08 January 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Opportunity:

Course: Palestine Refugees and International Law, Amman, 2-3 March 2018 [info]
- No registration deadline is indicated, but only 27 spots are available.

News & developments: 

"Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail," New York Times, 4 Jan. 2018 [text]

"Nikki Haley’s Diplomacy of Revenge Targets U.N. Relief Agency," Foreign Policy, 5 Jan. 2018 [text]

*UNHCR Appeals to Israel over Forced Relocations Policy (UNHCR, Jan. 2018) [text]

"What is UNRWA and What Would It Mean if Trump Cuts Its Funding?," New York Times, 3 Jan. 2018 [text]

"World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis about to Get Worse… Again," IRIN, 14 Dec. 2017 [text]

Blog posts & commentary:

"OPed: Israel’s Plan to Deport Eritreans and Sudanese to Rwanda is a Wake-up Call for Europeans," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 15 Dec. 2017 [text]

Refugees in Lebanon: Geopolitics and Unmet Human Needs (Dispatches from the Global Crisis in Refugee Protection, Jan. 2018) [text]

Supporting Turkey’s Refugee Response (Project Syndicate, Jan. 2018) [text]

Taking Issues “Off the Table” - First Jerusalem, Now Refugees (Huffington Post, Jan. 2018) [text]

Reports, documents & journal articles:

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA, Nov. 2017) [text]

*Displaced Loyalties: The Effects of Indiscriminate Violence on Attitudes among Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Working Paper, no. 18-024 (Harvard Business School, Sept. 2017; rev. Dec. 2017) [text]

Framework for Cooperation between the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the United States of America 2018-2019 (U.S. State Dept., Dec. 2017) [text]

Gender Equality Promising Practices: Syrian Refugees in the Middle East and North Africa (UNHCR, Dec. 2017) [text]

Humanitarian Facts and Figures: Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

"Modes of Ordering: Labelling, Classification and Categorization in Lebanon’s Refugee Response," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 8 Jan. 2018 [Academia]

"Securing the Borders against Syrian Refugees: When Non-Admission Means Return," Yale Journal of International Law, vol. 42, no. 1 (2017) [full-text]

*UNHCR's Position on the Status of Eritrean and Sudanese Nationals Defined as 'Infiltrators' by Israel (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [text]

Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: VASYR 2017 (UNHCR, Unicef & WFP, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR briefing note.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (13 Dec. 2017)

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