07 February 2018

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria


Seminar: Of Bodies and Borders: Syrian Migration to Egypt through Sudan, Cairo, 18 February 2018 [info]

Panel discussion: Deportations of Asylum Seekers from Israel to Rwanda and the Legality of Transfer/Relocation Agreements, 22 February 2018 [info]

*Seminar: Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies and Global Responsibility-Sharing, London, 8 March 2018 [info]


2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Libya (OCHA, Feb. 2018) [text]

Dangerous Ground: Syria’s Refugees Face an Uncertain Future (NRC et al., Feb. 2018) [text]
- See also related Reuters article, "Lebanon Says Will Not Force Syrian Refugees to Return," and Christian Science Monitor article, "Syrian Refugees Return to Their War-torn Homes."

Deportation of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers from Israel and the Legality of Relocation/Transfer Agreements (RLI Blog, Feb. 2018) [text]
- See also related panel discussion listed above.

From Response to Resilience: Working with Cities and City Plans to Address Urban Displacement -Lessons from Amman and Kampala (International Rescue Committee, Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen: Beyond the Man-made Disaster  International Peace Institute, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Most Displaced Syrians are in the Middle East, and about a Million are in Europe (Pew Research Center, Jan. 2018) [text]
- Summary: 6 million IDPs, 5+ million in neighboring countries, 1 million in Europe, 100,000 in North America.

*No Safety in a Warzone: Why TPS is Needed for Syria (CLINIC, Feb. 2018) [text]

Prison or Deportation: The Impossible Choice for Asylum Seekers in Israel (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2018 (UNRWA, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Turkey/Syria: Border Guards Shoot, Block Fleeing Syrians (Human Rights Watch, Feb. 2018) [text]

"UNHCR and the Syrian Refugee Response: Negotiating Status and Registration in Lebanon," International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 22, no. 3 (2018) [open access]

“The Unintended Consequences of Trump’s Palestinian Budget Cuts,” Foreign Policy, 2 Feb. 2018 [text]


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- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (26 Jan. 2018)

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