25 February 2019

Events & Opportunities: More March 2019

Discussion: A Conversation with António Vitorino, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, Washington, DC, 6 March 2019 [info]

Study launch: Seeking Durable Solutions in Post-peace Agreement Colombia, Geneva, 7 March 2019 [info]

Call for proposals: Cities and Forced Migration - Improved Data and Evidence-based Knowledge Products for Improved Management of Crisis Migration to Secondary Cities in the Global South [info]
- Submission deadline is 11 March 2019.

Request for concept notes: NGO Projects Benefiting Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 11 March 2019.

Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees and Vulnerable Populations in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 12 March 2019.

Seminar: Foreign Refugee Flows into Japan: Asylum Seekers’ Circuitous Path, London, 14 March 2019 [info]

Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads: Seizing the Moment(um) of the Global Compact and the SDGs 2030 to Forge a New Path for the Protection of Migrants’ Rights, Leicester, UK, 22 March 2019 [info]

Call for applications: 15th Migration Summer School, Florence, Italy, 24 June-5 July 2019 [info]
- Apply by 24 March 2019.

Call for book chapters: African Migrants and the Refugee Crisis [info]
- Submit abstract by 25 March 2019.

Workshop: Exiles, Migrants, and Refugees from Syria: Imagined Homelands, Asylum, and Transnational Belongings, Abu Dhabi, 25-26 March 2019 [info]
- Invitation only; email to express interest.

Seminar: How to Make the Humanitarian System Fit-for-purpose?: A Bottom-up Approach, London, 28 March 2019 [info]

Funding opportunity: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees in Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 29 March 2019.

Related post:
- Events & Opportunities: More Feb. 2019/New March 2019

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

18 February 2019

Admin: Winter Break

This blog will be mostly quiet over the next couple weeks, although a few posts may appear intermittently.

Thematic Focus: ICTs and Other Technologies

"Asylum-seekers Fleeing the US for Canada are Figuring Out How to Do It by Watching YouTube Videos and Scanning Social Media," Insider, 9 Feb. 2019 [text]

Becoming a Digital Humanitarian, One Deployment at a Time (ReliefWeb Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Data for Refugees: The D4R Challenge on Mobility of Syrian Refugees in Turkey (arXiv, July 2018; updated Oct. 2018) [preprint]

Developing Integration Policy for Refugees through Mobile Phone Data Analysis: A Study on Türk Telekom Customers, Paper presented at the "Data for Refugees" (D4R) Challenge Workshop, Istanbul, 21 Jan. 2019 [text]

"Implementing a Digital Communication Assistance Tool to Collect the Medical History of Refugee Patients: DICTUM Friedland - An Action-oriented Mixed Methods Study Protocol," BMC Health Services Research, 19:103 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

Machine Learning in Action for the Humanitarian Sector (IBM, Jan. 2019) [text via Phys.org]

Measuring Venezuelan Emigration with Twitter, CID Working Paper, 342 (Harvard Univ. Growth Lab, 2018) [text]

New UN Deal with Data Mining Firm Palantir Raises Protection Concerns (IRIN, Feb. 2019) [text]
- See also related Slate article.

Striking a Balance: Emerging Technologies, Humanitarian Needs, and Other Public Goods ( Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Temporal Enactment of Resettled Refugees' ICT‐mediated Information Practices," Information Systems Journal, vol. 29, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]
- Focuses on refugees in New Zealand.

"User-Centered App Adaptation of a Low-Intensity E-Mental Health Intervention for Syrian Refugees," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9:663 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

"When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual," New York Times, 12 Feb. 2019 [text]

New app:

FindHello (Refugee Center Online) [info via ImmigrationProf Blog]
- This app is designed to help "refugees, asylees, and immigrants easily locate resources in cities across the US. Users can input a city, and filter by categories, such as English Classes, Housing & Food, Citizenship & Immigration, etc. Users can also narrow search results for organizations that serve particular populations, such as women and LGBTI individuals."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies (14 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

15 February 2019

Open Access Round-up: 15 Feb. 2019

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 31 Jan. 2019. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Borders Rules," International Studies Review (Forthcoming, 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Saving Ourselves? On Rescue and Humanitarian Action," Review of International Studies, First View, 29 Jan. 2019
- Postprint version of article.

When the Lens is Too Wide: The Visual Dehumanization of Refugees and Its Political Consequences (PsyArXiv, Jan. 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

Book chapters:

"Not a Crisis But a Coping Challenge: How Berlin Universities Responded to the Refugee Influx," Chapter in Migrants, Refugees and Global Challenges in Higher Education (Peter Lang, Forthcoming 2019)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Children on the Move in Europe: A Narrative Review of the Evidence on the Health Risks, Health Needs and Health Policy for Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Undocumented Children," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"A Comparative Study on Rapid Wastewater Treatment Response to Refugee Crises," Global Challenges, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2019)

"Displacement, Deprivation and Hard Work among Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon," BMJ Global Health, vol. 4, no. 1 (Feb. 2019)

"An Ecological Model of Adaptation to Displacement: Individual, Cultural and Community Factors Affecting Psychosocial Adjustment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan," Global Mental Health, 5:e42 (Dec. 2018)

"Effects of Armed Conflict on Child Health and Development: A Systematic Review," PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210071 (Jan. 2019)

"For What Illnesses Do Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrant Workers in Israel Seek Healthcare? An Analysis of Medical Visits at a Large Urgent Care Clinic for the Uninsured in Tel Aviv," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 2 (Jan. 2019)

"Immigration: An Election Issue That Has Yet to Be Addressed?," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, vol. 13, no. 2 (2018)

"Impact of Punitive Immigration Policies, Parent-child Separation and Child Detention on the Mental Health and Development of Children," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 2, no. 1 (Sept. 2018)

"Impacts of Social Integration and Loneliness on Mental Health of Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, no. 1 (Feb. 2019)

"Is Regular Migration Safer Migration? Insights from Thailand," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Jan. 2019

"Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of Employment and Volunteering upon the Health and Wellbeing of African Refugees Settled in Regional Australia: A Refugee Perspective," BMC Public Health, 19:143 (Feb. 2019)

"Religious Conversions in Forced Migration: Comparative Cases of Afghans in India and Iranians in Turkey," Journal of Eurasian Studies, OnlineFirst, 10 Jan. 2019

Journal issues:

Global Education Review, vol. 5, no. 4 (2018)
- Theme of this issue is "The Importance of Educating Refugees," with 12 articles.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Children and Armed Conflict: Looking at the Future and Learning from the Past," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 21 Jan. 2019

"Deserving Shelter: Conditional Access to Accommodation for Rejected Asylum Seekers in Austria, the Netherlands, and Sweden," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 10 Feb. 2019

"Food Security and Violent Conflict: Introduction to the Special Issue," World Development, vol. 117 (May 2019)

"The Impact of Hosting Refugees on the Intra‐household Allocation of Tasks: A Gender Perspective," Review of Development Economics, vol. 22, no. 4 (Nov. 2018)

"Is the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living Near a Refugee Camp? Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda," International Migration, Early View, 2 Jan. 2019

"The Politics of IDP Education Provision: Negotiating Identity and Schooling in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq," International Migration, Early View, 28 Jan. 2019

"The Promotive Effects of Social Support for Parental Resilience in a Refugee Context: A Cross-Sectional Study with Syrian Mothers in Lebanon," Prevention Science, Latest Articles, 25 Jan. 2019

"Reconciling Refugee Protection and Sovereignty in ASEAN Member States: Law and Policy Related to Refugee in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand," Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, vol. 12, no. 4 (2018)

"Tunisia’s Role in the EU External Migration Policy: Crimmigration Law, Illegal Practices, and Their Impact on Human Rights," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2019)

Law Reviews

"Requiem pour l’Aquarius: Les Sauvetages en Mer, entre Instrumentalisation et Criminalisation," La Revue des Droits de l'Homme, no. 15 (2019)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 31 Jan. 2019

Tagged Publications.


Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance - Pt. 2

Reports & articles:

Accelerating Localisation Through Partnerships: Recommendations for Operational Practices That Strengthen the Leadership of National and Local Actors in Partnership-based Humanitarian Action Globally (Christian Aid et al., Feb. 2019) [text]
- See also related case studies for Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Based on Need Alone? Impartiality in Humanitarian Action (MSF et al., Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Cash Digitization: UN Collaboration, Coordination, and Harmonization Opportunities (Better Than Cash Alliance, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Collective Communication and Community Engagement in Humanitarian Action: How To Guide for Leaders and Responders (CDAC Network, Feb. 2019) [text]

"A Comparative Study on Rapid Wastewater Treatment Response to Refugee Crises," Global Challenges, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Conclusiones del Seminario/Taller sobre el Nexo entre la Acción Humanitaria y el Desarrollo y sus Implicaciones Prácticas (IECAH & AECID, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Cooking in Displacement Settings: Engaging the Private Sector in Non-wood-based Fuel Supply (Moving Energy Initiative, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Joint Strategy: Enhancing Self-Reliance in Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Refugee Situations (UNHCR & WFP, Jan. 2019) [text]

New Financing Partnerships for Humanitarian Impact (ODI, Jan. 2019) [text]

La Radio comme Outil de Communication Opérationnelle et d’Engagement avec les Communautés (Fondation Hirondelle & ICRC, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'Safeguarding' as Humanitarian Buzzword: An Initial Scoping," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:3 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

"Saving Ourselves? On Rescue and Humanitarian Action," Review of International Studies, First View, 29 Jan. 2019 [postprint]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance - Pt. 1 (15 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance - Pt. 1

Events & opportunities:

Job announcement: Coordinator, Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies [info]
- Apply by 25 February 2019.

Kick-Off meeting: Research Network on Humanitarian Efforts, Oslo, 7 March 2019 [info]

ICVA 2019 Annual Conference: Translating Commitments to Action, Geneva, 26 March 2019 [info]

News & commentary:

2019's Biggest Challenge: The Humanitarian Sell-out (ODI Comment, Jan. 2019) [text]

ALNAP Lessons Papers: A Case for Humanitarian Desk-based Reviews (ALNAP Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Director’s Dispatch: Aid and the Elite (IRIN, Feb. 2019) [text]
- More Davos coverage from IRIN is available here and here.

EU Adopts Record Budget for Humanitarian Aid in 2019 (ECHO, Jan. 2019) [text]

How Should We Evaluate Protection? (ALNAP Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Humanitarian Dogs and Drones: Non-human Humanitarians (Humanitarian News Research Network, Jan. 2019) [text]

What Effect Did the US Shutdown Have on Foreign Aid? (IRIN, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (10 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

14 February 2019

Regional Focus: Australia

News:

Some asylum seekers who are being held on Manus Island and Nauru and who are in need of medical attention will now be allowed to come to Australia for treatment. Read the following for more information and commentary:

"Australia to Allow Medical Evacuation for Nauru and Manus Island Detainees," New York Times, 12 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Australia to Reopen Christmas Island Detention Center after Defeat on Refugee Policy," Reuters, 12 Feb. 2019 [text]

Explainer: How Will the ‘Medevac’ Bill Actually Affect Ill Asylum Seekers? (The Conversation, 12 Feb. 2019) [text]

Morrison Government Defeated on Medical Bill, Despite Constitution Play (The Conversation, 12 Feb. 2019) [text]

"'Vote for humanity': Australian Parliament Begins Dismantling Hard-line Offshore Policy for Asylum Seekers," Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Cutting Through the Claims: The Refugee Medical Debate, Explained," Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Feb. 2019 [text]

Grattan on Friday: What Does “Reopening” Christmas Island Actually Mean and Why Do It? (The Conversation, 14 Feb. 2019) [text]

Publications:

"Behrouz Boochani: Detained Asylum Seeker Wins Australia's Richest Literary Prize," The Guardian, 31 Jan. 2019 [text]
- See also related opinion piece in the New York Times.

Blocking Asylum, by Sea or by Air (The Interpreter Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

The Ethics of Academic Publishing and International Migration’s ‘Policy Interview’ with Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs (Border Criminologies Blog, Feb, 2019) [text]

"Impacts of Social Integration and Loneliness on Mental Health of Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

Interdicting Refugees not Protecting Refugees (John Menadue Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

Intimate Partner Violence in Australian Refugee Communities: Scoping Review of Issues and Service Responses, CFCA Paper, no. 5 (Australian Institute of Family Studies, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Qualitative Exploration of the Impact of Employment and Volunteering upon the Health and Wellbeing of African Refugees Settled in Regional Australia: a Refugee Perspective," BMC Public Health, 19:143 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

Refuge City, a New Kind of City for Our Times (The Conversation, Jan. 2019) [text]

We Don’t Know How Many Asylum Seekers are Turned Away at Australian Airports (The Conversation, Feb. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

A Refugee Legal Expert on a Week of ‘Reckless’ Rhetoric and a New Way to Process Asylum Seeker Claims (The Conversation, Feb. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (11 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Between Insecurity and Hope: Reflections on Youth Work with Young Refugees (Council of Europe, 2018) [text]

Changing Journeys: Migrant Routes to Europe (InfoMigrants, Feb. 2019) [text]

"Deserving Shelter: Conditional Access to Accommodation for Rejected Asylum Seekers in Austria, the Netherlands, and Sweden," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, Latest Articles, 10 Feb. 2019 [open access]

EU+ Asylum Trends: 2018 Overview (EASO, Feb. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for report, key findings and infographic. See also related editorial in the ECRE Weekly Bulletin.

External Border Control and Asylum Management as EU Common Goods. A Budgetary Perspective, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2019/05 (European University Institute, Feb. 2019) [text]

Immigration Legal Aid Cuts to Remain in Place Following Major Government Review (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

Making Sense of the Refugee Crisis: Governance and Politicisation of Asylum-Seekers’ Reception in Northern Italy, EUI Working Paper, no. RSCAS 2019/13 (European University Institute, Feb. 2019) [text]

Migrants Calling Us in Distress from the Mediterranean Returned to Libya by Deadly ‘Refoulement’ Industry (The Conversation, Feb. 2019) [text]

Migration Outlook 2019: Origins, Key Events and Priorities for Europe (ICMPD, 2019) [text]

Sweeping New Immigration Regulations Herald the End of Free Movement (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

When Rescue is Capture: Kidnapping and Dividing Migrants in the Mediterranean (openDemocracy, Feb. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (1 Feb. 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

13 February 2019

New Issue of IJRL

The latest issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) has been published. Contents of vol. 30, no. 3, Oct. 2018 include:
  • The Search for Protection for Stateless Refugees in the Middle East: Palestinians and Kurds in Lebanon and Jordan [abstract]
  • UNRWA’s Protection Mandate: Closing the ‘Protection Gap’ [abstract]
  • Australian and Israeli Agreements for the Permanent Transfer of Refugees: Stretching Further the (Il)legality and (Im)morality of Western Externalization Policies [abstract]
  • Beyond Persecution: A Moral Defence of Expanding Refugee Status [abstract]

This issue also includes case law summaries and four book reviews, and it reproduces UNHCR's international protection guidelines that focus on the applicability of Art. 1D of the CSR51 to Palestinian refugees.

Tagged Periodicals.

12 February 2019

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

"Co-Creation of Social Entrepreneurial Opportunities with Refugees," Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Latest Articles, 4 Feb. 2019 [ResearchGate]

Do Inclusive Labor Market Access Regulations Increase the Employment Rate of Asylum Seekers?, In a Nutshell, no. 11 (National Center of Competence in Research, Jan. 2109) [text]
- Report available in English, French and German.

"How Immigration Could Help a Shrinking American Labor Force," Marketplace, 29 Jan. 2019 [text]

ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan: Programme of Support to the Jordan Compact, Progress Report 2018 - A Year in Review (ILO, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Impact of Hosting Refugees on the Intra‐household Allocation of Tasks: A Gender Perspective," Review of Development Economics, vol. 22, no. 4 (Nov. 2018) [open access]

Opportunities for All: Mutually Beneficial Opportunities for Syrians and Host Countries in Middle Eastern Labor Markets (RAND, Dec. 2018) [text]
- See also related press release.

Power of the Purse: Middle-Easterners and North Africans in America (New American Economy, Jan. 2019) [text]

A Refugee Compact for Turkey? (Order from Chaos Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

Refugee Economies in Uganda: What Difference Does the Self-Reliance Model Make? (Refugee Studies Centre, Jan. 2019) [access]
- See also related Research in Brief paper, via a/m link.

The Ripple Effect: Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement - Lost Production Due to Internal Displacement: The 2017 Earthquake in Mexico (IDMC, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Temporary Protected Status and Immigration to the United States, Research Briefs in Economic Policy, no. 147 (Cato Institute, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (18 Jan. 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (Africa) (18 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

11 February 2019

Regional Focus: United States

Two-year anniversary of the "Muslim travel ban":

The travel ban was first issued on 27 January 2017 and went through various iterations. Version 3.0 was ultimately held up by the Supreme Court. Here are various comments/reports on its effects:

Banned: Two Years Later (From the Square Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Judge Advances Class Action Over Travel Ban Waivers," Courthouse News Service, 4 Feb. 2019 [text]
- Article notes that as of 31 May 2018, there was only a 2.3% approval rate for waiver requests.

"A New Muslim Ban Challenge Seeks to Answer the Questions the Supreme Court Didn’t Settle," Slate, 11 Feb. 2019 [text]

"The Travel Ban at Two: Rocky Implementation Settles into Deeper Impacts," Migration Information Source, 31 Jan. 2019 [text]

Trump’s Travel Ban is Worsening Health Care Shortages in Rural America (Niskanen Center Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Travel Ban Separates Thousands of U.S. Citizens from Their Spouses & Minor Children (Cato at Liberty Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Trump’s Travel Ban Two Years Later (American Constitution Society Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Why the 2017 Muslim Travel Ban Could be a Blessing in Disguise for American Muslims (LSE USAPP Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Publications:

Access to Counsel and the Legacy of Juan Osuna (Center for Migration Studies, Feb. 2019) [text]

Can Immigration Reform Happen? A Look Back (FixGov Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

Even Worse, Again (Yale Journal of Regulation's Notice & Comment Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]
- Comment on the decline of immigration courts.

For the Last Time, Here's the Real Link Between Immigration and Crime (CityLab, Feb. 2019) [text]

Here’s a Better Way to Spend $5.7 Billion at the Border (WOLA, Jan. 2019) [text]

Immigrants Recognize American Greatness: Immigrants and Their Descendants are Patriotic and Trust America’s Governing Institutions, Immigration Research and Policy Brief, no. 10 (Cato Institute, Jan. 2019) [text]

The Instructions for the I-589 Asylum Form: An Invaluable Tool, But Not the Last Word (The Asylumist Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Report on U.S. Customs & Border Protection's Use of Chemical Agents on Migrants at the US-Mexico Border (AFSC, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Setting the Record Straight: Asylum Seekers Show Up for Court (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Slouching Toward Oblivion: The Divergent Implementation and Potential Exodus of Chevron Analysis in the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of Immigration Law," UMKC Law Review, vol. 87 (Forthcoming, Spring 2019) [SSRN]

The Trump Administration’s Lawlessness at the Border: Stories from Tijuana (Insightful Immigration Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]
- See also related Immigration Impact blog post.

"Trump Extends Asylum Ban Blocked by Judge in December," Courthouse News Service, 8 Feb. 2019 [text]
- Here is the text of the presidential proclamation.

Trump’s State of the Union Speech Reflects a Fundamental Misunderstanding of Immigration (Immigration Impact Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

USCIS Processing Delays Have Reached Crisis Levels Under the Trump Administration, Policy Brief (AILA, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (30 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications. 


Regional Focus: Syria

Attitudes Toward Migrants in a Highly-Impacted Economy: Evidence from the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan, IPL Working Paper, no. 19-01 (Immigration Policy Lab, Jan. 2019) [text via SSRN]

*Bridging Refugee Protection and Development: Policy Recommendations for Applying a Development-Displacement Nexus Approach (ICMPD, Jan. 2019) [access]
- Report is available in English, Arabic and Turkish. See also related executive summary; two case studies were published earlier, one for Lebanon and one for Turkey.

Conditions Deteriorate for Civilians Amid Fighting in North-eastern Syria (UNHCR, Feb. 2019) [text]

Dignity and the Needs of Young Syrian Refugees in the Middle East (Lawfare Blog, Feb. 2019) [text]

"An Ecological Model of Adaptation to Displacement: Individual, Cultural and Community Factors Affecting Psychosocial Adjustment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan," Global Mental Health, 5:e42 (Dec. 2018) [open access]

Jordan: Impacts of Electricity - Participatory Impact Assessment of Electricity Access in Zaatari and Azraq Camps (UNHCR, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Living Conditions of Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Results from the 2017-2018 Survey of Syrian Refugees Inside and Outside Camps (Fafo, 2019) [text]

Mitigating Risks for Syrian Refugee Youth in Turkey’s Şanlıurfa, Europe Report, no. 253 (International Crisis Group, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians: An Economic and Social Analysis (World Bank, Feb. 2019) [text]

"The Promotive Effects of Social Support for Parental Resilience in a Refugee Context: A Cross-Sectional Study with Syrian Mothers in Lebanon," Prevention Science, Latest Articles, 25 Jan. 2019 [open access]

Unpacking Return: Syrian Refugees’ Conditions and Concerns (Sawa for Dev. & Aid, Feb. 2019) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Text is available in English and Arabic. See also related launch event.

*UPDATED

Related post:

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: MENA

"AU Summit 32: Maghreb’s Changing Politics of Migration," ISS Today, 4 Feb. 2019 [text]

EASO Publishes Two COI Reports on Iraq: Key Socio-economic Indicators (Baghdad, Basrah, Erbil) and Internal Mobility (EASO, Feb. 2019) [access]
- Note: It is advised that the two reports should be read in conjunction.

"For What Illnesses Do Asylum Seekers and Undocumented Migrant Workers in Israel Seek Healthcare? An Analysis of Medical Visits at a Large Urgent Care Clinic for the Uninsured in Tel Aviv," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 2 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Israel’s ‘Deposit Law’ is Pushing Asylum Seekers to Financial Ruin (Refugees Deeply, Jan. 2019) [text]

Libya: 2018 Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (REACH, Feb. 2019?) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Note: The publication date on the cover of the report is Feb. 2018, but it was posted on the REACH site Feb. 2019.

"On the Move in a War Zone: Mixed Migration Flows to and through Yemen," Migration Information Source, 6 Feb. 2019 [text]

The Physical and Social Dimensions of Housing in Conflict-affected Areas, Return Index Thematic Series Briefing, no. 1 (IOM, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Iraq.

Review of Middle East Studies, vol. 52, no. 2 (Nov. 2018) [contents]
- Includes special focus section with "Reflections on the Geopolitics of Refugees and Displaced Persons." See esp. "Middle East North Africa (MENA) Refugee Crisis: Digital Resources in Review." All articles in this section are freely available.

"Tunisia’s Role in the EU External Migration Policy: Crimmigration Law, Illegal Practices, and Their Impact on Human Rights," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

Understanding the Impact of the Libyan Conflict on Egyptian Migrants, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees Paper, no. 11 (AUC Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, Feb. 2019) [text]

UNRWA in Figures (as of 1 Jan. 2018) (UNRWA, Jan. 2019) [access]
- Text is available in English and Arabic.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (30 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

09 February 2019

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Afghanistan: Multi-year Protection and Solutions Strategy (2019-2021) (UNHCR, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Assessing Mental Health and Service Needs among Refugees in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 28, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

Beyond Aid: The Continuous Struggle to Cope with Displacement in Myanmar and Thailand (Bonn International Center for Conversion, July 2018) [text]

Building Myanmar’s International Responsibility Before the ICJ by Recourse to Diplomatic Protection (RefLaw Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"The Global Compacts and the Future of Refugee and Migrant Protection in the Asia Pacific Region," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 8 Feb. 2019 [free full-text]

"Immigration: An Election Issue That Has Yet to Be Addressed?," Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, vol. 13, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

In Rural Pakistan, ‘Worst Drought in Years’ Drives Displacement and Hunger (IRIN, Feb. 2019) [text]

"Is Regular Migration Safer Migration? Insights from Thailand," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 14 Jan. 2019 [open access]

"Luxury Limbo: Temporal Techniques of Border Control and the Humanitarianisation of Waiting," International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 4, nos. 1/2 (2018) [free full-text]
- Focuses on Indonesia.

"Reconciling Refugee Protection and Sovereignty in ASEAN Member States: Law and Policy Related to Refugee in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand," Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, vol. 12, no. 4 (2018) [open access]

"Refugees and Host Country Nexus: A Case Study of Pakistan," Journal of International Migration and Integration, vol. 20, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [ResearchGate]

"Rohingya Refugees Caught Between India and a Hard Place," The Diplomat, 2 Feb. 2019 [text]

Thailand: Joint Statement on MoU to End Immigration Detention of Children (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text]

Thailand Migration Report 2019 (IOM et al., Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Toward Medium-term Solutions for Rohingya Refugees and Hosts in Bangladesh: Mapping Potential Responsibility-Sharing Contributions (Center for Global Development, Feb. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (17 Jan. 2019)

Tagged Publications.

08 February 2019

Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 2

Europe, Libya:

"Britain's Immigration Detention: How Many People are Locked Up?," The Guardian, 11 Oct. 2018 [text]

Crossing a Red Line: How EU Countries Undermine the Right to Liberty by Expanding the Use of Detention of Asylum Seekers upon Entry (Hungarian Helsinki Committee et al., 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Case Studies on Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, and Italy.

"'Desert Island' Detention: Detainees' Understandings of 'Law' in the UK’s Immigration Detention System," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1 (March 2019) [abstract]

Immigration Detention in Slovakia: Punitive Conditions Paid for by the Detainees (Global Detention Project, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Immigration Detention in the Czech Republic: "We Will Not Accept Even One More Refugee" (Global Detention Project, Dec. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

No Escape from Hell: EU Policies Contribute to Abuse of Migrants in Libya (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related MSF update.

Voices in Immigration Detention Centres in Greece: Different Actors and Possibilities for Change (Border Criminologies Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1 (8 Jan. 2019)

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Thematic Focus: Detention - Pt. 1

Children in detention, general:

"The Global Compacts and the Dilemma of Children in Immigration Detention," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 30 Jan. 2019 [free full-text]

Keeping Children Safe: Ensuring Unaccompanied Minors Avoid the Harms of Immigration Detention (International Detention Coalition, Oct. 2018) [text]

United States:

Publications:

"Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held at Nearly Full Shelters," NPR, 13 Dec. 2018 [text]

As One ‘Tent City’ for Immigrant Children Closes in Texas, Another Opens in Florida (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

Government Quietly Increases ICE Detention to 48,000 Beds During the Shutdown (Immigration Impact Blog, Jan. 2019; updated Feb. 2019) [text]

Immigrant Detention of Families and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Paper presented at the 11th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences, Rockville, MD, 19-20 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Impact of Punitive Immigration Policies, Parent-child Separation and Child Detention on the Mental Health and Development of Children," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 2, no. 1 (Sept. 2018) [open access]

"Inhumane Conditions in Border Detention Centers Violate U.S. Flores Settlement Agreement and Endanger Children," Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law Forum, 29 Jan. 2019 [text]

"Lawsuits Allege 'Grave Harm' to Immigrant Children in Detention," NPR, 24 Jan. 2019 [text]

Prisons and Punishment: Immigration Detention in California (Human Rights First, Jan. 2019) [text]

US: Suit Filed Over Immigration FOIA Request - Data Denial Hides World of Detention, Deportation (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2019) [text via ImmigrationProf Blog]

Resource:

Otay Mesa Detention Center Detainee Letters (San Diego State Univ.) [access]
- This letter collection "documents the hidden stories of hundreds of refugees from human rights hot spots around the world--including Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil, Cameroon, Eritrea and China. Each of them has sought asylum in the United States and has been held at the San Diego, California Otay Mesa Detention Center operated by a private corrections company, CoreCivic. These letters provide insight into the lives of asylum seekers and migrants both before and during detention. Identifying information has been redacted to protect the privacy and safety of the writers. Letters date from July 2018 to present." See also related SDSU news story and NYT article.

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Thematic Focus: Detention (14 Dec. 2018)

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07 February 2019

Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 2 (Africa)

Africa:

"Displaced Somali Children Benefit from Stable Education," Knowledge Matters, no. 10 (Dec. 2018) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- Scroll to p. 10.

Education in Lóvua Settlement (UNHCR et al., Oct. 2018) [text]
- Note: Lóvua Settlement is in Angola.

"Is the Education of Local Children Influenced by Living Near a Refugee Camp? Evidence from Host Communities in Rwanda," International Migration, Early View, 2 Jan. 2019 [open access]

Joint Education Needs Assessment Report Tanzania: Report of an Assessment of Refugee Education in Three Refugee Camps in the Kigoma Region, Tanzania (Education Working Group, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Looking Beyond Primary: A Study of Barriers to Secondary Education in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda, Independent Study Project, no. 2888 (SIT Study Abroad, Fall 2018) [text]

"Pre-primary Education Policy in Tanzania: Does It Meet the Educational Needs of Newly Naturalized Refugee Children?," Global Education Review, vol. 5, no. 4 (2018) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1 (7 Feb. 2019)

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Thematic Focus: Education - Pt. 1

Global Education Review, vol. 5, no. 4 (2018) [open access]
- Theme of this issue is "The Importance of Educating Refugees," with 12 articles.

"Higher Education and Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Meta-Scoping Study," Refugee Survey Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 1 (March 2019) [abstract]

Immigration Crisis Series (The Hechinger Report, Jan.-Feb. 2019) [access]
- "The heated national debate about immigration is having a profound impact on many students and their teachers. Students who are fearful family members might be deported, traumatized by experiences back home and on their journey here, and worried about their own futures, are having trouble coping. In this series, The Hechinger Report examines how teachers and administrators are doing their best to help them focus on their school work and navigate a difficult political time."

"Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Understanding the Educators’ Perception," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 4 Jan. 2019 [ResearchGate]

Knowledge Matters, no. 10 (Dec. 2018) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
- This issue focuses on "Access, Quality and Wellbeing: Experiences and Learning from Concern’s Education Programmes," with education-related articles on refugee/displaced children in Somalia, Lebanon and Turkey.

"Not a Crisis But a Coping Challenge: How Berlin Universities Responded to the Refugee Influx," Chapter in Migrants, Refugees and Global Challenges in Higher Education (Peter Lang, Forthcoming 2019) [preprint]

People from Refugee and Asylum Seeking Backgrounds: An Open Access Annotated Bibliography (Refugee Education Special Interest Group [Australia], Jan. 2019) [text via APO]

"The Politics of IDP Education Provision: Negotiating Identity and Schooling in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq," International Migration, Early View, 28 Jan. 2019 [open access]

Schools in the Northern Syrian Camps, Thematic Report, no. 2 (Assistance Coordination Report, Nov. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Supporting and Including Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children in Education (National Centre for Guidance in Education [Ireland], Sept. 2018) [text]

Teachers of Refugees: A Review of the Literature (Education Development Trust and IIEP-UNESCO, March 2018) [text]
- See also related news release.

"We want to learn about refugees": Opening Students’ Minds and Hearts (British Red Cross Blog, Dec. 2018) [text]
- Includes links to teaching resources.

What are the Barriers for Asylum Seekers and Refugees Who Want to Enroll at a Swiss University?, In a Nutshell, no. 9 (National Center of Competence in Research, Dec. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (20 Dec. 2018)

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Thematic Focus: Children & Families

Event:

Expert workshop: “Children on the Move: Building Migration Data Capacities, Rabat, 20-22 March 2019 [info]

Publications:

"C'est bien qu'on nous écoute": Intérêt Supérieur, Accès à une Protection et à une Solution Durable -  Expériences et Points de Vue d'Enfants Non Accompagnés Etrangers en France (UNHCR, Dec. 2018) [text]

"Children and Armed Conflict: Looking at the Future and Learning from the Past," Third World Quarterly, 21 Jan. 2019 [open access]

"Children on the Move in Europe: A Narrative Review of the Evidence on the Health Risks, Health Needs and Health Policy for Asylum Seeking, Refugee and Undocumented Children," BMJ Paediatrics Open, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

"Displacement, Deprivation and Hard Work among Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon," BMJ Global Health, vol. 4, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [open access]

"Effects of Armed Conflict on Child Health and Development: A Systematic Review," PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210071 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

Family Migration (Migration Data Portal, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Last 4 Children Detained on Nauru are Heading to the U.S.," NPR, 4 Feb. 2019 [text]

When Unaccompanied Young Asylum Seekers Turn 18, Many Face an Immigration Cliff Edge (The Conversation, Feb. 2019) [text]

United States:

"An Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Get Her Toddler Back," New Yorker, 29 Jan. 2019 [text]

Border Patrol Agents Dealt with More Children under Pres. Bush (CATO at Liberty Blog, Jan. 2019) [text]

"Finding All Migrant Children Separated from Their Families May be Impossible, Feds Say," NBC News, 2 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Rights Disappear When US Policy Engages Children as Weapons of Deterrence," AMA Journal of Ethics, vol. 21, no. 1 (2019) [open access]

Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care (HHS Office of Inspector General, Jan. 2019) [text]
- See also related news article in the ABA Journal entitled "US can’t count or track all separated immigrant children, but it’s thousands more than reported," CNN story and PBS Newshour report.

State of the Union 2019: Trump Misses the Real Border Crisis (Vox, Feb. 2019) [text]

*Unaccompanied Children: Agency Efforts to Identify and Reunify Children Separated from Parents at the Border (Government Accounting Office, Feb. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

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- Thematic Focus: Children & Families (10 Jan. 2019)

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05 February 2019

Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Publications:

2018 Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires: République Démocratique du Congo (OCHA, Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also related explanation of methodology used to calculate the number of displaced in the DRC.

2019 Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires: Burundi (OCHA, Dec. 2018) [text]

2019 Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires: Tchad (OCHA, Dec. 2018) [text]

2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview: Nigeria (OCHA, Feb. 2019) [text]

"AU Summit 32: Renewed Focus on Refugees," ISS Today, 5 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Camp Settlement and Communal Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of Peace Research, vol. 56, no. 1 (2019) [free full-text]

Caught in the Middle: A Human Rights and Peace-building Approach to Migration Governance in the Sahel (Clingendael, Dec. 2018) [text]

The Challenge Associated with Upholding the Human Rights of Asylum Seekers during the Refugee Status Determination Process in South Africa, Thesis (Univ. of the Western Cape, June 2018) [text]

*"Displacement Escalates in Northeast Nigeria as Violence Intensifies," VOA News, 5 Feb. 2019 [text]

"Resilient and Self‐reliant Life: South Sudanese Refugees Imagining Futures in the Adjumani Refugee Setting, Uganda," Children & Society, vol. 33, no. 1 (Jan. 2019) [free full-text]

The Refugee Response in Northern Uganda: Resources Beyond International Humanitarian Assistance (ODI, Jan. 2019) [text]

Socio-economic Assessment in the Refugee Camps and Hosting Districts of Kigoma Region (Univ. of Dar es Salaam & UNHCR, April 2018; posted Jan. 2019) [text]

Tanzania: The 2018 Participatory Assessment Report for Persons of Concern in Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps (UNHCR, Jan. 2019) [text]

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Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (5 Feb. 2019)

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Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Funding opportunity: NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in Ethiopia and Kenya [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 27 February 2019.

Funding opportunity: NGO Projects Benefiting Refugees in South Sudan [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 1 March 2019.

UNHCR evaluations in 2018: 

Évaluation des Interventions de l’UNHCR en Matiere des Moyens de Subsistance et d’Autosuffisance en République de Guinee de 2012 a 2017 (Oct. 2018) [text]
- See also annexes.

Évaluation des Interventions sur les Moyens de Subsistance du UNHCR au Bénin 2015-2017 (mi-parcours) (July 2018) [text]
- See also management response.

Évaluation Externe des Programmes de Moyens de Subsistance 2015-17 dans les Zones d’Accueil des Réfugiés au Tchad (July 2018) [text]
- See also management response.

Evaluation of UNHCR’s Country Operations in Angola, Botswana and Namibia: Assessment of Phasing Down UNHCR Presence during the Period 2012-2016 (June 2018) [text]
- See also management response.

Independent Evaluation of the UNHCR South Sudanese Refugee Response in White Nile State, Sudan (2013-2018) (Aug. 2018) [text]
- See also management response.

Independent Evaluation of UNHCR’s Response to the L3 Emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Dec. 2018) [text]

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Regional Focus: Africa (22 Jan. 2019)

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