Daily Archives: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Resources: UNHCR launches updated version of key protection tool, Refworld

Link on UNHCR Website: UNHCR launches updated version of key protection tool, Refworld.

News Stories, 17 April 2013

The new Refworld has been designed for use on multiple devices

GENEVA, April 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Wednesday launched a new and improved version of Refworld, a widely used online protection and research tool that helps those who have to decide on refugee and statelessness status.

Refworld 2013 (http://www.refworld.org) contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy papers, case law and other documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The documents have been carefully selected from – and with – UNHCR field offices, governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.

The service is free of charge and provides the crucial country of origin and legal information that UNHCR staff, government officials and judges need to decide whether an asylum-seeker is a refugee. To be recognized as a refugee, it has to be accepted that the applicant has a well-founded fear of persecution and cannot or will not return home because of that fear.

UNHCR Director of International Protection Volker Türk said Refworld 2013 was an improved version on the existing model, which was one of the most reliable and comprehensive websites in its field. “Refworld 2013 is more intuitive, looks better, can handle non-Roman script search terms and has improved search options. I have tried it myself and can assure you that finding the information you are looking for has become much easier,” he said.

“Without proper procedures, in which reliable country of origin information is available and well-used, people who need international refugee protection may not be able to access it,” Türk said, referring to the process of refugee status determination or asylum procedures. “Therefore, refugees and the stateless are the people who ultimately benefit from Refworld’s improved capacity to find relevant protection information faster.”

Refworld’s unparalleled collection of protection information has been developed over more than two decades by UNHCR’s Electronic Publishing Unit and the Division of International Protection. It initially appeared in CD-ROM and DVD formats and in 2007 went online.

A powerful and easy-to-use web application, it has been developed to meet the highest standards and best practices in online information management. It includes improved possibilities for browsing the collection of more than 167,000 documents by region and/or country, by publisher, by topic or keyword and by document type. In addition, it has a powerful full text search engine and advanced search facilities, including a thesaurus which allows for the inclusion of variations of search terms.

Refworld is updated daily and includes thematic pages on topics of importance to UNHCR such as refugee status determination, statelessness, mixed migration, sexual orientation and gender identity, and people trafficking.

It enhances UNHCR’s international protection mandate by making protection information available to everyone. UNHCR intends to develop different language versions of Refworld, starting with a Russian version later this year.


Historians and Charities | Voluntary Action History Society

Historians and Charities

Posted on May 6, 2013 by Blog Editor

Fresh from talking to Save the Children about their founders and their early days, Emily Baughan writes for us on what historians and charities can learn from each other.

When I first began research in the archives of Save the Children, they were housed in the organisation’s UK head offices in London. As I read harrowing accounts of the 1921 Russian famine, I sat metres away from a team organising deliveries of food and medicine to famine stricken regions in Niger during the 2010 East Africa Famine Appeal. Witnessing these two food crises unfold alongside each other, I saw that the questions and problems being faced by the staff as Save the Children today were similar to those which confronted their predecessors over almost ninety years before. This experience left me with a conviction that historians can and should have important inputs into conversations about contemporary humanitarian practice and policy.

If historians wish to be heard by humanitarian organisations which, by their very nature, lurch from one crisis to the next, they must find ways to make their research accessible. One very obvious way of doing this is by directly talking to organisations, as I enjoyed doing at Save the Children offices in Cardiff and London this spring.

The early leaders of Save the Children, sure that they would be remembered as the ‘heroes of the age’, were careful to compile a ‘devastating mass of documents for a future history-reading generation’. They even spoke of their ‘pity’ for the historians who unearthed their prolific paper trail! Yet, conscious of this future interest in their work, they began to mythologise their origins and sought to obscure instances of conflict and controversy. They did so by centring the story of Save the Children’s early years upon one of their early leaders, Eglantyne Jebb, who was portrayed as a saintly figure ‘ahead of her time’ in her concern for ‘all the word’s children’ in a period of nationalism and xenophobia.

Full article via Historians and Charities | Voluntary Action History Society.


News on CMRB EUBorderscapes Project


Bordering, Political Landscapes and Social Arenas: Potentials and Challenges of

Evolving Border Concepts in a post-Cold War World

EUBorderscapes, financed though the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, is a new international research project that tracks and interprets conceptual change in the study of borders. It is a large-scale project with a consortium that includes 22 partner institutions from 17 different states, including several non-EU countries. The EUBorderscapes project will study conceptual change in relation to fundamental social, economic, cultural and geopolitical transformations that have taken place in the past decades. In addition, major paradigmatic shifts in scientific debate, and in the social sciences in particular, will also be considered. State borders are the frame of reference, rather than ethnographic/anthropological boundaries. However, this approach emphasises the social significance and subjectivities of state borders while critically interrogating “objective” categories of state territoriality and international relations. The research proposed here will, furthermore, not only be focused at the more general, at times highly abstract, level of conceptual change. This project will also compare and contrast how different and often contested conceptualisations of state borders (in terms of their political, social, cultural and symbolic significance) resonate in concrete contexts at the level of everyday life.

CMRB’s Role

CMRB’s Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis is co-ordinating work package 9 of the project – Borders, Intersectionality and the Everyday. The central objective of the work package is to promote hitherto neglected areas of border research agendas that address lived, experienced and intersectional (e.g. gender, age, ethnicity) aspects of state borders. The bordering perspective will thus be developed in terms of discursive, practical and interpretational categories that reflect issues of citizenship, identity and transnational migration. This work package will also explore how borders affect groups with regard to gender, race, citizenship, socio-economic status and sexuality. The comparative perspective will encompass in-depth case studies that involve internal Schengen borders (UK/France) and the external EU border (Finland/Russia). In addition, an urban case study (London) of intersectionality and bordering will be carried out.

Full details via Contact – Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB).

19th century immigrants’ records released online | The National Archives

The records of thousands of 19th century immigrants to Britain are

now available to search and download online. The collection, which covers the period 1801 to 1871, includes records relating to more than 7,000 people who applied to become British citizens under the 1844 Naturalisation Act, as well as a small number of papers relating to denization, a form of British citizenship that conferred some but not all the rights of a British subject.

Applicants were required under the act to present a memorial to the Secretary of State at the Home Office stating their age, trade and duration of residence. These papers are now available online for the first time.

They include a rich mix of individuals from across the world, including a large number of immigrants from French and German states, as well as Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Poland, Sweden and the Italian states.

The majority settled in London, establishing immigrant communities, such as ‘Little Italy’ in Clerkenwell, which still exist today. Many Italian immigrants were ice cream makers, plasterers, confectioners, restaurateurs, and shop keepers, while many German immigrants settled in the East End of London working in the sugar refineries and in the meat and baking trades.

The upheaval caused by the European revolutions of 1848 caused an upsurge in political exiles, while the Great Exhibition at Hyde Park in London in 1851 attracted pioneers of industry from across Europe as the country embarked on the industrial revolution.

You can read more about the series on The National Archives’ blog and search the records in Discovery, our catalogue.

Full article via 19th century immigrants’ records released online | The National Archives.


Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK | UK news | The Guardian

Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the public.

The withheld files are among a huge cache of documents that remained hidden from view for decades at an undisclosed Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) archive, in breach of laws governing the handling of official papers. Once the existence of the archive became known to lawyers for a group of elderly Kenyans who are trying to sue the British government over the abuses they suffered during the Mau Mau insurgency, Hague ordered an inquiry and promised disclosure.

He told MPs: “I believe that it is the right thing to do for the information in these files now to be properly examined and recorded and made available to the public through the National Archives. It is my intention to release every part of every paper of interest subject only to legal exemptions.”

Full article via Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK | UK news | The Guardian.


Kenyan Mau Mau victims in talks with UK government over legal settlement | World news | The Guardian

The British government is negotiating payments to thousands of Kenyans who were detained and severely mistreated during the 1950s Mau Mau insurgency in what would be the first compensation settlement resulting from official crimes committed under imperial rule.

In a development that could pave the way for many other claims from around the world, government lawyers embarked upon the historic talks after suffering a series of defeats in their attempts to prevent elderly survivors of the prison camps from seeking redress through the British courts.

Those defeats followed the discovery of a vast archive of colonial-era documents which the Foreign Office (FCO) had kept hidden for decades, and which shed new and stark light on the dying days of British rule, not only in Kenya but around the empire. In the case of the Mau Mau conflict, the secret papers showed that senior colonial officials authorised appalling abuses of inmates held at the prison camps established during the bloody conflict, and that ministers and officials in London were aware of a brutal detention regime in which men and women were tortured and killed.

Full article via Kenyan Mau Mau victims in talks with UK government over legal settlement | World news | The Guardian.


Refugee Archive: Off-Air Recordings WB 10/05/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 10 May 2013:

Friday 10 May

0900-0945: BBC Radio 4: The Hutton Inquiry.

Saturday 11 May

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World: Ukraine’s Aids Racket.  Series Recording.

Sunday 12 May

2100-2200: Channel 5: (3/3) The Truth About Travellers.  Series Recording.

Monday 13 May

2000-2030: Channel 4: Dispatches Murder in Tenerife.

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama Jobs for the Boys?

2100-2200: Yesterday: (1/3) The Crusades Part 1: The Holy Land Whole Series if Possible Please.

Thursday 16 May

2000-2100: BBC2: (2/2) Bradford: City of Dreams.

Friday 17 May

 1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – Episode 6. Bangladesh Woman’s Driving School Series Recording.

Refugee Council Archive: Off-Air Recordings WB 04/05/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 4 May 2013:

Saturday 04 May

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World: Sri Lanka’s Open Wounds. Series Recording.

Sunday 05 May

2100-2200: Channel 5: (2/3) The Truth About Travellers.  Series Recording.

Tuesday 07 May

2320-0020: BB2: Toughest Place to Be: Toughest Place to be a Binman: The Return.  (Series Recording),

Thursday 09 May

2000-2100: BBC2: (1/2) Bradford: City of Dreams.

Friday 10 May

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – Episode 5: Hong Kong’s Tiger Tutors Series Recording.


Refugee Archive: Off-Air Recordings WB 2704/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 27 April 2013:

Saturday 27 April

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World Electrifying Africa Series Recording.

Sunday 28 April

2100-2200: Channel 5: (1/2) The Truth About Travellers Whole Series Please.

Monday 29 April

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – The Russians are Coming.

Friday 3 May

 1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – Episode 4: Syria’s Rebel Doctor Series Recording.


Refugee Archive: Off-Air Recording Requests WB 20/04/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 20 April 2013:

Saturday 20 April

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World In Your Eyes: The Women of Iraq Series Recording.

Sunday 21 April

2320-0020: BBC2: Toughest Placed to Be Toughest Place to Be a Binman – The Return Series Recording.

Monday 22 April

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Secrets of Britain’s Sharia Councils.

2250-0020: BBC4: North Korea: Crossing the Line.

Tuesday 23 April

2100-2200: BBC4: Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories.

Wednesday 24 April

2100-2200: BBC2: This World: South Africa: The Massacre That Changed a Nation.

2100-2200: BBC4: The Century that Wrote Itself: Episode 3 – A World Re-Shaped by Writing.  Series Recording.

Thursday 25 April

1100-1130: Radio 4: Crossing Continents – Belarus’s university in exile.

1527-1530: Radio 4: Minority Rights International Appeal.

2100-2200: BBC4: Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story.

2200-2330: BBC4: North Korea: A State of Mind.

Friday 26 April

 1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World – Episode 3: Gaza’s Property Ladder. Series Recording.


Refugee Archive: Off-Air Recordings Wb 13/04/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 13 April 2013:

Saturday 13 April

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World Paragliding Over Mosul Series Recording.

Monday 15 April

2000-2030: Channel 4: Dispatches Immigration Undercover.  (Rescheduled from last week).

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama North Korea Undercover.

2320-0020: BBC2: Toughest Placed to Be Toughest Place to be a Bus Driver: The Return Series Recording.

Wednesday 17 April

2100-2200: BBC2: Israel: Facing the Future.

2100-2200: BBC4: The Century that Wrote Itself: Episode 2 – The Rewritten Universe.  Series Recording.

2200-2300: Channel 4: Dispatches Syria: Across the Lines.

Friday 19 April

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World Episode 2: Saving Kenya’s Street Kids.  Series Recording.


Refugee Archive: Off-Air Recording Requests WB 07/03/2013

The following off-air requests were made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning the 07 Match 2013:

Thursday 7 March

2100-2200: BBC4: (1/3) Heritage! The Battle for Britains Past.  (Series 1 Part 1 From Old Bones to Precious Stones).   Whole Series Please.

Saturday 9 March

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World The Battle for Mali. (Can we set Our World as a series recording please?).

2000-2100: BBC RADIO 4: Iraq Tales: What the Army Learned

2250-2350: BBC2: Ford’s Dagenham Dream.

23250030: More 4: 9/11: The Fireman’s Story.

Sunday 10 March

1330-1400: BBC RADIO 4: (2/2) After Saddam

2100-2200: BBC2: Toughest Place To Be. (Series 4 Part 1 Toughest Place to be a Taxi Driver).  Whole Series Please.

Monday 11 March

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama America’s Gun Addiction.

2100-2200: BBC2: This World A History of Syria with Dan Snow.

Wednesday 13 March

2100-2200: BBC2: This World – Americas Poor Kids

Thursday 14 March

2000-2100: ITV4: Border Security USA Series Recording.

 2100-2200: BBC4: (2/3) Heritage! The Battle for Britains Past.  (Series 1 Part 2  The Men from the Ministry).   Series Recording.


Re-blog: Aid agencies turn blind eye to ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia 15 April 2013

Re-blogged from Survival International – Aid agencies turn blind eye to ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia 15 April 2013

Aid agencies turn blind eye to ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia 15 April 2013

Three new reports predict disaster in Lower Omo Valley

Three new reports predict 'catastrophe' for half a million tribal people such as the Mursi of Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley.

Three new reports predict ‘catastrophe’ for half a million tribal people such as the Mursi of Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley.
© Survival

Three independent reports have warned that the controversial Gibe III dam, and land grabs for plantations, risk imminent ‘catastrophe’ in Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley.

Half a million tribal people in Ethiopia and Kenya stand to be overwhelmed by these projects, whose immediate suspension Survival International has demanded.

Lake Turkana and the Lower Omo – Hydrological Impacts of Major Dam and Irrigation Projects published by the Africa Studies Centre at Oxford University predicts the Ethiopian government’s Kuraz Sugar Project alone will cause Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake, to drop by up to 22 meters. Much of the lake’s aquatic life will be destroyed, including fish stocks vital to the Turkana and other peoples living by the lake.

Bodi, Kwegu and Mursi tribespeople are now being forcibly evicted for the Kuraz project and moved into resettlement areas. Once here, they are told they must sell most of their herds and can only keep a few head of cattle. The Bodi have been told they will only get food aid when they have moved.

The Gibe III dam will stop the Omo River's natural flood, on which the tribes depend.

The Gibe III dam will stop the Omo River’s natural flood, on which the tribes depend.
© Survival

Humanitarian Catastrophe and Regional Armed Conflict Brewing in the Transborder Region of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan published by the Africa Resources Working Group concludes that 200,000 tribal people in Ethiopia and 300,000 in Kenya will suffer irreversible impacts from the dam and plantations.

It warns that because the dam will cause the elimination of the Omo River’s natural flood, the river’s flow will be reduced by 60-70%, and the livelihoods of the tribes who live along its banks and in its plains will be devastated. It predicts ‘major inter-ethnic conflict’.

The Downstream Impacts of Ethiopia’s Gibe III Dam – East Africa’s Aral Sea in the Making? published by International Rivers  warns that the hydrological changes from the dam and associated irrigation for the plantations, which will use fertilizers, may lead to dead zones in the Omo River.

It says that the ‘destruction of livelihoods in the Lower Omo and the coercion necessary to appropriate their lands for plantation agriculture will severely disrupt the lives of an estimated 200,000-300,000  [tribal] people’. It calls for funding for the dam to be halted.

DFID and USAID, the UK and US governments’ aid departments, are the largest single donors to Ethiopia. Both have received numerous reports of human rights abuses in the Lower Omo.

When DFID officials visited Mursi and Bodi villages last year they were told about arrests, beatings, the destruction of grain stores, intimidation and rape.

When DFID officials visited Mursi and Bodi villages last year they were told about arrests, beatings, the destruction of grain stores, intimidation and rape.
© Survival

Prompted by Survival International and others, DFID sent officials to the Lower Omo to interview Mursi and Bodi villagers in January 2012. The officials were told about: arrests and beatings; the deliberate destruction of grain stores; of denied access to the Omo River; and of the widespread use of the military to intimidate people into giving up their land. There were also numerous accounts of rape.

DFID took nine months to prepare a ‘report’ of this visit, which concluded that a more detailed investigation would be required to ‘substantiate’ the allegations – since when it has done nothing.

DFID continues to fund Ethiopia’s ‘Protection of Basic Services’ program, without which the forced resettlement of thousands of tribal people probably could not be carried out.

Stephen Corry, Director of Survival International, said today, ‘UK money is bankrolling the destruction of some of the best-known pastoralist peoples in Africa. Taxpayers should be outraged, but they probably won’t be surprised. The UK government is renowned for only paying lip service to human rights obligations where tribal peoples are concerned. When it comes to human rights in Ethiopia, DFID’s many commitments are worthless – the department consistently ignores both its own policies and the laudable conventions it has signed up to.’

Note to editors:

Read the reports here:

Lake Turkana and the Lower Omo – Hydrological Impacts of Major Dam and Irrigation Projects by Dr Sean Avery published by the Africa Studies Centre at the University of Oxford
Humanitarian Catastrophe and Regional Armed Conflict Brewing in the Transborder Region of Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan by Dr Claudia J Carr of the University of California at Berkeley published by the Africa Resources Working Group
The Downstream Impacts of Ethiopia’s Gibe III Dam – East Africa’s Aral Sea in the Making? published by International Rivers


Re-Blog: Feature: Mobile Apps

Reblogged from the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Link:-  Feature: Mobile Apps.

Applications with a forced migration/humanitarian assistance focus are increasingly being developed for smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices.  But it’s hard to know what is currently available.  Below is an initial list of apps that I have come across so far, but it’s no doubt very incomplete.  If anyone knows of other relevant apps or a useful directory that provides access to apps in our field, please comment!


In Search of Home (Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) [info]
– “With reporting by Stephanie Hanes, and photography by Greg Constantine, this interactive book takes you on a journey to visit the stateless people of Kenya, Burma and the Dominican Republic”; voted one of the best tablet/Mobile Delivery projects from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).  See also related blog post.

Advocacy/raising awareness:

AiCandle (Amnesty International) [info]
– “Show your solidarity with the human rights movement and join our global network of more than 3 million activists, supporters and members.”

And Then I Was a Refugee… (Australian Red Cross) [info]
– An app that “highlights some very real scenarios faced by people from refugee backgrounds including hunger and dehydration, tribal links, insecurity, people smuggling and endless queues. Our goal is to demystify the refugee experience and show people that this is a crisis millions of people find themselves in today. To add even more to the authenticity we have included stories and photos of people who have had a refugee experience and are now settled in Australia.”

My Life as a Refugee (UNHCR) [info]
– A game that “lets players contemplate the same life-changing decisions refugees make in a true-to-life quest to try to survive, reach safety, reunite with loved ones and re-start their lives.”

Refugee Lives (Medill School of Journalism) [info] [access]
– “Northwestern students documented the lives of refugees from three different places in the world – Jordan, Malawi and Namibia — depicting the daily lives of refugees and establishing connections between resettled refugees and those abroad.”


Intervention Journal (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins) [info]
– “An international multi-disciplinary journal of mental health, psychosocial work and counseling in areas of armed conflict” and the official journal of the War Trauma Foundation.

Perspective (Norwegian Refugee Council) [info]
– “The first international foreign affairs magazine published by a Norwegian NGO. The English-speaking magazine focuses on humanitarian assistance and international politics.”

News & information:

Global Emergency Overview [info] [access]
– “Provides an easily accessible, updated snapshot of natural disasters and complex emergencies at a global level. This overview is combined with a more in-depth analysis provided through the Disaster Needs Analyses. The GEO provides a more agile manner in which to share the analysis and receive feedback from responders in the field.”

Human Rights Watch [info]
– “Delivers the week’s most pressing global human rights news as well as the organization’s in-depth reports, allowing users to learn more about current challenges and opportunities to create change. The ‘latest news’ section is regularly updated, ensuring that viewers have the most current information possible.”

Humanitarian Response Kiosk (OCHA) [info] [info]
– “One of the challenges faced by humanitarian workers is access to timely, relevant and accurate information. New technology provides an opportunity for humanitarian workers to develop better ways to access and share this information, and get aid to those who need it more quickly and effectively.”

Operational support:

Focus Reader (UNHCR) [info]
– “Focus Reader provides quick access to UNHCR’s planning data entered in Focus Client. It offers simple views reflecting the different components of an operations plan such as narratives, indicators, budgets, office and positions structures of a single operation. Focus Reader’s main advantage is its simplicity and speed. Users with basic Focus Client knowledge will be able to utilize the tool with minimal guidance. Due to its limited size, Focus Reader functions perfectly in environments with limited internet connectivity.”

Global MedAid (U.S. Dept. of Defense) [info] [access]
– “Provides tools and resources to health sector personnel performing humanitarian and disaster relief operations. The App is intended for use by healthcare professionals such as public health officers, medics, nurses or doctors. This innovative app supports personal preparation, enables just-in-time learning and enhances productivity in the field.

iGDACS (UN & European Commission) [info]
– “Provides near real-time information about natural disasters and gives the possibility to send back information in the form of a geo-located image and/or text.”

SAFE: Safe Access to Firewood and alternative Energy (Women’s Refugee Commission) [info]
– Scroll down to “What are the global guidance documents?”; “the tools included in this app guide humanitarian actors through the various steps and sectors involved in designing and implementing an appropriate cooking strategy and thus contribute to improved access to safe cooking fuel.”

– “A tool for taking and sharing geo-tagged photos specifically designed to work over low bandwidth. The photos are automatically mapped, thus helping towards overall situational awareness.”


Learn & Connect (UNHCR) [info]
– “The e-learning platform for UNHCR, bringing training opportunities to more than 8,000 staff members and partners worldwide. With this mobile application UNHCR’s Global Learning Centre offers an additional learning opportunity for staff members, allowing them to access bite-size training courses via their mobile devices. These training courses have been designed to offer staff members access to the information they need, when and where they need it, covering a diverse range of topics from Management & Leadership to Emergency & Security.”

Note that more web sites are also being optimized for mobile devices.  Here are some examples:

Forced Migration Review (FMR) [access]
– As of issue no. 42, FMR is now in A5 format, in part to make it easier to read on mobile devices.

Oxford Journals [info]
– Adding an “m.” at the beginning of a journal’s URL will direct a user to the mobile version; see, e.g., International Journal of Refugee Law, the Journal of Refugee Studies, and Refugee Survey Quarterly.

Refugees United [info] [access]

RefWorld [info]

ReliefWeb Mobile [info] [access]

Other app listings:
– Disaster Apps and Mobile Optimized Web Pages [access]
– UN Mobile Applications [access]

Learn more about apps at this upcoming event:

Linking Humanitarian Organizations with Mobile Data Collection Tool Providers, Paris, 15-17 May 2013 [info]