Iraqi refugees: making the urban refugee approach context-specific
Article published in the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine Issue 51, (July 2011).
By Géraldine Chatelard.
Homelessness kills: An analysis of the mortality of homeless people in early twenty-first century England.
Report by Crisis(UK).
From the main findings:
Homeless people are more likely to die young, with an average age of death of 47 years old and even lower for homeless women at 43, compared to 77 for the general population, 74 for men and 80 for women. It is important to note that this is not life expectancy; it is the average age of death of those who die on the streets or while resident in homeless accommodation.
Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress
Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists).
From the summary:
Trafficking in persons, or human trafficking, refers to the subjection of men, women, and children to exploitative conditions that can be tantamount to slavery. Reports suggest that human trafficking is a global phenomenon, victimizing millions of people each year and contributing to a multi-billion dollar criminal industry. It is a centuries-old problem that, despite international and U.S. efforts to eliminate it, continues to occur in virtually every country in the world. Human trafficking is also an international and cross-cutting policy problem that bears on a range of major national security, human rights, criminal justice, social, economic, migration, gender, public health, and labor issues…
Reducing Vulnerability and Promoting the Self- Employment of Roma in Eastern Europe Through Financial Inclusion.
Report by the World Bank.
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(Source: Roma Solidarity News)
The Slovak Spectator – World Bank: Only one in five Roma in Slovakia has a job.
The World Bank – New World Bank Report Calls for Financial Inclusion of Roma in Eastern Europe through a Comprehensive, Incremental Approach.
The World Bank – Self-Employment through Social Microcredit: A Way Forward for Roma’s Financial Inclusion in Eastern Europe.