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New Publications on Human Trafficking/Smuggling; Older Refugees and Health

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 Human Trafficking/Smuggling

“Be Careful What You Pay for: Awareness Raising on Trafficking in Persons,” Washington University Global Studies Law Review, vol. 11, no. 2 (2012) [full-text]

“Book Review: Human Rights and Migration: Trafficking for Forced Labour,” Eastern Journal of European Studies, vol. 3, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Failure to Report: The Manifestly Unconstitutional Nature of the Human Smugglers Act (SSRN, Jan. 2013) [text]

“Human Trafficking in the United States,” Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, vol. 31, no. 3-4 (2012)
– Published in two parts:  Part I, State of Knowledge; Part II, Survey of U.S. Government Web Resources for Publications and Data.

In the ‘War’ against Human Smuggling, Who Is Paying the Price? (Oppenheimer Chair, Jan. 2013) [text]

On the Anti-Trafficking Discourse and its Material Consequences (Sojourner Project Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]

UNHCR Concern at Refugee Kidnappings, Disappearances in Eastern Sudan (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]
– See also related UN news story.

New Publications on Older Refugees

“Ending Neglect of Older People in the Response to Humanitarian Emergencies,” PLoS Medicine, vol. 9, no. 12: e1001357 (Dec, 2012) [open access text]

Enhancing the Lives of Older Refugees: A Self Improvement Resource for Community Service Providers, Rhodes, Australia, 21 June 2012 [info]
– Here is the presentation and here is the guide.

Ensuring Inclusion of Older People in Initial Emergency Needs Assessments (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions for Older People in Emergencies (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Health Interventions for Older People in Emergencies (HelpAge & ECHO, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

New Publications on Health

“Access to Health Care for Undocumented Migrants from a Human Rights Perspective: A Comparative Study of Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands,”Health and Human Rights, vol. 14, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

“Cervical Cancer Screening among Vulnerable Women ,” Canadian Family Physician, vol. 58, no. 9 (Sept. 2012) [full-text]

Cultural Traditions and the Reproductive Health of Somali Women (Univ. of San Francisco, Jan. 2013) [text]

Health Care for Undocumented Migrants: European Approaches (Commonwealth Fund, Dec. 2012) [text]

“High Levels of Mortality, Malnutrition, and Measles, among Recently-displaced Somali Refugees in Dagahaley Camp, Dadaab Refugee Camp Complex, Kenya, 2011,” Conflict and Health 7:1 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

“How do General Practitioners Experience Providing Care to Refugees with Mental Health Problems? A Qualitative Study from Denmark,” BMC Family Practice 14:17 (Jan. 2013) [open access text]

International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care [access]
– All content is freely accessible this week until 10 Feb. 2013.

“Translating Health Care: Stories from Refugees, Providers, and Friends,” Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, vol. 3, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

 

New Publications on Minority Rights; Refugee Health Care; Anti Slavery Leaflets; and Africa

Challenges at the intersection of gender and ethnic identity in Kenya

Challenges at the intersection of gender and ethnic identity in Kenya

Challenges at the intersection of gender and ethnic identity in Kenya
By Laura A. Young for the Minority Rights Group.

Minority and indigenous women in Kenya are discriminated against on multiple levels; they are targeted because of their identification with a minority or indigenous group, and as women – both by cultural practices within their own community and because of gender discrimination more
widely.

This report examines the challenges and the new opportunities that have emerged with the passing of the new Constitution in 2010. The goal of the report is to reflect the voices and experiences of women from diverse minority and indigenous communities in Kenya.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Minority Rights Group International)

Know your rights:  a community guide to the UN Declaration on Minorities
By the Minority Rights Group.

The year 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities . It was unanimously adopted by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 1992 and is the primary UN document dedicated to the rights of minorities.

Minorities throughout the world have benefited from the adoption of the Declaration as the international community recognized and codified their rights, and national governments took action to protect these rights. But there is still a long way to go in order to fully implement this historic Declaration.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Minority Rights Group International)

Reading List: Refugee Health Care.
Updated Version.
Produced by The King’s Fund.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Network e-Bulletin)

Anti-Slavery leaflets.
Produced by Anti-Slavery International.

“The Anti-Slavery campaign in London has created a postcard sized leaflet to hand out to migrant workers, available in a range of languages. The postcard will make workers aware of their legal rights and spell out indicators of forced labour including having identity documents confiscated, being placed under constant control, being misled over working conditions, being forced to work against their will or working below the minimum wage or without pay.”

The leaflets are available to download as pdfs in: English; Bulgarian; Czech; Chinese; VietnameseSlovak; PortuguesePolish; Romanian; and Spanish.

[Access]
(Source: Network e-Bulletin)

Publications on Africa, (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/) :

The Adoption and Ratification of the African Union’s Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: An Analysis of the Discourse of States and the International Humanitarian Aid Community (University of the Witwatersrand, Feb. 2011) [text]

Kenya: Don’t Force 55,000 Refugees into Camps (Human Rights Watch, Jan. 2013) [text]

Kenya: Somali Refugees under Threat (Refugees International Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]

Mali’s Conflict Refugees: Responding to a Growing Crisis, Briefing Paper, no. 167 (Oxfam, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Prepare for Displacement Crisis in Mali (Refugees International Blog, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Health; Refugees in Scotland; Migration Policy; Human Trafficking and Asylum Legal Aid

Publications on Health

“Translating Healthcare: Stories from refugees, providers, and friends.”
By Miriam Mara, Kevin Brooks.
Abstract:

Drawing on interviews and participatory observation, this article weaves stories of translating healthcare told from the perspectives of refugees, health care providers, and friends. The research finds that while literal translations of documents and information are important to the health care process for refugees of New Americans, cultural translations of concepts like health care and preventive care are perhaps even more important. That translation, however, is not simple or literal either; refugees and New Americans may resist, or remain suspicious of, these concepts even once understood. Friends of refugees can provide an important role in helping with cultural and institutional translations, and their role should be consider as part of a culturally-centered approach to healthcare, as outlined by Dutta (2008). Note: all participant and researcher names have been changed in order to protect human subjects.

“The introduction of the voice of the subaltern participant in the discursive space elucidates the interaction between structure and agency” (Dutta, 2008 p. 248).

[Access]
(Source: Kevin Brooks).

Cultural Traditions and the Reproductive Health of Somali Women: Comprehensive Research Report
By Nancy Deyo.
[Access Full Report]
See Also – “Minnesota Somalis lack culturally competent reproductive health care” .
(Source: Kevin Brooks)

Publications form the Minority Ethnic Matters Overview (MEMO) Newsletter.

MEMO is produced by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities in partnership with BEMIS – empowering Scotland’s ethnic and cultural minority communities. It provides an overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.

Publications from Memo 336

Improving the Lives of Refugees in Scotland after the Referendum: An Appraisal of the Options
By the Scottish Refugee Council
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Fair and democratic migration policy: A principled framework for the UK
By the IPPR.
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Beyond borders: Human trafficking from Nigeria to the UK
By the IPPR.
[Download Full Report]

Publications from Memo 332

Justice At Risk: Quality and Value for Money in Asylum Legal Aid
By the Runnymede Trust
[Download Full Report]

 

 

New Publications on African Protection Mechanisms; Health; and New Journal Volumes

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 African Protection Mechanisms

The 1969 OAU Refugee Convention and the Protection of People fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations of Violence in the Context of Individual Refugee Status Determination, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. PPLA/2013/01 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]
– Note: “This paper was commissioned by UNHCR in the context of a project on Developing Guidelines for the protection of people fleeing violence and conflict across borders.”  Other commissioned papers in this series are listed in this earlier post.

Asylum in the Practice of Latin American and African States, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 249 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]
– This paper looks in part at asylum-related provisions within the constitutions of African states.  One of the authors will also discuss the paper’s findings at an International Refugee Seminar in London, 13 May 2013.

Experts Weekly: The Kampala Convention on IDPs Enters into Force (Think Africa Press, Dec. 2012) [text]
– “What will be the potential effects of the Kampala Convention and what are its successes and shortcomings?”

Internal Displacement and the Kampala Convention: An Opportunity for Development Actors (IDMC & NRC, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– “This analytical paper examines how displacement-relevant international and national human rights instruments and frameworks, including the recent Kampala Convention, can influence and strengthen the design and implementation of development interventions targeting IDPs in Africa.”

[Forthcoming] Protection of the Right to Seek and Obtain Asylum under the African Human Rights System (Martinus Nijhoff, March 2013) [info]
– “This Commentary [by Chaloka Beyani) provides a valuable insight into the use of human rights in the protection of refugees through the prism of the African Human Rights System.”

Publications on Health

“Description and Predictive Factors of Individual Outcomes in a Refugee Camp Based Mental Health Intervention (Beirut, Lebanon),” PLoS ONE, vol. 8. no. 1 (Jan. 2013): e54107 [open access text]

“Forced Migration and Mental Health: Prolonged Internal Displacement, Return Migration and Resilience,” International Health, Advance Access, 21 Dec. 2012 [free full-text]

“A Grounded Theory Investigation into the Experiences of African Women Refugees: Effects on Resilience and Identity and Implications for Service Provision,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, vol. 13, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

“High Rates of Pneumonia in Children under Two Years of Age in a South East Asian Refugee Population,” PLoS ONE, vol. 8. no. 1 (Jan. 2013): e54026 [open access text]

“The Refugee Medical Exam: What You Need to Do,” Journal of Family Practice, vol. 61, no. 12 (Dec. 2012) [free full-text]

“A Study of Refugee Maternal Mortality in 10 Countries, 2008–2010,” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 38, no. 4 (Dec. 2012) [free full-text]

New Journal Volumes

AWR Bulletin, vol. 50, no. 3-4 (2012) [contents]
– Includes a number of papers presented at the AWR’s 62th International Congress on “The State of the European Union Asylum Directives: Accomplishments, Pitfalls an Reparations in the Light of Current Refugee and Migration Challenges.”

Conflict Trends, no. 3 (2012) [full-text via ReliefWeb]
– This issue commemorates the 20th anniversary of ACCORD.

Humanitarian Exchange, no. 56 (Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– Special focus “on issues related to humanitarian civil–military coordination.”

Migration Policy Practice, vol. 2, no. 5 (Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013) [full-text]
– Mix of articles.

Red Cross, Red Crescent Magazine, no. 3 (2012) [full-text]
– Theme is “Humanity Inc., Generating Profit for Care.”

Free content:

As occurs every year, Wiley is beginning to make the content in its first journal issues of the year freely available.  Check out this Disasters issue (vol. 37, no. 1, 2013) for starters, and keep an eye out for forthcoming issues from International Migration and International Migration Review.

 

New Publications on Health; Migrants in North Africa; and Humanitarian Assistance

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 Health

“Barriers and Facilitators of Social Supports for Immigrant and Refugee Women Coping with Postpartum Depression,” Advances in Nursing Science, vol. 35, no. 3 (July/Sept. 2012) [free full-text]

“The Burden of Tuberculosis in Crisis-affected Populations: A Systematic Review,” The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 12, no. 12 (Dec. 2012) [free full-text with registration]

Caring for Volunteers: A Psychosocial Support Toolkit (IFRC, Aug. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Determinants of Health in Recently Arrived Young Migrants and Refugees: A Review of the Literature,” Italian Journal of Public Health, vol. 9, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

Do’s and Don’ts in Community-based Psychosocial Support for Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict-affected Settings (WHO et al., 2012) [text]

“The Impact of Risk and Protective Factors on Mental Health and Well-being: Austrian Adolescents and Migrant Adolescents from War-affected Countries,” Italian Journal of Public Health, vol. 9, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Conflict-related Sexual Violence: 10 Myths (WHO et al., 2012) [text]

Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Professionals (NZ Ministry of Health, June 2012) [text]

“Well-Being in Refugee Women Experiencing Cultural Transition,” Advances in Nursing Science, vol. 35, no. 3 (July/Sept. 2012) [free full-text]

Publications on Migrants in North Africa

Today, Jesuit Refugee Service Europe launched “Lives in Transition,” a report which highlights the plight of migrants in Morocco and Algeria whose rights are frequently abused “largely because the European Union too often looks the other way.”

Other recent publications that focus on the treatment of migrants in North Africa include:

“African Migrants in Morocco Tell of Abuse,” New York Times, 28 Nov. 2012 [text]

“The Externalization of the EU’s Southern Border in Light of the EU/Libya Framework Agreement: A Lawful Alternative or a Neo-Refoulement Strategy?,” Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 6, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

Libya: The Hounding of Migrants Must Stop (FIDH, JSFM & Migreurop, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Libya and International Refugee and Asylum Law: Addressing the Protection of Refugees and Migrants Displaced by the 2011 Conflict,” Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration, vol. 2, no. 2 (Nov. 2012) [full-text]

“Libya’s Migrant Workers Still Targeted After the Revolution,” Newsweek, 3 Dec. 2012 [text]

Treatment of Sub-Saharan Migrants in Morocco (ImmigrationProf Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance (USAID, Dec. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Disaster Summary Sheet: Armed Conflict (ACAPS, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Humanitarian Principles in the Post-9/11 World,” Perspective, no. 4-2012 (Nov. 2012) [text]

“Q and A on Humanitarian Principles,” Perspective, no. 4-2012 (Nov. 2012) [text]

Responding to Urban Disasters: Learning from Previous Relief and Recovery Operations (ALNAP, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rethinking Humanitarianism: Adapting to 21st Century Challenges (International Peace Institute, Nov. 2012) [text]

Technical Brief: Scenario Development (ACAPS, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– “In a crisis, how are humanitarian conditions likely to change? This is a step-by-step guide to build such scenarios either before or during an emergency.”

The Use of Science in Humanitarian Emergencies and Disasters (UK Government Office for Science, June 2012) [text via PreventionWeb]

 

New Publications on Health and the Middle East

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 Health

“Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy and Treatment Outcomes among Conflict-affected and Forcibly Displaced Populations: A Systematic Review,” Conflict and Health 6:9 (Oct. 2012) [open access text]

Assessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources: Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings (WHO & UNHCR, 2012) [text]

Canadian Doctors Speak Out on the Impacts of Cuts to Refugee Healthcare (CCR Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Includes links to two videos.

“Emotional and Behavioural Problems amongst Afghan Unaccompanied Asylum-seeking Children: Results from a Large-scale Cross-sectional Study,” European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 15 November 2012 [free full-text]

“Factors Associated with Latent Tuberculosis among Asylum Seekers in Switzerland: A Cross-sectional Study in Vaud County,” BMC Infectious Diseases 12:285 (Nov. 2012) [open access text]

“Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Contraception among Afghan Refugee Women in Pakistan: A Cross-Sectional Study,” PLoS ONE 7(11) (Nov. 2012) [open access text]

“Migrants, Refugees and Displaced people,” Section in State of World Population 2012 (UN Population Fund, Nov. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]
– Scroll to pp. 62-64.

“Pervasive Refusal Syndrome among Inpatient Asylum-seeking Children and Adolescents: A Follow-up Study,” European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, OnlineFirst, 2 November 2012 [free full-text]

“Remembering Episodes of Sexual Violence: The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Evidence,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 30 (Oct. 2012) [full-text]

“Resilience among Asylum Seekers Living with HIV,” BMC Public Health 12:926 (Oct. 2012) [open access text]

“Resilience and Its Association with Depression, Emotional and Behavioural Problems, and Mental Health Service Utilisation among Refugee Adolescents Living in South Australia,” International Journal of Population Research, vol. 2012, article ID 485956 (March 2012) [open access text]

Publications on the Middle East

Denationalizing Bahrainis, Ousting the Opposition (Statelessness Programme Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

Don’t Forget about the Successes of the UNRWA (The UN Agency for Palestine Refugees) (Huffington Post, Nov. 2012) [text]

Israel and the Criminalization of Asylum Seekers (DIIS Comment, Nov. 2012) [text]

The Palestinians are De Jure Stateless: Centralising Them in the Discourse as a Means to Better Address Statelessness (Statelessness Programme Blog, Nov. 2012) [text]

*Rethinking the Response to Refugees in Jordan: Local Based Assistance, Urban Refugees and Host Communities (USCRI, Nov. 2012) [text]
– See also other related notes from the field.

Syria: Turkey Opens up to International Aid in Camps (IRIN, Nov. 2012) [text]

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: The Humanitarian Approach under Political Divisions, MPC Research Report 2012/13 (Migration Policy Centre, 2012) [text]
– Note: Watch for an upcoming MPC “edited volume of reports on the Syrian refugee crisis containing studies from Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt.” More information is in their newsletter.

Syrian Women & Girls: No Safe Refuge (Refugees International, Nov. 2012) [text]

New Publications on Health; Children; and Human Trafficking & Smuggling

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 Health

“Evaluating the Mental Health Training Needs of Community-based Organizations Serving Refugees,” Advances in Social Work, vol. 13, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health into Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (WHO et al., Oct. 2012) [text]

Mental Health Needs Not Being Met for Immigrants and Refugees (CERIS, Sept. 2012) [text]

“Occupational Upheaval During Resettlement and Migration: Findings of Global Ethnography With Refugees With Disabilities,” OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, vol. 32, no. 1 (Suppl.) (Winter 2012) [full-text via Creighton University]

“Refugees’ views of the Effectiveness of Support Provided by their Host Countries,” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 3 (2012) [open access text]

“A Study of Complementary Therapies and Counselling: An Integrative Model for Refugee Health Care,” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12(Suppl 1):P368 (June 2012) [open access text]

Publications on Children

Broken Futures: Young Afghan Asylum Seekers in the UK and on Return to their Country of Origin, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 246 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Children and War: How ‘Soft’ Research Can Answer the Hard Questions in Political Science,” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 10, no. 2 (June 2012) [full-text via Chris Blattman]

Child Protection Network (Community-based Child Care Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Looks at Mentor-Mentee Program.

Child Protection Network (Early Childhood Development Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Child Protection Network (Community-based Child Care Center) Nepal (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]
– Looks at Community based Child Care Center (CCCC) program.

Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors in Australia: An Overview of National Support Arrangements and Key Emerging Issues, MYAN Policy Paper (Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, Sept. 2012) [text via BroCAP]

Publications on Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Is the Immigration of Korean Sex Workers to the United States Sex Trafficking or Migrant Smuggling? (Brookings Institution, Oct. 2012) [text]

Migrant Women Trapped in Sex Trade (IPS, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Seeking Asylum for Former Child Soldiers and Victims of Human Trafficking,”Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 39, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Trafficking in Persons: International Dimensions and Foreign Policy Issues for Congress (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Oct. 2012) [text]

Young Refugee Council Clients Give Evidence in Child Trafficking Case (Refugee Council, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Note “witchcraft” element in this case.