New Publications on International Aid; Afghanistan; International Humanitarian and Development Organisations; Employment Trends; Sri Lanka; Refused Asylum Seekers; Racism; and Detention

Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid

Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid

Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid
By Mary B. Anderson, Dayna Brown, Isabella Jean, Dec 2012.

Time to Listen represents the cumulative evidence of five years gathering evidence from people living in societies that are recipients of international aid.

CDA’s Listening Project organized teams of “listeners” across 20 countries and contexts to gather the voices, insights,andlessons from people both inside an outside the aid system. This publication represents the lessons that have come forth through conversations with nearly 6,000 people. Using their words, their experiences, and their ideas, we describe why the cumulative impacts of aid have not met expectations and describe a way forward to make changes that, according to those on the receiving end, will lead to more effective results.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: IRIN – Report calls on aid agencies to listen to, work with, beneficiaries)

Treatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Custody:  One Year On.
Produced by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, and the
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, January 2013.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: UN News Centre – New UN report highlights ongoing problem of torture in Afghan detention facilities).

The State of HR in International Humanitarian and Development Organisations 2013.
Produced by People In Aid, January 2013.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP).

Global Employment Trends 2013

Global Employment Trends 2013

Global Employment Trends 2013: Recovering from a second jobs dip.
New report produced by the International Labour Office.
[Download the Full Report and the Executive Summary](Source: UN News Centre – World’s youth facing worsening unemployment, warns new UN report).

Briefing: Sri Lanka’s Muslim IDPs 25 years on.
By IRIN humanitarian news and analysis.
[Access]

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: the dilemma facing refused asylum seekers [December 2012].
A new report by the Refugee Council

Thousands of people who have been refused asylum here but who fear returning to their home countries, are being left to live in poverty with no rights while they remain in the UK. The new Refugee Council report, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, highlights examples of the human rights abuses and persecution facing many refused asylum seekers on return to DRC, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The findings include:

  • Mass rape and sexual violence against women and girls at the hands of the army, the police and non-state militia groups in the DRC
  • Severe punishment of those who evade compulsory national service including long-term imprisonment or the death penalty in Eritrea
  • In Somalia, indiscriminate attacks on civilians by government and para-military Al-Shabaab forces, and extrajudicial killings of opposition members
  • In Zimbabwe, the torture and death of people seen to oppose the powerful Zanu-PF party, and ongoing political violence in the run up to the elections next year.
  • In Sudan, human rights activists, journalists, and opponents of the ruling party being harassed, arrested and tortured by state military and police forces.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: The Independent – Refugees ‘are forced into destitution’ in Britain because they cannot be sent back).

Race Equality and Racism in Wales

Race Equality and Racism in Wales

A Report on Race Equality and Racism in Wales: An Exploratory Study.
Report produced by Race Council Cymru.
[Access Full Report]
(Source: Wales Online: Racism is still a ‘significant issue’ in Wales, warns new report).

The effectiveness and impact of immigration detention casework: a joint thematic review
By the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: IRR – Revealing the impact of immigration detention).

 

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