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: http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/
New Publications on Syria
An International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria will be held tomorrow in Kuwait City. In advance of the conference, the U.S. has just pledged $155 million, while the EU has promised €100 million. The UN is seeking a total of $1.5 billion in assistance. You can monitor funding on the Syria Information Hub and via the Financial Tracking Service.
More information on the role the European Union has played in the Syrian crisis, in terms of both humanitarian aid and accepting refugees, is available on the newly launched web site from the Migration Policy Centre: “Syrian Refugees: A Snapshot of the Crisis – in the Middle East and Europe.”
Hospitals and Doctors under Attack in Syria: Q&A with the Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Committee for the Syrian Expatriates Organization (Migration Information Source, Jan. 2013) [text]
– Audio of the Q&A is also available.
Kurdistan’s Syrian Refugee Crisis (Cato Institute, Jan. 2013) [text]
Syria’s Afghan Refugees Trapped in a Double Crisis (UN Dispatch, Jan. 2013) [text]
Syrian Refugees: Facts and Figures (Library of the European Parliament, Dec. 2012) [text]
UN: To Avoid Tensions with Refugees, Lebanese Hosts Need Support (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]
New Publications on Asia
Disaster-induced Internal Displacement in the Philippines: The Case of Tropical Storm Washi/Sendong (IDMC, Jan. 2013) [text]
Feet of Clay: Aung San Suu Kyi, UNHCR and the Rohingya Refugees (Footsteps to Freedom Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]
Promoting Psychosocial Resilience among Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal: A Study of Ethnopsychology, Coping Strategies, and Community Resources 2011-2012 (Transcultural Psychosocial Organization-Nepal, 2012) [text]
Refugee Watch Online (Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– News and views on displaced people in South Asia.
Working Differently in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: The ADB Experience (Asian Development Bank, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
New Publications on Economic/Work Issues
Economic Empowerment of Urban Refugee Youth: Guiding Principles (Women’s Refugee Commission, Jan. 2013) [access]
– Follow the link for access to the text of the Guiding Principles, an executive summary and a presentation about them. See also related blog post.
“The Economic Security of Refugees and IDPs: Social Capital, Remittances and Humanitarian Assistance,” Chapter in Global Migration: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, October 2012) [info]
“The Economics of Forced Migration,” Journal of Development Studies, Forthcoming (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [preprint]
– See also related COMPAS blog post.
Making Work Safe: Safety Mapping Tool (Women’s Refugee Commission, Jan. 2013 [access]
– “Watch this 2-minute video to learn how to make your livelihoods program safe for women.”
Why Aren’t Refugees Allowed to Work? Asylum Access Launches Global Refugee Work Rights Survey (Refugee Work Rights, Jan. 2013) [text]
– Includes an invitation to join the Refugee Work Rights Coalition.