07 November 2019

Regional Focus: MENA

Events & opportunities:

Conference: Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Israel Conference, Washington, DC, 10-11 November 2019 [info]

Job announcement: Researcher Adviser on Refugees Migrants Rights, Amnesty International
- Position is based in Amnesty's Middle East and North Africa regional office. Apply by 20 November 2019.

Short course: Palestine Refugees and International Law, Istanbul, 13-14 March 2020 [info]
- "Maximum twenty-seven spaces, with three partially funded places available for regional doctoral students or regional NGO staff."

Blog posts & press:

"Head of UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees Resigns Amid Misconduct Probe," The New Humanitarian, 6 Nov. 2019 [text]

News Comment by Jean-Paul Cavalieri, UNHCR’s Chief of Mission in Libya, on the Situation at the Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli (UNHCR, Oct. 2019) [text]

Somali Refugees Return Home from Yemen in Latest UNHCR-facilitated Departure (UNHCR, Oct. 2019) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Access to Basic Needs in Yemen: Scenarios - Possible Developments Affecting Yemeni’s Access to Basic Needs and Services in 2020 (ACAPS, Oct. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Arab-Palestinian Refugees," Israel Studies, vol. 24, no. 2 (Summer 2019) [Academia]

Humanitarian Action and Anti-migration Paradox: A Case Study of UNHCR and IOM in Libya, Thesis (University of Geneva, Aug. 2019) [text]
- See also related Medium blog post.

Iraq: Country of Origin Information on Access and Residency Requirements in Iraq (UNHCR, Nov. 2019) [text]
- "Ability of Persons Originating from Formerly ISIS-Held or Conflict-Affected Areas to Legally Access and Remain in Proposed Areas of Relocation (Update I)."

Libya’s Relentless Militia War: Civilians Harmed in the Battle for Tripoli, April-August 2019 (Amnesty International, Oct. 2019) [access]

*"The Palestinian Refugee Question: Root Causes and Breaking the Impasse," Forced Migration Review, no. 62 (Oct. 2019) [open access]

Papers of Palestinian Youth Conference - Right of Return: Towards a Practical Approach (BADIL, Sept. 2019) [text]

Quarterly Mixed Migration Update: Middle East (Mixed Migration Centre, Oct. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Realizing the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Jordan from Countries Other than Syria with a focus on Yemenis and Sudanese (Norwegian Refugee Council, April 2019; posted Oct. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Situation Report: Asylum Seekers from Eritrea and Sudan (ASSAF et al., Aug. 2019; posted Oct. 2019) [text]

Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons 2016-2018 (BADIL, Oct. 2019) [text] [text via ReliefWeb]
- "This extended edition addresses the question of Palestine’s refugees across five chapters. As with previous surveys, the first three chapters contextualize and update the refugee issue. Chapter One provides an overview of the historical and contemporary displacement of Palestinians. Chapter Two highlights the demographic situation, particularly the population size and socio-economic status. And, Chapter Three addresses the international framework for protection of refugees, in general, and that which is uniquely applicable to Palestinian refugees. In the Chapters Four and Five, BADIL turns to the most crucial, yet most marginalized issue to the question of Palestine: the right of return and specifically the practicalities of realizing and implementing return."

Tunisia: Realities and Needs of Migrants and Refugees in the Governorate of Medenine Since September 2018 (REACH, Oct. 2019) [access]
- Follow link for press release, full report in French and executive summary in English.

Yemen: Urban Displacement in a Rural Society (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Oct. 2019) [text]
- Part of the "UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st century" thematic series.


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