31 May 2020

Open Access Round-up: 31 May 2020

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 May 2020. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

See also this list for a quick look at different types of Open Access.

Green Open Access [info]

Articles:

"Fatal Flaws in the UK Asylum Decision-making System: An Analysis of Home Office Refusal Letters," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 46, no. 7 (2020) 
- Postprint version of article.
- Author is based in the UK.

"The Non-Adversarial Fiction of Immigration Adjudication," Wisconsin Law Review (Forthcoming, 2020)
- Preprint version of article.
- Author is based in the US.

Book chapters:

"Towards 'Judicial Passivism' in EU Migration and Asylum Law?," Chapter in The Changing European Union: A Critical View on the Role of Law and Courts (Hart Publishing, Forthcoming 2020)
- Preprint version of chapter.

Diamond/Gold Open Access [info]

Note: The APC amount indicated is as of this writing; may vary depending on type of submission and may also be subject to change. Waiver status of authors is unknown.

Articles:

"Attitudes Toward Asylum Policy in a Divided Europe: Diverging Contexts, Diverging Attitudes?," Frontiers in Sociology, 21 May 2020
- Three authors, with lead author in Belgium and co-authors in Belgium (1) and the Netherlands (1). APC is US$950.

"Child Handwashing in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Northern Iraq: A Qualitative Multi-method Exploration of Motivational Drivers and Other Handwashing Determinants," PLoS ONE 15(2): e0228482 (Feb. 2020)
- Six authors, with lead author based in the UK and co-authors in the UK (4) and the US (1). APC is US$1695.

"Cultural Responsiveness in the Incredible Years Parenting Programme for Refugees: A Case Study," International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 14:6 (May 2020)
- Author is based in Norway. No APC.

"Decision-making at the Sharp End: A Survey of Literature Related to Decision-making in Humanitarian Contexts," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:2 (April 2020)
- Two authors, both based in the UK. No APC.

"Gendered Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Policies and Programmes in Humanitarian Settings," BMJ Global Health, vol. 5, no. 5 (May 2020)
- Four authors, with the lead author based in the US and co-authors in the US (2) and Australia (1). APC is £1500 (US$1849).

"Implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: A Whole-of-Society Approach," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 27 April 2020
- Author is based in the US. No APC.

"Khat Use and Intimate Partner Violence in a Refugee Population: A Qualitative Study in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia," BMC Public Health, 20:670 (May 2020)
- Seven authors, with lead author based in the US and co-authors in Ethiopia (1), Ethiopia/France (2), France (2) and the US (1). APC is US$2490.

"LGBT Rights and Refugees: A Case for Prioritizing LGBT Status in Refugee Admissions," Ethics & Global Politics, vol. 13, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in Norway. No APC.

"Making the State Blush: Humanizing Relations in an Australian NGO Campaign for People Seeking Asylum," Social Analysis, vol. 64, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in the UK.

"Male and LGBT Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations: A Realist Review of Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-income Countries," Conflict and Health, 14:11 (Feb. 2020)
- Nine authors, with lead author based in the UK and co-authors in Japan (1), Liechtenstein (2), Liechtenstein/UK (1), the UK (3), and the US (1). APC is US$2490.

"Public Debate in the Media Matters: Evidence from the European Refugee Crisis," EPJ Data Science, 9:12 (May 2020)
- Four authors, with lead author based in Switzerland and co-authors in Germany/Switzerland (1) and Switzerland (2). APC is US$1350.

"Refugee Protection in the Era of Complex Migratory Flows: A Reflection on Ubuntu and Social Work Practice," African Journal of Social Work, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020)
- Author is based in Zimbabwe. No APC.

"Sexual and Reproductive Health of Asylum Seeking and Refugee Women in South Africa: Understanding the Determinants of Vulnerability," Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, vol. 28, no. 1 (2020)
- Three authors, with lead author based in France and co-authors in South Africa (2). APC is US$1921.

"Somali Refugees’ Wellbeing: The Role of Socio-culturally Mediated Agency," Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 2 (2019; published May 2020)
- Author is based in Uganda. No APC indicated.

"Strong Families: A New Family Skills Training Programme for Challenged and Humanitarian Settings: A Single-arm Intervention Tested in Afghanistan," BMC Public Health, 20:634 (May 2020)
- Four authors, with lead author based in Austria and co-authors in Austria (2) and the US (1). The field implementation team in Afghanistan was made up of 10 people. APC is US$2490.

"A Study and Analysis of the Treatment of Mexican Unaccompanied Minors by Customs and Border Protection," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 22 April 2020
- Ten authors, with lead author based in the US and co-authors in the US (8) and Mexico (1). No APC.

- Two authors, both based in the US. APC is US$2490.

Journal issues:

Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, vol. 51, no. 1 (2020)

- Includes special section with articles on archival research collections relevant to the Kindertransport, with 18 contributions.

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Believing is Achieving: A Longitudinal Study of Self-efficacy and Positive Affect in Resettled Refugees," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 30 April 2020
- Five authors, all based in the UK. APC is US$3500.

"'Biting our tongues': Policy Legacies and Memories in the Making of the Syrian Refugee Response in Jordan," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 23 May 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$3639.

"Challenges Experienced by North Korean Refugee Doctors in Acquiring a Medical License in South Korea: A Qualitative Analysis," Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 2019)
- Four authors, all based in South Korea. APC is US$2355.

"Evaluator Perceptions of NGO Performance in Disasters: Meeting Multiple Institutional Demands in Humanitarian Aid Projects," Disasters, Early View, 23 Oct. 2019
- Three authors, with lead author based in the Netherlands and co-authors in Mexico (1) and the Netherlands (1). APC is US$3000.

"Externalization or Imitation: The 2015–16 Asylum-seeker Immigration as a Catalyst for Local Structural Change," Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latest Articles, 14 May 2020
- Author is based in Germany. APC is US$3500.

"The 'Good Citizen': Asserting and Contesting Norms of Participation and Belonging in Oslo," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 43, no. 16 (2020)
- Three authors, all based in Norway. APC is US$3500.

"Housing Policy with Violent Outcomes: The Domestication of Queer Asylum Seekers in a Heteronormative Society," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 28 April 2020
- Author is based in Sweden. APC is US$3500.

"IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI): Intractable Return and Absence of Social Integration Policy," International Migration, Early View, 27 May 2020
- Author is affiliated with institutions in the UK and Iraq. APC is US$2500.

"Language has a Home: How Case Officers Make Use of Language Analysis in Asylum Decisions," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 13 May 2020
- Two authors, both based in Sweden. APC is US$3500.

"Life Satisfaction and Return Migration: Analysing the Role of Life Satisfaction for Migrant Return Intentions in Germany," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 18 May 2020
- Author is based in Luxembourg. APC is US$3500.

"The 'Refugee Crisis' in Europe: Shortening Distances, Containment and Asymmetry of Rights—A Tentative Interpretation of the 2015–16 Events," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 10 May 2020
- Author is based in Switzerland. APC is US$3639.

"Self-selection of Asylum Seekers: Evidence From Germany," Demography, Latest Articles, 4 May 2020
- Author is based in Germany/France. APC is US$2750.

"Supporting Syrian Families Displaced by Armed Conflict: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of the Caregiver Support Intervention," Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 106 (Aug. 2020)
- Seven authors, with lead author based in the Netherlands and co-authors in the Netherlands (2), Lebanon (3), and the US (1). APC is US$2100.

"Transgender People and Human Trafficking: Intersectional Exclusion of Transgender Migrants and People of Color from Anti-trafficking Protection in the United States," Journal of Human Trafficking, vol. 6, no. 2 (2020)
- Seven authors, with lead author based in the US/UK and co-authors in US/UK (3), UK/Australia (1), France (1), and the UK (1). APC not provided.

"UNHCR and LGBTI Refugees in Kenya: The Limits of 'Protection'," Disasters, Accepted Articles, 22 May 2020
- Author is based in the UK. APC is US$3000.

Law Reviews

Note: These articles are considered Bronze Open Access, i.e., they are free-to-read but no other permissions are associated with them. Authors are based in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.

"Grounds for Asylum: How Victims' Rights Laws Confer Particular Social Group Status to Domestic Violence Victims," Immigration and Human Rights Law Review, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020)

"Protecting Internally Displaced Children in Armed Conflicts: Nigeria in Focus," Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 9, no. 2 (2019)
- Two authors, both based in Nigeria.

"Unaccompanied Minors, Statutory Interpretation, and Due Process," California Law Review, vol. 108, no. 1 (2020)

"Unfinished Business: How 'Split Authority' over U.S. Asylum Adjudications Highlights the Need to Relocate the Immigration Court System to the Department of Homeland Security," Legislation and Policy Brief, vol. 9, no. 1 (2020)

Related post:
Open Access Round-up: 15 May 2020



29 May 2020

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 2

Reports:

Borders of an Epidemic: COVID 19 and Migrant Workers (Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, 2020) [full-text]

Engaging with the United Nations and UN Infrastructure in Pursuit of Solutions, Paper presented at APRRN Regional Roundtable of Legal Practitioners on Refugee Rights, Bangkok, 7-8 Dec. 2019 [text via SSRN]
- Focuses on the Rohingya.

From Cox's Bazar to Bhasan Char: An Assessment of Bangladesh's Relocation Plan for Rohingya Refugees, Issue Brief, no. 357 (Observer Research Foundation, May 2020) [text]

Humanitarian Crises Monitoring: The Rohingya (UK House of Commons, May 2020) [text]

Key Considerations for COVID-19 Management in Marginalised Populations in Southeast Asia: Transnational Migrants, Informal Workers, and People Living in Informal Settlements (Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related brief that focuses on Myanmar.

Pakistan: Situation of Afghan Refugees (European Asylum Support Office, May 2020) [text]

South Asia State of Minorities Report 2019: Migrants, Refugees, and the Stateless (South Asia Collective, April 2020) [text via MRG]

Multimedia:

COVID-19 and Afghan Refugees: No Good Options, 27 May 2020 (The Lodestar) [access]
- Follow link for podcast.

Related post:
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1 (29 May 2020)


Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

"15,000 Rohingya under Quarantine as Coronavirus Cases Rise," Al Jazeera, 26 May 2020 [text]

"ASEAN Must Act to Save Rohingya Refugees in the Bay of Bengal," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 26 May 2020 [text]

"Fear and Uncertainty for Refugees in Malaysia as Xenophobia Escalates," The New Humanitarian, 25 May 2020 [text]

"Frustrated Hong Kong Asylum Seekers Want to Join Covid-19 Fight," Hong Kong Free Press, 3 May 2020 [text via APRRN]

The Invisible Crisis: Refugees and COVID-19 in India (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Rohingya in Malaysia, Doubly Trapped (The Inperpreter Blog, May 2020) [text]

"Taiwan Says It Will Draft Plan to Help Hong Kongers as National Security Law Looms," The Diplomat, 29 May 2020 [text]

Thailand: Let UN Refugee Agency Screen Rohingya (Human Rights Watch, May 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Challenges Experienced by North Korean Refugee Doctors in Acquiring a Medical License in South Korea: A Qualitative Analysis," Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 2019) [open access]

"Host Communities and Refugees in Southeast Asia: Report on a Workshop Held at the National University of Singapore (NUS), 10–11 May 2019," Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2020) [free full-text]

The Potential Impact of COVID-19 in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh and Beyond: A Modeling Study (Medrxiv, May 2020) [preprint]

"Prevalence of COVID-19 Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Health Behaviors in Host and Refugee Communities in Cox’s Bazar: A Representative Panel Study," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 11 May 2020 [preprint via Yale]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 1 (12 May 2020)
Regional Focus: Asia Pacific - Pt. 2 (12 May 2020)



Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Blog posts & press:

98 Migrants Returned to Libya after Being Rescued by Commercial Ship (InfoMigrants, May 2020) [text]

Libya and Its Migrants Confront New Threats (Future Development Blog, May 2020) [text]

"'Like a ship about to sink': Refugees in Jordan Voice Pandemic Despair," The New Humanitarian, 14 May 2020 [text]

Locked Up with No Escape: Refugees and Migrants in Libya Face Bombs, Virus and Everything in Between (openDemocracy, May 2020) [text]

Multi-focal Power in Refugee Research (Ammodi Blog, May 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Sudanese in Israel.

"Palestinians in Lebanon Say Coronavirus Help is Too Little, Too Late," The New Humanitarian, 27 May 2020 [text]

Refugees and Asylum-seekers in Egypt in the Time of Covid-19 (ERF Forum, May 2020) [text]

UN Agencies Warn Conflict and the COVID-19 Pandemic Present a Significant Threat to Life in Libya: Joint Statement by OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, IOM (May 2020) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story and briefing note.

Reports & journal articles:

9 Years into Exile: Building Hope and Durable Solutions (CARE, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

2019 Annual Report: Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis (UNHCR, April 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'Biting our tongues': Policy Legacies and Memories in the Making of the Syrian Refugee Response in Jordan," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Articles, 23 May 2020 [open access]

Destroying Ma’aret al Numan and Saraqeb Cities and Displacing Their Residents Is a Clear Example of the Syrian Regime’s Tactics in the Recent Military Campaign Since Early December 2019 Until March 2020 (Syrian Network for Human Rights, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Egypt's Most Vulnerable and COVID19," Cairo Review, no. 37 (Spring 2020) [full-text]

Guiding Protection Principles and Minimum Standards for Emergency Relocation Support in Northwest Syria (Protection Cluster, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"IDPs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI): Intractable Return and Absence of Social Integration Policy," International Migration, Early View, 27 May 2020 [open access]

*The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mobility of Refugees and Migrants in Libya (Mixed Migration Centre, May 2020) [text]

Local Governance Quality and the Environmental Cost of Forced Migration, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 13145 (Institute of Labor Economics, April 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Syrians in Turkey.

Multi-purpose Cash Assistance in Lebanon: Impact Evaluation on the Well-being of Syrian Refugees (Cash Learning Partnership, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

*"Voices from the Middle East: Palestinian Refugees in the West Bank Confront the COVID-19 Crisis," Middle East Report Online, 14 May 2020 [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 1 (11 May 2020)
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria - Pt. 2 (11 May 2020)

News: More Free Content

Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality (Routledge, 2018) [info]
- Complimentary seven-day download is currently on offer, otherwise $15.00 for a permanent version.

South–South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East (Routledge, 2017) [info]
- Another complimentary seven-day download, available until 14 June 2020.

Any others that you know of?


Things to Do: Jobs, Webinars & Other Opportunities

[Note: I am re-posting this to reflect a correction to the deadline for RSQ below.]

Workshop: Fifth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop in Global Protection of Migrants and Refugees, Kolkata, 23-28 November 2020 [info]
- Applications are due 31 May 2020.

Job announcement: Consultancy to Develop Methodology for Research on Risks of Statelessness
among the Children of Refugees in Europe, European Network on Statelessness [info]
- Apply by 1 June 2020.

*Webinar: Human Rights of Migrants, COVID 19 and the ECHR, 2 June 2020 [info]

Webinar: Global Crises, Local Action: A Humanitarian Reset in Response to Covid-19?, 3 June 2020 [info]

Webinar: Public Attitudes to Migration, 3 June 2020 [info]

Webinar: COVID-19 and International Refugee Law, 4 June 2020 [info]

Virtual conference: Refugee Women: Responding to COVID-19, 9 June 2020 [info]

Paid internships: Two Legal Assistants, ECRE [info]
- Apply by 16 June 2020.

Webinar: Resilience during Disruption: Powerful Lessons from Refugees, 18 June 2020 [info]

Job announcement: Business Development Consultant, Rights in Exile [info]
- Apply by 21 June 2020.

Job announcement: Director of Asylum Reform Initiative, British Red Cross [info]
- Apply by 21 June 2020.

Job announcement: Programme Coordinator, Rights in Exile [info]
- Apply by 27 June 2020.

Call for applications: Fellowship Program for Emerging Displaced Scholars, Columbia University [info]
- Apply by 30 June 2020.

Course: Odysseus Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy, Brussels, 24 August-4 September 2020 [info]
- Note the change in dates; application deadline has now been extended to 1 July 2020. A PhD seminar will be also be held during the summer school, with four grants available to cover fees; the application deadline for these is the same: 1 July 2020.

CFP: Refugee Survey Quarterly [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Improving Attention to Internal Displacement Globally." **Note that the submission deadline has been extended to 31 July 2020.**

Volunteer opportunity: Call for Trustees, Rights in Exile [info]
- Apply by 5 July 2020.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Work Opportunities: Home-based or Remote (Fully or Partially)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

28 May 2020

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

New books/chapters:

Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe: Evolving Conceptual and Policy Challenges (Springer, May 2020) [open access]
- See also related Compas blog post.

"Towards 'Judicial Passivism' in EU Migration and Asylum Law?," Chapter in The Changing European Union: A Critical View on the Role of Law and Courts (Hart Publishing, Forthcoming 2020) [preprint]

Reports & journal articles:

"Attitudes Toward Asylum Policy in a Divided Europe: Diverging Contexts, Diverging Attitudes?," Frontiers in Sociology, 21 May 2020 [open access]

Country Reports (AIDA, May 2020)
- Updated profiles available for Italy and Serbia.

*COVID-19 Measures Related to Asylum and Migration Across Europe, Information Sheet, 28 May 2020 (ECRE) [text]

*Destination Europe: Migrants and Refugees in Italy Looking Back at Their Migration Journey (Mixed Migration Centre, May 2020) [text]

Did Increasing New Refugees’ Access to Social Housing Reduce Homelessness? Evidence from a Quasi-experiment (SocArXiv, May 2020) [text]

Guns, Guards and Guidelines: Reinforcement of Frontex Runs into Problems, Analysis, no. 361 (Statewatch, May 2020) [text]

Migration: Key Fundamental Rights Concerns, Quarterly Bulletin, no. 2 (EU Fundamental Rights Agency, May 2020) [text]

"A Populist Paradox? How Brexit Softened Anti-Immigrant Attitudes," British Journal of Political Science, First View, 4 May 2020 [free full-text]

"Public Debate in the Media Matters: Evidence from the European Refugee Crisis," EPJ Data Science, 9:12 (May 2020) [open access]

*The Rights of Migrants in Poland in 2019 (Association for Legal Intervention, May 2020) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (28 May 2020)


Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

Adjudicating Old Questions in Refugee Law: MN and Others v Belgium and the Limits of Extraterritorial Refoulement (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2020) [text]

"Briefing: In Search of a More Humane EU Migration and Asylum Policy," The New Humanitarian, 21 May 2020 [text]

EU Fundamental Rights, Human Rights and Free Movement in Times of Covid19 (RLI Blog, May 2020) [text]

IOM, UNHCR Urge European States to Disembark Rescued Migrants and Refugees on Board the Captain Morgan Vessels (May 2020) [text]

*"Med: Continued Violations Topped with Dodgy Deals," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 29 May 2020 [text]

Tents at Sea: How Greek Officials Use Rescue Equipment for Illegal Deportations (Just Security Blog, May 2020) [text]

Multimedia:

Criminalisation of Solidarity: How to Protect the Right to Help Migrants and Refugees?, Webinar, 14 May 2020 [access]
- Follow link for recording.

Migration and Mobility in the EU, Webinar, 20 May 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (19 May 2020)
Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (19 May 2020)

27 May 2020

Round-up: COVID-19

News: Coronavirus in refugee camps

General:

"'Distancing is impossible': refugee camps race to avert coronavirus catastrophe," Nature, 24 April 2020 [text]

Bangladesh:

"15,000 Rohingya under quarantine as coronavirus cases rise," Al Jazeera, 26 May 2020 [text]

"Coronavirus in the Rohingya camps: Five key issues to watch," The New Humanitarian, 15 May 2020 [text]

The Potential Impact of COVID-19 in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh and Beyond: a modeling study (Medrxiv, May 2020) [preprint]

Public health response in Rohingya refugee settlements on alert as first coronavirus case confirmed (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]
- See also related screening guidance.

Greece:

"Coronavirus cases among refugees on Lesbos spark fresh calls for evacuation," The Guardian, 14 May 2020 [text]

Kenya:

Coronavirus: Kenya, UNHCR strengthens measures at camps (InfoMigrants, May 2020) [text]

"Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex records first COVID-19 cases," CGTN Africa, 18 May 2020 [text]

Palestinians:

COVID-19 in the Palestinian refugee camps (RSC Blog, May 2020) [text]

Blog posts/commentary & press:

As coronavirus spreads, refugee doctors want to join the fight (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

"The COVID-19 response for vulnerable people in places affected by conflict and humanitarian crises," The Lancet, vol. 395, no. 10236 (May 2020) [full-text]

Joint Statement: Urgent Call to Promote and Protect the Rights of Stateless Persons in Their COVID-19 Responses (May 2020) [text]

"Low- and middle-income countries face up to COVID-19," Nature Medicine, 21 May 2020 [full-text]

#RefugeesRise: What frontline workers can show us about responding to COVID-19 (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

These refugees have built a Lego robot to fight COVID-19 (World Economic Forum Blog, May 2020) [text]

UNHCR urges prioritization of mental health support in coronavirus response (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

WHO and UNHCR join forces to improve health services for refugees, displaced and stateless people (May 2020) [text]

Will COVID-19 change how we think about migration and migrant workers? (World Economic Forum Blog, May 2020) [text]

More COVID-19-related blog posts available via IHSA.

Reports & guidance:

Commitments into Action: A holistic and coherent response to COVID-19 across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (IASC, May 2020) [text]

"A crisis within the crisis: The mental health situation of refugees in the world during the 2019 coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak," Psychiatry Research, vol. 288 (June 2020) [free full-text]

Crossfire and Covid-19: double crisis for displaced civilians (Norwegian Refugee Council, May 2020) [text]

Ensuring Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19 (UNDP & UNODC, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Famine, the Coronavirus, and the Politics of Information and Analysis (Feinstein International Center, May 2020) [text]

How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective (Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities, May 2020) [text]

Issue-Based Coalition (Europe and Central Asia) on Large Movements of People, Displacement and Resilience: Key Messages and Advocacy Points on the COVID-19 outbreak, Issue no. 1 (IOM et al.,  May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Joint Guidance Note on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Human Rights of Migrants (UNDP & OHCHR, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New Normal: Collecting Data Amidst A Global Pandemic (JIPS, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Resource pages:

ReliefWeb Launches Regional COVID-19 Topics Pages [access]

UNHCR's Operational Portal for COVID-19 [access]

Related post:
Round-up: COVID-19 (11 May 2020)



Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Opportunities:

Call for pitches: The New Humanitarian [info]
- "Looking for tips or freelance pitches for investigations that examine all aspects of the humanitarian sector." No deadline indicated.

Webinar: Global Crises, Local Action: A Humanitarian Reset in Response to Covid-19?, 3 June 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

"In the News: International Aid Reached Record Levels in 2019," The New Humanitarian, 17 April 2020 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Anchored in Local Reality: Case Studies on Local Humanitarian Action from Haiti, Colombia, and Iraq (Oxfam & Feinstein International Center, March 2020) [text]

"Decision-making at the Sharp End: A Survey of Literature Related to Decision-making in Humanitarian Contexts," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5:2 (April 2020) [open access]

Environmental Footprint of Humanitarian Assistance: Scoping Review (Groupe URD, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Evaluator Perceptions of NGO Performance in Disasters: Meeting Multiple Institutional Demands in Humanitarian Aid Projects," Disasters, Early View, 23 Oct. 2019 [open access]

ReliefWatch: Designing a New Accountability Service for People Affected by Humanitarian Crises (ODI, April 2020) [text]

Remote Humanitarian Management and Programming: Guidance Note (CARE, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Responsible Exit from Humanitarian Interventions, K4D Helpdesk Report (DFID, April 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Risk-informed Approaches to Humanitarian Funding: Using Risk Finance Tools to Strengthen Resilience (ODI, May 2020) [text]

"A Systematic Literature Review of the Ethics of Conducting Research in the Humanitarian Setting," Conflict and Health, 14:27 (May 2020) [open access]

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 (ACAPS, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unpacking Humanitarianism (HERE-Geneva, April 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related post:


26 May 2020

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identify

Blog posts & press:

"Lesbians, Gays Live in Fear of Attacks in Kenyan Refugee Camp," Reuters, 28 April 2020 [text]

Out of the Shadows: The Precarious Lives of Venezuelan LGBTQI+ Asylum-seekers in Brazil (HPN Blog, March 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"'Coaching' Queer: Hospitality and the Categorical Imperative of LGBTQ Asylum Seeking in Lebanon and Turkey," Migration & Society, vol. 2, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"Housing Policy with Violent Outcomes: The Domestication of Queer Asylum Seekers in a Heteronormative Society," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 28 April 2020 [open access]

"LGBT Rights and Refugees: A Case for Prioritizing LGBT Status in Refugee Admissions," Ethics & Global Politics, vol. 13, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"Limits of Social Capital for Refugee Integration: The Case of Gay Iranian Male Refugees' Integration in Canada," International Migration, Early View, 23 Jan. 2020 [Academia]
- See also related journal article.

"Male and LGBT Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict Situations: A Realist Review of Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-income Countries," Conflict and Health, 14:11 (Feb. 2020) [open access]
- See also related report.

"Transgender People and Human Trafficking: Intersectional Exclusion of Transgender Migrants and People of Color from Anti-trafficking Protection in the United States," Journal of Human Trafficking, vol. 6, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"UNHCR and LGBTI Refugees in Kenya: The Limits of 'Protection'," Disasters, Accepted Articles, 22 May 2020 [open access]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (4 March 2020)


Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2

Reports:

The Desire to Thrive Regardless of Risk (IOM, May 2020) [access]

Effects of Displacement on Land Tenure Systems in Northeast Nigeria (Norwegian Refugee Council, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Impact of COVID-19 on the Protection of Displaced and Stateless Populations: West and Central Africa, Protection Note (UNHCR, April 2020) [text]

"Ils sont rentrés chez eux": The Political Dimensions of Displacement and ‘Spontaneous Return’ in Faradje, DRC, Congo Research Brief, no. 4 (SSRC et al., April 2020) [text]

Mali: Rapport sur la Mobilité Suivi des Flux de Populations - Analyses des Enquêtes Individuelles Réalisées de Janvier à Mars 2020 aux Points de Suivi des Flux (IOM, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Opportunities and Challenges for Localization of Humanitarian Action in Tanzania, LERRN Paper, no. 8 (Carleton Univ., May 2020) [text]

The Politics of Information and Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from Ethiopia (Feinstein International Center, April 2020) [text]

The Politics of Information and Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from Kenya (Feinstein International Center, April 2020) [text]

*Social Science Support for COVID-19: Lessons Learned Briefs (Social Sciences Analysis Cell, May 2020) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for access to 4 briefs in the series.

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (26 May 2020)


Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1

Blog posts & press:

The Free Movement of Persons within the African Union and Refugee Protection (RefLaw Blog, May 2020) [text]

How Africa can Reduce COVID-19’s Impact on Displaced Persons (ISS Today, May 2020) [text]

How South Africa is Denying Refugees Their Rights: What Needs to Change (The Conversation, May 2020) [text]

Neglected Refugees Find Themselves Even More Neglected during COVID-19 (African Arguments, May 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Uganda.

*New Research on African INGOs’ Editorial Power (Humanitarian News Research Network, May 2020) [text]

Niger: The Other EU-financed Migrant Hub of Africa (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2020) [text]

*Soap Maker in Kenya Refugee Camp Lowers Prices to Fight COVID-19 (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

*Self-help Project in Niger Churns out Hygiene Products in Fight against Coronavirus (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

Urban Refugees Struggling to Survive as Economic Impact of COVID-19 Worsens in East, Horn and Great Lakes of Africa (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

Journal articles:

"Khat Use and Intimate Partner Violence in a Refugee Population: A Qualitative Study in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia," BMC Public Health, 20:670 (May 2020) [open access]

"Refugee Protection in the Era of Complex Migratory Flows: A Reflection on Ubuntu and Social Work Practice," African Journal of Social Work, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

"Somali Refugees’ Wellbeing: The Role of Socio-culturally Mediated Agency," Journal of Science and Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 2 (2019; published May 2020) [open access]
- Focuses on Somalis in Uganda.

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 1 (6 May 2020)
Regional Focus: Africa - Pt. 2 (6 May 2020)


23 May 2020

News: Free content via Project MUSE

I have mentioned before that many book and journal publishers are (temporarily) providing free access to their content to facilitate research and support students. Often, the access is limited to studies that are specifically relevant to COVID-19, but in other cases, the access extends to a broader range of subject matter. One way to more easily locate this free content is by using the services of an aggregator like Project MUSE, which houses scholarly materials in the humanities and social sciences. They recently announced that content provided by certain publishers would be freely available through 30 June 2020.

Give it a go! Use the search function to look for instances of "refugees OR asylum." The search results clearly indicate what is free and what is not; alternatively, tick the box on the left that limits the results to "only content I have access to." Some random examples of what you might find include:

Articles on children's literature, history & area studies:

"Address Unknown: German Children's Literature about Refugees," Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 45, no. 2 (Summer 2020)

"Host Communities and Refugees in Southeast Asia: Report on a Workshop held at the National University of Singapore (NUS), 10–11 May 2019," Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 35, no. 1 (March 2020)

"Humanitarianism and Child Refugee Sponsorship: The Spanish Civil War and the Global Campaign of Esme Odgers," Journal of Women's History, vol. 32, no. 1 (Spring 2020)

"The Integration of Jewish Refugees from Shanghai into Post-World War II San Francisco," American Jewish History, vol. 104, no. 1 (Jan. 2020)

"International and Local Relief Organizations and the Promotion of Children’s and Young Adult Refugee Narratives," Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, vol. 57, no. 2 (2019)

"Narrating the Humanitarian Border: Moral Deliberations of Territorial Borderworkers at the EU’s Mediterranean Border," Journal of Mediterranean Studies, vol. 28, no. 1 (2019)

Journals:

Human Rights Quarterly [access]
- Recent articles include "My Child’s Journey Home: Perspectives of Adult Family Members on the Separation and Reunification of the 'Disappeared' Children of El Salvador" and "Implementing Universal Human Rights Standards in and by Sub-Saharan African States in the Shade of Local Traditions."

Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development [access]
- Recent articles include "Humanitarianism Governed: Rules, Identity, and Exclusion in Relief Work" and "A Grudging Rescue: France, the Armenians of Cilicia, and the History of Humanitarian Evacuations."

New books:

On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief (Cornell Univ. Press, 2020)

The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy (Cornell Univ. Press, 2020)


Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 2

Contents of vol. 32, no. 1, March 2020 include:
  • Asylum at Sea: The Legality of Shipboard Refugee Status Determination Procedures [abstract]
  • Knowing Persecution When We See It: Non-State Actors and the Measure of State Protection [abstract]
  • The Legal Abyss of Discretion in the Resettlement of Refugees: Cherry-Picking and the Lack of Due Process in the EU [abstract]
  • Australia and the Abortive Convention on Territorial Asylum: A Case Study of a Cul de Sac in International Refugee and Human Rights Law [abstract]

Along with case law summaries and two book reviews, the following three documents are also reproduced:

Related post:
Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 1

Tagged Periodicals.


Two New Issues of IJRL - Pt. 1

The two latest issues of the International Journal of Refugee Law (IJRL) have been published; see below for the first and part 2 of this post for the second.

Contents of vol. 31, no. 4, Dec. 2019 include:
  • Protection Deficit: The Failure of Australia’s Offshore Processing Arrangements to Guarantee ‘Protection Elsewhere’ in the Pacific [abstract]
  • Policing Canada’s Refugee System: A Critical Analysis of the Canada Border Services Agency [abstract] [ResearchGate]
  • A Legal Analysis of a Crucial Element in Country Guidance Determinations: Country of Origin Information [open access]
  • Commitment of States, Access to Asylum, and Material Benefits: Assessing Key Legislative Battles and Their Structural Impact on the Common European Asylum System [abstract]
  • Birth Registration in Crisis: Exploring a Rights-Based Approach to Birth Registration through the Experience of Syrian Refugees [abstract]
  • Evidentiary Burden of Proof regarding Exclusion Grounds for Asylum: The Case of the Turkish Military Asylum Seekers in Greece [abstract]
  • The European Union’s Plan to Amend the ‘First Country of Asylum’ and ‘Safe Third Country’ Concepts [abstract]
Also included are case law summaries and three book reviews.

Tagged Periodicals.

22 May 2020

Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 2

Reports & journal articles:

"Covid-19: Just Disastrous or the Disaster Itself? Applying the ILC Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters to the Covid-19 Outbreak," ASIL Insights, vol. 24, no. 6 (April 2020) [text]

COVID-19, Border Closures, and International Law (Institute of International Relations Prague, May 2020) [text]

"A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum," ABA Human Rights Magazine, vol. 45, no. 2 (April 2020) [full-text]

"Human Rights Law in the Time of the Coronavirus," ASIL Insights, vol. 24, no. 5 (April 2020) [text]

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 31, no. 4 (Dec. 2019) [contents]
- Mix of articles on Australia's offshore processing policy, Canada's border services, country of origin information, legislative developments towards the Common European Asylum System, and birth registration, among others.

International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 32, no. 1 (March 2020) [contents]
- Mix of articles on asylum at sea, persecution, discretion in resettlement, and Australia and the Convention on Territorial Asylum.

Key Procedural Considerations on the Remote Participation of Asylum-Seekers in the Refugee Status Determination Interview (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

Practical Recommendations on Conducting the Personal Interview Remotely (European Asylum Support Office, May 2020) [text]

"Safe Zones and the Internal Protection Alternative," International & Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 69, no. 2 (April 2020) [free full-text]

Seventy Years of the Geneva Conventions: What of the Future? (Chatham House, March 2020) [text]

Related post:
Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1 (22 May 2020)



Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items - Pt. 1

Opportunities:

Webinar: COVID-19 and International Refugee Law, 4 June 2020 [info]

CFP: American Journal of International Law [info]
Contributions sought for special issue on "The International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic." Submission deadline is 1 July 2020.

CFP: Laws [info]
- Contributions sought for special issue on "Migrants and Human Rights Protections." Submit manuscripts for this open access journal by 30 September 2020.

Blog posts & press:

The Challenges in Covid19 Times for Refugee Determination and Accessing Protection (RLI Blog, April 2020) [text]

Comparing the Inter-American Court Opinion on Diplomatic Asylum Applications with M.N. and Others v. Belgium Before the ECtHR (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, May 2020) [text]

“COVID–19 is No Excuse to Abandon Basic Principles Protecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers,” The Diplomat, 4 May 2020 [text]

The Distinction Between Asylum Seekers and Economic Migrants: An Analysis of State Practice (RLI Blog, May 2020) [text]

EU Fundamental Rights, Human Rights and Free Movement in Times of Covid19 (RLI Blog, May 2020) [text]

Forced Returns of Migrants must be Suspended in Times of COVID-19 (UN Network on Migration, May 2020) [text]

Knowing All of the Law, All of the Time – Responding to COVID-19 (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

Mapping the Proliferation of Human Rights Bodies’ Guidance on COVID-19 Mitigation (Just Security, May 2020) [text]

Non-refoulement during a Health Emergency (EJIL Talk Blog, May 2020) [text]

Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2

Blog posts:

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Injustice of US Immigration System (Center for Migration Studies, May 2020) [text]

COVID-19 Shows Why UNHCR Should Provide Aid at the Southern Border (Niskanen Center Commentary, May 2020) [text]

Neuroscience, Memory, and Credibility in Immigration Court (The Asylumist Blog, May 2020) [text]
- See earlier related blog post.

New Data Shows Border Patrol Agents Reject More Asylum Seekers (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2020) [text]

US: Lawsuit Over ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program Secrecy (Human Rights Watch, May 2020) [text]

U.S. COVID Response Exacerbates Vulnerabilities for Immigrant Families (RI Blog, May 2020) [text]

USCIS’s Budget Woes – and What Can Be Done about It (The Asylumist Blog, May 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Appellate Exceptionalism? The Troubling Case of Immigration Decisions' Continued Precedential Effect Even after Circuit Court Vacatur (SSRN, May 2020) [text]

Deportation with a Layover: Failure of Protection under the U.S.-Guatemala Asylum Cooperative Agreement (Refugees International, May 2020) [text]

*"Interrogating the Legal/Illegal Frame: Trump Administration Immigration Policy and the Christian Response," Journal of Ecumenical Studies, vol. 55, no. 1 (Winter 2020) [free full-text]

"The Non-Adversarial Fiction of Immigration Adjudication," Wisconsin Law Review (Forthcoming, 2020) [preprint]

The State of Asylum: Changes Made to the Asylum System during the Trump Administration (Niskanen Center, May 2020) [text]

Stranded: The Impact of US Policies on Asylum Seekers (Jesuit Refugee Service, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Unfinished Business: How 'Split Authority' over U.S. Asylum Adjudications Highlights the Need to Relocate the Immigration Court System to the Department of Homeland Security," Legislation and Policy Brief, vol. 9, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor": Local Foundations, Immigrants and Refugee Populations (National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, May 2020) [access]

Multimedia:

The Out Crowd (This American Life) [access]
- Note: This episode just won a Pulitzer! Focuses on the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

The Power of the President and the Human Rights of Migrants in the Midst of the Pandemic: Two Conversations (Tempest Tossed, May 2020) [access]

*UPDATED

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (Blocking Asylum) (22 May 2020)


Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (Blocking Asylum)

News: CDC Order Blocking Entry to US is Extended Indefinitely

The text of the "Order Suspending Introduction of Certain Persons from Countries Where a Communicable Disease Exists" (CDC, 19 May 2020) states: "This amendment and extension goes into effect at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on May 21, 2020 and shall remain in effect until the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States from covered aliens has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health, and the Order is no longer necessary to protect the public health."

Just a day earlier, a group of public health experts submitted a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and CDC urging them to "to withdraw – not extend or expand indefinitely – this policy and instead direct U.S. officials to use rational, evidence-based public health measures to safeguard both the health of the public and the lives of adults, families, and unaccompanied children seeking asylum and other protection."

A group of NGOs also issued its own recommendations for "Public Health Measures to Safely Manage Asylum Seekers and Children at the Border."

See the following for reactions to the CDC's move and background on the administration's expedient use of the pandemic to deny entry to asylum-seekers:

Human Rights First Condemns Extension of CDC Order That Effectively Ends Asylum (Human Rights First, May 2020) [text]

"Inside the Campaign to Cut Immigration to the United States Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic," CNN, 8 May 2020 [text]

Pandemic as Pretext: Trump Administration Exploits COVID-19, Expels Asylum Seekers and Children to Escalating Danger (Human Rights First, May 2020) [text]
- See also related press release.

The Trump Administration, COVID-19, and the Continuing Assault on the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (Kaldor Centre, May 2020) [text]

"The Trump Administration is Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Target Immigrants and Asylum Seekers," Vox, 15 May 2020 [text]

Trump Administration Uses Pandemic as Excuse to Expel Migrants - Summary Expulsion Power Extended Indefinitely (Human Rights Watch, May 2020) [text]

"Trump Administration Will Continue to Block Most Asylum Seekers Until End of Pandemic," Newsweek, 19 May 2020 [text]

The Trump Administration’s Indefensible Legal Defense of Its Asylum Ban - Taking a Wrecking Ball to International Law (Just Security Blog, May 2020) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: United States (4 May 2020)


21 May 2020

News: Statelessness & Nationality Publications from UNHCR

UNHCR has released a new set of statelessness guidelines on "Loss and Deprivation of Nationality under Articles 5-9 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness," in order to "provide interpretative guidance for governments, NGOs, legal practitioners, decision-makers and the judiciary, as well as for UNHCR staff and other UN agencies involved in addressing statelessness." More information is provided in the press release.

In addition, UNHCR has published a compilation of "results and highlights" from the High-Level Segment on Statelessness held last October. As noted in the introduction:

"This publication contains a full compendium of the pledges made during the HLS and as such serves as a record that will be helpful in tracking their implementation. It also provides an analysis of the pledges that gives an indication to the international community concerning progress that can be expected in various areas during the remainder of the #IBelong Campaign."


Thematic Focus: General

Free access:

Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality (Routledge, 2018) [info]
- Complimentary seven-day download is currently on offer, otherwise $15.00 for a permanent version.

Opportunity:

Call for blog posts: Border Criminologies Blog [info]
- Seeking pieces that focus on border control and Covid-19.

Blog posts & press:

Coronavirus Lockdowns Force the World’s Poorest into Deadly Trade-offs between Their Health and Livelihoods (The Conversation, May 2020) [text]

The Rocky Road to a Mobile World after COVID-19 (MPI Commentary, May 2020) [text]

RSC COVID-19 Blog [access]
- "[P]resents short articles relating to COVID-19 from RSC staff, students and associates."

Vatican Calls for More Protection for Internally Displaced (InfoMigrants, May 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

*Catholic Teaching and Interventions on the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on Safe Orderly and Regular Migration (Center for Migration Studies, April 2020) [text]

*A Comprehensive Framework for Studying Migration Policies (and a Call to Observe Them Beyond Immigration to the West), GIGA Working Paper, no. 321 (GIGA, April 2020) [text]

COVID-19 and Mixed Population Movements: Emerging Dynamics, Risks and Opportunities (UNHCR & IOM, May 2020) [text]

"The Global Compact of Refugees: A Viewpoint of Global South," Refugee Watch, no. 54 (2020) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 1.

"Implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: A Whole-of-Society Approach," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 27 April 2020 [open access]

"New Moral Questions and Refugees," Philosophers' Magazine, no. 89 (2020) [text]
- "Should we extend protections to those fleeing Covid-19"?

The Role of the Global Compact on Refugees in the International Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (UNHCR, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

UNHCR's Approach to Age, Gender and Diversity (UNHCR, Dec. 2019) [text]

Multimedia:

First three seminars in RSC's series on Strengthening Refugee-led Humanitarian Response during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
- Global Agenda Setting, from the Bottom Up: The Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN), 6 May 2020 [access]
- Without Recognition, without Assistance: Refugee-led Responses in Urban Contexts, 13 May 2020 [access]
- New Partnerships: How International Organisations can Support Refugee-led Organisations, 21 May 2020 [access]

Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration, Göttingen, 14-16 May 2020 [access]
- The conference aimed "to study the material dimension of hopes and expectations that characterize experiences of migration." Follow link to access recorded keynote lectures in the respective panel session, as well as the poster presentations.

Resource:

Stakeholder Inputs to High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement [access]
- Submitted contributions organized by type of author (i.e., Member States, IGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks, etc).

*UPDATED

Related post:
Thematic Focus: General (6 May 2020)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

20 May 2020

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

"Australia's Refugee Swap Deal Continues Amid Pandemic," Radio New Zealand, 11 May 2020 [text]

How Generous is Australia’s Refugee Program Compared to Other Countries? (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

"Out of Africa, and into Locked Down New Zealand," Stuff News, 6 May 2020 [text]

Resettlement Offers a Vital Lifeline to Syrian Refugees (The Storyteller, May 2020) [text]

A Strong EU Resettlement Program is More Important Than Ever (Fluchtforschung Blog, May 2020) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes New Zealand’s Positive Budget Announcement for Refugees (UNHCR, May 2020) [text]

What is the Impact of Refugee Repatriation for Communities of Return? (COMPAS Blog, April 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Believing is Achieving: A Longitudinal Study of Self-efficacy and Positive Affect in Resettled Refugees," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 30 April 2020 [open access]

Global Resettlement Statistics (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

"The 'Good Citizen': Asserting and Contesting Norms of Participation and Belonging in Oslo," Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 43, no. 16 (2020) [open access]

"Lessons from Refugees: Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America," Migration & Society, vol. 3, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

Refugee Resettlement to Fall Short of National and Global Targets, as COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Travel (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2020) [text]

Roadmap to Durable Solutions for the Internally Displaced (InterAction, May 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (20 April 2020)
Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (20 April 2020)