15 December 2017

Regional Focus: Americas


The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) has won a Times Higher Education Award for Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The specific project, "Pushing the Boundaries: New Dynamics of Forced Migration and Transnational Responses in Latin America," set out to analyze "how Latin American states use transnational structures and interventions to address new security and justice challenges resulting from forced migration flows." RLI's director, David Cantor, underscored the "recognition that this award gives to research in the field of refugees and internally displaced persons."

Learn more about the impact of the project here, and get more information about the various research outputs and links to publications here.


"As Trump Blocks Refugees, Africans Fleeing Violence Make the Treacherous Trip to the U.S. through Mexico," The Intercept, 13 Dec. 2017 [text]

Colombia’s Venezuela Problem (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

Deeply Talks: Lessons From Colombia on Tackling Internal Displacement (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Hostility in US, Europe Makes Mexico a New Refugee Destination of Choice (IRIN, Nov. 2017) [text]

How Latin America is Responding to Venezuelan Refugees (Refugees Deeply, Nov. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Aid in Relatively Strong Host States: Colombia as a Case for Rights-based Approaches, Policy Brief, no. 6 (PRIO, Nov. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Hurricanes of 2017: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the Caribbean (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]

"In Latin America, Spike in Migrant Arrivals Prompts Flurry of Responses," Migration Information Source, 7 Dec. 2017 [text]
- Issue #10 in MPI's Top 10 Migration Issues of 2017.

Informe Preliminar de la Reunión Regional Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Expertas y Expertos en Migración Internacional Preparatoria del Pacto Mundial para una Migración Segura, Ordenada y Regular. Santiago, 30 y 31 de Agosto de 2017 [text]
- Annexes provide overviews of migration in different parts of the Americas.

"The Mixed Motives of Unaccompanied Child Migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017) [open access]

"Venezuelan Migrants Pose Humanitarian Problem in Brazil," Reuters, 11 Dec. 2017 [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (22 Nov. 2017)

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