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Publications: FMR 49 now online – Disasters and displacement in a changing climate

Forced Migration Review issue 49, entitled ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, is now online at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters

In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities.

This issue of FMR includes 36 articles on ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’, five articles on ‘Female genital mutilation (FGM) and asylum in Europe‘, and five ‘general’ articles on: Cartagena +30, trafficking for human organs, animals and forced migration, refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border, and sweet tea and cigarettes in Jordan.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this email.

FMR 49 will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

The FGM mini-feature is also available as a separate pdf at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/FGM.pdf.

If you do not regularly receive a print copy of FMR and would like to receive a print copy for your organisation, or multiple copies for onward distribution or for use in training or at conferences, please contact us at fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union.

Details of our forthcoming issues – on ‘The Balkans 20 years on from the Dayton Agreement’ and ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition and solutions’ – can be found at www.fmreview.org/forthcoming.

Apologies for any cross-posting.

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FMR 49 Disasters and displacement in a changing climate – contents with web links



Børge Brende (Government of Norway) and Didier Burkhalter (Government of Switzerland) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/brende-burkhalter

The Nansen Initiative: building consensus on displacement in disaster contexts Walter Kälin (The Nansen Initiative) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/kaelin

National Adaptation Plans and human mobility Koko Warner (UNU-EHS), Walter Kälin (Nansen Initiative), Susan Martin (Georgetown University) and Youssef Nassef (UNFCC) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/warner-kaelin-martin-nassef

Modelling displacement
Justin Ginnetti (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/ginnetti

The state of the evidence
Susan Martin (Georgetown University)

The necessity for an ethnographic approach in Peru Geremia Cometti (Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Paris) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/cometti

An integrated focus
William Lacy Swing (International Organization for Migration) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/swing

West Africa: a testing ground for regional solutions Julia Blocher, Dalila Gharbaoui and Sara Vigil (University of Liège) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/blocher-gharbaoui-vigil

Development and displacement risks
Glaucia Boyer and Matthew McKinnon (UNDP) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/boyer-mckinnon

Developing temporary protection in Africa Tamara Wood (University of New South Wales) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/wood

Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg (University of Oxford) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/chatty-sternberg

Guidance for ‘managed’ relocation
Brent Doberstein and Anne Tadgell (University of Waterloo) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/doberstein-tadgell

Preparing for planned relocation

Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcadam

Post-disaster resettlement in urban Bolivia Gemma Sou (University of Manchester) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/sou

Focusing on climate-related internal displacement Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham (Displacement Solutions) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/leckie-simperingham

Brazil’s draft migration law
Isabela Piacentini de Andrade (Universidade Positivo) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/piacentini

Disasters, displacement and a new framework in the Americas David James Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/cantor

Temporary protection arrangements to fill a gap in the protection regime Volker Türk (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/tuerk

Refugees, climate change and international law María José Fernández (Universidad Católica de Salta, Argentina) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/fernandez

Displacement as a consequence of climate change mitigation policies Sara Vigil (University of Liège) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/vigil

Statelessness and environmental displacement Jessie Connell (Australian National University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/connell

A role for strategic litigation
Matthew Scott (Lund University, Sweden)

Floods and migration in the Czech Republic Robert Stojanov (University of Prague), Ilan Kelman (University College London) and Barbora Duží (Czech Academy of Sciences) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/stojanov-kelman-duzi

‘One Safe Future’ in the Philippines
Lloyd Ranque and Melissa Quetulio-Navarra (Philippines government agency) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/ranque-quetulionavarra

Post-disaster resettlement in the Philippines: a risky strategy Alice R Thomas (Refugees International) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/thomas

Cross-border migration with dignity in Kiribati Karen E McNamara (University of Queensland) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcnamara

Land, disasters and mobility in the South Pacific Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mcnamara

Not drowning but fighting: Pacific Islands activists Hannah Fair (University College London) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/fair

Samoa: local knowledge, climate change and population movements Ximena Flores-Palacios (Auckland University of Technology) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/florespalacios

Facilitating voluntary adaptive migration in the Pacific Bruce Burson (New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal) and Richard Bedford (University of Waikato) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/burson-bedford

Integrating resilience in South Asia
Mi Zhou and Dorien Braam (Praxis Labs)

“Everyone likes it here”
Himani Upadhyay, Divya Mohan (TERI, India) and Ilan Kelman (University College London) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/upadhyay-mohan-kelman

Building adaptive capacity in Assam
Soumyadeep Banerjee, Suman Bisht and Bidhubhusan Mahapatra (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/banerjee-bisht-mahapatra

Mixed motivations and complex causality in the Mekong Jessica Marsh (Mekong Migration Network) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/marsh

One good reason to speak of ‘climate refugees’
François Gemenne (University of Liège and Sciences Po, Paris) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/gemenne

Governance questions for the international community Alexander Betts (Refugee Studies Centre) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/betts

Building respectful solutions

Colleen Swan (Kivalina City Council), Chief Albert P Naquin (Isle de Jean Charles Tribal Council) and Stanley Tom (Newtok Traditional Council) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/swan-naquin-tom


Female genital mutilation: a case for asylum in Europe Fadela Novak-Irons (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/novakirons

FGM: challenges for asylum applicants and officials Christine Flamand (INTACT) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/flamand

The medicalisation of female genital mutilation Pierre Foldes and Frédérique Martz (Institut en Santé Génésique) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/foldes-martz

The Istanbul Convention: new treaty, new tool Elise Petitpas (End FGM European Network) and Johanna Nelles (Council of Europe) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/pettipas-nelles

Changing attitudes in Finland towards FGM Saido Mohamed and Solomie Teshome (Finnish League for Human Rights) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/mohamed-teshome


The Cartagena process: 30 years of innovation and solidarity Carlos Maldonado Castillo (UNHCR) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/castillo

Trafficking for human organs
Vladimir Makei (Government of Belarus)

Sweet tea and cigarettes: a taste of refugee life in Jordan Rana B Khoury (Northwestern University) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/khoury

Refugee-state distrust on the Thai-Burma border Karen Hargrave (independent) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/hargrave

Animals and forced migration
Piers Beirne and Caitlin Kelty-Huber (University of Southern Maine) www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters/beirne-keltyhuber


New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters ; Health; Religion & Forced Migration

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 Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

“America’s Climate Refugees,” The Guardian (May 2013) [access]
– Series of articles on indigenous communities at risk in Alaska because of the effects of climate change.

“Disasters, Displacement and Protection: Challenges, Shortcomings and Ways Forward,” Chapter in Disentangling Migration and Climate Change: Methodologies, Political Discourses and Human Rights (Springer, May 2013) [abstract]

Environmental Migrants: Are They Refugees? (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [text]

Environmentally-Induced Displacement and Human Security (SSRN, March 2013) [text]

If We Can’t Stop Natural Disasters, then Let’s Contain Their Human Costs (Refugees International Blog, May 2013) [text]

Migration and Environmental Change: Assessing the Developing European Approach, Policy Brief Series, no. 2 (MPI Europe, May 2013) [text]

Myth Buster: Migration, Displacement and Climate Change (UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition, June 2013) [text]

New Initiative to Protect “Environmental Refugees”: Good but not yet Sufficient (German Development Institute, April 2013) [text]

Pacific Islanders Lead Nansen Initiative Consultation on Cross-Border Displacement from Natural Disasters and Climate Change (UpFront Blog, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Health

“Controlled Trial of Psychotherapy for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence,” New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 368, 23 (June 2013) [free full-text]
– See also related comment.

“Culture- and Evidence-based Health Promotion Group Education Perceived by New-coming Adult Arabic-speaking Male and Female Refugees to Sweden—Pre and Two Post Assessments,” Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 3, no. 1 (2013) [open access text]

“Evaluating Asylum Seekers: Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network,” Sampsonia Way (May 2013) [access]
– Series of interviews with physicians who volunteer with the Asylum Network.

“Is Legal Status Impacting Outcomes of Group Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees from Iran and Afghanistan?,” BMC Psychiatry 13:148 (May 2013) [open access text]

“Psychiatric Treatment with People Displaced in or from Fragile States,” Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]

New Thematic Publications on Religion & Forced Migration

International Religious Freedom Report for 2012 (U.S. Dept. of State, May 2013) [access]
– “This comprehensive report comprises almost two hundred individual reports on countries and territories. Each report sets forth the laws, policies, and practices of governments; describes the nature of societal respect for religious freedom; and highlights the specific efforts that the U.S. government made in each country to promote respect for religious freedom.”  More info. is available via humanrights.gov.

Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons: Pastoral Guidelines (Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, May 2013) [text]
– Other languages available via the Council’s web site; see also agenda for related meeting and ICMC press release.

New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Disasters; Human Trafficking/Smuggling ; 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 Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

Global Estimates 2012: People Displaced by Disasters is a newly-released report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).  It finds that “98% of all displacement in 2012 [an estimated 32.4 million people] was related to climate- and weather-related events… .”  Follow the link to access the text of the report, a press release, global estimates highlights, and a map.

Other recent publications:

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration, Commission Staff Working Document, no. SWD(2013) 138 final (European Commission, April 2013) [text]

CRED Crunch, no. 31 (March 2013) [full-text]
– Provides data for natural disasters in 2012.

Measuring Disasters’ Full Impact (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, May 2013) [access]

“Wet Feet Marching: Climate Justice and Sustainable Development for Climate Displaced Nations in the South Pacific,” Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 14, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Where the Sea has Risen too High Already (IPS, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling

Analysis: Southeast Asia’s Human Trafficking Conundrum (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Assistance and Protection of Smuggled Migrants: International Law and Australian Practice,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 35, no. 1 (2013) [full-text]

Global Eye on Human Trafficking, no. 12 (April 2013) [full-text]
– A news bulletin from IOM.

In Brief: Raids Free Enslaved Migrants/Refugees in Yemen (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

‘No to People Smuggling’: A Review of Australia’s Anti-migrant Smuggling Awareness Campaigns (Migrant Smuggling Working Group, May 2013) [text]

Stuck in Traffic: How Helpful is the Trafficking Framework? (COMPAS Blog, May 2013) [text]

New General Publications

Refugee Repatriation: Justice, Responsibility and Redress (Cambridge University Press, 2013) [info via
– Follow link for text of introduction.

Regional Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration: Approaches, Recent Activities and Implications for Global Governance of Migration, Migration Research Series, no. 45 (IOM, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Report on IASFM14: The 14th Conference of The International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Kolkata, 6-9 January 2013 [text]

Transitions and Durable Solutions for Displaced Persons: 21 Reasons for Optimism, Presentation at the Transitions and Solutions Roundtable, Amsterdam, 18-19 April  2013 [text]



New Thematic Publications on Counting Displaced Populations; Humanitarian Information; and Climate Change/Disasters

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 Counting Displaced Populations

Asylum Trends 2012: Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]
– See also related news story, with links to materials for media use.

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

FY12 Refugee Admissions Statistics (U.S. Department of State, Feb. 2013) [access]
– Follow link for interactive table.

Modern Technology Helps Meet the Needs of Refugees in South Sudan (UNHCR, Dec. 2012) [text]

A Numbers Game: Counting Refugees and International Burden-Sharing, Tasmania, 19 Dec. 2012 [text]
– Follow link for text of public lecture.

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt Top One Million (UNHCR, March 2013) [access]
– Follow link for access to map and infographic.

“Validity and Feasibility of a Satellite Imagery-based Method for Rapid Estimation of Displaced Populations,” International Journal of Health Geographics 12:4 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

New Publications on Humanitarian Information

Evidence & Knowledge in Humanitarian Action, Washington, DC, 5-7 March 2013 [access]
– Follow the link to access the “virtual space” set up to provide access to videos, presentations, PDFs, and session summaries from the meeting.

Chad and the Darfur Refugee Crisis: Internews Humanitarian Information Service’s Program in Chad 2005-2012 (Internews, March 2013) [text]

Oxfam Donates Archive to the Bodleian Libraries (Bodleian Libraries, Feb. 2013) [text]

Presentation: Social Media in Emergency Response Operations (Social Media for Good, March 2013) [access]

“The Use of Systematic Reviews and Other Research Evidence in Disasters and Related Areas: Preliminary Report of a Needs Assessment Survey,” PLOS Currents: Disasters (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

When Information is a Lifeline: The Role of Local Media in Humanitarian Crises (USAID Frontlines, Jan./Feb. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

2012 Disasters in Numbers (CRED et al., 2013) [text]

Disasters and Displacement: Improving Preparedness and Protection (IPI, March 2013) [text]
– Summary of a workshop held in Vienna on 5 Sept. 2012.

Economic Losses from Disasters Set New Record in 2012 (UNISDR, March 2013) [text]
– See related infographic (above) and IRIN news story.

Moving Stories: The Arctic – Migration and Displacement Linked to Climate Change (UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, March 2013) [text]

Reducing Risks of Future Disasters: Priorities for Decision Makers (Foresight, Nov. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for final report and supporting documents.

Relocation Across Borders: A Prescient Warning in the Pacific (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]

The World Turned Upside Down: A Review of Protection Risks and UNHCR’s Role in Natural Disasters, PDES/2013/03 (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]



New Publications on Children; Innovation/ICT; and Climate Change/Disasters

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 Children

“Hosting Strangers: Hospitality and Family Practices in Fostering Unaccompanied Refugee Young People,”Child & Family Social Work, vol. 18, no. 1 (Feb. 2013) [free full-text]

A Lot to Learn: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Post-16 Learning (Refugee Council, Jan. 2013) [text]

Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (Child Protection Working Group, Oct. 2012) [text]
– See also related USAID blog post.

Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People (Jan. 2013) [access]

Turned Away: Summary Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adult Asylum Seekers from Italy to Greece (HRW, Jan. 2013) [text]

What Out-of-school Resources and Practices Facilitate African Refugee Students’ Educational Success in Australian Rural and Regional Settings? (Charles Sturt University, March 2012) [text]

New Publications on Innovation/ICT

Digital Education in Rural Uganda (UNICEF UK Blog, Jan. 2012) [text]

In Ecuador, a New Learning Centre Combines Garbage and Gigabytes (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]
– See photo.

Mobile and Internet Use in Crisis-affected Communities: Can I Phone a Friend? (Global Humanitarian Assistance, Nov. 2012) [text]

On a Mission to Close a Gap between UNHCR and Refugees (HCD Connect, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Climate Change/Disasters

“Bangladesh’s Climate Refugees: ‘It’s a Question of Life’ – Audio Slideshow,” The Guardian, 29 Jan. 2013 [access]

“Environmental Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Could We Hang Out Sometime?,” Asian Journal of International Law, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 2013) [free full-text]
– Free access until 12 May 2013.

Summary Report: International Course on Law and Legal Protection in Natural Disasters, Sanremo, 3-7 December 2012 [text]

When Disasters and Conflicts Collide: Improving Links between Disaster Resilience and Conflict Prevention  (ODI, Feb. 2013) [text]


New Publications on Statelessness; Europe; and Climate/Disaster/Environmental Displacement

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

Publications on Statelessness:

NGOs Urge Governments to Protect Stateless People (JRS Asia Pacific, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined,” Mobilities, vol. 6, no. 3 (2011) [free full-text]
– I referenced this article previously, but just discovered its text is now freely available!

Statelessness in Sweden: Changes Ahead? (ENS Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness in the EU Framework for International Protection,” European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 14, no. 3 (2012) [full-text via ENS Blog]

A Study and Comparison of National Legislation in Slovenia and International Standards Related to Statelessness (UNHCR Central Europe, Jan. 2012) [text]

Publications on Europe:

Asylum Applicants and First Instance Decisions on Asylum Applications: First Quarter 2012 (Eurostat, Aug. 2012) [text]

Austria Should Improve the Protection of Asylum-seekers, Women and Persons with Disabilities (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for Commissioner’s report and comments from the Austrian government.

Can You Be Internally Displaced for Twenty Years? Housing Issues and Protracted Displacement in Azerbaijan (TerraNullius, Sept. 2012) [text]

Internally Displaced Persons in Europe: Another Lost Generation? (Human Rights Comment, Sept. 2012) [text]

Italy Needs to Speed up Court Proceedings and Improve the Treatment of Roma and Migrants (Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Sept. 2012) [access]
– Follow link for Commissioner’s report and comments from the Italian government.  See also related Guardian article.

“The Last Frontier of Globalization: Asylum and Citizenship in the Netherlands,” Macalester International, vol. 30 (2012) [full-text]

Recommendations by UNHCR Concerning the Execution of the Grand Chamber Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Case of Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy (Judgment of 23 February 2012, Application No. 27765/09) (Council of Europe, Sept. 2012) [text]

A Welcome Vote (Cecilia Malmström’s Blog, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Refer to the tag cloud on the right for other posts on asylum and refugees.

Publications on Climate/Disaster/Environmental Displacement:

Australia: Struggling to Survive on an Atoll (JRS Asia Pacific, Aug. 2012) [text]

Communicating Climate Change and Migration (UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition, Sept. 2012) [text]

Crossing Borders to Escape Natural Calamities Is No Easy Option: International Law Has Long Been a Barrier to Legal Immigration by People Fleeing Natural Disasters, but There Are Ways Round It (Poverty Matters Blog, Aug. 2012) [text]

Environmentally-Induced Displacement: Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges (CEDEM, Sept. 2012) [text]
– Includes extensive bibliography.

A Human Rights-Based Approach and District Disaster Management Plans (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, July 2012) [text]

“The Portuguese Press Portrait of ‘Environmental Refugees’,” Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 64 (April 2012) [text]

The Rising Tide: Environmental Refugees (New America Media, Aug. 2012) [text]

“Statelessness and Environmental-Induced Displacement: Future Scenarios of Deterritorialisation, Rescue and Recovery Examined,” Mobilities, vol. 6, no. 3 (2011) [free full-text]


Table of Contents: Disasters Journal



The latest table of contents for the journal Disasters, namely Volume 36, Issue 3 Pages 365 – 558, July 2012 has just been published.  Further details of the articles included are outlined below:

Disaster risk reduction capacity assessment for precarious settlements in Guatemala City (pages 365–381)
Scott B. Miles, Rebekah A. Green and Walter Svekla
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01267.x

Enhancing disaster management by mapping disaster proneness and preparedness (pages 382–397)
Vishal Mishra, Sanjay Fuloria and Shailendra Singh Bisht
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01269.x

Social, not physical, infrastructure: the critical role of civil society after the 1923 Tokyo earthquake (pages 398–419)
Daniel P. Aldrich
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01263.x

Effects of the Bam earthquake on employment: a shift-share analysis (pages 420–438)
Nader Mehregan, Ali Asgary and Rouhollah Rezaei
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01268.x

Emotional and behavioural reactions to tremors of the Umbria-Marche earthquake (pages 439–451)
Gabriele Prati, Valeria Catufi and Luca Pietrantoni
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01264.x

Long-term gendered consequences of permanent disabilities caused by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake (pages 452–464)
Humaira Irshad, Zubia Mumtaz and Adrienne Levay
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01265.x

An analysis of seismic risk from a tourism point of view (pages 465–476)
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01266.x

Inequalities in exposure and awareness of flood risk in England and Wales (pages 477–494)
Jane L. Fielding
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01270.x

The living environment and children’s fears following the Indonesian tsunami (pages 495–513)
Ye Beverly Du, Christopher Thomas Lee, Desy Christina, Myron L. Belfer, Theresa S. Betancourt, Edward James O’Rourke and Judith S. Palfrey
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01271.x

An adaptive governance approach to disaster-related behavioural health services (pages 514–532)
Simon A. Andrew and James M. Kendra
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01262.x

Substance use among populations displaced by conflict: a literature review (pages 533–557)
Nadine Ezard
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01261.x

ToC: Disasters Volume 36, Issue Supplement s1



The latest volume of the journal Disasters has just been published.  This is Volume 36, Issue Supplement s1 and is a special issue on `Urban vulnerability and humanitarian response.’  The Table of Contents contains the following articles:

Urban vulnerability and displacement: a review of current issues (pages S1–S22)
Sara Pantuliano, Victoria Metcalfe, Simone Haysom and Eleanor DaveyArticle first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01282.x

Displacement in urban areas: new challenges, new partnerships (pages S23–S42)
Jeff Crisp, Tim Morris and Hilde Refstie
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01284.x

Protecting people in cities: the disturbing case of Haiti (pages S43–S63)
Elizabeth Ferris and Sara Ferro-Ribeiro
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01285.x

Shelter strategies, humanitarian praxis and critical urban theory in post-crisis reconstruction (pages S64–S86)
Lilianne Fan
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01288.x
Moving from the ‘why’ to the ‘how’: reflections on humanitarian response in urban settings (pages S87–S104)
Elena Lucchi
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01283.x
Aid in a city at war: the case of Mogadishu, Somalia (pages S105–S125)
François Grünewald
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01287.x

Jockeying for position in the humanitarian field: Iraqi refugees and faith-based organisations in Damascus (pages S126–S148)
Tahir Zaman
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7717.2012.01286.x


News Pubs. On Housing, Accomodation, Disasters, Trafficking, Burma, Displacement, Egypt

After the Deluge: Gender and Early Recovery Housing in Sindh, Pakistan, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 228 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

“Between Control and Assistance: The Problem of European Accommodation Centres for Asylum Seekers,” International Migration, forthcoming (posted Jan. 2012) [text via SSRN]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Literature Review for Shelter after Disaster (Shelter Centre et al., 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Guidelines on Exemption Procedures in respect of Cessation Declarations (UNHCR, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Human Trafficking in Mexico and Neighbouring Countries: A Review of Protection Approaches, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 229 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

More ‘Trafficking,’ Less ‘Trafficked’: Trafficking for Exploitation Outside the Sex Sector in Europe (GAATW, 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugees International (RI) has just released a new report called “Burma: An Opportunity to Expand Humanitarian Space.”
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Ending the Displacement Cycle: Finding Durable Solutions through Return and Resettlement (Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, June 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

The Cost of Living: An Analysis of the Time and Money Spent by Refugees Accessing Services in Nairobi, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 230 (UNHCR, Jan. 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Special Virtual Issue of Disasters Journal

A special virtual issue of the Disasters Journal has been published to coincide wth the 60th anniversary of the UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.  This special virtual issue is entitled : Refugees and the Displaced and is edited by Sara Pantuliano, Helen Young and David Alexander.

Disasters Journal

Co-editor Sara Pantuliano states that :

“this special issue of Disasters features a selection of the most relevant and original articles about refugee and displacement issues published by the journal over the past 35 years.

These articles provide a rich source of informed thinking on humanitarian responses to the needs of populations fleeing persecution, war and disaster, with much to contribute to our understanding of refugee and displacement crises past, present and future.

Common to all these contributions are the complexities which arise when people are forced to flee en masse, and the challenges faced by humanitarian workers in providing assistance and protection following a crisis.”

A list of the article contents are given below and further details on this special issue can be found on the webpage at : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/

Refugee Camps and Camp Planning: The State of the Art
Frederick C. Cuny

Settlement of Rural Refugees in Africa
Brian W. Neldner

Women and Men as Refugees: Differential Assimilation of Angolan Refugees in Zambia
Anita Spring

Rural Refugees in Africa: What the Eye Does Not See
Robert Chambers

Who is a Refugee? Definitions and Assistance
F. D’Souza

Camps as Communities
Julius Holt

Rural Refugees in Africa: Past Experience, Future Pointers
Robert Chambers

The Impact of Refugees on the Health Status and Health Services of Host Communities: Compounding Bad with Worse?
Bruce Dick

A Review of Feeding Programmes in Refugee Reception Centres in Eastern Sudan
Catherine Gibb

Refugee Repatriation During Conflict: Grounds for Scepticism
Enoch O. Opondo

Repatriation of 150,000 Sudanese Refugees from Ethiopia: The Manipulation of Civilians in a Situation of Civil Conflict
Alastair Scott-Villiers, Patta Scott-Villiers & Cole P. Dodge

Representing Refugees: The Role of Elites in Burundi Refugee Society
Marc Sommers

From Relief to Development: The Long-term Effects of “Temporary” Accommodation on Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Republic of Croatia
Sue Ellis, Sultan Barakat

Refugee Density and Dependence: Practical Implications of Camp Size
John Cosgrave

Internal Displacement in Burma
Steven Lanjouw, Graham Mortimer, Vicky Bamforth

Refugee Perceptions of the Quality of Healthcare: Findings from a Participatory Assessment in Ngara, Tanzania
Edmund Rutta, Holly Williams, Andwele Mwansasu, Fredrick Mung’ong’o, Heather Burke, Ramadhani Gongo, Rwegasira Veneranda, Mohamed Qassim

Tsumai Mortality and Displacement in Aceh Province, Indonesia
Abdur Rofi, Shannon Doocy, Courtland Robinson

Returning Home: Resettlement of Formerly Abducted Children in Northern Uganda
Joanne N. Corbin

Financing of Internal Displacement: Excerpts from the Sri Lankan Experience
Kopalapillai Amirthalingam, Rajith W.D. Lakshman

Forced Displacement and Women’s Security in Colombia
Donny Meertens