Tag Archives: Asia

New Regional Publications on Africa; Asia; amd Syrians

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Africa

Atelier de Réflexion – Foncier Rural et Solutions Durables en Côte d’Ivoire: Logement, Terre et Biens en Situation de Déplacement, Abidjan, 2-4 Octobre 2012 (IDMC, June 2013) [text]

Central African Republic: Abandoned to its Fate? (MSF, July 2013) [text]

CORI Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo; Human Rights Issues (CORI, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Durable Solutions: Perspectives of Somali Refugees Living in Kenyan and Ethiopian Camps and Selected Communities of Return (DRC & NRC, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

For Malian Refugees, Peace Deal Does Not Guarantee Safe Return (Refugees International Blog, July 2013) [text]

Mission Conjointe d’Evaluation de la Sécurité Alimentaire des Réfugiés Centrafricains du Camp de Belom à Maro au Sud du Tchad (WFP & UNHCR, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

South Sudan: Protection and Assistance Challenges Demand a Firm Response (Refugees International, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Asia

Gender and Livelihoods among Internally Displaced Persons in Mindanao, Philippines (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Needs Assessment and Engagement Strategy in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan (Danish Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life in the Rohingya’s Myanmar: A Q & A with Photojournalist Greg Constantine (Refugees International Blog, June 2013) [text]

Operational Guidance Note: North Korea (DPRK) (UK Home Office, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

Roundtable on Managing Cross-border Movements of People: Promoting Capacity and Response for Irregular Migration, Singapore, 19-20 November 2012 (RSIS Centre for NTS Studies, 2013) [text]

Return to Torture: Extradition, Forcible Returns and Removals to Central Asia (Amnesty International, July 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“They Say We Should Be Grateful,” Mass Rehousing and Relocation Programs in Tibetan Areas of China (HRW, June 2013) [text]

UNHCR Chief Welcomes Regional Commitments in Central Asia to Protect Migrant and Asylum-seeker Rights (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Syrians

Behind the Scenes of the “Most Complex” Refugee Operation in the World (IRIN, July 2013) [text]

Egypt: Do Not Return Asylum Seekers to Syria (HRW, July 2013) [text]

From Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley: Trip Report on Syrian Refugees (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2013) [text]

Joint Education Needs Assessment: Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan (UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis: Five More Uncomfortable Questions for the International Community (UpFront Blog, July 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on Asia, esp. Myanmar and Syria/Syrians

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Asia, esp. Myanmar

Bridging the Housing, Land and Property Gap – The Need to Effectively Address Housing, Land and Property Rights during Peace Negotiations and in the Context of Refugee/IDP Return: Preliminary Recommendations to the Government of Myanmar, Ethnic Actors and the International Community (Displacement Solutions, June 2013) [text]

Cyclone in Myanmar Uproots Violence-displaced in Rakhine State yet again (IDMC Blog, May 2013) [text]

Myanmar: Protecting Minority Rights is Non-negotiable (Refugees International, May 2013) [text]

North Korea: Denial of Rights Forces Back Refugees (Human Rights Watch, May 2013) [text]
– See also related UNHCR press release.

Responding to Emergencies in Southeast Asia: Can We do Better? (Save the Children, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Sri Lanka: A Contemporary Case of Paradoxes?,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Statement on Asylum Trends and Levels in 2012 in Japan,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

“What Happens Post-deportation? The Experience of Deported Afghans,” Migration Studies, Advance Access, 8 May 2013 [free full-text]

New Regional Publications on Syria and Syrians

Close to Combustion: Syrian Conflict Inflames Regional Refugee Crisis (Fair Observer, June 2013) [text]

Deluge of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Awakens Old Sectarian Divisions (IPI Global Observatory, June 2013) [text]

Overnight in Jordan’s Za’atari Camp (IRIN, June 2013) [text]

Syria’s Internally Displaced – ‘The world has forgotten us’ (Amnesty International, June 2013) [text]

Syria’s Unchecked Humanitarian Crisis, Washington, DC, 19 June 2013 [access]
– Follow link for video; see also photo gallery at right of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

Zaatari Governance Plan (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

A new Regional Response Plan for Syria has been issued for 2013.  Currently, 1.6 million Syrian refugees are being hosted in five different countries, and some 4.25 million are internally displaced.  The plan estimates that by year-end a total of 3.45 million refugees will be in need of assistance. “The total financial requirements in this Regional Response Plan amount to close to US$ 3 billion for international agencies and NGOs and an additional US$ 830 million for the Governments of Jordan and Lebanon.” The UN is also appealing for US$1.41 billion to help people within Syria.

Highlights of the plan are provided here.  See also this related press release and infographic.


“Crisis in Lebanon: Camps for Syrian Refugees?,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

Safe No More: Students and Schools under Attack in Syria (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Refugee Experience (Boston University Institute for Iraqi Studies, May 2013) [text]
– Workshop report.

Syrians Seeking Refuge in Libya (IRIN, May 2013) [text]


New Regional Publications on Asia; the Americas; and

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Regional Publications on Asia

Afghan Refugee Household Assessment in the Republic of Tajikistan (Danish Refugee Council, April 2013) [text via Refworld]

Barely Surviving: Detention, Abuse, Neglect of Migrant Children in Indonesia (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text]

A Bend in the Road is not the End of the Road: Philippines President Vetoes IDP Act (IDMC Blog, June 2013) [text]

Cash Programme Review for IDPs in the Kabul Informal Settlements (Danish Refugee Council, May 2013) [text]

*A Commentary on the June 2013 Afghanistan Operational Guidance Note (Still Human Still Here, June 2013) [text]

“Escape from North Korea,” New York Times, 5 June 2013 [access]
– An “Op-Doc” video.

“Guerre et Terre en Afghanistan,” Theme issue of REMMM: Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée, no. 133 (2013) [full-text]
– See esp. “Would-be places for displaced Afghans: The UNHCR, landless returnees and the enforcement of the national order” and “Home sweet home! Repatriation, reintegration and land allocation in Afghanistan.”

Pakistan: COI Compilation (ACCORD, June 2013) [text via Refworld]

New Regional Publications on The Americas

Asylum Victories: Stories of Protection Mark World Refugee Day (Center for Gender & Refugees Studies, June 2013) [text]

The Cartagena Declaration on Refugees and the Protection of People Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence in Latin America, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. 32 (UNHCR, June 2013) [text]

How the U.S. Asylum Deadline Hurts Women (Daily Beast, June 2013) [text]

A Liberal Tide: Towards A Paradigm Shift in Latin American Migration and Asylum Policy-Making?, London, 18 March 2013 [text]
– Conference report.

UNHCR Drawn into the Edward Snowden Fray, if Only by Speculation (RSDWatch, June 2013) [text]

When Clients Lie (The Asylumist, June 2013) [text]

New Regional Publications on MENA

Bases for the Palestinian Refugees’ Right of Return under International Law: Beyond General Assembly Resolution 194 (CJICL Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

“Displacement in a Fragile Iraq,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

Displacement, Trauma in Northern Yemen (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Flight, Fragility and Furthering Stability in Yemen,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

A Global History of Modern Humanitarian Action: Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference, Amman, 15-16 April 2013 [info]
– Follow link for conference report.

New Texts Out Now: Louise Cainkar, Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas (Jadaliyya, May 2013) [text]
– Interview with author of “Global Arab World Migrations and Diasporas,” Arab Studies Journal, vol. XXI, no. 1 (Spring 2013).

Regional Responses to Forced Migration: The Case of Libya, MPC Analytical and Synthetic Note 2013/03 (Migration Policy Centre, 2013) [text]

“Report on the Rejected Asylum Seekers of Choucha Refugee Camp,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

“Violence in Yemen: Thinking About Violence in Fragile States Beyond the Confines of Conflict and Terrorism,” Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, vol. 2, no. 1:13 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Was Establishing New Institutions in Iraq to Deal with Displacement a Good Idea?,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

New Regional Publications on Asia; Europe and Israel, Syrians

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on Asia

Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan and the Influx of Refugees (International Refugee Law Blog, May 2013) [text]

In Search of Survival and Sanctuary in the City: Refugees from Myanmar/Burma in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (International Rescue Committee, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See also related IRC blog post.

“Polish Refugees in India during and after the Second World War,” The Sarmatian Review, vol. XXXIII, no. 2 (April 2013) [full-text]

Rohingya Evacuation under Way in Myanmar (IRIN, May 2013) [text]
– See also related OCHA map.

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability in Peshawar, Pakistan, HPG Working Paper (ODI, May 2013) [text]

“Towards an Understanding of North Korean Adolescent Refugees in South Korea,” Torch Trinity Journal, no. 15.2 (2012) [full-text]

New Publications on Europe

Asylum Applicants and First Instance Decisions on Asylum Applications: 2012, Data in Focus, no. 5/2013 (Eurostat, May 2013) [text via EMN Belgium]

“Asylum Seekers/Refugees’ Orientations to Belonging, Identity & Integration into Britishness: Perceptions of the Role of the Mainstream and Community Press,” Observatorio (OBS*), vol. 7, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]

A City Says Yes! Reflections on the Experiences of the Save Me Campaign to Promote Refugee Resettlement in Germany (European Resettlement Network, May 2013) [access]
– Launch of publication at event promoting resettlement.  Follow link for text and event information.

Initial Observations by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Representation for the Baltic and Nordic Countries on Law Proposal No. 579/Lp11 Amending the Asylum Law of the Republic of Latvia (UNHCR, May 2013) [text]

“Refugees in Serbia – Twenty Years Later,” Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, vol. 63, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]

Social Networks, Social Capital and Refugee Integration (Nuffield Foundation, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Israel, Syrians


Despite Halt in Deportations, Refugees in Israel Live in Fear (IPS, May 2013) [text]

Israel: Knesset Urged Not to Pass Law that Would Forcibly Evict Tens of Thousands of Negev/Naqab Bedouin (Amnesty International, April 2013) [text]

“Israel’s African Refugee Dilemma,” Peace Newsletter, no. 824 (May 2013) [full-text]

Protection Concerns Facing Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Israel (HIAS, April 2013) [text]


Fleeing Syria, Refugees Arrive to a Different Kind of Hell in Greece (The Atlantic, May 2013) [text]

Shelter Poll Survey on Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (UNHCR & Statistics Lebanon, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon, Middle East Report, no. 141 (International Crisis Group, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]


New Regional Publications on Africa and Asia/Oceania

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on Africa

Hasty Repatriation: Kenya’s Attempt to Send Somali Refugees Home (Heritage Institute for Policy Studies, Feb. 2013) [text]

“I can’t be a citizen if I am still a refugee”: Former Burundian Refugees Struggle to Assert their New Tanzanian Citizenship, Citizenship and Displacement in the Great Lakes Region Working Paper, no. 8 (International Refugee Rights Initiative, March 2013) [text]

Leaving Libya: A Review of UNHCR’s Emergency Operation in Tunisia and Egypt, 2011-2012, PDES/2013/04 (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

Rapport de Diagnostic: Camp de Réfugiés de Bélom (Solidarités International, Mars 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Return to Somalia: A New Era?, Oslo, 21 March 2013 [info]
– A summary of the discussions is available here; also includes link to video of the event.

The UNHCR and Angolan Liberation: 1974-1975, Global Migration Research Paper, no. 4 (Programme for the Study of Global Migration, 2013) [text]

Publications on Asia/Oceania

Global Asylum Trends 2012: How Does Australia Compare? (FlagPost, April 2013) [text]

“Growth and Development of Children Aged 1–5 Years in Low-intensity Armed Conflict Areas in Southern Thailand: A Community-based Survey,” Conflict and Health 7:8 (April 2013) [open access text]

Myanmar Update: COI Compilation (ACCORD, Nov. 2012) [text]

Refugee Facts Media Manual (Centre for Policy Development, April 2013) [access]
– New resource “which provides key information and statistics for journalists, editors and advocates on asylum seeker issues” in Australia.

Solutions Needed for Afghanistan’s Displaced as International Attention Wanes (IDMC Blog, April 2013) [text]

UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Assistance to the Refugees from Bhutan in Nepal (18 June-08 July 2012) (WFP & UNHCR, March 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]



New Regional Publications on Asia/Oceania; North Africa; and the Americas

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on Asia/Oceania

Asylum Seekers, Refugees and People Smuggling—Links to the Key Parliamentary Library Papers (FlagPost, March 2013) [text]

Australian Complementary Protection: A Step-by-Step Approach, Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, no. 4 (Dec. 2011) [full-text]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech.

“Persecuted Protected by Customary International Law, UNHCR Says,” South China Morning Post, 7 March 2013 [text]

Refugee Resettlement from Pakistan: Findings from Afghan Refugee Camps in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), KNOW RESET Research Report 2013/01 (European University Institute, 2013) [text]

“The Third Country Resettlement Programme in Japan: Myanmar Refugees from Thailand who have Resettled in Japan,” Presentation at 3rd JSA-ASEAN International Conference,  Kuala Lumpur, 22-23 February 2012 [text]
– Scroll to p. 127.

New Publications on North Africa

The Arab Spring and Migration in Egypt, One Year on: Impacts, Perceptions and Attitudes, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 5 (Center for Refugee and Migration Studies & Migration Policy Centre, Oct. 2012) [text]

Chadian Migrants Rue Libyan Detention, Ill-treatment, Deportation (IRIN, March 2013) [text]

Libya and International Refugee and Asylum Law: Addressing the Protection of Refugees and Migrants Displaced by the 2011 Conflict (Global Movements Blog, March 2013) [text]

Two Years after the Crisis: Returnees from Libya Revisited, Policy Brief (IOM, March 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“L’Union européenne: entre soutien aux révolutions arabes et peur d’une invasion par les réfugiés,” Vivre Ensemble, vol. 20, no. 68 (Hiver 2013) [full-text]

Violence, Vulnerability and Migration: Trapped at the Gates of Europe (MSF, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on The Americas

CCR Decries Dramatic Drop in Refugees Resettled to Canada (Canadian Council for Refugees, March 2013) [text]

“For Conflict Zones, Sequestration is even more Devastating,” The Atlantic, 5 March 2013 [text]

“Les migrants en provenance d’Haïti sont-ils des réfugiés ‘environnementaux’?,” Vivre Ensemble, vol. 19, no. 66 (Été, 2012) [full-text]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in the Americas, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 21 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech.

A problemática contemporânea dos refugiados: instrumentos normativos internacionais e regionais de proteção (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, 2012) [text]

Where Legal Mobilization is Lethal: Displaced Women’s Organizing in Colombia (IntLawGrrls, March 2013) [text]



New Regional Publications on Africa; Europe; and Asia

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on Africa

Addis Ababa Pt I: Visiting the African Union (African Asylum Blog, March 2013) [text]
– Discusses visiting the African Union archives to look for the travaux préparatoires relating to the 1969 African Refugee Convention.

Côte d’Ivoire – Attaque du camp de Nahibly: “une occasion de rendre justice” (FIDH, March 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
– See also English-language press release.

Protecting Civilians in Central African Republic is Critical (Global Protection Cluster, April 2013) [text]
– See also related IRIN report.

Western Sahara: The World’s Forgotten Refugees (The Guardian, April 2013) [access]
– Follow link for video.

New Publications on Europe

Examining the European Geography of Refugee Protection: Exclusions, Limitations and Exceptions from the 1967 Protocol to the Present, Nijmegen Migration Law Working Papers Series 2012/03 (Centre for Migration Law, 2012) [text]

Foster Care and Supported Lodgings for Separated Asylum Seeking Young People in Ireland: The Views of Young People, Carers and Stakeholders (Barnardos & Health Service Executive, April 2013) [text]
– See also related briefing paper and blog post.

From Persecution to Management of Populations: Governmentality and the Common European Asylum System, Nijmegen Migration Law Working Papers Series 2012/04 (Centre for Migration Law, 2012) [text]

Migration Is Not a Crime: Report on the Monitoring of Guarded Centres for Foreigners (Association for Legal Intervention & Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, March 2013) [text]
– Review of detention centres in Poland.

[UNHCR Response to ESI letter to LIBE Suggesting Amending EU Legislation on Asylum Procedures and Visas] (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Asia

“Burden of Communicable Disease among the Native and Repatriating Afghans,” PLoS Pathogens 8(10): e1002926 (Oct. 2012) [open access text]

Impacts of Bhutanese Refugees in Eastern Nepal, Paper presented at History Association of Nepal National Seminar, Biratnagar, Feb. 2013 [text]

Rethinking Displacement: Asia Pacific Perspectives (Ashgate, Jan. 2013) [info]
– A portion of Chapter 1 is available as well as an eprint of Chapter 13.

“Tibetan Refugees as Objects of Development: Indian Development Philosophy and Refugee Resistance in the Establishment of Lukzung Samdrupling, the First Tibetan Refugee Settlement in India,” Himalaya, The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, vol. 30, no. 1 (2011) [delayed open access text]

UNHCR Calls for Concrete Steps to Protect Refugees through Bali Process (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]



New Regional Publications Focused on Asia/Pacific

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Updates (Feb. 2013) [full-text]
– Includes feature on “Social Innovation: Using Social Innovation to Improve the Lives and Advance the Rights of Refugees throughout the Asia Pacific Region.”

The Opening of Burmese Borders: Impacts on Migration (Migration Information Source, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Protection in Practice: The Situation of Refugees in East Asia,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 35 (March 2013) [full-text]

Rohingya Boat People: A Challenge for Southeast Asia, RSIS Commentaries, no. 035/2013 (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Feb. 2013) [text]

UNHCR’s Bangkok Office Defies the Right to Counsel (RSDWatch, Feb. 2013) [text]


New Regional Publications on the Americas; Africa and Asia/Oceania

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on the Americas

Desplazamiento Forzado y Necesidades de Protección, Generados por Nuevas Formas de Violencia y Criminalidad en Centroamérica (CIDEHUM & ACNUR, May 2012) [text]

Evaluating the Implementation of the Persecutor Bar to Asylum: The Case for a Defense of Duress in U.S. Asylum Exclusions (ExpressO, 2013) [text]

Haiti Three Years On: Overpromised and Underdelivered (UpFront Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]
– References new book entitled The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013).

“How the Charter Has Failed Non-Citizens in Canada – Reviewing Thirty Years of Supreme Court of Canada Jurisprudence,” McGill Law Journal (Forthcoming, 2013) [preprint via SSRN]

“The Mexican Drug War and the Consequent Population Exodus: Transnational Movement at the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Societies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2013) [open access text]

Seeing Migrants, Selecting Refugees: A Historical Study of Chinese Settlement in Canada and New Zealand, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 252 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

A Shared State: Iraqi Refugees and American Veterans in the Aftermath of War, Honors Thesis (University of California at Berkeley, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Africa

Analysis: Refugees Aim for Self-reliance, Not Hand-outs (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

Crossing African Borders: Migration and Mobility (Center of African Studies, 2012) [text]
– Conference report for the 5th African Borderlands Research Network Conference, Lisbon, 21-25 September 2011; see also programme and CFP.  Report includes “Identity Strategies, Cultural Practices and Citizenship Recovery: Mauritanian Refugees in the Senegal Valley,” ” Forced Migration of Chadians in the Faro Division in Northern Cameroon (1980-2010),” “Beyond the ‘Genius Of Suffering’: The Paradox of an Alienated Border Regime – Refugee Integration in Cross-Border Dagana (Senegal-Mauritania),” and “Territory and Border Crossing for Livelihoods among (Voluntary and Forced) Migrants from DRC to Swaziland: The Re-Imagining of a Borderless Spatial System.”

*Hear My Voice: Somalis on Living in a Humanitarian Crisis (MSF, Feb. 2013) [textvia ReliefWeb]

An Indictment of the New Somali Government: Displaced Woman and Journalist Jailed for Raising Rape Charges (UpFront Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

Return Intention Survey on Displaced Population – Mali (IOM, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Publications on Asia/Oceania

“Burma in Diaspora: A Preliminary Research Note on the Politics of Burmese Diasporic Communities in Asia,”Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 31, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Destination Anywhere? Factors Affecting Asylum Seekers’ Choice of Destination Country, Research Paper, no. 1 (Australian Parliamentary Library, Feb. 2013) [text]

Philippines Passes Historic Bill to Protect Internally Displaced  (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Rohingya: A Population Facing Violence, Displacement, Segregation, and Statelessness, RSC Public Seminar Series, 6 Feb. 2013 [access]
– Podcast of the seminar.

Sri Lanka: Transitioning from a Humanitarian Crisis to a Human Rights Crisis (InterAction, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Case study for InterAction’s “Transition from Relief to Development” project.

UNHCR Mission to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, 15-17 January 2013 (UNHCR Australia, Feb. 2013) [text]


New Publications on Syria; Asia; and Economic/Work Issues

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

New Publications on Syria

An International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria will be held tomorrow in Kuwait City.  In advance of the conference, the U.S. has just pledged $155 million, while the EU has promised €100 million. The UN is seeking a total of $1.5 billion in assistance. You can monitor funding on the Syria Information Hub and via the Financial Tracking Service.

More information on the role the European Union has played in the Syrian crisis, in terms of both humanitarian aid and accepting refugees, is available on the newly launched web site from the Migration Policy Centre: “Syrian Refugees: A Snapshot of the Crisis – in the Middle East and Europe.”


Hospitals and Doctors under Attack in Syria: Q&A with the Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Committee for the Syrian Expatriates Organization (Migration Information Source, Jan. 2013) [text]
– Audio of the Q&A is also available.

Kurdistan’s Syrian Refugee Crisis (Cato Institute, Jan. 2013) [text]

Syria’s Afghan Refugees Trapped in a Double Crisis (UN Dispatch, Jan. 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugees: Facts and Figures (Library of the European Parliament, Dec. 2012) [text]

UN: To Avoid Tensions with Refugees, Lebanese Hosts Need Support (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Asia

Disaster-induced Internal Displacement in the Philippines: The Case of Tropical Storm Washi/Sendong (IDMC, Jan. 2013) [text]

Feet of Clay: Aung San Suu Kyi, UNHCR and the Rohingya Refugees (Footsteps to Freedom Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Promoting Psychosocial Resilience among Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal: A Study of Ethnopsychology, Coping Strategies, and Community Resources 2011-2012 (Transcultural Psychosocial Organization-Nepal, 2012) [text]

Refugee Watch Online (Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– News and views on displaced people in South Asia.

Working Differently in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations: The ADB Experience (Asian Development Bank, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Publications on Economic/Work Issues

Economic Empowerment of Urban Refugee Youth: Guiding Principles (Women’s Refugee Commission, Jan. 2013) [access]
– Follow the link for access to the text of the Guiding Principles, an executive summary and a presentation about them.  See also related blog post.

“The Economic Security of Refugees and IDPs: Social Capital, Remittances and Humanitarian Assistance,” Chapter in Global Migration: Challenges in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, October 2012) [info]

“The Economics of Forced Migration,” Journal of Development Studies, Forthcoming (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [preprint]
– See also related COMPAS blog post.

Making Work Safe: Safety Mapping Tool (Women’s Refugee Commission, Jan. 2013 [access]
– “Watch this 2-minute video to learn how to make your livelihoods program safe for women.”

Why Aren’t Refugees Allowed to Work? Asylum Access Launches Global Refugee Work Rights Survey (Refugee Work Rights, Jan. 2013) [text]
– Includes an invitation to join the Refugee Work Rights Coalition.


New Publications on Europe; Asia, esp. Afghanistan; and The Americas

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on Europe

“The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement: A Lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy?,” Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“The Influence of Intercultural Factors on Asylum Decision Making in the Republic of Macedonia,” Security Dialogues, vol. 3, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

The Organisation of Asylum and Migration Policies 2012 (European Migration Network, Nov. 2012) [Belgium] [Ireland]

Refugee Protection or Irregular Migration Management? Examining the International Legal Principle of Non-refoulement in FRONTEX Operations in the Mediterranean (University of Twente, 2012) [text]

“The Shortcomings of Dublin II: Strasbourg’s M.S.S. Judgment and its Implications for the European Union’s Legal Order,” European Yearbook on Human Rights 2012 (July 2012; posted Dec. 2012) [eprint via SSRN]

UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Concludes the Fourth and Last Country Visit in His Regional Study on the Human Rights of Migrants at the Borders of the European Union: Greece (OHCHR, Dec. 2012) [text]

Publications on Asia, esp. Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Humanitarianism in Uncertain Times (Feinstein International Center, Dec. 2012) [text]

Afghanistan – Insurgent Strategies: Intimidation and Targeted Violence against Afghans (EASO, Dec. 2012) [text]
– Second country of origin information report from EASO; see also related press release.

Disasters: Asia’s 2012 Figures and Trends (IRIN, Dec. 2012) [text]

Migration, Refugees, and Borders in Hong Kong, Toronto, 30 Nov. 2012 [info]
– Only the programme for this event is available, but abstracts for the three presentations are included.

The State of Human Rights 2012 (Asian Human Rights Commission, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Reports available for Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Talking to the Other Side: Humanitarian Engagement with the Taliban in Afghanistan (ODI, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Publications on the Americas

UNHCR and Open Society’s Justice Initative released a report today entitled “Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S.”  The report makes “recommendations to aid policy makers and legislators in implementing administrative and legislative changes to improve the lives of stateless individuals who already reside in this country…so that they are able to participate as full members of society.”

Other publications focusing on this region:

Gangs in Central America (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Nov. 2012) [text]

Haiti: Human Security in Danger (FIDH, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“‘I am an American’: Communicating Refugee Identity and Citizenship,” Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research, vol. 11, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“Migración y Refugio en la Argentina: Un Análisis desde la Legislación Actual = Migration and Refugees in Argentina: An Analysis of Current Legislation,” Passagens, vol. 4, no. 3 (2012) [full-text]

“Mujeres, Conflicto y Desplazamiento Forzoso: Acción, Resistencia y Lucha por el Reconocimiento y la Inclusión = Women, Conflict and Forced Migration: Action, Resistance and Struggle for Recognition and Inclusion,” Dilemata, no. 10 (2012) [full-text]

“A Proteção Internacional dos Refugiados no Ordenamento Jurídico Brasileiro = International Protection of Refugees in Brazilian Law,” Revista Eletrônica do Ministério Público do Estado de Goiás, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2012) [text]


New Publications on the Middle East; Asia/Pacific; and Legal Items

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on the Middle East

Analysis: Politics and Humanitarianism in Israel-oPt (IRIN, Nov. 2012) [text]

Assessment of the Situation of the Syrian Refugees in Kurdistan Region Iraq, MPC Research Report 2012/15 (Migration Policy Centre, 2012) [text]

The European Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: What Next?, MPC Research Report 2012/14 (Migration Policy Centre, 2012) [text]

Labour Force Survey among Palestinian Refugees Living in Camps and Gatherings in Lebanon, 2011 (ILO & EU, Nov. 2012) [exec. summ. via ReliefWeb]

Out in the Cold: Syria’s Children Left Unprotected (Save the Children, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Palestine: The Demographic and Economic Dimension of Migration, CARIM Analytic and Synthetic Notes 2012/04 (CARIM, 2012) [text]

Syrian Refugee Camps and Conflict in Turkey (DIIS Comment, Nov. 2012) [text]

Syrian Refugees: Reliance on Camps Creates Few Good Options (Refugees International, Dec. 2012) [text]
– See photo above.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The Humanitarian Approach under Political Divisions, MPC Research Report 2012/13 (Migration Policy Centre, 2012) [text]

Syrian Refugees Living in the Community in Jordan: Assessment Report (IFRC, Sept. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Publications on Asia/Pacific

Analysis: Australia’s Offshore Asylum Process (IRIN, Nov. 2012) [text]

Challenges of IDP Protection: Research Study on the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan (IDMC, Nov. 2012) [text]

Country of Origin Report: Vietnam (CORI, Sept. 2012) [text via Refworld]

Myanmar: COI Compilation (Accord, Nov. 2012) [text via Refworld]

“Protecting and Assisting Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Malaysia: The Role of the UNHCR, Informal Mechanisms, and the ‘Humanitarian Exception’,” Journal of Political Science and Sociology, no. 17 (2012) [full-text via KOARA]

“Psychiatric Ethics and a Politics of Compassion,” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, vol. 9, no. 1 (2012) [extract]
– Focuses on asylum seeker detention in Australia.

UNHCR Afghanistan: Statistical Summary of Conflict-induced Internal Displacement (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Publications on Legal Items

Difficult to Believe: The Assessment of Asylum Claims in Ireland (Irish Refugee Council, Nov. 2012) [text]

Podcast: Stephen Yale-Loehr and Stanley Mailman on 125 Years of Matthew Bender (LexisNexis, Nov. 2012) [access]
– Discussion with editors of the 21-volume Immigration Law and Procedure.

“Protecting the Protectors or Victimizing the Victims Anew? ‘Material Support of Terrorism’ and Exclusion from Refugee Status in U.S. and European Courts,” ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 18, no. 2 (2012) [text via SSRN]

Return and Reintegration of Internally Displaced Persons in Post-Conflict Situations: Right Based Approach to Peacebuilding (SSRN, Nov. 2012) [text]

The Role of ‘Credibility’ in International Protection Claims, Dublin, 9 Nov. 2012 [info]
– Videos of speeches and other materials are available here.

New Publications on Africa; Middle East; and Asia/Oceania

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on Africa

Bulletin spécial sur Mtabila (UNHCR Burundi, Oct. 2012)
– No. 1no. 2 and no. 3 are available via ReliefWeb.

Burundi-Tanzania: A Troubled Homecoming (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

From Arid Zones into the Desert: The Uganda National IDP Policy Implementation 2004-2012, RLP Working Paper, no. 23 (Refugee Law Project, Oct. 2012) [text]

Internal Displacement in Africa: A Development Challenge (IDMC, Oct. 2012) [text]

Kenya: Refugee Relocation Order Sparks Concern (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Kenya’s Neglected IDPs: Internal Displacement and Vulnerability of Pastoralist Communities in Northern Kenya (IDMC & ISS, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– See also related IRIN report.

Publications on the Middle East

Egyptian Policy Toward the Palestinian Refugees, 1948 to 1952: Incorporating Arab Sources into the Historiography of the 1948 War for Palestine (SSRN, 2012) [text]

Israel: Asylum Seekers Blocked at Border (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2012) [text]

Palestinian Refugee Experience in a Changing Humanitarian Order, Working Paper, no. 2011/58 (Birzeit University, 2011) [text via SSRN]

“Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the State of Israel,” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, vol. 6, no. 3 (2012) [full-text]

“Some UNRWA Refugees Have Resettled,” Middle East Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4 (Fall 2012) [full-text]

Spatializing Identity: The Changing Landscape of Palestinian Refugee Camps, Working Paper, no. 2011/50 (Birzeit University, 2011) [text via SSRN]

Publications on Asia/Oceania

“Barriers to Reform in Myanmar: Displacement of Civilians in Kachin State,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

Changing Realities, Poverty and Displacement in South East Burma/Myanmar (The Border Consortium, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Exporting Australia’s Asylum Policies (Human Rights Watch, Oct. 2012) [text]

Human Rights Issues Raised by the Transfer of Asylum Seekers to Third Countries (Australian Human Rights Commission, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Intermédiaires du Tourisme Médical: Les Réfugiés Afghans de Delhi,” Moussons, no. 19 (2012) [full-text]

Rohingya in Bangladesh: Maintaining the Status Quo; Squandering a Rare Opportunity (Refugees International, Oct. 2012) [text]

Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress (Refugees International, Oct. 2012) [text]

Sri Lanka: A Hidden Displacement Crisis (IDMC, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Unsolved Issues in South Korea’s Domestic Refugee Law,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 31 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]


New Publications on Asia Pacific Region; Europe; and Identification Issues

Australian Government Assistance to Refugees: Fact versus Fiction (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Sept. 2012) [text]

Disaster Needs Analysis: Afghanistan Conflict and Displacement (ACAPS, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Humanitarian Space in India: Why Humanitarian Agencies do not Respond Adequately to Needs Generated by Internal Armed Conflict,” Humanitarian Exchange, no. 55 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

“IDP Vulnerability Assessment and Profiling (IVAP) in Pakistan: A Report and Appraisal,” Humanitarian Exchange, no. 55 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

Pakistan: No End to Humanitarian Crises, Asia Report, no. 237 (International Crisis Group, Oct. 2012) [text]

Papua New Guinea: No Relief for Flood-affected Refugees (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Redefining Humanitarian Space: The Kachin IDP Crisis in Myanmar,” Humanitarian Exchange, no. 55 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

UNHCR Advice on Papua New Guinea (UNHCR Canberra, Oct. 2012) [text]

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries, First Half 2012: Statistical Overview of Asylum Applications Lodged in Europe and Selected Non-European Countries (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [access]

EU, as Peacemaker, Should Welcome Those Fleeing War (European Voice, Oct. 2012) [text]
– “Human Rights Watch gives its view of the award of the Nobel peace prize to the European Union.”

Fear and Loathing on the Streets of Athens (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Greece Failing Asylum Seekers (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Migration and Disaster-Induced Displacement: European Policy, Practice, and Perspective, Working Paper, no. 308 (Center for Global Development, Oct. 2012) [text]

Syria Crisis: UNHCR Urges European Union States to Honour their Asylum System Principles (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Anonymous Aliens? Questions of Identification in the Detention and Deportation of Failed Asylum Seekers,” Population, Space and Place, vol. 18, no. 6 (Nov./Dec. 2012) [abstract]
– See also info. on author’s research interests.

Establishing Identity for International Protection: Challenges and Practices (European Migration Network, 2012) [access]
– Read a brief overview of the study’s objectives; follow the link above for background info. and texts of national contributions.

Failed Asylum Seeker Stuck in Samoa (The Asylumist, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Notes that World Passport was used as travel document.

Guide for Issuing Machine Readable Convention Travel Documents for Refugees and Stateless Persons (ICAO & UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/


New Publications on Human Trafficking; Climate Change; and Asia

Details of these new resources were originally found on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog produced by Elisa Mason.

Publications on Human Trafficking:

Challenging Existing Discourses, Approaches and Responses to Human Trafficking, Gmunden, Austria, 31 July 2012 [access]

European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, vol. 18, no. 3 (2012) [contents]
– Special issue on human trafficking.

Human Trafficking in the Sinai: Refugees between Life and Death (Europe External Policy Advisors & Tilburg University, Sept. 2012) [text]

The Mafia’s Shadow in the Americas: Refugees and Slavery (InSight Crime, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Special feature on organized crime and displacement in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Victims, Villains, and the Virtuous: Constructing the Problems of “Human Trafficking,” Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School (Univ. of Minnesota, June 2012) [text]

Publications on Climate Change:

“Book Review: Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 25, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [free full-text]

Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2nd ed. (DARA, Sept. 2012) [access]

Human Rights and Climate Change: EU Policy Options (European Parliament, Aug. 2012) [text]

“More Complex Conflict Drivers than Environment and Climate,” New Routes, vol. 17, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

New Research on Climate Change Migration and Displacement: Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Washington, DC, 26 Sept. 2012 [access]

Part of the Solution? Rethinking Climate Change and Migration (UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on Asia:

[Photo credit: © UNHCR/N.Farhad in “Afghan returns pass 50,000 in first eight months, up on last year,” UNHCR, Aug. 2012]

“Afghan Refugees in Pakistan,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 30 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]
– See also news stories from UNAMA and UNHCR Pakistan.

Afghanistan: Country of Origin Information for Use in the Asylum Determination Process (Danish Immigration Service, May 2012) [text via Refworld]

“China’s New Exit-Entry Law,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 30 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

CORI Country Report: Bangladesh (Country of Origin Research and Information, March 2012) [text]

“The Factors Affecting the Development of National Identity as South Korean in North Korean Refugees Living in South Korea,” Psychiatry Investigation, vol. 9, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

The Flight of the Rohingya (Virginia Quarterly Review Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Part 1 of two-part series.

Forced Labour during the Arakan Crisis: An Overview of Forced Labour Practices in North Arakan, Burma (Arakan Project, Aug. 2012) [text]

Will Aung San Suu Kyi Ignore the Rohingya? (Virginia Quarterly Review Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Part 2 of two-part series.