Report on Relocation and Resettlement, among other documents.

Resettlement of Refugees: EU Framework [EU Legislation in Progress] (EPRS, April 2017) [text]

Together in the EU: Promoting the Participation of Migrants and Their Descendants (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

'We’re here for an indefinite period': Prospects for Local Integration of Internally Displaced People in North Kivu, DRC (Oxfam, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"You are not Welcome Here Anymore: Restoring Support for Refugee Resettlement in the Age of Trump," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Web page:

Resettlement Data (UNHCR) [access]
- "[P]resents the most up-to-date data on UNHCR’s resettlement activities."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (30 March 2017)

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

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

The Climate Change-Human Trafficking Nexus (IOM, March 2017) [text]

Human Smugglers Roundtable II (openDemocracy, April 2017) [access]
- Scroll down for intro.; click on graphic for contributions from participants in recent human smuggling workshop in El Paso, TX.

Human Trafficking and Slavery Reconsidered (IntLawGrrls, April 2017) [text]
- Blog post by author of recent book with same title.

IOM Learns of 'Slave Market' Conditions Endangering Migrants in North Africa (IOM, April 2017) [text]

Irregular Migrants and the Prohibition of Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking under Article 4 of the ECHR (EJIL: Talk Blog, April 2017) [text]

"New Evidence Undermines EU Report Tying Refugee Rescue Group to Smugglers," The Intercept, 2 April 2017 [text]

Nigerian Sex-Trafficking Victims and the Recognition of Refugee Status in the United Kingdom (RefLaw Blog, March 2017) [text]

Policies against People Smuggling: A Comparative Analysis of Australia and Germany in Light of the Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air Supplementing the Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (SSRN, July 2016; posted April 2017) [text]

Smuggled South: An Updated Overview of Mixed Migration from the Horn of Africa to Southern Africa with Specific Focus on Protection Risks, Human Smuggling and Trafficking, Briefing Paper, no. 3 (Regional MMS, March 2017) [text]

The Smuggling Game: Playing with Life and Death to Reach Europe (Thomson Reuters Foundation, March 2017) [text]

*Trust Conference America Forum, 25 April 2017 [info]
- Conference "committed to finding real solutions to fight modern-day slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide." Videos will eventually be made available. In the meantime, see related Reuters news article.


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (21 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

25 April 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

Asylum Seekers On Hold: Aspects of the Asylum Procedure in Greece (AITIMA, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Beyond Humanitarianism: Addressing the Urban, Self-settled Refugees in Turkey, COMCAD Working Paper, no. 148 (Centre on Migration, Citizenship and Development, 2016) [text]

"Cities Rising: European Municipalities and the Refugee Surge," Suffolk Transnational Law Review, vol. 39, no. 3 (2016) [full-text via SSRN]

"A Crisis of Protection and Safe Passage: Violence Experienced by Migrants/Refugees Travelling along the Western Balkan Corridor to Northern Europe," Conflict and Health, 11:6 (April 2017) [open access]

The ECtHR Ruling in Ilias and Ahmed: ‘Safe Third Country’ Concept Put to the Test (EDAL, April 2017) [text]

How Three European Media Organisations are Bringing News to Refugees (WAN-FRA Blog, April 2017) [text]

Migration and the Ukraine Crisis: A Two-Country Perspective (E-International Relations Publishing, April 2017) [open access]
- Note as of 4/26: I inserted the wrong URL when this was first posted! The link above now leads to the correct resource.

One Year On: An Assessment of the EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees, IAI Working paper, no. 14 (Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2017) [text]

Refugees Welcome? The Experience of New Refugees in the UK (All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees, April 2017) [text]

Social Situation in Frontline Cities Based on the Case of Bakhmut: Problems of Internally Displaced Persons, Short-term Visitors and Local Residents (Foundation.101, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Taking the ‘Union’ Out of 'EU':: The EU-Turkey Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis as an Agreement between States under International Law (EJIL: Talk Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Žumberak: A Sixteenth-Century Refugee Settlement Zone," Immigrants & Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora, Latest Articles, 12 April 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (15 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General


"Can You Become One of Us? A Historical Comparison of Legal Selection of ‘Assimilable’ Immigrants in Europe and the Americas," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 April 2017 [full-text via Academia.edu]

The Global Evolution of Travel Visa Regimes, Working paper, no. 134 (International Migration Institute, April 2017) [text]

How Not to Fix the Refugee Crisis – A Response to ‘Refuge’ (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

An Inside Account of UNHCR’s Urban Refugee Policy (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]

Photographing a Crisis: A Guide through the Ethics and Considerations of Documenting the Migrant Crisis (Magnum Photos, June 2016) [text]

Refugee Compacts: Addressing the Crisis of Protracted Displacement (Center for Global Development & International Rescue Committee, April 2017) [text]
- See also related blog post and event video.

Refugee Voices (Tent Foundation, Dec. 2016; launched March 2017) [text]
- Results of a comprehensive survey of refugees living in Germany, Jordan and Greece.

Separated Families: Who Stays, Who Goes and Why - Decision-making and Its Consequences for Families Separated by Mixed Migration (REACH, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Towards a Blueprint for Responding to Urban Displacement (IRIN, April 2017) [text]

Will “America First” Mean Refugees Last? (openDemocracy, April 2017) [text]
- "Regardless of if you look at United States, Europe, or the Pacific, the global asylum system is quickly falling apart."


Migrants on the Margins Blog (Royal Geographical Society) [access]
- "The Society’s Field Research Programme, Migrants on the margins, is a three year project involving researchers from UK universities and international research partners. It focuses on the vulnerability and opportunities of migrants in some of the world’s most pressured cities, including Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Hargeisa (Somaliland). This blog provides updates on the project written by members of the research team."

Migration Research Leaders Syndicate (IOM) [access]
- "IOM is inviting the world’s leading migration researchers to join in sharing their expertise and knowledge in support of the 2018 Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. ... [W]e have asked Syndicate members: 'If you had the chance to provide only three pieces of research and analysis on aspects of (un)safe, (dis)orderly and (ir)regular migration to policymakers, what would they be?'"

Related posts:
- Feature: Understanding Attitudes (13 April 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (10 April 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

24 April 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

2017 Whole of Syria Child Protection Needs Overview: Compilation of Child Protection Data Collected for the 2017 Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview (iMMAP & Unicef, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Briefing Paper on the Experiences of Children from the Calais Camp in the North West of England (Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, March 2017) [text]

Emergency within an Emergency: The Growing Epidemic of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Children in Greece (Harvard FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, April 2017) [text]

"EU Calls for Urgent Protection of 23,000 Child Refugees Left Stranded in Camps," The Guardian, 24 April 2017 [text]
- The report referenced in this article will be made available 25 April 2017.

European Refugee Crisis: Programme and Advocacy Report (Save the Children, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Hardening European Policies Keep Refugee Children Apart from Their Families (IRIN, April 2017) [text]

No Place to Call Home: Protecting Children's Rights When the Changing Climate Forces Them to Flee (Unicef, April 2017) [text]

Out of Sight, Exploited and Alone: Joint Brief on the Situation for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia (International Rescue Committee & Save the Children, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Protecting All Children in Migration: Commission Outlines Priority Actions (European Commission, April 2017) [text]
- Links to additional documents can be found at the bottom of the page.

*Silent Shame: Bringing Out the Voices of Children Caught in the Lake Chad Crisis (Unicef, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children (29 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Expediting a Case in Immigration Court (The Asylumist Blog, April 2017) [text]

A Fresh Solution to the “Vetting” Problem: Make Refugees Accountable for One Another (Vox, April 2017) [text]
- See also earlier related conference paper.

"From Guantánamo to Syria: The Extraterritorial Rights of Immigrants in the Age of 'Extreme Vetting'," Cardozo Law Review (Forthcoming, 2017) [preprint via SSRN]

*The Growing Threat to the US Asylum System: An Analysis of the Trump Administration’s Expansion of Detention and Expedited Removal (Center for Migration Studies, April 2017) [text]

Is the US Immigration Court System Broken? (The Conversation, April 2017) [text]

*Policy Roundtable 1-8: Immigration and Refugee Policy in Donald Trump’s America (ISS Forum, April 2017) [access]

Poll: Voters Support Allowing Syrian Refugees (Politico, April 2017) [text]

Supreme Court Upholds Flawed Ruling Against Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, April 2017) [text]

A Troubling Trend of U.S. Turning Away Asylum Seekers at Mexico Border (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]
- See also related Human Rights First press release.

Unconstitutional Motives: When US Policies Are Motivated Only in Part by Religious Discrimination (Just Security Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Willful Blindness or Deliberate Indifference: The United States' Abdication of Legal Responsibility to Refugees," Barry Law Review, vol. 22, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (24 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1

The 1980s Sanctuary Movement in the US and Current Sanctuary Initiatives (99% Invisible, Feb. & March 2017) [access via RRN]
- Follow link for two-part podcast on history of sanctuary movement.

The Facts on Immigration Today (Center for American Progress, April 2017) [text]

Fear and Loathing at DHS: Kelly Resorts to Trump Administration Fear Tactics (Just Security Blog, April 2017) [text]

The First 100 Days: Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration, Washington, DC, 24 April 2017 [info]
- Follow link for PowerPoint files and access to video.

"ICE Immigration Arrests of Noncriminals Double under Trump," Washington Post, 16 April 2017 [text]

ICE’s Public Shaming Detainer Reports Were so Inaccurate They Had to Stop Publishing Them (Immigration Impact, April 2017) [text]

"Immigration Policy and Agriculture: Possible Directions for the Future," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"No Member of Congress Along the U.S. Border with Mexico Wants to Fund Trump's Border Wall," The Week, 25 April 2017 [text]

Practice Advisory: Remedies to DHS Enforcement at Courthouses and Other Protected Locations (National Immigration Project, April 2017) [text]

"The Promise of a Subject-Centered Approach to Understanding Immigration Noncompliance," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Proportionality Lost? The Rise of Enforcement-Based Equity in the Deportation System and Its Limitations," Georgia Bar Journal, vol. 22, no. 6 (April 2017) [full-text via SSRN]

Sanctuary Cities and Trump’s Executive Orders: What You Should Know (Human Rights Brief, April 2017) [text]

Sanctuary Cities in the United States: Fact vs. Fiction (The Migrationist Blog, April 2017) [text]

"US Expected to Return 4,000 Somali Migrants to Their Homeland," VOA News, 18 April 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (11 April 2017)

Tagged Publications.

15 April 2017

Admin: Spring Break

This blog will be quiet until the last week of April.

Regional Focus: Europe

Circumventing International Law: The EU’s Responsibility for Rights of Migrants Returned to Libya under Operation Sophia (Comparative Jurist Blog, April 2017) [text]

The European Court of Justice on Humanitarian Visas: Legal Integrity vs. Political Opportunism?, CEPS Commentary (Centre for European Policy Studies, March 2017) [text]

Immigration and its Discontents: European Elections and Future Policy, Webinar, 12 April 2017 [access]
- Follow link for audio.

"'It's a shambles': Data Shows Most Asylum Seekers Put in Poorest Parts of Britain," The Guardian, 9 April 2017 [text]

Not so Humanitarian After All? Assessing EU Naval Mission Sophia, ARENA Working Paper 5/2017 (Univ. of Oslo, 2017) [text]

The Proposed Asylum Procedures Regulation (Amnesty International, March 2017) [text]

The Right to Reside and Entitlement to Social Welfare in the Case of Refugees and Zambrano Carers (bepress, 2017) [text]

Who are the ‘Others’? Mixed Migration on the Eastern Mediterranean Route (MMP Blog, April 2017) [text]


European Migration Law [access]
- "Website which offers easy and rapid access to EU law, case laws and news in the fields of asylum, immigration and free movement of people."

Migration Geo-Portal (Xchange.org) [access]
- Aim is "to promote a better understanding of migratory trends towards Europe through in-depth data analysis and visualisation. Our work focuses specifically on migrant arrivals and fatal incidences during the sea journeys to Italy, Greece, and Spain. We update the Migration Geoportal monthly giving insight into the most recent developments in the Mediterranean diaspora."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (11 April 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Addressing a Clinical Challenge: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis," BMC Medicine, 15: 76 (April 2017) [open access]

"Building a New Life in Australia: An Analysis of the First Wave of the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants in Australia to Assess the Association between Social Integration and Self-rated Health," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 3 (March 2017) [open access]

"Can Giving Clients a Choice in Food Selection Help to Meet Their Nutritional Needs?: Investigating a Novel Food Bank Approach for Asylum Seekers," Journal of International Migration and Integration, OnlineFirst, 11 Feb. 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Evaluation of Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination among Newly Arrived Refugees," American Journal of Public Health, vol. 107, no. 5 [abstract]
- See also related author interview.

"Family Planning Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Refugee and Migrant Pregnant and Post-partum Women on the Thailand-Myanmar Border: A Mixed Methods Study," Reproductive Health, 13:94 (Aug. 2016) [open access]

"Famine and Disease in Nigerian Refugee Camps for Internally Displaced Peoples: A Sad Reflection of Our Times," QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, vol. 109, no. 12 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

"Forced Migration: Public Health During Crisis," Public Health Review, vol. 4, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]
- Special theme issue with five articles.

Innovations to Champion Access to Primary Care for Immigrants and Refugees (Wellesley Institute, March 2017) [text]

Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in Migrants, Multi-country Cluster, 3rd update (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Recommendations for Comprehensive Post-Arrival Health Assessment for People from Refugee-like Backgrounds (Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases & Refugee Health Network of Australia, 2016) [text]

"Yield of Active Screening for Tuberculosis among Asylum Seekers in Germany: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," Eurosurveillance, vol. 22, no. 12 (March 2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (21 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

14 April 2017

Open Access Round-up: 14 April 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 March 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Language Roulette: The Effect of Random Placement on Refugees’ Labour Market Integration," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 22 March 2017
- Preprint version of article.

"The Short-term Impacts of Development-induced Displacement on Wealth and Subjective Well-being in the Brazilian Amazon," World Development, vol. 87 (Nov. 2016)
- Postprint version of article.

"Temporary Refuge from War: Customary International Law and the Syrian Conflict," International and Comparative Law Quarterly, First View, 11 April 2017
- Note: The postprint version of this article is currently under embargo.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Improving the Provision of Services to Young People from Refugee Backgrounds with Comorbid Mental Health and Substance Use Problems: Addressing the Barriers," BMC Public Health, 17:280 (March 2017)

"PTSD Symptom Severity Relates to Cognitive and Psycho-social Dysfunctioning: A Study with Congolese Refugees in Uganda," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8(1) (Feb. 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Connecting Homeland and Borders Using Mobile Telephony: Exploring the State of Tamil Refugees in Indian Camps," Journal of Information Policy, vol. 7 (2017)

"Ensuring the Rights of Climate-displaced People in Bangladesh," Forced Migration Review, no. 54 (Feb. 2017)

"Generalization Effects in Evaluative Conditioning: Evidence for Attitude Transfer Effects from Single Exemplars to Social Categories," Frontiers in Psychology, 8:103 (Jan. 2017)

"The Human Cost of IIRIRA: Stories from Individuals Impacted by the Immigration Detention System," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)

"Making America 1920 Again? Nativism and US Immigration, Past and Present," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)


AJIL Unbound, vol. 111 (Jan. 2017)
- The theme is "Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law."

Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, vol. 1, supp. 1 (May 2016)
- Special issue on the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe.

Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 1 (2017)
- Special issue on "International Migration and Ethnic Integration."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Small Local Communities," International Migration, Early View, 23 Oct. 2016

"Detecting Climate Adaptation with Mobile Network Data in Bangladesh: Anomalies in Communication, Mobility and Consumption Patterns during Cyclone Mahasen," Climatic Change, vol. 138, no. 3 (Oct. 2016)

"Coping with Resettlement: A Livelihood Adaptation Analysis in the Mekong River Basin," Land Use Policy, vol. 60 (Jan. 2017)

"Ethnic Diversity, Inter-group Attitudes and Countervailing Pathways of Positive and Negative Inter-group Contact: An Analysis across Workplaces and Neighbourhoods," Social Indicators Research, OnlineFirst, 28 Jan. 2017

Law Review Articles

"Embracing the Chinese Exclusion Case: A Back-Door Solution to Racial Exclusions," William & Mary Law Review, vol. 59 (Forthcoming, 2018) [draft via SSRN]

"Forced Migration Management and the Right to Access to an Asylum Procedure in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Human Rights between Responsibility and Solidarity," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no.1 (2017)

"Refuge from Time: How the One-Year Filing Deadline Unfairly Frustrates Valid Asylum Claims," North Carolina Law Review, vol. 95, no. 2 (2017)

"Refugee Reception and Perception: U.S. Detention Camps and German Welcome Centers," Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 40, no. 2 (2017)

"Student Comment: Syrian Refugees - Economic Benefit or Substantial Burden on States of the European Union," University of Baltimore Journal of International Law, vol. 5, no. 1 (2016)

"The Vulnerability of Asylum Adjudications to Subconscious Cultural Biases: Demanding American Narrative Norms," Boston University Law Review, vol. 97, no. 1 (Jan. 2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 March 2017

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items


Call for Panel Proposals: International Law Weekend 2017, New York, 19-21 October 2017 [info]
- The theme is "International Law in Challenging Times": "Panels at ILW 2017 will examine current global challenges [including refugee flows], potential solutions, and a broad range of dynamic issues in both public and private international law."  Submit proposals by 30 April 2017.


Amicus curiae of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Interpretation and Application of 'Sur Place' Claims within the Meaning of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (UNHCR, Feb. 2017) [text]

Displaced from Countries That Don’t Exist: IDPs, Refugees, and Frozen Conflicts (Forced Migration Forum, April 2017) [text]

Factsheet: The 2018 Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration (Kaldor Centre, April 2017) [text]

Recent Speeches by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Volker Türk Discuss Human Rights, the New York Declaration, and the Need for a “Culture of Prevention” (Forced Migration Forum, March 2017) [text]

"Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law," AJIL Unbound, vol. 111 (Jan. 2017) [open access]
- Features six articles, including "Moving Beyond the Refugee Law Paradigm."

"Temporary Refuge from War: Customary International Law and the Syrian Conflict," International and Comparative Law Quarterly, First View, 11 April 2017 [abstract]
- A postprint version of this article is embargoed until 1 October 2017.

"Wasted Lives: Borders and the Right to Life of People Crossing Them," Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 86, no. 1 (2017) [full-text via author site]

New project:

Protecting Migrants in Vulnerable Situations: The Principle of Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law (Global Migration Centre) [access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (23 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

13 April 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Funding opportunity:

Tent Challenge: Employment (Tent Foundation) [info]
- The Tent Foundation "will consider grants of $50,000 to implementing organizations that benefit displaced people" in the area of employment. Apply by 1 July 2017.


The Economic Integration of Refugees in Canada: A Mixed Record? (Migration Policy Institute, April 2017) [text]

The Global Refugee Crisis in Urban Settings: Improving Self-reliance and Reducing Aid Dependence, Washington, DC, 6 April 2017 [info]

The Impact of Hosting Refugees on the Intra-household Allocation of Tasks: A Gender Perspective, Working Paper, no. 66/2017 (UNU-WIDER, 2017) [text]

Labor Migration as an Alternative Pathway for Refugees (Forced Migration Forum, April 2017) [text]

Nearly 1,500 Economists Say Immigration Strengthens American Economy in Letter to White House, Congress (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2017) [text]

"'People just want a chance': The Australian Network Connecting Refugees with Jobs," The Guradian, 11 April 2017 [text]

"Student Comment: Syrian Refugees - Economic Benefit or Substantial Burden on States of the European Union," University of Baltimore Journal of International Law, vol. 5, no. 1 (2016) [full-text]

The Work Permit Maze (Jordan INGO Forum, Dec. 2016) [access via UNHCR]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (6 April 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017 in Response to the Syria Crisis: 2016 Annual Report (UNHCR, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Africans Leaving Israel under Secret Deals Arrive on Europe’s Shores (Refugees Deeply, April 2017) [text]
- First in a series on "Scattered from Israel."

Displaced Minorities – Part I: Migration and Displacement Trends of Somali, Sudanese and Yemeni Refugees and Other Migrants in Jordan (Mixed Migration Platform, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Eastern Aleppo under al-Assad (IRIN, April 2017) [text]

Egypt’s Sudanese Migrants: Caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Huffington Post, April 2017) [text]

Evictions Could Force Out 10,000 Syrian Refugees from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley (Thomson Reuters Foundation, April 2017) [text]

Instruments of Pain (I): Conflict and Famine in Yemen (International Crisis Group, April 2017) [text]
- First in a series; see the introduction for more info.

Jordan and Syrian Refugees (Books and Ideas, Feb. 2017) [text]

Kuwait, UNHCR Sign Landmark Agreement to Aid Syrian Refugees (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

"Lebanon’s Dual Approach to Syrian Refugees: The Personal and Political," Christian Science Monitor, 4 April 2017 [text]

Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: Report of the Secretary General, UN Doc. No. A/71/849 (UN General Assembly, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

"The Rise and Fall of a Teal NGO," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 7 April 2017 [text]
- Focuses on the Cairo-based NGO, Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA).

Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, Brussels, 4-5 April 2017 [info]
- Follow link for conference documents, including the Co-Chairs' Declaration. Videos are available here. See also related UN press release and Refugees Deeply story.

UN Humanitarian Coordination in Lebanon: The Consequences of Excluding Syrian Actors (Chatham House, March 2017) [text]

"U.S. Strike on Syria Brings Fleeting Hope to Those Caught in Brutal Conflict," New York Times, 8 April 2017 [text]

"What It Means When 5 Million Syrians Leave Their Country," New York Times, 30 March 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (31 March 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Feature: Understanding Attitudes

Here is a listing of fairly recent references to studies and thought pieces that 1) focus on how to better understand attitudes towards refugees and immigrants as well as 2) provide suggestions for transforming negative perceptions.

New project:

Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (Migration Policy Centre) [access]
- "The Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM) aims to enhance understanding of attitudes to migration through presentation, analysis and evaluation of data from all EU member states."


"Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers in Small Local Communities," International Migration, Early View, 23 Oct. 2016 [open access]

Does Information Change Attitudes Towards Immigrants? Representative Evidence from Survey Experiments, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 10419 (Institute of Labor Economics, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Does the Dark Triad Predict Prejudice?: The Role of Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, and Narcissism in Explaining Negativity Toward Asylum Seekers," Australian Psychologist, Early View, 31 March 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Ethnic Diversity, Inter-group Attitudes and Countervailing Pathways of Positive and Negative Inter-group Contact: An Analysis across Workplaces and Neighbourhoods," Social Indicators Research, OnlineFirst, 28 Jan. 2017 [open access]

"Generalization Effects in Evaluative Conditioning: Evidence for Attitude Transfer Effects from Single Exemplars to Social Categories," Frontiers in Psychology, 8:103 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"The Global Refugee Crisis: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for Improving Public Attitudes and Facilitating Refugee Resettlement," Social Issues and Policy Review, vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

How Can We Best Understand Public Reactions Towards Migrant Groups? (Refugee Research Blog, March 2017) [text]

"How Economic, Humanitarian, and Religious Concerns Shape European Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers," Science, First Release, 22 Sept. 2016 [free full-text]

"The Humanisation of Refugees: A Discourse Analysis of UK Parliamentary Debates on the European Refugee ‘Crisis’," Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, vol. 27, no. 2 (March/April 2017) [free full-text]

"Iconic Photographs and the Ebb and Flow of Empathic Response to Humanitarian Disasters," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Early Edition, 10 Jan. 2017 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"Ideas and Agency in Immigration Policy: A Discursive Institutionalist Approach," European Journal of Political Research, vol. 56, no. 1 (Feb. 2017) [free full-text]
- See also related British Politics & Policy blog post.

"Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers in Australia: Demographic and Ideological Correlates," Australian Psychologist, Early View, 30 July 2016 [full-text via ResearchGate]

"The Simple Psychological Trick to Political Persuasion: Conservatives are More Likely to Support Issues Like Immigration and Obamacare if the Message is 'Morally Reframed' to Suit Their Values," The Atlantic, 1 Feb. 2017 [text]
- See also related Persuasive Litigator blog post and Fast Company story. Welcoming Refugees has also developed a related resource, "Reframing Refugees: Messaging Toolkit."

This One Small Language Tweak Could Change Our Views of Refugees (Vox, April 2017) [text]
- See also related Independent news story.

Understanding and Addressing Public Anxiety about Immigration (Migration Policy Institute, July 2016) [text]
- Listen also to audio of related webinar.

What It Takes to Truly be 'One of Us': In U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, Publics Say Language Matters More to National Identity than Birthplace (Pew Research, Feb. 2017) [text]

"Why Do Majority Members Prefer Immigrants Who Adopt the Host Culture? The Role of Perceived Identification with the Host Nation," International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol. 55 (Nov. 2016) [preprint via ResearchGate]

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- Thematic Focus: Public Opinion and Attitudes (20 May 2016)

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12 April 2017

Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities & Older People

Aging in Times of Crisis: Health Inequality among Older Syrian Refugees in Jordan, Presentation at Cambridge Symposium on Gender Equality and Human Rights, Cambridge, UK, 10 Feb. 2017 [info]
- An abstract is available here.

Australia Has Kept Disabled Migrant Children Out for Decades - It's Time We Gave Them Protection Instead (The Conversation, March 2017) [text]

Elderly and on the Run from El Salvador’s Street Gangs (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

EU: Ensure Aid Reaches Refugees with Disabilities (Human Rights Watch, March 2017) [text]
- See also related VOA news story.

Fresh Hope in Germany for Syrian Girl Who Fled Home in a Wheelchair (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

Older People in Situations of Migration in Africa: The Untold Migration Story (HelpAge & Samuel Hall, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Strengthening the Role of Women with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: A Facilitator’s Guide (Women's Refugee Commission, Feb. 2017) [text]

Understanding Sexual and Gender-based Violence against Refugees with a Communication Disability and Challenges to Accessing Appropriate Support: A Literature Review (Manchester Metropolitan University, Jan. 2017) [text via ResearchGate]

Vulnerability- and Resilience-based Approaches in Response to the Syrian Crisis: Implications for Women, Children, and Youth with Disabilities (Women's Refugee Commission, Jan. 2017) [text]

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- Thematic Focus: Persons with Disabilities and Older People (18 Jan. 2017)

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Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement

Case Study Series: Dam Displacement (IDMC, April 2017) [access]
- Two new reports in this series are now available: 1) Dams and Internal Displacement: An Introduction; 2) China: Lessons Learned from the Manwan Dam.

"Coping with Resettlement: A Livelihood Adaptation Analysis in the Mekong River Basin," Land Use Policy, vol. 60 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

"Engendering the New Enclosures: Development, Involuntary Resettlement and the Struggles for Social Reproduction in Coastal Tanzania," Development and Change, vol. 48, no. 1 (Jan. 2017) [free full-text]

Involuntary Resettlement: A Cross-country Study on Urban Inequality and Poverty (IDRC, Nov. 2016) [access]
- Two studies look at development displacement in India and Sri Lanka.

"Migration and Development: The Case of People Displaced by Development and States’ Obligation to Respect Their Human Rights," Chapter in Migration and Development: Some Reflections on Current Legal Questions (CNR Edizioni 2016) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 73.

"The Short-term Impacts of Development-induced Displacement on Wealth and Subjective Well-being in the Brazilian Amazon," World Development, vol. 87 (Nov. 2016) [postprint]

Urban Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement: Linking Innovation and Local Benefits (World Bank, Feb. 2017) [text]

What Does Development-based Displacement Look Like in Africa? (IDMC Blog, Dec. 2016) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement (4 Oct. 2016)

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11 April 2017

Regional Focus: United States

"A City without Undocumented Immigrants," The Guardian, 17 & 24 March & 5 April 2017 [access]
- Three-part series, focusing on Charlotte, North Carolina.

Deportation as a Crime against Humanity (JURIST Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Embracing the Chinese Exclusion Case: A Back-Door Solution to Racial Exclusions," William & Mary Law Review, vol. 59 (Forthcoming, 2018) [preprint via SSRN]

The Face of Latin American Migration is Rapidly Changing. US Policy Isn’t Keeping Up (The Conversation, April 2017) [text]

"Full Bench of 4th Circuit to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case in May," Politico, 10 April 2017

"Line in the Sand: A Border Patrol Agent Story," This American Life, 31 March 2017 [access via ImmigrationProf Blog]
- Follow link for podcast.

The Refuge, vol. 1, no. 1 (March 2017) [full-text]
- Newsletter from the ABA International Refugee Law Committee. Includes several articles on the recent Executive Orders in the U.S.

"Sessions Signals Immigration Crackdown: 'This is the Trump era'," Politico, 11 April 2017 [text]
- See also related Human Rights First press release.

"Trump Era Ushers in New Unofficial Policy on Asylum-Seekers," Rolling Stone, 4 April 2017 [text]

Trump Executive Order and DHS Implementation Memo on Border Enforcement: A Brief Review (Migration Policy Institute, April 2017) [text]

What History Reveals about Surges in Anti-Semitism and Anti-immigrant Sentiments (The Conversation, April 2017) [text]

What the Data Really Show about Terrorists Who "Came Here" (Lawfare Blog, April 2017)
- Three-part post: 1) Introduction; 2) Country-by-country analysis; 3) What if you included domestic terrorism cases?

"Will the Syria Chemical Attack Change Trump's Mind about Refugees Too?," CNN, 7 April 2017 [text]

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- Regional Focus: United States (4 April 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe

Ad-hoc Query on Classification of Information related to Making and Examining an Application for International Protection (European Migration Network, Dec. 2016) [text]

"Asylum Seekers Protest against the Problematic Asylum Procedures in Finland," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 80 (April 2017) [full-text]

"Border Securitization and Containment vs. Fundamental Rights: The European Union’s 'Refugee Crisis'," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs Online, 20 March 2017 [text]

A Dangerous 'Game': The Pushback of Migrants, including Refugees, at Europe’s Borders (Oxfam, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Dezentraler Asylvollzug diskriminiert: Anerkennungsquoten von Flüchtlingen im bundesdeutschen Vergleich, 2010-2015 = Decentralized Asylum Policy Discriminates: A Comparison of Asylum Recognition Rates in the Federal States of Germany (University of Konstanz, ) [text]
- Note: The report is in German, with an English abstract. See also related ECRE note.

"The European Border and Coast Guard in Need of Solidarity: Reflections on the Scope and Limits of Article 80 TFEU," Chapter in Securitising Asylum: Extraterritoriality and Human Rights Challenges (Brill, Forthcoming 2017) [preprint via SSRN]
- Note: TFEU = Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

"Forced Migration Management and the Right to Access to an Asylum Procedure in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Human Rights between Responsibility and Solidarity," Freedom, Security & Justice: European Legal Studies, no.1 (2017) [full-text via Univ. of Salerno IR]

"No Way Home: A Syrian Family Seeking Asylum Finally Gets an Answer," Time, 17 April 2017 [text]

Open to Those Who Can Pay: The Hypocrisy of How Hungary Treats Asylum Seekers (The Conversation, April 2017) [text]

Refugee/Migrant Crisis in Europe: Scenarios - Possible Developments in Libya, Italy, Spain and Other Transit Countries Over the Next 6 Months (ACAP & IFRC, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

These Refugees Created Their Own Aid Agency within Their Resettlement Camp: How a Group of Refugees Made Use of Their Limited Resources to Improve the Conditions for Hundreds in Their Camp (Fast Company, April 2017) [text]

UNHCR Urges Suspension of Transfers of Asylum-seekers to Hungary under Dublin (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

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- Regional Focus: Europe (3 April 2017)

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Regional Focus: Africa

Border Control from Hell: How the EU's Migration Partnership Legitimizes Sudan's "Militia State" (Enough Project, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Borno Humanitarian Forum Meeting, Borno, Nigeria, 31 March 2017 [info]
- Follow link for documents, including presentation on "Operational Pathways for the Operationalization of Tripartite Agreement for the Voluntary Return of Nigerian Refugees Living in Cameroon between Cameroon, Nigeria and UNHCR."

Congo-Brazzaville: Rwanda-Congo Brazzaville Discuss Refugee Repatriation (AllAfrica.com, April 2017) [text]

East Africa: May Conference on Somalia to Ease Kenya's Refugee Burden (AllAfrica.com, April 2017) [text]

Examen du cadre normatif et institutionnel malien relatif à la protection des personnes déplacées à l’intérieur du Mali = [Review of Mali's Normative and Institutional Framework for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons] (Global Protection Cluster, March 2017) [text via IDMC]

An Incomplete Picture of the Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Region (NCHS Blog, April 2017) [text]

Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp: Perpetual Uncertainty (Human Rights Brief, April 2017) [text]

Realizing Africa’s Promise to the Internally Displaced (Norwegian Refugee Council, April 2017) [text]

"South Africa’s Refugee Policy: New Grounds to Exclude Refugees from Refugee Protection," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 80 (April 2017) [full-text]

"Uganda at Breaking Point as Bidi Bidi Becomes World's Largest Refugee Camp," The Guardian, 3 April 2017 [text]

"Wealthier Nations Can Learn from How Tiny Djibouti Welcomes Refugees," Washington Post, 30 March 2017 [text]

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- Regional Focus: Africa (30 March 2017)

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Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services

"Connecting Homeland and Borders Using Mobile Telephony: Exploring the State of Tamil Refugees in Indian Camps," Journal of Information Policy, vol. 7 (2017) [open access]

Information Campaigns Aimed at Asylum Seekers, Using Social Media in Countries of Origin or in Transit (European Migration Network, Dec. 2016) [text via UDI]

"Inside the New Emergency App for Undocumented Immigrants," Rolling Stone, 21 March 2017 [text]
- Report on the Notifica app.

IT Strategic Considerations Regarding Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Study of Digital Practices among Asylum Seekers in Umeå, Sweden, Thesis (Umeå University, 2017) [text]

Mobile Learning Week: Education and Technology Converge to Provide Solutions for Displaced People (UNESCO, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Remote Look at the Humanitarian ICT Forum (Social Media for Good Blog, March 2017) [text]

Responsible Data Management Training Pack (Oxfam, March 2017) [access]
- Includes a "Taking Photos in Humanitarian Crises" leaflet.

The Right to Information: Expanding Access for Refugees (Forced Migration Forum, April 2017) [text]

"Smartphone Refugees": Mobility, Power Regimes, and the Impact of Digital Technologies, Thesis (University of Tampere, March 2017) [text]

*Techno-utopian Solutions to Syria’s Refugee Crisis Fall Short (IRIN, April 2017) [text]
- Discusses the impact of the Ideas Box.

*This App Helps Refugees Get Bank Accounts by Giving Them a Digital Identity (Fast Company, April 2017) [text]

"Twitter Sues Homeland Security to Protect Anonymity of 'Alt Immigration' Account," NPR, 6 April 2017 [text]
- Note: This Reuters story reports that Twitter has now withdrawn the lawsuit because the government withdrew its summons

UNHCR Launches New Online Database with Human Rights and Refugee Information in Spanish (UNHCR, April 2017) [text]

The Use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints (DFID, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Using Social Media Data in International Development Research, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (DFID, Dec. 2016) [text]
- Uses case study of reduction in WFP food aid for Syrian refugees.


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- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Services (20 March 2017)

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