New Regional Publications on the Middle East and Africa

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:

New Publications on the Middle East

Findings from the Inter- Agency Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Assessment in the Za’atari Refugee Camp (Child Protection and Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Sub-Working Group, 2013) [text]

Israel: Detained Asylum Seekers Pressured to Leave (Human Rights Watch, March 2013) [text]

“Protected or Excluded? A Case Study of the Interpretation and Implementation of Article 1D with Regard to Palestinian Asylum Seekers,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 35 (March 2013) [full-text]

“State of Exception and Resistance: Two Indivisible Key Aspects to Understand the Political Socialization of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon,”  National Identity: Time, Place, People (University of Latvia, 2012) [text]
– Collection of “publications from 1st international conference for students at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia,” Riga, 15-17 March 2012; scroll to p. 26 for a/m paper.

Syria’s Mess Causes Soul Searching in Humanitarian Aid World (Global Observatory, March 2013) [text]

Syria’s Unseen Crisis: Displaced Women Face Rape, Insecurity, Poverty (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]

UNHCR Stands Up for Refugees in Israel (RSDWatch, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on Africa

Citizen Perceptions of Migration in South Africa (Afrobarometer, Feb. 2013) [text]

DR Congo: Poor Coordination Obstructs Emergency Response to Gender-Based Violence (Refugees International, March 2013) [text]

Emergency Response for the Situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Supplementary Budget Appeal (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]

“Humanitarian Conditions in Darfur: The Most Recent Reports Reveal a Relentless Deterioration,” Sudan Tribune, 10 Feb. 2013 [text via]

Joint Assessment Mission: Ivorian Refugees Operation in Liberia, February 2013 (WFP & UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in Africa, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech by UNHCR’s Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa.



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