Regional Publications on the Americas: Colombia; and the Middle East

View As Web Page 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 Americas

Empowering Students, Empowering Communities, through Community-Based Learning and Civic Engagement: The Case Study of Refugee Resettlement in Lancaster, PA, Paper presented at American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching & Learning, Long Beach, CA, 8-10 Feb. 2013 [text via SSRN]

‘Nowhere to go’: Forced Evictions in Haiti’s Displacement Camps (Amnesty International, April 2013) [access]

“Organized Crime and Refugee Policy in Honduras,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 37 (May 2013) [full-text]

Refugees and Asylees: 2012 (DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, April 2013) [text]

“Stateless in the United States: Current Reality and a Future Prediction,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 46, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]
– Includes a survey of statelessness in the Americas generally.

UN and Ministry of Justice Data Shows 175% Increase in Asylum Requests in Brazil between 2011 and 2012 (Portal Brasil, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Colombia

IDMC’s Global Overview 2012 reports that “Colombia is the country with the largest population of IDPs, with estimates from the government and civil society ranging from 4.9-5.5 million.”  For more, read the individual country profile.

Colombia: Protection of Land and Patrimony of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Project (World Bank) [access]
– Project is now in its third phase; see recent financing report.

Colombia: Resources for Humanitarian Response and Poverty Reduction (Development Initiatives, April 2013) [text]

Desplazamiento forzado intraurbano y soluciones duraderas: Una aproximación desde los casos de Buenaventura, Tumaco y Soacha (Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Expectativas de futuro de la población colombiana refugiada en las ciudades de Ibarra, Lago Agrio y Esmeraldas (UNHCR & FLACSO Ecuador, Feb. 2013) [text]

Fortalecimiento de la Registraduría Nacional en la atención a población en riesgo o situación de desplazamiento (Govt. of Colombia & UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Rights, Forced Displacement, and Economic Development in Colombia: Consideration of the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy, Paper prepared for Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política, 6-9 June 2013 [text]

The Impact of Conflict on Education Attainment and Enrollment in Colombia: Lessons from Recent IDPs, HiCN Working Paper, no. 41 (Households in Conflict Network, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on the Middle East

Alarming Abuse of Migrants in Yemen (RMMS, April 2013) [text]

Iraq 10 Years On: The Humanitarian Impact (IRIN, April 2013) [access]
– Special report.

More than 30,000 Refugees and Migrants Make Risky Sea Crossing to Yemen This Year (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

A Multitude of Meanings in a Mutual Past (ODI, April 2013) [text]
– Comment on event held in Amman that explored concepts of humanitarian action.

Reflections on a Humanitarian Policy Simulation (PAXsims, April 2013) [text]
– Overview of a simulation undertaken to assess UNRWA policy options.

“Struggle of the Middle East Refugees,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs, no. 9 (Spring 2013) [full-text]



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