Daily Archives: Saturday, October 17, 2015

York U project teaches Dadaab refugees to teach others

Black Market Grows for Refugee Housing: a class of real-estate hustlers has sprung up in Berlin

UNHCR’s Volker Türk warns against growing politicization of refugee and asylum matters as number of forcibly displaced soars, urges new global compact

Hungary closes border with Croatia

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Source: www.bbc.com

Hungary has closed its border with Croatia in an effort to stem the flow of migrants through the country en route to western Europe.

Croatia said it would begin directing migrants to Slovenia instead.

Hungary has been a major transit country for migrants, many of whom aim to continue on to Austria and Germany.

It announced the closure on Friday after EU leaders failed to agree a plan backed by Hungary to send a force to prevent migrants reaching Greece.

The border, reinforced with a razor-wire fence, closed at midnight (22:00 GMT) on Friday.

A group of several hundred migrants who arrived near the village of Zakany minutes before the deadline were the last to be allowed through.

“Closure!” a soldier shouted after the last travellers had passed across.

“We know that this is not the best, but only the second-best solution,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said…

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Theresa May’s New Crusade

Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 10/17/2015

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 10/17/2015

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New Journal Research Articles for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 10/17/2015

  • “This article argues that analytical concepts used in migration (and other) research are most effectively employed empirically when their methodological underpinnings, and the nature of their development, are fully understood. Inductively designed conceptual frameworks developed through long-term qualitative research are a useful way of (re)thinking migration that can free researchers from the constraints of externally-imposed frameworks, categories and conceptualisations. In order to make this argument, we use the concept of lifestyle migration and consider closely the ways in which this term was developed, not to capture a discrete or homogenous category of migrants, but rather as an analytical tool and an alternative way of thinking about migration. Drawing impetus from a close examination of a specific attempt to operationalise lifestyle migration in quantitative research, we are led to consider the political and governance implications of using (migration) labels, and the overlaps and synergies between types of migration understood as practices informed by meanings and understandings. Here, we specifically explore, on the one hand, how economic factors intersect with lifestyle in migration and, on the other hand, the role of lifestyle as imagination, aspiration and way of living in other migration processes not necessarily labelled lifestyle migration. “

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