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New Publications on Resiliance; Columbia; Syria; Displacement in Mali; ESOL in London

The relevance of ‘resilience’?

The relevance of ‘resilience’?

The relevance of ‘resilience’?
HPG Policy Briefs 49, September 2012
Authors: Simon Levine, Adam Pain, Sarah Bailey and Lilianne Fan.
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(Source: Published by ODI as part of the HPG Policy Briefs series.)

Colombia: Hidden from justice. Impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, a follow-up report”.
Report produced by Amnesty International.
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– See also the press release entitled, “Colombian authorities fail to stop or to punish sexual violence against women.”
(Source: Amnesty International).

The Jihadist Element in Syria and its Implications.
By Paul Rogers for the Oxford Research Group.
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(Source: DocuBase)

Mali: Northern takeover internally displaces at least 118,000 people.
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Two new reports published by the Mayor of London on ESOL for migrants:

Analysis of English Language Employment Support Provision in London.
Produced by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion and commissioned by the GLA as part of London Enriched, the Mayor of London’s integration strategy for refugees and migrants. The Mayor of London’s integration work for refugee and migrant integration is led by the London Strategic Migration Partnership.

An Analysis of English Language Employment Support Provision in London provides a valuable insight into English language training for Jobcentre Plus customers in London. The focus is on those customers whose first language is not English and where their English language level is a barrier to moving into employment. It provides examples of good practice in joint working between Jobcentre Plus and Skills Funding Agency funded providers of English language training. It also looks at how Work Programme providers are addressing customers’ English language needs. The report makes a number of recommendations on how pre-employment English language support can be further strengthened for Jobseeker Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group) customers.

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English Language for All
Produced by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and commissioned by the GLA as part of London Enriched, the Mayor of London’s integration strategy for refugees and migrants. The Mayor of London’s integration work for refugees and migrants is led by the London Strategic Migration Partnership.

English Language for All is a new report which offers a fresh approach to delivering English language learning in London. It gives an overview of the key groups of refugees and migrants in London who now rely on opportunities to learn English outside of Skills Funding Agency funded provision. It then develops three models that are effective in supporting these groups to learn English and also gives a number of case studies of innovative provision currently running in London.

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New Publications on Internal Displacement in Columbia and Bangladesh and Age-related Young People in Wales

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo

Young Lives in Limbo: The protection of age-disputed young people in Wales.
By S. Clarke for the Welsh Refugee Council.
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(Source: Welsh Refugee Council,)

Colombia: Improved government response yet to have impact for IDPs
A new report by IDMC.

Colombia’s government, led since 2010 by President Juan Manuel Santos, has changed its discourse in favour of those who have suffered human rights violations due the conflict and violence within the country. However, it is yet to translate this into effective action to protect the rights of Colombia’s internally displaced people (IDPs) and other victims of conflict. Displacement has continued in 2011 at the same rate as in previous years, as have attacks on IDPs and human rights activists. IDPs continue to have only limited access to the basic necessities of life. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf)
(Source: IDMC).

Bangladesh: Progress on internal displacement response needed
A new report by IDMC.

Twenty years of armed struggle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), pitting the armed forces and Bengali settlers against indigenous groups seeking greater autonomy, formally ended in 1997 with the signing of the CHT Peace Accord. The accord granted cultural recognition and a degree of self-government to indigenous groups and foresaw the rehabilitation of internally displaced people (IDPs), but the situation of displaced indigenous people and Bengalis has not been resolved. (…)

Read the Overview (html / pdf).
(Source: IDMC).