New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance; Climate/Environmental Migration; and Work/Economic Issues

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:

Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

GA Meet to Strengthen its Coordination of Humanitarian & Disaster Relief (UN Pulse, Dec. 2012) [text]

Happy Groundhog Year? Why We Must Adapt and Innovate in 2013 (ODI, Jan. 2013) [text]

HPN Coordinator Speaks with Antonio Donini (Humanitarian Space Blog, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Podcast interview with the editor of The Golden Fleece (Kumarian Press, Oct. 2012).  The first chapter of the book is also provided.

Interview: Preparation and Prevention Key for Humanitarian Action in 2013 (OCHA, Dec. 2012) [text]

Operational Guidance for Coordinated Needs Assessments in Humanitarian Crisis (IASC, March 2012) [text]
– Final version; see also “Coordinated Assessments” web site; the mandate of the Needs Assessment Task Force (NATF) ran through 2012.

Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations (ALNAP, Nov. 2012) [text]

Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid (Collaborative Learning Projects, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Note: The book will be launched at this 15 Jan. 2013 event, hosted by ALNAP.

Publications on Climate/Environmental Migration

Environmental Degradation, Migration, Internal Displacement, and Rural Vulnerabilities in Tajikistan (IOM, May 2012) [text]

“The First Climate Refugees? Contesting Global Narratives of Climate Change in Tuvalu,” Global Environmental Change, vol. 22, no. 2 (May 2012) [preprint]

“From the Nansen Principles to the Nansen Initiative,” Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

“The Management of Climate Displacement,” Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

The Many Faces of Climate Displacement (Refugees International Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]

People on the Move in a Changing Climate: A Bibliography (IOM & Université de Neuchâtel, 2012) [text]
– Note reference to the CLIMIG database.

“To Be or Not To Be: The Environmental Refugee?,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 33 (Jan. 2013) [full-text]

Publications on Work/Economic Issues

African Refugees: Improving Employment Outcomes through Training and Work Placements (National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2012) [text]

“Are Refugees an Economic Burden or Benefit?,” Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

IRIN: Syrians Struggle with Employment in Lebanon (but they do have the right to work) (RSDWatch, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Making Work Safe for Displaced Women,” Forced Migration Review, no. 41 (Dec. 2012) [open access text]

“Put Innovation at the Heart of Refugee Protection Work: Putting Refugees in Camps Isn’t Enough – Harness Their Creativity and Help Them Become Self Reliant and Prosper,” The Guardian, 4 Jan. 2013 [text]

Turkey: Syrian Refugees Choosing to Work Risk Exploitation (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

What Works [info]
– “An inspirational film and a practical guide for asylum seekers and refugees who are finding it difficult to find employment.”  See also related press release.


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