31 July 2017

Open Access Round-up: 31 July 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 July 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Pathways to Educational Success among Refugees: Connecting Locally and Globally Situated resources," American Educational Research Journal, OnlineFirst, 7 July 2017
- Postprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Accelerated Training of Skilled Birth Attendants in a Marginalized Population on the Thai-Myanmar Border: A Multiple Methods Program Evaluation," PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164363 (Oct. 2016)

"Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention amongst Syrian Refugees: Mixed Methods Study of Médecins Sans Frontières Programme in Jordan," Conflict and Health, 11:14 (July 2017)

"The Centrality of Social Ties to Climate Migration and Mental Health," BMC Public Health, 17:600 (July 2017)

"Dietary Diversity is Related to Socioeconomic Status among Adult Saharawi Refugees Living in Algeria," BMC Public Health, 17:621 (July 2017)

"The Effect of Ginkgo Biloba and Psycho-education on Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue among Refugees," Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 27 June 2017

"High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection and Abnormal Cervical Cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese Refugee Women Living in Eastern Nepal," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:73 (Jan. 2017)

"The Impact of the Asylum Process on Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Norway," BMJ Open, 7:e015157 (June 2017)

"The Relationship of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in a Culturally Distinct, Conflict-affected Population: A Study among West Papuan Refugees Displaced to Papua New Guinea," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8:73 (May 2017)

Articles, other topics:

"Moving Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Trump: Principles, Interests, and Policies to Guide Long-Term Reform of the US Immigration System," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

"A Statistical and Demographic Profile of the US Temporary Protected Status Populations from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017)

Journals:

Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)
- Theme is "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery."

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Evaluation of the Field Performance of ImmunoCard STAT!® Rapid Diagnostic Test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp and at the Kenya–Somalia Border," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017)

"'Getting angry with honest people': The Illicit Market for Immigrant 'Papers' in Cape Town, South Africa," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017)

"Recommendations for Canadian Mental Health Practitioners Working with War-Exposed Immigrants and Refugees," Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, e-First Article, 30 June 2017

Law Reviews

Articles:

"Protecting Asylum-Seekers Prior to Determination of Refugee Status: Reinterpreting the Refugee Convention and Assessing Contemporary State Practice on Non-Refoulement," IIUM Law Journal, vol. 25, no. 1 (2017)

"The Refugee Crisis as Civil Liberties Crisis," Columbia Law Review, vol. 117, no. 5 (2017)

"Transforming Crime-Based Deportation," New York University Law Review, vol. 92, no. 3 (June 2017)

"The Unreviewable Executive? National Security and the Limits of Plenary Power," Tennessee Law Review, vol. 84, no. 3 (2017)

Journals:

AJIL Unboundvol. 111 (2017)
- Theme is "Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law – Part II," with eight articles.

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017)
- Migration-related issue jointly published with the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 July 2017

Tagged Publications.

28 July 2017

Regional Focus: United States

The Causes of Our Immigration Court Backlog, and How We Can Fix It (Niskanen Center Blog, July 2017) [text]

Engendering Empathy, Begetting Backlash: American Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees, Research Paper, no. 17-01 (Stanford-Zurich Immigration Policy Lab, May 2017) [text via SSRN]

House Bill Would Return Persecuted Refugees to Danger (Human Rights First, July 2017) [text]
- Follow link to access letter signed by 74 human rights and immigration organizations and sent to members of the House Judiciary Committee.

The Implicit and Explicit Rulings in the Trump v. IRAP Stay Decision (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

President Trump’s 101-Year Deportation Plan (The Asylumist Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Refugees, Narratives, or How to Do Bad Things with Words," Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal Online, posted 20 July 2017 [full-text]

"Transforming Crime-Based Deportation," New York University Law Review, vol. 92, no. 3 (June 2017) [full-text]

"The Unreviewable Executive? National Security and the Limits of Plenary Power," Tennessee Law Review, vol. 84, no. 3 (2017) [full-text via SSRN]

U.S. Leadership Forsaken: Six Months of the Trump Refugee Bans (Human Rights First, July 2017) [text]

"A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out," New Yorker, 24 July 2017 [text]

"White House Domestic Advisers Take Lead on Refugee Decision: Officials," Reuters, 26 July 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (22 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Education

Opportunity:

Call for submissions: Discussion Series on Disrupted Education in the Lives of Refugee Children and Youth [info]
- Topics and submission deadlines for the two ESPMI-hosted discussion series are: 1) What are the most significant impacts of disrupted post-secondary education on refugee youth and what are solutions to address them? - 10 August 2017; 2) What are the most significant impacts of disrupted education on refugee children and what are solutions to address them? - 15 October 2017.

Publications:

Approaches to Providing Psycho-social Support for Children, Teachers and Other School Staff, and Social and Emotional Learning for Children in Protracted Conflict Situations (UK Department for International Development, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Chad: Rethinking Education in Emergencies Interventions to Break the Vicious Cycle of Underdevelopment and Humanitarian Crisis (Education Cluster, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Community-based Interventions for Language Learning among Refugees and Migrants, Paper presented at Refugees & HCI Workshop held at the 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies, Troyes, France, 26-30 June 2017 [text]

Double Shift: Schooling Syria’s Child Refugees (A View from the Bridge Blog, July 2017) [text]

The Experiences of Iraqi Refugee Children's Education in Australia: Mothers' Perspectives (Refugee Research Blog, July 2017) [text]

*Human-centred Solutions to the Refugee Education Crisis (Devpolicy Blog, July 2017) [text]

Immigrant Youth Help to Build Nations (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

"Pathways to Educational Success among Refugees: Connecting Locally and Globally Situated resources," American Educational Research Journal, OnlineFirst, 7 July 2017 [postprint via Harvard Univ. IR]

Protecting the Right to Education for Refugees, Working Papers on Education Policy, no. 4 (UNESCO, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Supporting Higher Education for Refugees," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 24 July 2017 [text]

Update on Education, 69th Meeting of the Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/68/SC/CRP.20 (EXCOM, June 2017) [text]
- See also related remarks.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (7 July 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

27 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

After the Flood: Uncertain Future for Global Climate Refugees (Raise the Hammer, July 2017) [text]

Climate Change and Disaster Displacement: An Overview of UNHCR's Role (UNHCR, 2017) [text]

Climate Change Refugees: "What’s in a Name?" (Camden Conference, April 2017) [text]
- Second-place essay contest winner at recent Camden Conference.

Evidencing the Impacts of the Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Madagascar on Migration, and the Multisectorial Linkages That Drought-induced Migration Has on the Other Sectors of Concern (IOM, July2017) [text]

Extreme Heat and Migration (IOM, July 2017) [text]

*Is Syria Really a ‘Climate War’? We Examined the Links Between Drought, Migration and Conflict (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, vol. 8, no. 1 (March 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate, Justice and Displacement: Reflections on Law, Policy and the Future of Human Rights in the Climate Crisis." The introduction and first article on "Soft Law, Migration and Climate Change Governance" are freely available.

Risk-related Resettlement and Relocation in Urban Areas (Climate & Development Knowledge Network, July 2017) [text]

"Running in Quicksand: Environmental Change, Migration, and the Policy Imperatives," Development, Latest Articles, 13 July 2017 [free full-text]

A Toolbox: Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change (Georgetown Univ., UNHCR & IOM, July 2017) [text]
- Note: Referenced a draft version of this in the last climate change post.

UNHCR and Climate Change, Disasters, and Displacement (UNHCR, 2017) [text]
- "The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations to UNHCR on its future institutional strategy on displacement in the context of disasters and climate change, identifying key areas of focus for the short, medium, and long term." Written by Guy S Goodwin-Gill & Jane McAdam.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (28 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

"Attitude, Risk Perception and Readiness of Ethiopian Potential Migrants and Returnees towards Unsafe Migration," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan.-April 2017) [full-text]

"Burundian President Tells Refugees to Come Home," VOA News, 21 July 2017 [text]
- See also related IRIN article that discusses ongoing political issues in Burundi.

Effectiveness of Programmes Supporting Migrants in Africa (GSDRC, June 2017) [text]

Focus Group Discussion Report: Relocation of Congolese Refugees in Lunda Norte, Angola, June - July 2017 (UNHCR, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Inside Congo’s Fast-Growing Displacement Crisis (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Migration between the Horn of Africa and Yemen: A Study of Puntland, Djibouti and Yemen (Research and Evidence Facility on Migration in the Horn of Africa, July 2017) [access]
- Follow link and scroll to bottom of document list for report and executive summary.

The Refugee Scandal Unfolding in Uganda (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

Refugees Finding New Homes in Uganda (Dev4Peace Blog, July 2017) [text]

Refugees Need More Than Progressive Policy: Lessons from Cameroon (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

"South Africa: Asylum Seekers Will Have to Live Near Borders If Home Affairs Has Its Way," AllAfrica News, 25 July 2017 [text]

"Will Africa’s Great Green Wall Discourage Migration to Europe?," The Guardian, 19 July 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (16 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

25 July 2017

Regional Focus: Europe

The Central Mediterranean Route: Working on the Alternatives to Dangerous Journeys - Supplementary Appeal, January-December 2017 (UNHCR, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Dramatic Deterioration for Asylum Seekers on Lesbos (MSF, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"How Not to Solve the Refugee Crisis," New Yorker, 31 July 2017 [text]

Journeys of Hope: Stories of Refugees on the Road to Europe (Jesuit Refugee Service, 2017) [text via Refworld]

Migrants and Mafia: Forced Migration and Organized Crime in Sicily (Forced Migration Forum, July 2017) [text]

"Migration and Asylum Statistics as a Basis for European Border Control," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017) [free full-text]

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean and Beyond: Flow Monitoring Data Analysis (IOM, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New EU Law on Refugees Takes Shape: More Harmonisation but Less Protection? (EU Law Analysis Blog, July 2017) [text]

Punish the Smuggler or Reward the Smuggler? Recent Refugee Arrivals in Greece (openDemocracy, July 2017) [text]

‘Refugees Welcome’ and the Myth of Two Europes (Political Critique, July 2017) [text]

Research Shows That Refugee Image in Lithuanian, British and US Press is Mainly Negative (EurekaAlert, July 2017) [text]

The Tangled Politics of Search and Rescue Operations in the Mediterranean (UN Dispatch, July 2017) [text]

To Protect Refugees, We Must Confront Anxiety Over Muslims in Europe (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (20 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Beyond Assistance: How to Support Refugees' Aspirations, London, 15 June 2017 [info]
- Follow link for video.

“Distress Migration”: Moving Beyond Vulnerability-Based Paradigms (IPI Global Observatory, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Global Compact for Migration, Thematic Sessions (IOM) [access]
- Learn about which thematic sessions have taken place, and which are forthcoming. See also related UN News Service story and IOM press release.

Historicizing Concepts in Refugee History (FlüchtlingsforschungsBlog, July 2017) [text]

The History of Global Migration Governance, Working Paper, no. 122 (Refugee Studies Centre, July 2017) [text]

Human Rights & Democracy: The 2016 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report (Govt. of the UK, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Internal Displacement: What’s Development Got to Do with It? (IDMC Blog, July 2017) [text]

Is the G20 Willfully Negligent in Dealing with the Global Refugee Crisis? (Amnesty International, July 2017) [text]

Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis, Camden, Maine, 17-19 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Follow link for summary and videos.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (13 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Event:

Workshop: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus, Boston, 27-28 October 2017 [info]

Publications:

Blaming the Rescuers (Goldsmiths, Univ. of London, June 2017) [access]

Italy’s Smuggling Prosecutions Ruin Lives While Real Criminals Go Free (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Operation Sophia: A Failed Mission (UK House of Lords, July 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Saving Lives, Research Paper, no. 17-16 (University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Jan. 2017) [text via SSRN]
 - An analysis of private humanitarian aid to asylum-seekers.

"Smugglers are Abandoning Migrants in the Middle of a Desert the Size of Texas," Washington Post, 5 July 2017 [text]

Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- Special issue on "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery." Includes "Trafficking and Syrian Refugee Smuggling: Evidence from the Balkan Route" and "Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking at Hotspots by Focusing on People Smuggled to Europe."

Thailand: Trafficking Convictions Important Step Forward (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

"Trump Administration Targets Parents Who Paid to Smuggle Children into U.S.," McClatchy, 29 June 2017 [text]

UN Migration Agency Issues Report on Arrivals of Sexually Exploited Migrants, Chiefly from Nigeria (IOM, July 2017) [text]
- Note: The report is currently only in Italian, but an English version will be made available soon.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (27 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items

Book Review: Voting Rights of Refugees (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

Debate: The Refugee Convention is Out of Date, Sydney, 6 June 2017 [info]
- Follow link for summary and video.

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017) [full-text]
- Issue jointly published with the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Mix of articles, including "Advancing Migrants' Rights in the United States Using International Law, "Migrants’ Rights in the U.S. System under the Inter-American Human Rights System," "Concerns for Immigrants’ Rights in California: An Overview to Access to Legal Representation and Access to Asylum" and "The Reception and Processing of Minors in the United States in Comparison to that of Australia and Canada: Would Being a Party to the UN Convention on the Right of the Child Make a Difference in U.S. Courts?"

Humanizing the Laws of War: The Red Cross and the Development of International Humanitarian Law, Geneva, 29 June 2017 [info]
- Follow link for summary and video.

"Let Me Be a Refugee," Law & Politics Book Review, vol. 27, no. 5 (June 2017) [text]
- Full title of book reviewed is Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Non-Refoulement as Lex Specialis? (LSE Human Rights Blog, July 2017) [text]

Persons in Need of International Protection (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

"Protecting Asylum-Seekers Prior to Determination of Refugee Status: Reinterpreting the Refugee Convention and Assessing Contemporary State Practice on Non-Refoulement," IIUM Law Journal, vol. 25, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]
- Note: IIUM = International Islamic University Malaysia.

Reframing Non-Refoulement as an Individual Right under International Law? (RLI Blog, July 2017) [text]

"The Refugee Crisis as Civil Liberties Crisis," Columbia Law Review, vol. 117, no. 5 (2017) [full-text]

"Symposium on Framing Global Migration Law – Part II," AJIL Unbound, vol. 111 (2017) [open access]
- Features eight articles. See also Part I. As the introduction notes: " Part I of this symposium on framing global migration law introduced broad conceptual parameters of a new field, looking back to its international law roots and forward to a new orientation beyond the strictures of refugee law. Part II looks to situate global migration law along a range of theoretical dimensions. ..."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (4 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

24 July 2017

Regional Focus: Australia

Event:

Discussion: Breaking The Deadlock: Creating Solutions for Refugees, Sydney, 15 August 2017 [info]

Publications:

1 October 2017: Questions and Answers about the New Deadline for Protection  (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2017) [text]

"Asylum Seekers: Australia's Shame," The Lancet, vol. 398, no. 10088 (June 2017) [free full-text]
- See also related letter to editor.

Australia’s Abusive Asylum Policy Rebuked Again (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

Australia’s New ‘Home Office’ is a Worry for Immigration Policy (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"Being Able to Play: Experiences of Social Inclusion and Exclusion within a Football Team of People Seeking Asylum," Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Boat ‘Turnbacks’ in Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 2001 (Govt. of Australia, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Power and Water Cut off for Refugees on Manus as Dutton Confirms Closure," The Guardian, 19 July 2017 [text]

Recent Changes in Australian Refugee Policy (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2017) [text]

Spotlight on Australia’s Cruel Asylum Policy at the Human Rights Council (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2017) [text]

UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi Calls on Australia to End Harmful Practice of Offshore Processing (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]
- See also related post on The Conversation and statement from the Kaldor Centre. *Note: See here are  here for two additional comments on The Conversation.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (22 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

23 July 2017

New Issues of Ethnic & Racial Stud., Hastings Intl. & Comp. Law Rev., Intl. Migr., JEMS, J. HR & Env., Migr. Stud., Soc. Incl., Socioanal.

Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 9 (2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ethnic and Racial Studies. All articles are freely available, including "Towards a New Politics of Migration" and "Migration Policies are Problematic – Because They are about Migration."

*Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017) [full-text]
- Issue jointly published with the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Mix of articles, including "Advancing Migrants' Rights in the United States Using International Law, "Migrants’ Rights in the U.S. System under the Inter-American Human Rights System," "Concerns for Immigrants’ Rights in California: An Overview to Access to Legal Representation and Access to Asylum" and "The Reception and Processing of Minors in the United States in Comparison to that of Australia and Canada: Would Being a Party to the UN Convention on the Right of the Child Make a Difference in U.S. Courts?"

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 4 (Aug. 2017) [contents]
- Includes a policy interview with the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada, and special sections on the migration-food security nexus, remittances, and labour migration.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 43, no. 10 (2017) [contents]
- Themed issue on "How Organizations Respond to Diversity: Investigations at the Local Level"; includes "Official Standards and Local Knowledge in Asylum Procedures: Decision-making in Germany’s Asylum System."

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, vol. 8, no. 1 (March 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate, justice and displacement: reflections on law, policy and the future of human rights in the climate crisis." The introduction and one other article are freely available.

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "‘Getting angry with honest people’: The illicit market for immigrant ‘papers’ in Cape Town, South Africa" (open access) and "Migration and asylum statistics as a basis for European border control" (free full-text).

Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- Special issue on "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery."

Socioanalysis, vol. 18 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Seeking Asylum."

*UPDATED

 Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Publications:

"As Refugee Arrivals Dwindle, Resettlement Agencies Face Cuts," Boston Globe, 18 July 2017 [text]

"Diplomats to Tillerson: Don't Eliminate State Department's Refugee Office," The Guardian, 17 July 2017 [text]

"Exclusive: Australia-U.S. Refugee Swap Again in Doubt as Officials Exit Nauru," Reuters, 15 July 2017 [text]

The Fall and Rise of Refugee Resettlement in 2017 (Niskanen Center Blog, June 2017) [text]

Fourth Progress Report on the Implementation of the Durable Solutions Process (Sarajevo Process) for Refugees from Croatia Displaced by the 91-95 Conflict, including Cessation of Refugee Status (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

Home Secretary Announces £1 Million to Help Communities Support Refugees (Govt. of the UK, July 2017) [text]

"Homeland Security Employees Criticize Congress Bill That Would Restrict Refugees," Salon, 13 July 2017 [text]

Less Than One Third of Refugees in Australia’s Humanitarian Program are Resettled from UNHCR (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2017) [text]

Lost in Transition? The European Standards Behind Refugee Integration (Migration Policy Group, July 2016) [text via Refworld]

Realidad de la Integración Local de la Población Refugiada en Guatemala: Diagnóstico Participativo 2015 (UNHCR, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees and a Right to Place: "Resettlement" as a Condition for the Sense of Self (Agenda for International Development, July 2017) [text]

Web site:

Wage Peace NZ [access] [Facebook]
- Campaign to increase refugee resettlement quota in New Zealand.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions, esp. in the US (3 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

22 July 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Challenging Customs and Border Protection's Unlawful Practice of Turning Away Asylum Seekers (American Immigration Council, July 2017) [text]
- See also related blog posts from Immigration Impact and IntLawGrrls.

*Heritage Report Shows Refugees are Not a Major Threat (Cato at Liberty Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Moving Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Trump: Principles, Interests, and Policies to Guide Long-Term Reform of the US Immigration System," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

The Rise in Criminal Prosecutions of Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, July 2017) [text]

Secure Communities and Unsecure Households (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

"A Statistical and Demographic Profile of the US Temporary Protected Status Populations from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

*"The Trump Administration at Six Months: A Sea Change in Immigration Enforcement," Migration Information Source, 19 July 2017 [text]

Trump Administration Reportedly Moving Toward Implementing Expanded Expedited Removal (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

US: Homeland Security Needs Reform, not Expansion (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

We’re All in Atlanta Now (The Asylumist Blog, July 2017) [text]

More on travel ban, including its impact on refugee resettlement (org. chronologically):

Trump Administration Slams the Door on Refugees (Human Rights First, 12 July 2017) [text]

"US Hits 50,000 Refugee Cap, but Some Others Still Allowed in," New York Times, 12 July 2017 [text]

"U.S. Judge Narrows Travel Ban in Defeat for Trump," Reuters, 13 July 2017 [text]

Federal Government Asks Supreme Court to Clarify Order in Travel Ban Litigation (SCOTUSblog, 15 July 2017) [text]

Back to the Supreme Court on the Scope of the Entry Ban Injunction: First Thoughts (Just Security Blog, 17 July 2017) [text]

*A Cheat Sheet on the Travel Ban (Niskanen Center Blog, 17 July 2017) [text]

"Grandmas, Grandpas from Travel Ban States Now Welcome: U.S. Cable," Reuters, 17 July 2017 [text]

The Supreme Court, the Trump Administration and the Travel Ban (ISIM Blog, 18 July 2017) [text]

Litigating the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Opinion: What’s the Required Connection? (Just Security Blog, 19 July 2017) [text]

Refugee EO Update: The Supreme Court Hands Each Side a Partial Victory (Forced Migration Forum, 20 July 2017) [text]

"Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption to Trump Travel Ban," NPR, 20 July 2017 [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (12 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

21 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Health

"Accelerated Training of Skilled Birth Attendants in a Marginalized Population on the Thai-Myanmar Border: A Multiple Methods Program Evaluation," PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164363 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention amongst Syrian Refugees: Mixed Methods Study of Médecins Sans Frontières Programme in Jordan," Conflict and Health, 11:14 (July 2017) [open access]

"Dietary Diversity is Related to Socioeconomic Status among Adult Saharawi Refugees Living in Algeria," BMC Public Health, 17:621 (July 2017) [open access]

"Evaluation of the Field Performance of ImmunoCard STAT!® Rapid Diagnostic Test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp and at the Kenya–Somalia Border," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017) [open access]

Family Planning Saves Lives and Promotes Resilience in Humanitarian Contexts (CARE et al., July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Giving It Our Best Shot? Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis B Virus Immunization among Refugees, Massachusetts, 2011–2013," Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 14:160442 (June 2017) [full-text]

"High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection and Abnormal Cervical Cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese Refugee Women Living in Eastern Nepal," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:73 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Integrating Refugees into the Greek Health System Will Benefit Both Newcomers and Their Hosts (Chatham House, July 2017) [text]

Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Needs of Displaced Persons in Urban Settings (New Security Beat, June 2017) [text]

*Politics Trumps Health to Confine Asylum Seekers to Greek Islands (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

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

Tagged Publications.

20 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Belgrade’s Young Refugees Once Hidden in Plain Sight, Now Disappear (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

A Child-Rights Framework for Understanding ‘Being Persecuted’: The Case of JA (child – risk of persecution) Nigeria (RefLaw Blog, July 2017) [text]

Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

How the U.K. Government Ignored Offers to Take in More Lone Children (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

In Search of Opportunities: Voices of Children on the Move in West and Central Africa (Unicef, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Injured, Hunted, Lost: Mapping Journeys of Refugee Children Aiming for UK," The Guardian, 13 July 2017 [text]

No One is Counting Europe’s Missing Refugee Children (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Protecting Syrian Children en Route to Europe: A Study Conducted in Syria, along Transit Routes & in Hosting Countries (Save the Children, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unaccompanied and Separated Children Perceptions in Greece, Round 1 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe (UNHCR, Unicef & IRC, July 2017) [text]
- See also related call to action.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Family Reunification (3 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Aid in Context: The Importance of Market-based Approaches to Aid Delivery in Northern Syria (IIED, June 2017) [text]

Area-Based Livelihoods Assessment (REACH & DRC, June 2017) [text]

Conflict in Ukraine: Socio-Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement and Veteran Return (World Bank, May 2017) [text]

The Future of Work for Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan: Is the “Gig Economy” an Opportunity? (Jadaliyya, July 2017) [text]

"Japan Has a Labor Crisis That Refugees Could Fix—If Only Its Government Would Let Them," QZ, 6 July 20176 [text]

Leading, Learning, and Saving: Refugees as Important Providers of Assistance (Agenda for International Development, July 2017) [text]

Refugees are Helping Others in Their Situation as Social Entrepreneurs (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Sustainable Livelihoods for Refugees in Protracted Crises (UK DFID, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Uganda Refugee Hosting Districts: Investment Profiles (UNDP, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Work Permits and Employment of Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Towards Formalising the Work of Syrian Refugees (ILO, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (29 June 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe

Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair (LSE Government Blog, July 2017) [text]

Hotspots under a Spotlight: The Legality of the Hotspot Approach in Italy (EDAL Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Human Rights Beyond Humanitarianism: The Radical Challenge to the Right to Asylum in the Mediterranean Zone," Antipode, Early View, 5 July 2017 [free full-text]

Médecins Sans Frontières: ‘Calais has become a cage in a jungle’ (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

Meet the Gambian Migrants under Pressure to Leave Europe (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

The Missing Reflection Paper on Asylum Policy (Flüchtlingsforschung Blog, July 2017) [text]

Named and Shamed: EU Countries are Failing to Share Responsibility for Refugees (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

New Updates on the Refugee Hotspots in Italy and Greece (ECRE, July 2017) [access]

Proposed Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Putting Lives at Risk (ECRE, July 2017) [text]

Refugee, Asylum-Seeker and Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Quantitative Round (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee, Asylum-Seeker and Migrant Perceptions in Istanbul, Turkey, Quantitative Round (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Responsibilities Towards Refugees Fleeing Atrocities: A Failure to Learn Lessons from Srebrenica? (Refugee History Blog, July 2017) [text]

Rights and Effective Protection Exist Only on Paper: The Precarious Existence of Beneficiaries of International Protection in Greece (Pro Asyl & Refugee Support Aegean, June 2017) [text]

UNHCR Seeks Support for Alternatives to Dangerous Refugee Journeys (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (13 July 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (13 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

19 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

Approaches to Providing Psycho-social Support for Children, Teachers and Other School Staff, and Social and Emotional Learning for Children in Protracted Conflict Situations (UK Department for International Development, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Assessment of Suicide Risks and Factors in a Refugee Camp in Thailand (IOM, 2017) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

"The Centrality of Social Ties to Climate Migration and Mental Health," BMC Public Health, 17:600 (July 2017) [open access]

"The Effect of Ginkgo Biloba and Psycho-education on Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue among Refugees," Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 27 June 2017 [open access]

EU/Greece: Asylum Seekers’ Silent Mental Health Crisis (Human Rights Watch,
July 2017) [text]

"The Impact of the Asylum Process on Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Norway," BMJ Open, 7:e015157 (June 2017) [open access]

"The Mental Health Crisis in Syria: A Major Gap in Humanitarian Medical Response," Charged Affairs, 10 July 2017 [text]

Psychological First Aid for Children II: Dealing with Traumatic Responses in Children (Save the Children, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Recommendations for Canadian Mental Health Practitioners Working with War-Exposed Immigrants and Refugees," Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, e-First Article, 30 June 2017 [open access]

"The Relationship of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in a Culturally Distinct, Conflict-affected Population: A Study among West Papuan Refugees Displaced to Papua New Guinea," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8:73 (May 2017) [open access]

Seeking Asylum May Be Dangerous to Your Health, Your Children’s Health, and Even Your Unborn Baby’s Health (The Asylumist, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (14 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

18 July 2017

Regional Focus: Syria

Event:

Panel discussion: Out of Syria, Searching for Safety: Creative Approaches to Refugee Protection, Sydney, 9 August 2017 [info]

Publications:

7 Years into Exile: How Urban Syrian Refugees, Vulnerable Jordanians and Other Refugees in Jordan are Being Impacted by the Syria Crisis (CARE, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Beyond Europe: Routes, Destinations, and Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees Seeking Asylum Outside of Europe (Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Changing Borders and Borderlands of Syria in a Time of Conflict," International Affairs, vol. 93, no. 4 (July 2017) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is part of a special issue on "Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Post-2011." All articles are freely available.

Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey, Discussion Paper, no. 10849 (IZA, June 2017) [text]

Enacting Urban Cash for Work Programmes in Lebanon in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Guidance Note for Humanitarian Practitioners (IIED et al., June 2017) [text]

Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq, Qualitative Round 1 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian War and the Plight of Afghan Refugees: Iran Coercing Afghans to Fight in the Conflict (Forced Migration Forum, July 2017) [text]

The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria (World Bank, July 2017) [text]

UNHCR Seeing Significant Returns of Internally Displaced Amid Syria's Continuing Conflict (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related series of tweets unpacking these figures.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (23 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 July 2017

Regional Focus: MENA

Opportunity:

CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Submissions sought for feature issue on "Displacement in the Middle East." Deadline is 23 October 2017.

Publications:

At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq (Amnesty International, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Feeling Unwanted and Unwelcome, African Migrants Hit by New Tax in Israel," Reuters, 3 July 2017 [text]

Mixed Migration Trends in Libya: Changing Dynamics and Protection Challenges (Altai Consulting, June 2017) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary and report. See also related UNHCR press release.

Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon: Summary of Focus Group Discussions, Round 2 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees in Urban Egypt: It’s Time to Reassess UNHCR’s 2009 Policy on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas (IIED et al., June 2017) [text]

"What Would Happen If Palestinian Refugees Could Return?," +972 Magazine, 7 July 2017 [text]

Yemen, Libya, and 21st Century Migration Challenges (ISIM Blog, June 2017) [text]

Resource:

Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM) [access]
- In the MENA region, IOM tracks displacement and population mobility in IraqLibya and Yemen.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (23 June 2017)

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

Regional Focus: Americas

15 Años del Sistema Nacional de Protección de Refugiados en Guatemala (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"After a Harrowing Flight from U.S., Refugees Find Asylum in Canada," New York Times, 16 July 2017 [text]

Americas: Population Movement (ACAPS, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Argentina Grants 1,000 Scholarships to Syria Refugees, Urges Others to Follow," Reuters, 7 April 2017 [text]

As Asylum Applications by Venezuelans Soar, UNHCR Steps up Response (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

"'At home, we couldn’t get by': More Venezuelans Flee as Crisis Deepens," The Guardian, 17 July 2017 [text]

Canada’s Syrian Refugees Ill-served by Media Coverage (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"Down on the Border," Maclean's, 11 July 2017 [text]
- Report from the U.S.-Canada border.

"Haiti Still in Dire Straits, Number of Migrants Shows," VOA News, 13 July 2017 [text]

"How Venezuelan Refugees are Surviving in Brazil," Americas Quarterly, 11 July 2017 [text]

*"'It's like I've been born again': The Young Syrians Making a New Life in Mexico," The Guardian, 14 July 2017 [text]

Mexico’s Southern Border: Security, Central American Migration, and U.S. Policy (Washington Office on Latin America, June 2017) [text]

Salvadorans Fleeing Street Gangs Find Safety in Belize Village (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

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Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (10 July 2017)

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16 July 2017

Regional Focus: Africa

*Aligning Refugee Policy with Refugee Realities (International Refugee Rights Initiative, July 2017) [text]

Displaced Congolese Civilians Sent Back to a Widening War (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

"Don't Just Blame Drought for Displacement in Horn of Africa," Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 June 2017 [text]

Étude de Profilage: Personnes Déplacées Internes, Rapatriées et Retournées (IOM et al., Juin 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Mali.

Evaluation de la Situation en Termes de Protection des Personnes Déplacées à Diffa (REACH, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'Getting angry with honest people': The Illicit Market for Immigrant 'Papers' in Cape Town, South Africa," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017) [open access]

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 68 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]
- Themed issue on "The Crisis in South Sudan."

New Refugee Framework “Dead in the Water” without More International Support (IRIN, July 2017) [text]
- Focuses on Uganda.

"'Now we're back it's even worse': The Bangui Residents Who Preferred a Refugee Camp to Their Home City," The Guardian, 5 July 2017) [text]

The Return to Somalia: Home Sweet Home? (Amnesty International, Jul 2017) [text]

Securitising Africa’s Borders is Bad for Migrants, Democracy, and Development (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

Uganda Summit Shows Why Aid Definitions Matter (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (29 June 2017)

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