26 June 2020

Thematic Focus: Solutions


Pressing ‘Reset’ on Resettlement: How a Lifeline can Survive COVID-19, 2 July 2020 [info]

Blog posts & press:

2020 Sees Record Low Refugee Resettlement from COVID-19 and Previous Policy (Niskanen Center Commentary, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Attitudes Toward Refugees Remain Stable Despite Dramatic Changes in U.S. Asylum Policy (Public Religion Research Institute, June 2020) [text]

"Australia is Being Urged to Adopt a Canadian-style Refugee Sponsorship Scheme," SBS News, 22 June 2020 [text]

Banning Humanitarian Visas, Supporting Resettlement: The European Commission’s Veil of Maya (CONREP Blog, June 2020) [text]

*Four Former U.S. Officials Defend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (RI Blog, June 2020) [text]

Joint Statement: UN Refugee Chief Grandi and IOM’s Vitorino Announce Resumption of Resettlement Travel for Refugees (UNHCR & IOM, June 2020) [text]

US Refugee Program Faces Grim Milestone: Historically Low Admissions (Immigration Impact Blog, June 2020) [text]

Welcoming Refugees After World War II: Some Thought It Wouldn’t Work (Center for Migration Studies, June 2020) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Determinants of Intended Return Migration among Refugees: A Comparison of Syrian Refugees in Germany and Turkey, ISS Working Paper, no. 659 (Erasmus Univ., June 2020) [text]

Foundations for Belonging: A Snapshot of Newly Arrived Refugees (Settlement Services International & Western Sydney Univ., June 2020) [access]
- See also related post on The Conversation.

Immigrant and Community Integration Step by Step Guide to Local Integration Programming (CLINIC, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on the US.

Into the Unknown: Listening to Syria’s Displaced in the Search for Durable Solutions (Joint Agency NGO Reports, June 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Measuring Up? Using Monitoring and Evaluation to Make Good on the Promise of Refugee Sponsorship (Migration Policy Institute, June 2020) [text]
- Focuses on Europe.

NGO and Refugee Statements at the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement, Virtual Session, June 2020 [access]
- More info available on CCR's ARCR web page.

Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2021 (UNHCR, June 2020) [access]
- "In 2019, 26 countries admitted 107,800 refugees for resettlement of which nearly 64,000 were with UNHCR’s assistance. This year only 57,600 resettlement places have been made available by states to UNHCR. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will impact the full realization of these resettlement spaces."

Quarterly Report on Refugee Admissions: Jan 1 to March 31 (Refugee Council USA, May 2020) [text]


Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (15 June 2020)
Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (15 June 2020)

Tagged Events & Opportunities. 

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