30 April 2021

Round-up: OA Articles Published by Global South Authors (30 April 2021)

This is a round-up of open access materials produced by authors based in the global South (GS) and other geographic areas that are less well-represented in the domain of scholarly forced migration literature. Articles are included if either the lead author or at least half of the co-authors are based in the GS. These references are organized by type of open access. Also listed are book chapters and complete issues of OA periodicals published in the global South. The OA items herein were previously referenced on this blog as of 1 April 2021.

Bronze OA:

"Dynamics of Child Marriages among Syrian and Afghan Refugees in Turkey," Atatürk Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi, vol. 25, no. 1 (2021)
- Authors (4) = Turkey

"Legal Protection for the Environmental Refugee," Journal of Sharia and Law, vol. 2021, no. 85 (2021)
- Author = United Arab Emirates

"Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law: India's Legal Obligation to Protect Refugees," De Lege Ferenda, vol. III, no. i (2021) 
- Author = India

Diamond OA:

"Challenges of Vulnerable Immigrants: A Focus on Refugees and Housing - Their Canadian Experience," Journal of Inclusive Cities and Built Environment, vol. 1, no.1 (2021)
- Authors (2) = South Africa

"COVID-19 and Refugees in Malaysia: An NGO Response," Intervention Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (March 2021) 
- Authors (5) = Malaysia

"La [Des]protección de los Derechos Humanos en Contextos de Movilidad Humana en Chile: Expulsiones Administrativas y Solicitudes de Protección Internacional," Anuario de Derechos Humanos, vol. 16, no. 2 (2020) 
- Author = Chile

"Entre Afectos, Miedos y Culpas: Socialización Familiar en Medio del Desplazamiento Forzado," Trabajo Social, vol. 22, no. 2 (2020)  
- Author = Colombia

"Experiencing De Facto Racial Residential Segregation in Urban South Africa: An African Refugee’s Auto-ethnography," Urbanities: Journal of Urban Ethnography, vol. 10, no. 2 (Nov. 2020) 
- Author = South Africa

"Family Reunification in South African Refugee Law: A Critical Appraisal," Acta Universitatis Danubius: Juridica, vol. 17, no. 1 (2021)
- Authors (2) = South Africa

"Problems of Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan: A Societal Study in the Al-Balqa Governorate," An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities), vol. 34, no. 10 (2020) 
- Authors (2) = Jordan

"The Psychosocial Condition of Syrian Children Facing a Precarious Future," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021)
- Authors (2) = Lebanon

"Refuge in Brazil: An Ethnographic Approach," Antípoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología, vol. 43 (April 2021) 
- Author = Brazil

Gold OA:

Note: Article processing charges (APCs) are indicated below; waivers are generally offered by gold OA journals but the waiver status of the authors listed below is unknown.

"A Cross-Sectional Study on Disparities in Unmet Need among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Thailand in 2019," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 8 (April 2021)
- Authors (6) = Thailand
- APC = CHF 2300

- Authors (3) = Cameroon
- APC = USD 1800

"Palestinian Refugee Youth in Jordan: Parental Practices, Neighborhood Cohesion and Assistance and Adolescent Wellbeing," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 7 (March 2021) 
- Authors (2) = Jordan (lead), US (1)
- APC = CHF 2300

- Authors (6) = Ghana (lead), Canada (4), Nigeria (1)
- APC = USD 2590

"Will Refugees Also Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 in Africa?," Public Health in Practice, vol. 2 (Nov. 2021) 
- Authors (4) = Nigeria
- APC = USD 570 (for short articles)

Hybrid OA:

Note: Article processing charges (APCs) are indicated below; waivers are not available for hybrid OA APCs.

"Being Normal: Stigmatization of Lord’s Resistance Army Returnees as ‘Moral Experience’ in Post-war Northern Uganda," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 33, no. 4 (Dec. 2020)
- Authors (2) = UK (lead), Uganda (1)
- APC = USD 3894

"Policy Exclusion or Confusion? Perspectives on Universal Health Coverage for Migrants and Refugees in South Africa," Health Policy and Planning, Advance Articles, 13 April 2021 
- Authors (2) = South Africa
- APC = USD 3149

Books/book chapters:

"Between Hope and Fear: Migrant 'Illegality' and Camp Life in Assam, India," Chapter 11 in Refugees and Religion: Ethnographic Studies of Global Trajectories (Bloomsbury, March 2021)
- Author = India

"Migration Management: The Antithesis of Refugee Protection – The Case of South Africa," Chapter 9 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 101.
- Authors (2) = South Africa

Movilidad en la Frontera: Tijuana como Espacio de (Re)construcción de la Vida (Centro Scalabriniano de Estudos Migratórios, 2020)
- Includes 8 chapters; authors are based in Brazil or Mexico. The publisher is based in Brazil. 

"The New Pact’s Focus on Migrant Returns Threatens Africa-EU Partnership," Chapter 19 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 219.
- Authors (2) = South Africa

"Redistributing EU ‘Burdens’: The Tunisian Perspective on The New Pact on Migration and Asylum," Chapter 21 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 240.
- Author = Tunisia

"A Short Sighted and One Side Deal: Why The EU-Turkey Statement Should Never Serve As a Blueprint," Chapter 10 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 111.
- Authors (2) = Turkey (lead), Netherlands (1)

"South America and the Cartagena Regime: A Comprehensive Approach to Forced Migration Responses," Chapter 14 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 156.
- Author = Brazil

"South American De Jure and De Facto Refugee Protection: Lessons from the South," Chapter 12 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 134.
- Authors (2) = Italy (lead), Peru (1)

"Trends in Brazil’s Practices of Refugee Protection: Promising Inspirations for the EU?," Chapter 20 in The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum in Light of the United Nations Global Compact on Refugees: International Experiences on Containment and Mobility and their Impacts on Trust and Rights (European Univ. Institute, March 2021)
- Scroll to p. 230.
- Authors (2) = Brazil

Journal issues:

Colombia Internacional, no. 106 (April/June 2021)  
- Themed issue on "Pensar las migraciones en clave política: gobernabilidad y democrácia frente a la movilidad humana," with five articles in Spanish, one in English and one in Portuguese, that address migration law and policy issues in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. Published by the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

Related post:

Regional Focus: Australia

Blog posts & press:

"As UK considers offshore asylum plan, why Australia's system was a dangerous failure," The Guardian, 22 March 2021 [text]

Asylum policy in UK and Australia: A tale of two nations (Pearls & Irritations, April 2021) [text]

"Australian government willing to repatriate Iraqi refugee knowing he would ‘likely be killed’," The Guardian, 27 March 2021 [text]

Nauru: riches to rags to riches (Devpolicy Blog, April 2021) [text]
- Discusses economic impact of Australia's Regional Processing Centre in Nauru.

Scores of medevac refugees have been released from detention. Their freedom, though, remains tenuous (The Conversation, March 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"African migrants and stress coping strategies in Australia: Implications for social work," International Social Work, OnlineFirst, 7 April 2021 [open access]

"Attack by Design: Australia’s Offshore Detention System and the Literature of Atrocity," European Journal of International Law (Forthcoming, 2021) [preprint]

"'Boat People' and Discursive Bordering: Australian Parliamentary Discourses on Asylum Seekers, 1977-2013," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access

"God-Like Powers: The Character Test and Unfettered Ministerial Discretion," Adelaide Law Review, vol. 40, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

"Provider Perspectives on Services for People Seeking Asylum in Australia: Best Practices and Challenges," Australian Psychologist, In Press (Forthcoming, 2021) [postprint]
- Note: Access to the full-text is under embargo until 22 July 2022. Copies can be requested from the author via the a/m link.

A Right to Come Home? Repatriation Rights & Policy in Australia, Governing during Crises Policy Brief, no. 11 (Univ. of Melbourne, April 2021) [text via APO]
- See also related blog post.

"Short Shrift to International Non-Refoulement Obligations? Australia’s Approach to Criminal Deportation," International Journal of Refugee Law, Advance Articles, 29 April 2021 [abstract]

Statistics on people seeking asylum in the community (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2021) [text]

Related post:

29 April 2021

Thematic Focus: General

Opportunities: 

Seminar series: ‘Localising’ Refugee Research and Practice, 5 May - 16 June 2021 [info]
- "Through a blend of practically-, methodologically-, and theoretically-focused seminars, this series aims to present current research designs and methodologies involving refugee and local researchers, and the challenges and opportunities that lie therein, as well as theoretical work reflecting on issues of ethics and power." The first seminar is on "The rise of the refugee research industry: some reflections," 5 May 2021.

Seminar: Policy-relevant Scholarship and the Disciplining of Migration, 7 May 2021 [info]

Job announcement: Data Analysis Consultant, Humanitarian Accountability & Protection in Forced Displacement Contexts (RECAP) [info]
- Apply by 16 May 2021.

Call for submissions: Short Essay Competition – Alternative Voices [info]
- Follow link for the call in English, French and Spanish. "The competition is open to writers from and based in Asia, Africa and Latin American countries who are 30 years of age or younger." Send abstracts by 17 May 2021.

Report launch:  2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement, 20 May 2021 [info]

- See many more opportunities listed in this recent blog post.

Blog posts & press:

12 months and counting: 8 severe consequences of Covid-19 for refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers (Protect Project Blog, April 2021) [text]

The coming refugee crisis: how COVID-19 exacerbates forced displacement (OUP Blog, April 2021) [text]

Global campaign boosts COVID-19 prevention among refugees (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Estimating Poverty for Refugees in Data-scarce Contexts, Working Paper, no. 2021-578 (Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, April 2021) [text]

*"A Foucauldian Reading of the Global Compact for Migration," Chapter in Dignity in Movement: Borders, Bodies and Rights (E-International Relations, Forthcoming 2021) [open access]

Health and Internal Displacement: Virtual Workshop, 4 & 11 February 2021 [text]
- See also related policy brief.

How Charter Cities Can Create Better Refugee Responses (Charter Cities Institute, April 2021) [text]

Leave No Migrant Behind: The 2030 Agenda and Data Disaggregation (IOM, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Locating Agency for Refugees," Peace Policy, 25 March 2021 [text]

One Year On: The state of refugee inclusion in the World Bank’s response to COVID-19 (International Rescue Committee, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Prevalence of Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Professionals and Volunteers Working with Forcibly Displaced People: A Systematic Review and Two Meta‐Analyses," Journal of Traumatic Stress, Early View, 27 March 2021 [open access]

"Uncertainty, exhaustion, and abandonment beyond South/North divides: Governing forced migration through strategic ambiguity," Political Geography, vol. 88 (June 2021) [open access]

Multimedia:

70 years UNHCR - still fit for purpose? Lecture from Erika Feller, 5 March 2021 [access]

COVID-19 and Forced Displacement in the Global South: Evidence from High Frequency Phone Surveys [access]
- Follow link to access three videos of webinars in this series. The first webinar focused on findings from surveys undertaken with refugee populations in Kenya, Uganda and Bangladesh, the second on Syrians refugees in Jordan; and the third on surveys conducted in Ecuador, Yemen and Ethiopia.

Enabling Health Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons, 19 April 2021 [access]
- Note: This event also marked the launch of the "Health and Internal Displacement Network."

Forced Migration, the Antinomies of Mobility, and the Autonomy of Asylum, 14 April 2021 [access]

Localizing Knowledge Production: Shifting Power in Forced Migration Studies, 20 April 2021 [access]

Refugee-Host community relations during Covid-19 and beyond: Lessons from the Middle East and Southern Africa, 19 April 2021 [access]

*UPDATED

Related posts:


28 April 2021

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Blog posts & press:

"Climate Change and its Global Migration Impact," Peace Policy, 25 March 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on the US.

"Climate Change Will Force Us to Rethink Migration and Asylum," Scientific American, 22 April 2021 [text]
- Focuses on the US.

"Immobility: The neglected flipside of the climate displacement crisis," The New Humanitarian, 26 April 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Climate Crises and the Creation of ‘Undeserving’ Victims," Social Sciences, vol. 10, no. 4 (April 2021) [open access]

*Forecast-based financing and disaster displacement: acting early to reduce the humanitarian impacts of displacement (IFRC, Dec. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

"How a Universal Definition May Shape the Looming Climate Refugee Crisis," Human Rights Brief, vol. 24, no. 3 (2021) [full-text]

Identifying Climate Adaptive Solutions to Displacement in Somalia (Samuel Hall et al., 2021) [text]

"Of Harm, Culprits and Rectification: Obtaining Corrective Justice for Climate Change Displacement," Transnational Environmental Law, vol. 10, no. 1 (March 2021) [free full-text]

Recommendations for addressing drought displacement in Ethiopia (IDMC, April 2021) [text]

Recommendations for addressing drought displacement in Somalia (IDMC, April 2021) [text]

"Risks and Impacts," Chapter in State of the Global Climate 2020 (World Meteorological Organization, 2021) [access via IOM]
- Scroll to p. 34.

Shelter from the Storm: Policy Options to Address Climate Induced Displacement from the Northern Triangle (Harvard Univ., University Network for Human Rights & Yale Univ., April 2021) [access]
- Follow link for report, summaries and press release. See also related blog post.

Strategic Framework for Climate Action (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

Multimedia/data visualization:

Changing Climate, Changing Migration: No “Climate Refugees,” But Still a Role for the UN Refugee Agency, 19 April 2021 [access]

Displaced on the Frontlines of the Climate Emergency (UNHCR, April 2021) [access]
- "The data visualization explores how disasters linked to climate change may worsen poverty, food insecurity and access to natural resources in ways that can stoke instability and violence. The impacts of our changing climate are being felt worldwide, but countries already struggling with conflict, poverty and high levels of displacement are dealing with some of the most severe effects." Includes examples from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Mozambique. See also related new story.

How the U.S. Can Lead on Climate Change and Displacement Policy: Views from Communities on the Frontlines, 22 April 2021 [access]

*UPDATED

Related post:

27 April 2021

Round-up: Research Process & Outcomes

Opportunities:

Survey on Internationalisation of Forced Migration Studies [info]
- "The survey is carried out in collaboration of the the project “Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer” (FFVT) and the German Network for Forced Migration Studies (NWFF)." No deadline indicated.

Seminar series: ‘Localising’ Refugee Research and Practice, 5 May - 16 June 2021 [info]
- "Through a blend of practically-, methodologically-, and theoretically-focused seminars, this series aims to present current research designs and methodologies involving refugee and local researchers, and the challenges and opportunities that lie therein, as well as theoretical work reflecting on issues of ethics and power." The first seminar is on "The rise of the refugee research industry: some reflections," 5 May 2021.

Webinar: Making Comparability in Cross-national Research on Migration Work, 25 May 2021 [info]

Workshop: Qualitative Interviews: Design, Recruitment, Ethics and Conducting, 28 May 2021 [info]

Call for registration: IASFM18: International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Biannual Conference, Accra, 26-30 July 2021 [info]
- Theme is "Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy." The conference will be held online.

Call for proposals: Establishing Research Chairs on Forced Displacement in the Middle East and East Africa [info]
- This call is now open. The submission deadline is 3 August 2021.

Blog posts:

Co-production: an opportunity to rethink research partnerships (HPN Blog, April 2021) [text]

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Shift Power in Research (Feedback Labs, July 2020) [text]

Doing Field Research during a Pandemic: What TRAFIG Researchers in Italy Have Learned (TRAFIG Blog, April 2021) [text]

Filling the Forced Displacement Evidence Gap: Taking Stock on World Refugee Day (Innovations for Poverty Action) [text]

How Can Academics Help? Conclusions from the Collaborative Meeting with Researchers and Civil Society Leaders (CONREP Blog, June 2020) [text]

How Should We Study Europe’s Harmful Migration Policies? (openDemocracy, Oct. 2020) [text]

Journal Analyses (LERRN) [access]
- Read the findings from studies undertaken of JRS, RSQ and Refuge to learn more about who publishes in these journals.

Knowledge to Empower: Closing the Gap between Stateless People and Statelessness Research (Critical Statelessness Studies Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Migration Survey Sampling: A Pragmatic ‘How-to’ Guide (ODI Blog, Oct. 2020) [text]

No One Wants to be the “Global North”? On Being a Researcher across the North and South (Thinking Through the Global South Blog, Dec. 2020) [text]

Opening Data to Expand our Knowledge: VASyR 2020 in the Microdata Library (UNHCR Blog, April 2021) [text]
- VASyR = Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.

Why Do We Need Further Research on Internal Displacement? (RLI Blog, Feb. 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Assessing Excellence in Community-based Research: Lessons from Research with Syrian Refugee Newcomers," Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, vol. 13, no. 1 (2020) [open access]

The Co-production of Research between Academics, NGOs and Communities in Humanitarian Response: A Practice Guide (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 2021) [text]

"The Coming of Age of Migration Studies: Debating the Evolution and Impact of a Research Field," Topical Collection published in Comparative Migration Studies (July-Oct. 2020) [open access]

"Conducting Comparative Migration Research in MENA: Are the Regional Countries too Unique or too Similar for Comparisons of Refugee Policies?," PERCEPTIONS: Journal of International Affairs, vol. 25, no. 1 (2020) [full-text]

"Data Collection: Lessons Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic in Rohingya Refugee Camps, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh," Alternative Humanitaires = Humanitarian Alternatives, no. 15 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

"Do No Harm? The Impact of Policy on Migration Scholarship," Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, OnlineFirst, 23 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Ethics and Methods for Collecting Sensitive Data: Examining Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of and Services for Rohingya Refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh," International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, vol. 4, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

"Ethics‐in‐practice in Fragile Contexts: Research in Education for Displaced Persons, Refugees and Asylum Seekers," British Educational Research Journal, Early View, 28 March 2020 [open access]

Guidance Brief: How to Maximise the Use of Social Sciences Evidence for Public Health Emergencies in Humanitarian Settings (Anlaytics for Operations Working Group, Sept. 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migration Letters, vol. 17, no. 2 (2020) [contents]
-  Special issue on "Participatory Methods in Migration Research," with articles that address the "methodological challenges and ethical implications of applying participatory methods with migrant populations. Participatory research is often used as a general term for a variety of research projects using different methods, including action research, collaborative research, community-based research, co-creation or some arts-based projects." The editorial provides more information.

"'My life as a second-class human being': Experiences of a Refugee Academic," Education and Conflict Review, vol. 3 (2020) [open access]

A Practitioner’s Guide to the Ethical Conduct of Research on Child Marriage in Humanitarian Settings (Global Programme to End Child Marriage, Jan. 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Problematic Insiderness in Migration Research: Refugee Researcher Researching Other Refugees," Journal of International Migration and Integration, Latest Articles, 3 Oct. 2020 [abstract]

Quick Guide: Researching Statelessness (UNHCR, March 2021) [text]

Refugee Review, no. IV (Spring 2020) [open access]
- Includes a special focus on "Emerging Issues in Forced Migration: Perspectives from Research and Practice." As the editors note, "[s]cholars and practitioners worldwide are grappling with key questions related to research and practice, particularly concerning ethics, representation, and impact. This issue of the Refugee Review set out to explore and expand these issues by focusing on four areas in forced migration research and praxis: methodological challenges and innovations, bridging research to policy and practice, new dissemination practices and public engagement, and supporting emerging scholars
and practitioners."

"Research Ethics and Refugee Health: A Review of Reported Considerations and Applications in Published Refugee Health Literature, 2015-2018," Conflict and Health, 14:39 (June 2020) [open access]

"Research in Forced Displacement: Guidance for a Feminist and Decolonial Approach," The Lancet, vol. 397, no. 10274 (Feb. 2021) [free full-text]

Research Snapshot: Key Ethical Issues in Humanitarian Research (ELRHA, Dec. 2020) [text]

"Research with Refugees in Fragile Political Contexts: How Ethical Reflections Impact Methodological Choices," Journal of Refugee Studies, Advance Articles, 4 Sept. 2020 [open access]

"Understanding the Crisis of Refugee Law: Legal Scholarship and the EU Asylum System," Leiden Journal of International Law, First View, 2 Oct. 2020 [open access]

"Use of Research by NGOs: A Call for Reflection and Action," Alternatives Humanitaires = Humanitarian Alternatives, no. 13 (March 2020) [full-text]

"Using a Mobile App When Surveying Highly Mobile Populations: Panel Attrition, Consent, and Interviewer Effects in a Survey of Refugees," Social Science Computer Review, OnlineFirst, 28 Jan. 2021 [open access]

Multimedia:

The Critical Role of Ethics in Forced Migration Research: Refugee Participation, Do No Harm, and the IASFM Code of Ethics, 10 Dec. 2020 [access]

Doing Research on Migration and Asylum: Responsibilities and Limits, 30 June 2020 [access]

Emerging BHER Scholars: Establishing a Refugee Research Agenda in the Dadaab Refugee Camp, 31 March 2021 [access]

Empowering Emerging Scholars in Forced Migration: A UNHCR and UNSW Signing Ceremony and Discussion, 10 Nov. 2020 [access]

Ethics of Witnessing: Method as Intervention in Forced Migration Studies, 18 Feb. 2021 [access]

Localizing Knowledge Production: Shifting Power in Forced Migration Studies, 20 April 2021 [access]

Research during Covid-19: Learning from Practice, 14 July 2020 [access]

The Role of Migration Scholarship at a Time of Multiple Crises, Panel at the 2020 Virtual Academic & Policy Symposium, 10 Nov. 2020 [access]

Social Media Tools for Mobilizing Refugee Research, Webinar, 29 Oct. 2020 [access]

What Does an Ethics of Care Mean for Knowledge Mobilization in Migration Contexts?, 25 Nov. 2020 [access]

Why Do We Need New Research on Internal Displacement?, 21 Jan. 2021 [access]

Resources:

LIDC-MLT Outputs (London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team) [access]
- This aim of this project is to "develop a shared and participatory global strategy for identifying and supporting migration research." A series of Global Migration Conversations and reports on migration research in different regions culminated in the release of a strategic agenda document entitled "Towards a Holistic Migration Research Strategic Agenda: Integration, Partnerships, and Impact." Follow the link to access the various outputs.

Microdata Library (UNHCR) [access]
- "Provides access to microdata containing information about UNHCR persons of concern: refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs, returnees, stateless people, and other. ...The MDL aims to be the reference repository containing metadata on publicly available censuses, administrative data, and surveys regarding forced displaced people and other persons of concern to UNHCR, as well as provide direct access and/or links to the microdata. It is continuously updated as new datasets from UNHCR and its partners become available, and organizations which collect relevant data are highly encouraged to submit datasets for dissemination through the MDL." Here is the latest newsletter.

Migration Network Hub (UN Network on Migration) [access]
- "The Hub aims to support UN Member States in the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Compact for Migration by serving as a repository of existing evidence, practices and initiatives, and facilitating access to knowledge sharing via online discussions, an expert database and demand-driven, tailor-made solutions." 

Migration Research Support Tool (London International Development Centre Migration Leadership Team) [access]
- "[M]aps UKRI-funded migration research across the globe in a single, accessible place. It allows users to see the scope, achievements and challenges of the UKRI migration funding landscape. It is intended to assist researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners to survey the existing research portfolio, guide proposals for future research, and encourage the development of strategic partnerships and collaborations across research fields, methodologies and geographies." 

Tips for Collecting Primary Data in a Covid-19 Era (ODI) [access]
- "In this live repository, we bring together experiences of, and resources for, collecting remote primary data in a Covid-19 era."

Related posts:

26 April 2021

Opportunities Update

Just an FYI that I have updated my recent post on April and May events and opportunities. Please check out the new additions here.

See also this programme of forthcoming events commemorating UNHCR's 70th anniversary. 

And a head's up that registration for IASFM 18 is now open! I will post more details shortly, but in the meantime, you can view the programme on the conference web site here.

Regional Focus: Africa

Blog posts & press:

"Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts," UN News, 13 April 2021 [text]

"UN outlines plan to close camps housing 430,000 refugees in Kenya," The Guardian, 15 April 2021 [text]

"UNHCR Voices Concern After Botswana Deports Zimbabwean Refugees," VOA News, 18 April 2021 [text]

Why Kenya is on thin ice in its justification for sending Somali refugees back home (The Conversation, April 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Assessment: Uganda (U-Learn, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related policy brief.

*"Experiencing de facto Racial Residential Segregation in Urban South Africa: An African Refugee’s Auto-ethnography," Urbanities: Journal of Urban Ethnography, vol. 10, no. 2 (Nov. 2020) [open access]

Figurations of Displacement in and beyond Ethiopia: Empirical findings and reflections on protracted displacement and translocal connections of Eritreans in Ethiopia, Working Paper, no. 5 (TRAFIG Project, April 2021) [access]

"Impacts of refugees and climate change on agricultural yields in the Sahelian zone of Minawao, Cameroon," Environmental Challenges, In Press, 15 April 2021 [open access]

"Policy exclusion or confusion? Perspectives on universal health coverage for migrants and refugees in South Africa," Health Policy and Planning, Advance Articles, 13 April 2021 [open access]

Recommendations for addressing drought displacement in Ethiopia (IDMC, April 2021) [text]

Recommendations for addressing drought displacement in Somalia (IDMC, April 2021) [text]

Recommendations for addressing internal displacement and returns in South Sudan (IDMC, April 2021) [text]

A Region on the Move: Mobility Trends in West and Central Africa (January-December 2020) [text via ReliefWeb]

Suivi des flux de populations: Analyse d'enquêtes individuelles réalisées de 2018 à 2020 aux points de suivi des flux installés au Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Guinée, Mali, Niger, Nigéria, Sénégal et Tchad (IOM, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

USCRI Backgrounder: The Crisis in Somalia (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Welfare Impact of Hosting Refugees in Ethiopia, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9613 (World Bank, April 2021) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:


23 April 2021

Regional Focus: MENA

Blog posts & press:

“New” and “Old” Refugees Navigate Emerging Political Economic Realities in Lebanon’s Chatila Camp (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]

“They Pretend Not to Hear”: Unpacking the European Union’s Use of Libya as a Transit Country for Refugees (RefLaw Blog, April 2021) [text]

"Whistleblowers detail new Oxfam misconduct allegations in Iraq," The New Humanitarian, 15 April 2021 [text]

Why Syrian refugees in Lebanon are a crisis within a crisis (Future Development Blog, April 2021) [text]

Reports:

Beyond four walls and a roof: Reflections on the multi-sectoral One Neighbourhood Approach for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities, Tripoli, Lebanon (CARE, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Evaluation of the UNRWA Protection Audit Mechanism (UNRWA, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Figurations of Displacement in and beyond Jordan: Empirical findings and reflections on protracted displacement and translocal connections of Syrian refugees, Working Paper, no. 6 (TRAFIG Project, April 2021) [text]

Internal Displacement in Libya: Displacement from Tripoli during Hostilities in 2019-2020 (IOM & Libya Ministry of Displaced People’s Affairs, March 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

International Protection Considerations with Regard to People Fleeing the Syrian Arab Republic, Update VI (UNHCR, March 2021) [text]

Out-of-camp but not out of mind: Supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan’s cities, Practice Note, no. 6 (TRAFIG Project, April 2021) [text]

Rebuilding Leviathan: A Quantitative Analysis of Internally Displaced Persons, Syrian Refugees, and Citizens in Aleppo (CMEPS-J, April 2021) [text]

Return Mania: Mapping Policies and Practices in the EuroMed Region (EuroMed Rights, March & April 2021) [intro.]
- Chapter 1: The EU framework of return policies in the EuroMediterranean Region [text]
- Chapter 2: Returns from Spain to Morocco [text]
- Chapter 3: Forced Returns from France to Morocco [text]
- Chapter 4: The Policy of Forced Returns Between Italy and Tunisia [text]
- Chapter 5: Egypt: a repressive environment, fertile ground for the EU’s return obsession [text]
- Chapter 6: Pushbacks and expulsions from Cyprus and Lebanon: The dangers of (chain) refoulement to Syria [text]
- Chapter 7: Turkey’s return policies to Syria & their impacts on migrants and refugees’ human rights [text]

Sixth Regional Survey on Syrian Refugees’ Perceptions & Intentions on Return to Syria: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan (UNHCR, March 2021) [text]

Multimedia:

Country Case Study: Egypt (Melissa Siegel) 
- Part 1: History of Migration [access]
- Part 2: Migration Policies [access]
- Part 3: Current Migration Situation [access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (Indiv. Countries)

Blog posts & press:

The continuum of violence and death on the Greek island of Lesvos (Protect Project Blog, April 2021) [text]

"Denmark: Experts Contributing to COI Reports Condemn Decision to Deem Damascus Safe for Return as UNHCR Reconfirms its Position on Returns to Syria," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 23 April 2021 [text]
- See also related joint statement from COI researchers and press release from Euro-Med Monitor .

Denmark’s Extraterritorial Asylum Vision (RLI Blog, April 2021) [text]

Reports:

Being Human in the Asylum System (Jesuit Refugee Service UK, April 2021) [text]

Country Reports (AIDA, April 2021) 
- Updated profiles available for CyprusHungaryIrelandPoland and Sweden.

Transit Country in Crisis: The Deteriorating Shelter Situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Refugee Rights Europe, April 2021) [text]

Journal articles:

"COVID-19 outbreak at a reception centre for asylum seekers in Espoo, Finland," Journal of Migration and Health, In Press, 16 April 2021 [open access]

"Direct Provision, Rights and Everyday Life for Asylum Seekers in Ireland during COVID-19," Social Sciences, vol. 10, no. 4 (April 2021) [open access]

"Escaping the past and living in the present: a qualitative exploration of substance use among Syrian male refugees in Germany," Conflict and Health, 15:26 (April 2021) [open access]

"'I Want to Give Something Back': Social Support and Reciprocity in the Lives of Young Refugees," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Germany.

"Volunteer Mentor Experiences of Mentoring Forced Migrants in the United Kingdom," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access]

Related post:

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (Regional)

Blog posts & press:

Criminalising Solidarity: Silencing Critical Voices and Erasing the Critical Gaze on Border Violence (Border Criminologies Blog, April 2021) [text]

The Frontex Push-Back Controversy: What Oversight for Frontex? (EU Immigration & Asylum Law & Policy Blog, April 2021) [Part i] [Part ii]

*Mounting death toll in the Central Mediterranean calls for urgent action (UNHCR & IOM, April 2021) [text]

A New Politics of Solidarity? (Refugee History, April 2021) [text]

"Search and Rescue: Italy and Libya Reaffirm Bilateral Relations as Transcripts of Controversial Italian/Libyan Communication Emerge, Crack-down on Civil Rescue Fleet and Deaths at Sea Continue," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 23 April 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Bialystok Legal Studies = Białostockie Studia Prawnicze, vol. 26, no. 1 (2021) [open access]
- Mix of articles that focus on migration, asylum and IDP issues in Europe generally as well as in specific countries including Georgia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

COVID-19 vaccination for applicants and beneficiaries of international protection, Situational Update, no. 1 (EASO, March 2021) [text]

Efforts of European Member States to Prevent Terrorists from Abusing Asylum Systems while Ensuring Compliance with International Refugee and Human Rights Law: Challenges, Recommendations and Good Practices, CTED Regional Analytical Brief  (UN Security Council, April 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Interdiction in the Mediterranean Sea: From Unilateral to Multilateral Cooperation,” Chapter in Externalisation as the New Norm? (Routledge, Forthcoming 2021[preprint]

Return Mania: Mapping Policies and Practices in the EuroMed Region (EuroMed Rights, March & April 2021) [intro.]
- Chapter 1: The EU framework of return policies in the EuroMediterranean Region [text]
- Chapter 2: Returns from Spain to Morocco [text]
- Chapter 3: Forced Returns from France to Morocco [text]
- Chapter 4: The Policy of Forced Returns Between Italy and Tunisia [text]
- Chapter 5: Egypt: a repressive environment, fertile ground for the EU’s return obsession [text]
- Chapter 6: Pushbacks and expulsions from Cyprus and Lebanon: The dangers of (chain) refoulement to Syria [text]
- Chapter 7: Turkey’s return policies to Syria & their impacts on migrants and refugees’ human rights [text]

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22 April 2021

Thematic Focus: Solutions

Blog posts & press:

Biden Administration Wavers on Refugee Admissions: Will It Cave on Immigration or Push for Change? (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2021) [text]
- See also related UNHCR statement, Immigration Impact blog postVox article and IRC FAQ

*Migration and Integration: Moving Towards Greater Inclusion and Social Cohesion (On the Move Blog, April 2021) [text]

"Syrian Refugees in Germany Want Citizenship and Political Representation," Eurasia Review, 18 April 2021 [text]

Why Must Central American Asylum Seekers Risk Their Lives to Reach the US? There is an Alternative (Just Security Blog, April 2021) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Addressing seeming paradoxes by embracing them: small state theory and the integration of migrants," Comparative Migration Studies, 9:14 (April 2021) [open access]
- Focuses on Luxembourg.

"Community Sponsorship in Europe: Taking Stock, Policy Transfer and What the Future Might Hold," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 21 April 2021 [open access]

"Decolonising civic integration: a critical analysis of texts used in Dutch civic integration programmes," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 12 April 2021 [open access]

"'I have Felt so Much Joy': The Role of Emotions in Community Sponsorship of Refugees," VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Latest Articles, 12 April 2021 [open access]
- Focuses on the UK.

"Implementing the Refugee Resettlement Process: Diverging Objectives, Interdependencies and Power Relations," Frontiers in Political Science, 21 April 2021 [abstract]
- Uses "a comparative case study of the German resettlement and humanitarian admission programs from Jordan and Turkey." Note: This open access article has been provisionally accepted but the final formatted text is not yet available.

Integration of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants in Brazil, Policy Research Working Paper, no. 9605 (World Bank, March 2021) [text]

"Placement Optimization in Refugee Resettlement," Operations Research, Ahead of Print, 24 March 2021 [postprint]
- Focuses on the US.

"Sustaining the private sponsorship of resettled refugees in Canada," Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 22 April 2021 [abstract]
- Note: This open access article has been provisionally accepted but the final formatted text is not yet available.

Multimedia:

Refugee Sponsorship: Will Civil Society Keep Stepping Up?, 16 Dec. 2020 [access]
- Follow link for video recording. Focuses on Canada.

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Thematic Focus: ICTs & Other Technologies

Opportunities:

Migration Research Gyms (Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson Univ.)
- Analyzing qualitative interviews: Coding, identifying themes and reporting your findings, 7 May 2021 [info]
- Social media as data in migration research, 14 May 2021 [info]
- Researchers’ public engagement and social media use (and abuse): An online workshop on how to disseminate research findings through social media, 21 May 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Could artificial intelligence improve decision-making in refugee cases? (openDemocracy, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on Canada.

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic (World Economic Forum Blog, April 2021) [text]

A humanitarian duty to integrity (Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, April 2021) [text]
- Focuses on the digitization of cash transfers.

"Moria 2.0: The EU’s sandbox for surveillance technologies," Euractiv, 31 March 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Asylum-Related Migrants’ Social-Media Use, Mobility Decisions, and Resilience," Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, vol. 19, no. 2 (2021) [open access]

"Between surveillance and recognition: Rethinking digital identity in aid," Big Data & Society, vol. 8, no. 1 (April 2021) [open access]

Digital Refugee Livelihoods and Decent Work: Towards inclusion in a fairer digital economy (ILO, April 2021) [text]

From digital promise to frontline practice: new and emerging technologies in humanitarian action (OCHA, April 2021) [text]

Syrian Refugees, Public Attitudes, Policy Areas and Political Parties in Turkey: A Systematic Analysis of Twitter Data, Working Paper, no. 1469 (Economic Research Forum, April 2021) [text]

"Topic modelling on archive documents from the 1970s: global policies on refugees," Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Advance Articles, 30 March 2021 [open access]

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21 April 2021

Regional Focus: Americas

Opportunity:

Webinar: Causas Globales del Desplazamiento Forzado Interno, 28 April 2021 [info]

Blog posts & press:

Border Criminologies Blog (April 2021) 
- Additional posts in the themed blog series on "immigration and border control in South and Central America" cover the humanitarian crisis in northern Chile, reception issues in northern Chile, Central Americans transiting through Mexico, and the application of the ICRMW to the Venezuelan exodus.

Network of Academic institutions ramp up support for refugees in Latin America (UNHCR, April 2021) [text]

"No easy solutions for tackling the Central American roots of the migration crisis," The New Humanitarian, 21 April 2021 [text]

Relocations in Brazil offer dignity and hope to thousands of Venezuelans: Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release (April 2021) [text]

Status for all: Pathways to permanent residency in Canada need to include every migrant (The Conversation, April 2021) [text]

"In northern Mexico, aid efforts struggle to keep pace with soaring migration needs," The New Humanitarian, 14 April 2021 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Colombia Internacional
, no. 106 (April/June 2021) [open access
- Themed issue on "Pensar las migraciones en clave política: gobernabilidad y democrácia frente a la movilidad humana," with five articles in Spanish, one in English and one in Portuguese that address migration law and policy issues in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

"La [des]protección de los derechos humanos en contextos de movilidad humana en Chile: expulsiones administrativas y solicitudes de protección internacional," Anuario de Derechos Humanos, vol. 16, no. 2 (2020) [open access]

Diagnóstico de monitoreo de flujos y seguimiento a la movilidad: Mendoza, Misiones y Jujuy - Argentina (IOM, March 2021) [text via ReliefWeb]

Laying the Foundation for Regional Cooperation: Migration Policy & Institutional Capacity in Mexico and Central America (Migration Policy Institute, April 2021) [text]
- See also Spanish version.

"Not Just the Luck of the Draw? Exploring Competency of Counsel and Other Qualitative Factors in Federal Court Refugee Leave Determinations (2005-2010)," Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, vol. 37, no. 1 (2021) [open access

Multimedia:

Building Effective Migration Management Capacity in Mexico and Central America, 15 April 2021 [access]
- Follow link for audio recordings.

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Opportunities: Last Minute April 2021 & More May 2021

*Lecture: Extraterritorial Application of the Non-refoulement Principle, 27 April 2021 [info]

*Research presentations: Migration Working Group: Inclusion and support of immigrant and refugee students, 27 April 2021 [info]

Webinar: Causas Globales del Desplazamiento Forzado Interno, 28 April 2021 [info]

*Webinar: Pandemic (Im)Mobility: COVID-19 and Migrant Communities in the Global South, 28 April 2021 [info]

*Discussion: The climate crisis and humanitarian need: taking action to support the world’s most vulnerable communities, 29 April 2021 [info]

*Discussion: A Conversation on African Migration, Statelessness, and Belonging, 29 April 2021 [info]

Report launch: LGBTI+ Asylum Seekers in South Africa: A Review of Refugee Status Denials Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 29 April 2021 [info]

*Call for registration: Crossing borders, connecting cultures, 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference Online, 7-9 July 2021 [info]
- Registration opens as of 30 April 2021.

*Roundtable: Researching Borders and Bordering, 30 April 2021 [info]

CFP: International Migration [info]
- Contributions sought for a special issue on "Gender, Conflict and Displacement." Submit abstracts by 1 May 2021.

CFP: (Dis)connecting people? The law and practice of family reunification, Ghent, 9-10 September 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 1 May 2021.

*Job announcement: Assistant Regional Research Coordinator, Refugee-Led Responses in the Middle East (Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey) Project, Amman [info]
- Apply by 1 May 2021.

*Webinar: Through a Legal Lens: Internal Displacement, Citizenship and Statelessness, 4 May 2021 [info]

*Discussion panel: Countering misinformation: A multi-stakeholder partnership approach to COVID 19 information provision for refugee and migrant populations, 6 May 2021 [info]

Seminar: How do experiences of colonial displacement challenge formal definitions of who is a refugee?, 6 May 2021 [info]

CFP: Refugees and the (Global) Cold War, Berlin, 29-30 October 2021 [info]
- Submit abstracts by 7 May 2021.

Call for applications: Sixth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop on Global Protection of Refugees and Migrants, Kolkata, 15-20 November 2021 [info]
- Apply by 10 May 2021.

*Call for applications: CMRS Online Summer Short Courses [info]
- The three courses offered are "International Refugee Law," 23-27 May 2021; "Return Migration," 30 May-3 June 2021; and "Psychosocial Issues and Interventions for Refugees and Migrants," 6-10 June 2021. Application deadline for all three is 10 May 2021.

Call for registration: "Borders & Justice," Oxford Migration Conference 2021, 10-15 May 2021 [info]

*Job announcement: Position as postdoc researcher in international law and EU at the Department of Law, Aarhus University [info]
- Candidate sought for "ASILE: Global Asylum Governance and the European Union’s Role" project. Apply by 20 May 2021.

CFP: Camp Histories: New Studies of Palestinian Migrations [info]
- Contributions sought for an edited volume. Submit abstracts by 30 May 2021.

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