31 May 2019

Admin: Summer Break

This blog will be quiet for a week or so, which means my regular beginning-of-a-new-month post on new books will be deferred!

Open Access Round-up: 31 May 2019

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 April 2019. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Mobile People, Phones and Photography: Somali Visual Practices in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate," Africa, vol. 89, no. 2 (May 2019)
- Postprint version of article.

"Once More Unto the Breach: Confronting the Standard of Review (Again) and the Imperative of Correctness Review When Interpreting the Scope of Refugee Protection," Dalhousie Law Journal, vol. 42, no. 1 (Forthcoming, Spring 2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"Searching for Humanitarian Discretion in Immigration Enforcement: Reflections on a Year as an Immigration Attorney in the Trump Era," University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (Forthcoming)
- Preprint version of article.

"Social Support Networks, Instant Messaging, and Gender Equity in Refugee Education," Information, Communication & Society, vol. 22, no. 6 (2019)
- Preprint version of article.

"When Information Becomes Action: Drivers of Individuals' Trust in Broadcast Versus Peer‐to‐peer Information in Disaster Response," Disasters, Early View, 8 April 2019
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles:

"A Community-based Intervention for Improving Utilization of Medical Services by Rape Survivors in Refugee Camps in Zambia," Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care, vol. 31, no. 1 (2019)

"Construct Validity and Factor Structure of Sense of Coherence (SoC-13) Scale as a Measure of Resilience in Eritrean Refugees Living in Ethiopia," Conflict and Health, 13:3 (Feb. 2019)

"Cultural Adaptation of Internet Interventions for Refugees: Results from a User Experience Study," Internet Interventions, In Press, 21 May 2019

"Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Self-Help Plus (SH+) for Preventing Mental Disorders in Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and Turkey: Study Protocols for Two Randomised Controlled Trials," BMJ Open, 9:e030259 (May 2019)

"The Effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy: A Review, Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1): 1550344 (March 2019)

"Efficacy of Telepsychiatry in Refugee Populations: A Systematic Review of the Evidence," Cureus, 11(1): e3984 (Jan. 2019)

"Exploring the Link Between Irregular Migration and Asylum: The Case of Italy," GENUS: Journal of Population Sciences, 75:14 (May 2019)

"Family Empowerment (FAME): Study Protocol for a Pilot Implementation and Evaluation of a Preventive Multi-family Programme for Asylum-seeker Families," Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5:62 (Dec. 2019)

"Fixing What’s Most Broken in the US Immigration System: A Profile of the Family Members of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Mired in Multiyear Backlogs," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 20 May 2019

"Gender Disparities and Psychological Distress among Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: A Moderating Role of Migration Pathway?," Conflict and Health, 13:13 (April 2019)

"The Global Compact and National Legislation: Quid Iuris?," Questions of International Law, 30 April 2019

"The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What is Its Contribution to International Migration Law?," Questions of International Law, 30 April 2019

"The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What Legal Impact Will It Have on International and Italian Law?," Questions of International Law, 30 April 2019

"Health System Responses to the Health Needs of Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 16, no. 9 (May 2019)

"HELP@APP: Development and Evaluation of a Self-help App for Traumatized Syrian Refugees in Germany – A Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial," BMC Psychiatry, 19:131 (April 2019)

"How the Different Policies and School Systems Affect the Inclusion of Syrian Refugee Children in Sweden, Germany, Greece, Lebanon and Turkey," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:10 (April 2019)

"How to Talk with Dying Patients and Their Families after Disasters and Humanitarian Crises: A Review of Available Tools and Guides for Disaster Responders," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:10 (May 2019)

"'I worry if I will have food tomorrow': A Study on Food Insecurity among Asylum Seekers Living in Norway," BMC Public Health, 19:592 (May 2019)

"Imaginary Numbers of Climate Change Migrants?," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 5 (April 2019)

"Impact of a US Asylum Decision on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: A Call to Action for Health and Legal Professionals," Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 27, no. 2 (2019)

"Implementation of a Sequential Screening Process for Depression in Humanitarian Crises: A Validation Study of the Patient Health Questionnaire in Syrian Refugees," The Lancet Global Health, vol. 7, suppl. 1 (March 2019)

"An Investigation into the Association of Pre- and Post-migration Experiences on the Self-rated Health Status among New Resettled Adult Humanitarian Refugees to Australia: A Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study," BMC International Health and Human Rights, 19:15 (April 2019)

"Managing or Restricting Movement? Diverging Approaches of African and European Migration Governance," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:17 (May 2019)

"Migration Crisis in Venezuela and Its Impact on HIV in Other Countries: The Case of Colombia," Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 18:9 (March 2019)

"Migration Nation: Barriers to Integration for Asylum-seekers in Ireland," Studies in Arts and Humanities, vol. 4, no. 2 (2018)

"'The more children you have, the more praise you get from the community': Exploring the Role of Sociocultural Context and Perceptions of Care on Maternal and Newborn Health among Somali Refugees in UNHCR Supported Camps in Kenya," Conflict and Health, 13:11 (March 2019)

"Moving People in a Changing Climate: Lessons from Two Case Studies in Fiji," Social Sciences, vol. 8, no. 5 (April 2019)

"Precarious Hope and Reframing Risk Behavior from the Ground Up: Insight from Ethnographic Research with Rwandan Urban Refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon," Conflict and Health, 13:18 (May 2019)

"Predictors of Refugee Adjustment: The Importance of Cognitive Skills and Personality," Collabra: Psychology, 5(1): 23 (2019)

"Prevalence of Prolonged Grief Disorder in a Sample of Female Refugees," BMC Psychiatry, 19:148 (May 2019)

"Racialization in Switzerland: Experiences of Children of Refugees from Kurdish, Tamil and Vietnamese Backgrounds," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:19 (May 2019)

"The Role of Emergent Shared Identity in Psychosocial Support among Refugees of Conflict in Developing Countries," International Review of Social Psychology, vol. 32, no. 1 (2019)

"Sampling Refugees for an Educational Longitudinal Survey," Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, 29 March 2019

"Who Needs Integration? Debating a Central, Yet Increasingly Contested Concept in Migration Studies," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:16 (May 2019)

"Why We Should Care about Regional Origins: Educational Selectivity among Refugees and Labor Migrants in Western Europe," Frontiers in Sociology, 7 May 2019

Journals:

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2018)
- Special issue on "Mental health and psychosocial support in Afghanistan," with 8 articles and field reports.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Assessing the Cost‐effectiveness of Interventions within a Humanitarian Organisation," Disasters, Early View, 22 April 2019

"'Blood Doesn’t Become Water'? Syrian Social Relations during Displacement," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 7 Dec. 2018

"Distributive Justice at War: Displacement and Its Afterlives in the Central African Republic," Journal of Refugee Status, Latest Articles, 4 April 2019

"Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities for Refugees: The Case of Austrian Federal Railways," Corporate Communications, vol. 24, no. 2 (2019)

"Challenging the Welfare System and Forcing Policy Innovation? Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children in Sweden and Germany," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 14 May 2019

"Failed Securitisation Moves during the 2015 'Migration Crisis'," International Migration, Early View, 15 May 2019

"Living in a Refugee Camp and Making Way in Life through Education," Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol. 21, no. 2 (May 2019)

"Migration Diplomacy in World Politics," International Studies Perspectives, vol. 20, no. 2 (May 2019)

"Municipal Activism on Irregular Migrants: The Framing of Inclusive Approaches at the Local Level," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019)

"Navigating the Representative-Politics–Liberal-Rights Dilemma: Social Policy Designs for Nonremoved Migrants," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019)

"Prolonged Periods of Waiting for an Asylum Decision and the Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses: A 22-year Longitudinal Cohort Study from Denmark," International Journal of Epidemiology, Advance Articles, 22 May 2019

"Refugee Resettlement, Social Media and the Social Organization of Difference," Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs, Early View, 18 April 2019

"Short‐ and Longer‐term Impacts of Child Friendly Space Interventions in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement, Uganda," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Early View, 20 May 2019

"Similarity Attracts: The Role of Personality in Similarity Perceptions and Children's Attitudes Towards Refugees," British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Early View, 19 April 2019

"Social Networking in a Digital and Mobile World: The Case of Environmentally-related Migration in Bangladesh," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 22 April 2019

"Students from Refugee and Asylum Seeker Backgrounds and Meaningful Participation in Higher Education: From Peripheral to Fundamental Concern," Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol. 21, no. 2 (May 2019)

"The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Foreign Policy Decision-making in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey," Journal of Global Security Studies, Advance Articles, 4 May 2019

Law Reviews

"Customs, Immigration, and Rights: Constitutional Limits on Electronic Border Searches," Yale Law Journal Forum, vol. 128 (2019)

"Doors to Safety: Exit West, Refugee Resettlement, and the Right to Asylum," Michigan Law Review, vol. 177, no. 6 (April 2019)

"How to Decrease the Immigration Backlog: Expand Representation and End Unnecessary Detention," University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, vol. 52, no. 3 (2019)

"A New Weight on the Scale: Strengthening International Human Rights Law by Relying on Treaties in US Asylum Cases," Santa Clara Journal of International Law, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019)

"North Korean Defectors in South Korea and Asylum Seekers in the United States: A Comparison," Northwestern Journal of Human Rights, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019)

"Reparations for Central American Refugees," Denver Law Review, vol. 96, no. 3 (Forthcoming, 2019)

"'Safe Areas': The International Legal Framework," International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 99, no. 906 (Dec. 2017)

"A Theoretical Framework for the Protection of Environmental Refugees in International Law," Transnational Human Rights Review, vol. 6 (2019

''Withholding Protection," Columbia Human Rights Law Review, vol. 30, no. 3 (Forthcoming, Spring 2019)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 April 2019

Tagged Publications.



30 May 2019

Events & Opportunities: More June 2019 & New July 2019

Call for Submissions: Discussion Series on Decolonizing Forced Migration Research [info]
- Submit statements by 1 June 2019.

Workshop: Displacement and Refugee Protection in Latin America, London, 6 June 2019 [info]
- Registration deadline is 3 June 2019.

Project presentation: Transnational Figurations of Displacement: Investigating Protracted Displacement through the Lens of Transnationalism, Brighton, UK, 5 June 2019 [info]

Job announcement: CRS Summer Course Director, Toronto [info]
- Apply by 7 June 2019.

Workshop: Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Inclusion of Syrian Refugees in Host Countries, Oxford, 14 June 2019 [info]
- Reserve a place by 10 June 2019.

Launch event: Kaldor Centre Principles & Priorities for Australian Refugee Policy, Sydney, 13 June 2019 [info]

Documentary screening: Barbara Harrell-Bond: A Life Not Ordinary, Nottingham, UK, 18 June 2019 [info]

CFP: Migration and Development in the ‘Global South’: Research Challenges and Policy Implications, MiReKoc 15th Anniversary Conference, Istanbul, 24-25 October 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 19 June 2019.

Call for applications: ELRHA Innovation Challenges [info]
- Proposals sought for problem-solving in five areas of humanitarian programming. Submission deadline is 23 June 2019.

Call for letters of inquiry: Host for IASFM Secretariat [info]
- Email secretariat@iasfm.org by 30 June 2019.

CFP: "Intersections of Humanitarianism,," First Meeting of the EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network, Goettingen, 1-3 November 2019 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 30 June 2019.

Call for input: ALNAP 32nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, 15-17 October 2019 [info]
- Submit ideas to help shape the meeting's agenda by 1 July 2019.

Funding opportunity: Proposals for Regional Resettlement Support Centers (RSCs) Based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Amman, Jordan; and Turkey and the Middle East (TuME) in Istanbul, Turkey [info]
- Proposal submission deadline is 2 July 2019.

Invitation: Memorial Gathering in Honour of Barbara Harrell-Bond, Oxford, 20 July 2019 [info]
- RSVP by 3 July 2019.

CFP: 14th Annual Refugee and Migration Studies Student Conference, Toronto, 4-5 October 2019 [info]
- The theme is "Beyond Durable Solutions." Submit abstracts by 15 July 2019.

CFP: International Journal of Islamic Architecture [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Dis-placed." Submit proposals by 30 July 2019.

Related posts:
- Opportunities: CFPs for Journal Articles
- Events & Opportunities: More May 2019 & New June 2019

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

29 May 2019

Thematic Focus: Education

"Credit Where Credit is Due," Inside Higher Ed, 29 May 2019 [text]
- Discusses "strategies for evaluating prior education qualifications for refugees or other displaced people who have incomplete or unverifiable documentation."

Education Above All Foundation and UNHCR in Partnership to Educate 450,000 Displaced Kids (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

Healing and Recovery through Education in Emergencies (Education Cannot Wait, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

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

"How the Different Policies and School Systems Affect the Inclusion of Syrian Refugee Children in Sweden, Germany, Greece, Lebanon and Turkey," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:10 (April 2019) [open access]

"In Lebanon, a Local Push Brings the Classroom to Out-of-school Refugees," The New Humanitarian, 30 April 2019 [text]

Inclusive Admissions Policies for Displaced and Vulnerable Students (AACRAO, 2019) [text]
- See also related WENR article and Inside Higher Ed report.

Innovative Education Approach: Connected/Blended Learning for Refugees (UNHCR, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Jordan.

Refugees and 'Native Flight' from Public to Private Schools, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 12235 (Institute of Labor Economics, March 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Turkey.

"Sampling Refugees for an Educational Longitudinal Survey," Survey Methods: Insights from the Field, 29 March 2019 [open access]

"Social Support Networks, Instant Messaging, and Gender Equity in Refugee Education," Information, Communication & Society, vol. 22, no. 6 (2019) [preprint]

What We’ve Learned from Our Work on Education for Syrian Refugees (Ford Foundation Blog, March 2019) [text]

Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol. 21, no. 2 (May 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Supporting Students from Refugee and Asylum Seeker Backgrounds." The introduction, editorial and preface are all open access.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Education (29 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Journal articles:

"The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What Legal Impact Will It Have on International and Italian Law?," Questions of International Law, 30 April 2019 [open access]
- Zoom In feature with an introductory article and three studies; currently, two of these are available: "The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: What is Its Contribution to International Migration Law?" and "The Global Compact and National Legislation: Quid Iuris?"

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 30, no. 4 (Dec. 2018) [free full-text]
- Special issue on "The 2018 Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration." All essays, case law summaries, documents and book reviews are currently free to access!

"A New Weight on the Scale: Strengthening International Human Rights Law by Relying on Treaties in US Asylum Cases," Santa Clara Journal of International Law, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

"'Safe Areas': The International Legal Framework," International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 99, no. 906 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]

"Who is Deemed Vulnerable in the Governance of Migration? Unpacking UNHCR’s and IOM’s Policy Label for Being Deserving of Protection and Assistance," Asiel & Migrantenrecht, no. 8 (2018) [full-text via SSRN]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (29 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

News:

20th Anniversary of Adoption of First UNSC Resolution on Protection of Civilians

Note: Here is the text of UNSC Resolution 1265 (1999).

Building a Culture of Protection: 20 Years of Security Council Engagement on the Protection of Civilians (OCHA, May 2019) [text]
- See also related Just Security blog post.

"'Great Cause of Concern' UN Chief Tells Security Council, Surveying 'Bleak' State of Civilian Protection," UN News, 23 May 2019 [text]

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Report of the Secretary-General, UN Doc. No. S/2019/373 (May 2019) [text]
- See also related Just Security blog post.

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, 20 Years on: How It All Started and Where We are Now (United against Inhumanity, May 2019) [text]

Twenty Years of Protection of Civilians at the UN Security Council, HPG Policy Brief, no. 74 (ODI, Maty 2019) [text]

Blog posts & studies:

The 1967 Refugee Protocol and the Challenges of a Regional Agreement in Latin America (Notice & Comment Blog, May 2019) [text]

Displacement in Times of Armed Conflict: How International Humanitarian Law Protects in War and Why It Matters (International Committee of the Red Cross, May 2019) [text]
- See also related launch event.

Innovations in Responsibility Sharing for Refugees, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 14 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, May 2019) [text]

New Study Proposes Innovative Framework for Transnational Asylum (Danish Institute for Human Rights, April 2019) [text]

The Role of the “Regional”: Shoring Up Refugee Rights? (RLI Blog, May 2019) [text]

An Unforeseen Pandora’s Box? Absolute Non-Refoulement Obligations under Article 5 of the ILC Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity (EJIL Talk Blog, May 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items (17 April 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

"Big Tech Firms are Racing to Track Climate Refugees," MIT Technology Review, 17 May 2019 [text]
- See also related Slate article.

"Can Tracking People through Phone-call Data Improve Lives?," Nature, 29 May 2019 [text]

Common Social Accountability Platform: Results and Findings from Citizen-led Discussions on Displacement and Durable Solutions in Mogadishu (Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Cultural Adaptation of Internet Interventions for Refugees: Results from a User Experience Study," Internet Interventions, In Press, 21 May 2019 [open access]

"Customs, Immigration, and Rights: Constitutional Limits on Electronic Border Searches," Yale Law Journal Forum, vol. 128 (2019) [full-text]

Data Protection and Digital Agency for Refugees, World Refugee Council Research Paper, no. 12 (Centre for International Governance Innovation, May 2019) [text]

How UNHCR is Using Social Media to Predict Asylum Applications from Venezuela (Social Media for Good Blog, May 2019) [text]

Is Social Media a Platform for Supporting or Attacking Refugees? (OUP Blog, May 2019) [text]

"Mobile People, Phones and Photography: Somali Visual Practices in Nairobi's Eastleigh Estate," Africa, vol. 89, no. 2 (May 2019) [postprint]

Refugees as ‘Border Intellectuals’: Insights from a Qualitative WhatsApp Survey (Centre for Criminology Blog, May 2019) [text]

Resources for Situational Awareness in Humanitarian Emergencies: An Overview of Sources of Information, Tools and Services (DH Network, March 2019) [text via Social Media for Good]
- Also available via Academia.

‘Stealing the Fire’, 2.0 Style?: Smartphones and Social Media in the Era of Illegalised Mobility (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2019) [text]

Using Technology to Help Those in Need (EPRS, May 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 1 (7 May 2019)
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies - Pt. 2 (Digital Identity) (7 May 2019)

Tagged Publications. 

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Publications:

2015-2018 Impact Study (ICVA, March 2019) [access]
- Follow link for report, summary and management response.

Aligning Humanitarian Cash Assistance with National Social Safety Nets in Refugee Settings: Key Considerations and Learning (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

Area-based Approaches in Urban Settings Compendium of Case Studies (Urban Settlements Working Group, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Assessing the Cost‐effectiveness of Interventions within a Humanitarian Organisation," Disasters, Early View, 22 April 2019 [open access]

Centrality of Protection in Humanitarian Action: GPC 2018 Review (Global Protection Cluster, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Data Responsibility: Let’s Not Wait for Another Wake up Call (Cash Learning Partnership, May 2019) [text]

How Cashless Programmes to Support Refugees' Independence Can Restrict Their Freedoms (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

"How to Improve Organisational Staff Support? Suggestions from Humanitarian Workers in South Sudan," Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, Ahead of Print, 2019 [open access]

"How to Talk with Dying Patients and Their Families after Disasters and Humanitarian Crises: A Review of Available Tools and Guides for Disaster Responders," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:10 (May 2019) [open access]

"Humanitarian Well-being: Addressing the Intimate Partner to Promote Humanitarian Well-being, a Literature Review," Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, Ahead of Print, 2019 [open access]

Primer for Members of the 116th Congress on  International Humanitarian Assistance (Refugees International, May 2019) [text]

Pushing the Boundaries of Humanitarianism: A Survey of the Ethical Landscape (International Rescue Committee, May 2019) [text]

Safeguarding: Good Intentions, Difficult Process (ALNAP Blog, May 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

Awake at Night, Season 2 (UNHCR) [access]
- Podcast series "which centres around people dedicating their lives to helping those displaced by war." Read more about it here.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (22 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

28 May 2019

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

Individual countries:

Airport Procedures in Germany: Gaps in Quality and Compliance with Guarantees (ECRE & AIDA, May 2019) [text]

Beyond the Exodus of May-June 1940: Internal Flows of Refugees in France during the Second World War, Working Paper, no. 23 (Paris School of Economics, May 2019) [text via HAL Archives]

Border Politics in Austria: Beyond Imageries of Nation-State Sovereignty (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2019) [text]

"Can They Ever Go Home? The Forgotten Victims of Georgia’s Civil War," The New Humanitarian, 27 May 2019 [text]

Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe: Report Following Her Visit to Hungary from 4-8 February 2019 (Council of Europe, May 2019) [access]
- Follow link for report and reply of Hungarian government. Section 1 focuses on the "human rights of asylum seekers and refugees."

"Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities for Refugees: The Case of Austrian Federal Railways," Corporate Communications, vol. 24, no. 2 (2019) [open access]

"In Limbo": Migrants Stripped of Leave to Remain in the UK But Can’t be Removed (Free Movement Blog, May 2019) [text]

"Prolonged Periods of Waiting for an Asylum Decision and the Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses: A 22-year Longitudinal Cohort Study from Denmark," International Journal of Epidemiology, Advance Articles, 22 May 2019 [open access]

"Volunteer Humanitarianism": How Volunteers Helped Calais Asylum Seekers Fight the Lack of Institutional Support (Humanitarian News Research Network Blog, May 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (28 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Europe:

All in Vain? The Faith of EP Positions on Asylum Reform after the European Elections (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2019) [text]

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2018 (European Migration Network, May 2019) [text]
- See also related EMN Inform and EMN Flash.

Asylum Criminalisation in Europe and Its Humanitarian Implications (Against Inhumanity, May 2019) [text]
- Follow link for briefing note and report.

"EU Elections: What the Nationalist Trend Means for Migration Policy," The New Humanitarian, 27 May 2019 [text]

"Legal Challenges and Practicability of Disembarkation Centres for Illegal Migrants Outside EU: Analysis," Eurasia Review, 24 May 2019 [text]

Outspending on Migration?, Policy Note, no. 18 (ECRE, May 2019) [text

Paying for Asylum: Will Europe be Next? (InfoMigrants, May 2019) [text]

Refugee-Led Organisations (RLOs) in Europe: Policy Contributions, Opportunities and Challenges, Working Paper, no. 1 (ECRE, May 2019) [text]

African migrants & Europe:

"After Deportation, Some Congolese Returnees Face Detention and Extortion," Migration Information Source, 23 May 2019 [text]

CMFS Brief: Nigerian Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

CMFS Brief: Somali Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Enabling a Better Understanding of Migration Flows (and Its Root-Causes) from Nigeria Towards Europe (IOM, May 2018; posted May 2019) [text]

The Future of Mobility and Migration within and from Sub-Saharan Africa (Princeton Univ., May 2019) [text]

"Managing or Restricting Movement? Diverging Approaches of African and European Migration Governance," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:17 (May 2019) [open access]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (22 May 2019)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (22 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Mental Health - Pt. 2

28 Days: The Impact of the ‘Move On’ Period for Refugee Mental Health (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2019) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Self-Help Plus (SH+) for Preventing Mental Disorders in Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe and Turkey: Study Protocols for Two Randomised Controlled Trials," BMJ Open, 9:e030259 (May 2019) [open access]

"The Effectiveness of Narrative Exposure Therapy: A Review, Meta-analysis and Meta-regression Analysis," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10(1): 1550344 (March 2019) [open access]

"Implementation of a Sequential Screening Process for Depression in Humanitarian Crises: A Validation Study of the Patient Health Questionnaire in Syrian Refugees," The Lancet Global Health, vol. 7, suppl. 1 (March 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on Syrians in Greece.

"Prevalence of Prolonged Grief Disorder in a Sample of Female Refugees," BMC Psychiatry, 19:148 (May 2019) [open access]
- Focuses on refugees in Germany.

"Prevention of Psychological Distress and Promotion of Resilience amongst Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Resettlement Countries," Child: Care, Health and Development, vol. 45, no. 2 (March 2019) [abstract]
- See also related Imperial College London news story.

"Prolonged Periods of Waiting for an Asylum Decision and the Risk of Psychiatric Diagnoses: A 22-year Longitudinal Cohort Study from Denmark," International Journal of Epidemiology, Advance Articles, 22 May 2019 [open access]

Providing Individual Psychological Treatment to Syrian Refugee Children with Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA): First Impressions from Field Staff (ELRHA Project Blog, April 2019) [text]

"Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Refugees: Comparison of the Diagnostic Efficiency of Two Self‐Rating Measures of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 32, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [free full-text]
- Focuses on refugees in Germany.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health - Pt. 1 (28 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Mental Health - Pt. 1

"Capturing the Essential: Revising the Mental Health Categories in UNHCR’s Refugee Health Information System,"  Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, Ahead of Print, 2019 [open access]

"The Culture, Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Rohingya Refugees: A Systematic Review," Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, First View, 22 April 2019 [free full-text]

"Efficacy of Telepsychiatry in Refugee Populations: A Systematic Review of the Evidence," Cureus, 11(1): e3984 (Jan. 2019) [open access]

"Emotional Reactivity, Emotion Regulation Capacity, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Traumatized Refugees: An Experimental Investigation," Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 32, no. 1 (Feb. 2019) [free full-text]
- Focuses on refugees in Australia.

"From Trauma to Hope: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees," The Guardian, 20 May 2019 [text]

"Gender Disparities and Psychological Distress among Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: A Moderating Role of Migration Pathway?," Conflict and Health, 13:13 (April 2019) [open access]

Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "Mental health and psychosocial support in Afghanistan."

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Lóvua Settlement (UNHCR et al., May 2019) [text]

"Therapeutic Services for People from Refugee Backgrounds," Psychology Today, 15 March 2019 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children - Pt. 2 (Health) (17 April 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (7 March 2019)

Tagged Publications.

27 May 2019

New Issues of EJML, Erdkunde, IJMBS, Intervention, Intl. Migr., ICRC Rev., JEMS, JIRS, Migr. Stud., Ped. Clinics N. Am., REMI, Rts. in Exile, Widening Part. & Lifelong Learn.

Erdkunde: Archive of Scientific Geography, vol. 73, no. 1 (2019) [full-text]
- Special issue on "Comparing Local Refugee Regimes."

European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 21, no. 2 (May 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, variously discussing the Libyan Coast Guard, ECJ judgments, the Global Compact for Migration, Calais migrants, the Common European Asylum System, and the right to education.

International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, vol. 5, no. 1/2 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Dis/Placing the Borders of North America."

International Migration, vol. 57, no. 2 (June 2019) [contents]
- Includes sub-sections on migrant integration, education as a migration industry, and international migration in China and India. Several articles are open access.

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 99, no. 906 (Dec. 2017) [full-text]
- Theme of this issue is "Conflict in Syria."

*Intervention: Journal of Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, vol. 16, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2018) [open access]
- Special issue on "Mental health and psychosocial support in Afghanistan," with 8 articles and field reports.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 7 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including one on Chechen refugees in Poland.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 45, no. 8 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Migration Governance in an Era of Large Movements." The introduction is freely available.

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 1 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Social Policies as a Tool of Migration Control." Includes four open access articles.

Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 17, no. 2 (2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, variously discussing the British asylum process, humanitarian work as political activism and Somali refugees in Nairobi. One article is freely available and another is open access.

Migration Studies, vol. 7, no. 1 (March 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles, variously discussion UK asylum policy (this is open access), forced migration from Zimbabwe and detention.

Pediatric Clinics of North America, vol. 66, no. 3 (2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "International Migration: Caring for Children and Families."

Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, vol. 34, nos. 2&3 (2018) [contents]
- Theme of this issue is "La santé mentale en migrations internationales."

Rights in Exile News, no. 102 (May 2019) [full-text]
- News and information for refugee legal aid providers.

*Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol. 21, no. 2 (May 2019) [contents]
- Special issue on "Supporting Students from Refugee and Asylum Seeker Backgrounds." The introduction, editorial and preface are all open access.

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Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Analyse des Systèmes de Marchés: Niger (UNHCR & ILO, May 2019) [text]

Building America’s New Workforce (International Rescue Committee, May 2019) [text]

Data Defies Trump's Claim that Refugees and Asylees Burden Taxpayers (Center for Public Integrity, May 2019) [text]

*Doing Business in Dadaab: Market Systems Analysis for Local Economic Development in Dadaab, Kenya (ILO & UNHCR, April 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Economic Costs of the US-Mexico Border Slowdown (The Perryman Group, April 2019) [text via ImmigrationProf Blog]

An Employed Society is a Stable Society: A Brief View on How Entrepreneurship Can Improve Refugees’ Livelihoods (Global Policy Opinion Blog, April 2019) [text]

Engaging with Employers in the Hiring of Refugees: A 10-point Multi-stakeholder Action Plan for Employers, Refugees, Governments and Civil Society (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

The Evolution of the Australian System for Selecting Economic Immigrants (Migration Policy Institute, May 2019) [text]

How Urban are IDPs and What Does That Mean for Their Economic Integration? (Center for Global Development, May 2019) [text]
- See also related CGD policy brief and blog post.

"In a Kenyan Refugee Camp, Business Ideas but Little Access to Credit," The New Humanitarian, 1 May 2019 [text]

Private Sector & Refugees: Pathways to Scale (Bridgespan Group & International Finance Corporation, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Start-up: The Rohingya Entrepreneurs Eking Out a Living in Refugee Camps," The New Humanitarian, 29 April 2019 [text]

Tapping Potential: Guidelines to Help British Businesses Employ Refugees (UNHCR et al., May 2019) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

"Why We Should Care about Regional Origins: Educational Selectivity among Refugees and Labor Migrants in Western Europe," Frontiers in Sociology, 7 May 2019 [open access]


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Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 1 (30 April 2019)
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects - Pt. 2 (U.S.) (30 April 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2

Europe & North America:

Active Refugee Admission Policies in Europe: Exploring an Emerging Research Field (Fluchtforschung Blog, May 2019) [Eng.] [Ger.]

Europe Resettlement: January-March 2019 (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

"How Syrian Refugees to Canada Have Fared since 2015," Maclean's, 21 May 2019 [text]

A Long-term Commitment: Integration of Resettled Refugees in the UK (Univ. of Sussex, April 2019) [text]
- See also related ESRC news item.

"Luring Refugees: N.Y. Cities Desperate for People Try a New Strategy," New York Times, 13 May 2019 [text]

Making Social Housing Friendly for Resettling Refugees (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, April 2019) [text]

New German Resettlement Program Enlists Members of Civil Society as Mentors to Help Refugees Integrate Better (InfoMigrants, May 2019) [text]

"Predictors of Refugee Adjustment: The Importance of Cognitive Skills and Personality," Collabra: Psychology, 5(1): 23 (2019) [open access]

Refugee Integration in Europe: Life and Other Plans among Iranian Irregular Migrants Settling in Europe (Seefar, April 2019) [text]

UNHCR Position on Safe and Legal Pathways (UNHCR, Feb. 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Belgium.

"The U.S. Has Slashed Its Refugee Intake. Syrians Fleeing War are Most Affected," Washington Post, 7 May 2019 [text]

"When America Took Responsibility for Refugees," Slate, 9 May 2019 [text]

"Who Needs Integration? Debating a Central, Yet Increasingly Contested Concept in Migration Studies," Comparative Migration Studies, 7:16 (May 2019) [open access]
- Summary of a debate re. the concept of "immigrant integration." Includes an initial article by Schinkel and five responses from Penninx, Hadj Abdou, Meissner, Klarenbeek and Favell. A rejoinder from the original author is forthcoming.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (27 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1

General:

Complementary Pathways for Admission of Refugees to Third Countries: Key Considerations (UNHCR, April 2019) [text]

Africa & Asia/Pacific:

Africa Dialogue Series 2019, New York, 21-23 May 2019 [info]
 - Theme was "Towards durable solutions for forcibly displaced persons in Africa." Follow link for programme, concept note and speaker bios. Videos of the discussions are available via UN Web TV.

Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category Pilot: Process Evaluation (Govt. of New Zealand, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Japan Accepts Far Fewer Refugees Than G7 Peers," Nippon.com, 14 May 2019 [text]

A New Opportunity for Global Leadership: Options for Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program in 2019-20 (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2019) [text]

"Refugee Integration between a Rock and a Hard Place: Challenges and Possibilities of Local Integration as a Durable Solution for Eritrean and Somali Refugees in Ethiopia," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 4, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2018) [full-text]

Returning Rohingya: What Does the “Voluntary” in “Voluntary Repatriation” Mean? (e-International Relations, May 2019) [text]

Solutions Analysis Update 2019: Case Study on Lessons Learnt and Practices to Support (Re)integration Programming – Mogadishu, Baidoa and Kismayo (Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'You cannot forgive and you cannot forget': The Serbian Refugee Settlement Experience in Australia," Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, Early View, 29 April 2019 [free full-text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions (6 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

24 May 2019

Regional Focus: Americas

Publications:

"As Migrant Numbers Swell on the US-Mexico Border, so do Unmet Needs," The New Humanitarian, 22 May 2019 [text]

"Colombia: Norte de Santander, Where Two Displacement Crises Converge," Spotlight in 2019 Global Report on Internal Displacement (IDMC, May 2019) [text]

De la Represión al Exilio: Nicaragüenses en Costa Rica (Fundacion Arias, May 2019) [text]

The Deadly Consequences of Proposed Canadian Asylum Restrictions (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

El Salvador: ACNUR Saluda Esfuerzos de Asamblea Legislativa para Construir una Ley Especial sobre Desplazamiento Forzado Interno (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

Folleto Informativo sobre Derechos, Obligaciones y Servicios para Personas en Situación de Movilidad Humana en Frontera Norte y Sur (Govt. of Ecuador, May 2019) [text via UNHCR]

"Mexico's Tiny Refugee Agency Turns to U.N. Amid Asylum Surge, Funding Cuts," Reuters, 21 May 2019 [text]

Venezuelans:

Analysis of Flow Monitoring Surveys Conducted with Venuzuelan Nationals in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay 2018 (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guidance Note on International Protection Considerations for Venezuelans, Update I (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]
- See also related briefing note and news story.

Matriz de Monitoreo del Desplazamiento Entendiendo el Flujo Poblacional Venezolano en República Dominicana (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb] 

Protection Monitoring Trinidad and Tobago: Venezuelan Asylum-seekers and Refugees in Trinidad and Tobago, September-November 2018 (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 1 (8 May 2019)
- Regional Focus: Americas - Pt. 2 (Venezuelans) (8 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

2019 Retreat of ECOWAS Ambassadors, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 15-16 April 2019 [Eng. text & Fre. text via ReliefWeb]
- Theme was "Mixed Flows and Durable Solutions in the ECOWAS Region."

"After Deportation, Some Congolese Returnees Face Detention and Extortion," Migration Information Source, 23 May 2019 [text]

CMFS Brief: Nigerian Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

CMFS Brief: Somali Migrants (to Europe) (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Internal Displacement in Urban and Rural Areas: An Analysis of IDP Distribution and Access to Services in Nigeria and Ethiopia (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Little Known Story of the Polish Refugees Who Fled to East Africa during World War II," QZ, 16 May 2019 [text]

"Precarious Hope and Reframing Risk Behavior from the Ground Up: Insight from Ethnographic Research with Rwandan Urban Refugees in Yaoundé, Cameroon," Conflict and Health, 13:18 (May 2019) [open access]

"Precarious Mobility: Infrastructures of Eritrean Migration through the Sudan and the Sahara Desert," Africa Human Mobility Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan.-Apr. 2019) [full-text]

A Region on the Move: 2018 Mobility Overview in the Horn of Africa and the Arab Peninsula (IOM, May 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Tale of Two Camps: The Dissociation of Kakuma and Dadaab under the Self-Reliance Agenda in Kenya (RLI Blog, May 2019) [text]

Trying to Soften the Landing for Returning Migrants (openDemocracy, May 2019) [text]
- Focuses on Nigerians.

UNHCR and the Pan-African Parliament Agree to Step Up Cooperation on Forced Displacement (UNHCR, May 2019) [text]

"The Value of Human Dignity in the Refugee Protection," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 5, no. 1 (Jan.-Apr. 2019) [full-text]
- Focuses on South Africa.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (13 May 2019)

Tagged Publications.