05 June 2017

Thematic Focus: General


Vacancy announcement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies [info]
- Applicants sought "to conduct comparative research on forced migration within and from the global South, preferably with a special focus on the Middle East." Screening of applications will begin 26 June 2017.


2017 MEDAM Assessment Report on Asylum and Migration Policies in Europe (Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration, May 2017) [text]
- Note: The report will be officially launched in Brussels on 7 June 2017.

The Deadly “Humanitarian Ping-Pong” of Refugee Rescue at Sea (New Security Beat Blog, May 2017) [text]

"Diasporas and Conflict: Distance, Contiguity and Spheres of Engagement," Oxford Development Studies, vol. 45, no. 2 (2017) [free full-text]

Global Peace Index 2017 (Institute for Economics and Peace, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Index 2017 (Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, May 2017) [access]
- See also related Reuters article.

Mixed Meaning: The Challenges of Language and Definition in Mixed Migration Work (Mixed Migration Platform Blog, June 2017) [text]

The Nexus between Food and Nutrition Security, and Migration: Clarifying the Debate and Charting a Way Forward, Discussion Paper, no. 212 (ECDPM, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

OHCHR Report 2016 (UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Public Perceptions of Refugees and Migrants: The Role of Politicians, the Media and Civil Society, London, 27 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for an event summary.

Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, Taormina, 26-27 May 2017 [info]
- Follow link to access the G7 Taormina Leaders’ Communiqué; "human mobility" is addressed on p. 4.

They Outnumber Refugees but Don't Often Make Headlines (NPR, May 2017) [text]

The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises (Norwegian Refugee Council, June 2017) [text]
- See also related NRC press release and CFR blog post.

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MSF Analysis: Reflections on Humanitarian Action [access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (26 May 2017)

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