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]

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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.

Publications:

“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

Israel

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]

Syrians

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]