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New Thematic Publications on Education; Humanitarian Assistance; and Urban Refugees

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 Education


“Overcoming Barriers to Education for Refugees with Disabilities,” Migration Australia Journal, vol. 3 (forthcoming, 2013) [eprint via SSRN]

“Peace Education and its Discontents: An Evaluation of Youth, Violence, and School-based Peace Programs in Northern Uganda,” Pursuit, vol. 4, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]

“Psychosocial Well-being within Refugee Education in Cairo,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 38 (June 2013) [full-text]

The Role and Status of Refugee Teachers, Information Brief (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2013) [text]
– Info. about the book this brief describes is available here.

Uncounted and Unacknowledged: Syria’s Refugee University Students and Academics in Jordan (Jadaliyya, May 2013) [text]

UNHCR to Expand Higher Education Opportunities for the Forcibly Displaced (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]


Global Education Magazine [info]
– Special issue will honor World Refugee Day.

New Thematic Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Accompanying the Families of Missing Persons: A Practical Handbook (ICRC, June 2013) [text]

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action: Pilot Guide (ALNAP, May 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Helping Local Aid Workers Build Meaningful Careers (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Humanitarian Intervention in Violence-hit Slums: From Whether to How (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

“Losing Principles in the Search for Coherence? A Field-Based Viewpoint on the EU and Humanitarian Aid,” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (May 2013) [full-text]

Which Technology to Use for Disaster Management? (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Urban Refugees

“A Critical Analysis of Kenya’s Forced Encampment Policy for Urban Refugees,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 3, no. 1 (May 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 46.

“Exploring Primary School Teachers’ Attitudes towards Urban Refugee Education in Nairobi, Kenya,” Journal of Human Security Studies, vol. 2, no. 1 (Winter 2013) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 48.

Hong Kong Should Uphold the Right to Work for Urban Refugees (Refugee Work Rights, May 2013) [text]

Seeking Safety in the City (IRIN, May 2013) [text]

Working with Urban Refugees: A Handbook (JRS, May 2013) [text]

You Don’t Have to Go Home, but You Can’t Stay Here: The Impact of a Camp-centric International Refugee Regime on Urban Refugees, Thesis (American University in Cairo, April 2013) [text]

New Thematic Publications on Children/Education; Humanitarian Assistance; and Climate Change/Natural 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/Education

UNHCR has published a new global review, this time on displaced youth.  Here’s part of the description:

“This review explores UNHCR’s engagement with displaced youth, refugees and IDPs, by analysing the agency’s mandate in relation to youth through its policies, guidelines and strategies, institutional infrastructure, approaches to identifying and responding to the needs of displaced youth, current funding, programmes and monitoring and evaluation processes.”

It concludes: “Displaced youth may well constitute a majority within the population of concern to UNHCR, but because of the lack of clarity of concept, limited policy focus, little dedicated funding and limited comprehensive youth programming, this segment of displaced populations has become largely invisible within UNHCR.”

Other publications:

Age Assessment: A Technical Note (UNICEF, Jan. 2013) [text via Refworld]

Children First and Foremost: A Guide to Realising the Rights of Children and Families in an Irregular Migration Situation (PICUM, Feb. 2013) [text]

Immigration: mineurs non accompagnés (European Commission, Feb. 2013) [text]

Rapid Assessment of Refugee Education in Kampala: With a Focus on Access to Primary and Secondary Education amongst Congolese Refugees (Xavier Project, Oct. 2012) [text]

Refugee and Immigrant Students: Achieving Equity in Education (Information Age Publishing, 2012) [info]

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Evidence & Knowledge in Humanitarian Action, Background Paper for 28th ALNAP Meeting, Washington, DC, 5-7 March 2013  (ALNAP, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Humanitarian Aid: Are Effectiveness and Sustainability Impossible Dreams?,” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (March 2013) [full-text]

Interview with Jérémie Labbé on the Future of Humanitarianism (Global Observatory, Feb. 2013) [text]

Understanding Resilience (IRIN, March 2013) [text]
– Introduction to an in-depth analysis on “Building Resilience.”

New Publications on Climate Change/Natural Disasters

Climate Change, Migration and Security: Best Practice Policy and Operational Options for Mexico (Royal United Services Institute, Jan. 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Climate Displacement Law Project: Towards an International Legal Standard (Displacement Solutions, March 2013) [text]

“Climate Refugees,” Entry in Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History (ABC-CLIO, Jan. 2013 [Google Books]
– Most of the entry can be previewed via Google Books; scroll to pp. 286-292.

ClimMig Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement, Vienna, 20-21 September 2012 [access]
– Keynote speeches and papers presented at the conference are available.

In the Neighborhood: The Growing Role of Regional Organizations in Disaster Risk Management (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]
– See also related UpFront blog post.

Natural Disasters as Threats to Peace, Special Report, no. 324 (U.S. Institute of Peace, Feb. 2013) [text]




New Publications on Australia; Humanitarian Assistance; and Children, Education

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 Australia

Activists Rap Australia’s Offshore Processing of Migrants (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Collateral Damage: The Impact of Australian Asylum Seeker Policy on Christmas Islanders (2001-2011),” Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, vol. 6, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Experiences of Parenting among Burmese Refugee Mothers in a Facilitated Playgroup (Edith Cowan University, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Looks at the experiences of refugee families in Australia.

“Dark Justice: Australia’s Indefinite Detention of Refugees on Security Grounds under International Human Rights Law,” Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 13, no. 2 (Forthcoming, Nov. 2012; posted Jan. 2013) [text via SSRN]

“‘Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle’: Reform Options for Making ASIO Security Assessments of Refugees Fairer,” Alternative Law Journal, vol. 37, no. 4 (2012) [preprint via SSRN]

Insider Resistance: Understanding Refugee Protest against Immigration Detention in Australia 1999-2005 (Centre for Human Rights Education, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to thesis.

Released but not yet Free: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Community after Long-term Detention (Centre for Human Rights Education, Dec. 2012) [text via BroCAP]

“UNHCR Takes Aim at Australia over Nauru Detainees ,” Town & Country Magazine, 14 Dec. 2012 [text]

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Aid Worker Security Report 2012: Host States and Their Impact on Security for Humanitarian Operations (Humanitarian Outcomes, Dec. 2012) [text]

Mapping and Navigating the Humanitarian System: An Interactive Guide (Development Initiatives, Jan. 2013) [access]

“Principles and Practices of Evaluating Humanitarian Programmes,” Workshop at 10th EES Biennial Conference, Helsinki, 1-5 October 2012 [info]
– See also related ALNAP and DARA blog posts.

Protection in Practice: Food Assistance with Safety and Dignity (World Food Programme, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

The State of HR in International Humanitarian and Development Organisations 2013 (People In Aid, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Children, Education
Getting Real on Children’s Rights: Is Offshore Processing Compatible with Australia’s Legal Obligations to Child Refugee Applicants? (Oxford Human Rights Hub, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Rethinking the Guardianship of Refugee Children after the Malaysian Solution,” Sydney Law Review, vol. 34, no. 3 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

“United by Language, Literacy and Learning: Creating Spaces in Schools to Support Refugee Literacy,” PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, vol. 1, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

What Future for Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK? (Postcards from…, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Why There Are Never any Teachers in Africa’s Refugee Camps and What We Can Do about It,” Chapter in Next Steps in Managing Teacher Migration: Papers of the Sixth Commonwealth Research Symposium on Teacher Mobility, Recruitment and Migration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8-9 June 2011 (UNESCO & Commonwealth Secretariat, 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 88.


New Publications on Education; ICTs; and Employment/Labour Matters

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 Education

Beyond School Books (Unicef) [access via Refugee Education Initiative]
– “[S]eries of radio programmes on education in countries affected by conflict and natural disasters.”  Provided via podcast.

“Connecting with New Information Landscapes: Information Literacy Practices of Refugees,” Journal of Documentation, vol. 69, no. 1 (2013 [abstract]
– See also earlier related article, “Settling in: The Relationship between Information and Social Inclusion.”

Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States (Center for the Study of Democracy, 2012) [text via EMN Belgium]

Prioritizing Education in the Face of Natural Disasters (UpFront Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Seeds of Hope (UNHCR, Nov. 2012) [access]
– “20 Years of DAFI: A UNHCR exhibition highlights the impact of higher education for refugee communities.”

Wisdom is like a Baobab Tree: No Individual Can Embrace it – Working and Learning Together towards Empowerment of Female Refugees (Maastricht School of Management, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on ICTs

Another Tool in the Toolbox, Report on the Aid & International Development Forum, Washington, DC, 6-7 June 2012 [text]

ICT Humanitarian Emergency Platform [access]
– “[D]eveloped to support IT and telecommunications specialists operating in humanitarian emergencies. This platform is a unique communication and collaboration tool that can help the entire humanitarian community in exchanging knowledge and creating a live network of expertise.”

Interoperability of Mobile Devices for Crisis Management: Outcomes of the 1st JRC ECML Crisis Technology Workshop on Mobile Interoperability for International Field Deployment, Ispra, Italy, 12-13 March 2012 (European Commission, May 2012) [access]
– Follow link for final report and workshop documents.

“New Information Technologies and their Impact on the Humanitarian Sector,” International Review of the Red Cross, no. 884 (2011) [full-text]

Uniting through Technology: A Case Study of the Collaboration between Ericsson, Refugees United and UNHCR for Uniting Refugees (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sept. 2012) [text]

What Percentage of Tweets Generated during a Crisis are Relevant for Humanitarian Response? (iRevolution, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes link to related earlier post describing new project to develop a Twitter Dashboard for the Humanitarian Cluster System.

Publications on Employment/Labour Matters

The UNHCR web site has added a new page that focuses on Labour Mobility for Refugees.  The page provides access to materials and presentations from the recently-held conference of the same name, as well as links to a number of related discussion papers and laws/policies.

The Enforcement of Refugees’ Employment Rights in Africa and the Regional Human Rights Framework (Refugee Work Rights, Oct. 2012) [text]

Forced Displacement and Labor Market Access for Women in Colombia, 2001-2011 (Lund University, June 2012) [text]

“From Urban to Rural: Livelihoods and Adaptation of Armenian Refugees,” Chapter in Observing Transformation: Adaptation Strategies in the South Caucasus (Henrich Boell Foundation, 2011) [text]
– Scroll to p. 14.

The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes, IRPP Study, no. 35 (Institute for Research on Public Policy, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note: The authors of this study will present their findings at a workshop on 29 Nov. 2012 in Toronto.

Precarious Lives: Exploring Experiences of Forced Labour among Asylum Seekers and Refugees in England [access]
– 18-month research project, culminating in conference on 14 Dec. 2012 in Leeds.

Refugee Recyclers, Gender Equality Unit – Field Practice Series (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]

Refugees and Early Childhood Human Capital (Arizona State Univ., Oct. 2012) [text]
– Paper presented recently at UC Davis seminar.


New Publications on Causes of Displacement; Human Rights Education; Human Security; Migration Control; Refugee Camps; and Trafficking in Scotland

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/

A Critical Introduction to Immigration and Asylum (International State Crime Initiative, Sept. 2012) [text]

Human Security Report 2012: Sexual Violence, Education, and War – Beyond the Mainstream Narrative (Human Security Report Project, Oct. 2012) [access]
– See also related IRIN news article and IntLawGrrls blog post.

Important but Neglected: A Proposal for Human Rights Education in Refugee and Displacement Camps (SSRN, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Refugee Camps not Designed for Refugees,” DW, 9 Oct. 2012 [text]

Warfare, Political Identities, and Displacement in Spain and Colombia, HiCN Working Paper 124 (Households in Conflict Network, Oct. 2012) [text]

Care And Support for Adult Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings: A Review.
A new report by the Scottish Government.
[Download Full Report]


New Resource: A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education

Details of this online movie was recently posted on the Librarians and Human Rights blog and I thought that this was worth re-posting here.

Background to the movie, which is entitled, `A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education’ is taken from the Librarians and Human Rights blog posting as follows:

A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children in India, law enforcement agencies in Australia and women victims of violence in Turkey. It is intended as a tool to raise awareness about the positive role that human rights education can play in realising human rights.
From Tamil Nadu, in Southern India, Maria Soosai Selvaraj, National Programme Coordinator for the Institute of Human Rights Education says that “each child can make a change through practising human rights values.” In addition to learning about the Indian Constitution, the children develop an understanding of the rights of the child, and the principles of non-discrimination and equality, and how these apply to their daily lives.
The movie can be found on the Path to Dignity website which can be found here:  http://path-to-dignity.org/film-english

New Publications on Children and Education; Displacement; LGBTI

A Creeping Crisis: The Neglect of Education in Slow-onset Emergencies (Save the Children, 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps (Women’s Refugee Commission, Aug. 2012) [text]
– See also related blog posts here and here.

No School Today: Why Syrian Refugee Children Miss out on Education (IRIN, Aug. 2012) [text]

The Fact of Age: Review of Case Law and Local Authority Practice since the Supreme Court Judgment in R(A) v Croydon LBC [2009] (Children’s Commissioner, July 2012) [text]
– Report into the age assessment of children seeking asylum in the UK.

Fostering Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Young People: A Research Project (British Association for Adoption & Fostering, 2012) [text]
– Note: The final research study referenced in this project description has been published.

Conflict-Induced Internally Displaced Persons in Afghanistan: Interpretation of Data as of 31 May 2012 (UNHCR, July 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Crise militaro-politique interne et santé psychophysique des personnes déplacées internes (PDIs): le cas de la Côte d’Ivoire,” Santé Publique, vol. 24, no. HS (2012) [full-text]

The Internal Displacement of the Roma, Ashkali, & Egyptians in the Former Yugoslavia and Their Denial of an Effective Remedy (SSRN, 2010; posted Aug. 2012) [text]

Mainstreaming IDP Principles in Capacity Building Efforts: A Chance Missed in Kosovo (TerraNullius, July 2012) [text]

Asylum: Claims Based on Sexual Identity (House of Commons Library, July 2011) [text]

Country-of-origin Information to Support the Adjudication of Asylum Claims from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (‘LGBTI’) Asylum-seekers, Reports Commissioned by UNHCR (Asylum Research Consultancy, 2012) [access]

Greenwich Declaration, Draft (Greenwich Declaration Advisory Group) [info]
– A final version of this declaration was due to be launched at the Double Jeopardy 2012 Conference, held 5-6 July 2012, in Greenwich, but I have not found a copy yet.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Asylum: Fleeing Homophobia (Routledge, forthcoming Dec. 2012) [info]
– Based on an earlier conference held in Amsterdam, 5-6 Sept. 2011; see abstract of one chapter on SSRN.

One minority at a time:Being black and gay
By April Guasp and Hannah Kibirige and Published by the Runnymede Trust.

All of these publications were originally listed on the Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.


Publications on Poverty in London, Eritreans in Egypt, Education, and more.

Focus on London

Focus on London report

The latest report in the Focus on London series – Poverty: The Hidden City, authored by Rachel Leeser in the GLA Intelligence Unit, has been released.
[Download Report]
(Source:  Focus on London page on the GLA main website.).

Asylum and Humanitarian Protection for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) People (Stonewall, Aug. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Educating Refugees (IntLawGrrls, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Egypt: Don’t Deport Eritreans – Those Forcibly Returned Face Likely Persecution (Human Rights Watch, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

The Forgotten Path to Asylum: “Other Serious Harm” (The Asylumist, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

Libya: Protect Vulnerable Minorities & Assist Civilians Harmed (Refugees International & CIVIC, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

On the Edge: Why Older People’s Needs Are Not Being Met in Humanitarian Emergencies (Age UK & HelpAge, 2011) [text via Refworld]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)

The Right to Leave One’s Country Should be Applied without Discrimination (Human Rights Comment, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source:  Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog – http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/)