New Thematic Publications on Children/Disabled Persons and ICTs/Innovation

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 Thematic Publications on Children/Disabled Persons

The theme for the 2013 edition of the State of the World’s Children is “Children with Disabilities.”  Chapter 5  focuses on “Humanitarian Response,” which discusses strategies for implementing disability-inclusive approaches to humanitarian action.

Other publications on either children or disabled persons:

“Bouncing Forward of Young Refugees: A Perspective on Resilience Research Directions,” European Journal of Psycho-Traumatology 4: 20124 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Disability and Forced Migration,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 37 (May 2013) [full-text]

Disabled, Displaced, Determined: 2013 Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, New York, 2 May 2013 [info]
– Follow the link to learn more about this year’s honorees.

Happy Birthday? Disputing the Age of Children in the Immigration System (Coram Children’s Legal Centre, May 2013) [text]

“The Marginalisation of Refugee Children,” Runnymede Bulletin, no. 373 (Spring 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 6.

“Overcoming Barriers to Education for Refugees with Disabilities,” Migration Australia Journal, vol. 3 (forthcoming, 2013) [eprint via SSRN]

Young and Astray: An Assessment of Factors Driving the Movement of Unaccompanied Children and Adolescents from Eritrea into Ethiopia, Sudan and Beyond (Women’s Refugee Commission, May 2013) [access]

New Thematic Publications on ICTs/Innovation

Humanitarianism in the Network Age: Including World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2012 (OCHA, March 2013) [text]
– See also related iRevolution blog post.

Innovative ICT Helps Aid Workers in Afghanistan (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Media Outlets Multiply, but Aid Communication still Missing Mark (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Moving Forward with Technology: Another Tool in the Toolbox? (WFP et al., 2013) [text]

Potential, Pitfalls of “Big Data” for Humanitarians (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Serious Games at the UNHCR with ARLearn, a Toolkit for Mobile and Virtual Reality Applications (Open Universiteit, April 2013) [text]

South Sudan: Innovation in Delivering Aid to Refugees (OCHA, May 2013) [text]

UNHCR Innovation Monthly Newsletter, no. 3 (April 2013) [text]



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