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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