Tag Archives: health

New Publications on Syria; Muslims in Paris and London; Resettlement; Health

Syria: A full-scale displacement and humanitarian crisis with no solutions in sight.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC),
(Read the Overview (html / pdf)).
See also the Syria country page,
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

The ‘At Home in Europe Project’ supported by the Open Society Foundation, has published two reports on the experiences of Muslims in London and in Paris.

Muslims in London

Muslims in London

Muslims in London highlights the complexities around belonging and identity amongst Muslim and non-Muslim residents living in Waltham Forest, one of London’s 2012 Olympic boroughs. The research reveals that that local not national identity is strongest for Muslims in Waltham Forest.  The situation is exactly the reverse for non-Muslims in the borough, who feel a stronger attachment to Britain than their neighbourhood.

[Access Muslims In London Report]

Muslims in Paris

Muslims in Paris

Muslims in Paris highlights the everyday experiences and rarely heard voices of Muslims living in the neighbourhood of La Goutte d’Or, situated in Paris’ multicultural 18tharrondissement. The qualitative research reveals that both Muslim and non-Muslim residents share a keen sense of belonging to their neighbourhood, city and country.  Challenging common misperceptions as to sources of division and exclusion, the report finds that Muslims and non-Muslims are united by common values—such as family and good neighbourliness—and that it is social and economic factors, not religion, which divides them.

[Access  Muslims in Paris Report]
(Source: Migrants’ Rights Network – ‘At Home in Europe’ project: Reports on Muslims living in London and Paris).

Frequently Asked Questions about Resettlement (UNHCR, April 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Implementation of the Strategic Use of Resettlement (UNHCR, Sept. 2011) [text]
– Discussion paper for Working Group on Resettlement, Geneva, 11‐12 October 2011.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Linking-in EU Resettlement Newsletter, no. 3 (July 2012) [full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Progress Report on Resettlement, 54th Meeting of the Standing Committee, UN Doc. No. EC/63/SC/CRP.12 (EXCOM, June 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refugee Resettlement: Expanding its Reach and Effectiveness through Broader NGO Participation, Background Paper for Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 3-5 July 2012 [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

UNHCR Guidelines on the Resubmission of Resettlement Cases (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Accessing Maternal and Child Health Services in Melbourne, Australia: Reflections from Refugee Families and Service Providers,” BMC Health Services Research, 12:117 (May 2012) [open access text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Combining Biofeedback and Narrative Exposure Therapy for Persistent Pain and PTSD in Refugees: A Pilot Study,” European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 3:17660 (June 2012) [open access text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Family Planning in Emergencies: Urgent Need to Focus on Women Made Vulnerable by Humanitarian Disasters (Huffington Post, July 2012) [text]

“Health Care for Canada’s Medically Uninsured Immigrants and Refugees: Whose Problem Is It?,” Canadian Family Physician, vol. 58, no. 7 (July 2012) [free full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“An HIV/STI Prevention Intervention for Internally Displaced Women in Leogane, Haiti: Study Protocol for an N-of-1 Pilot Study,” BMJ Open, 2:e001634 (July 2012) [open access text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Income Inequality and Health: Lessons from a Refugee Residential Assignment Program, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 6554 (Institute for the Study of Labor, May 2012) [text via SSRN]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“A Moral Duty: Why Canada’s Cuts to Refugee Health Must be Reversed,” Canadian Family Physician, vol. 58, no. 7 (July 2012) [free full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

“Violence against Women: An Exploration of the Physical and Mental Health Trends among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada,” Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2012:434592 (Feb. 2012) [open access text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).


New Publications on Fragile States/Conflict; Reference Resources; and Health

Berghof Glossary on Conflict Transformation: 20 Notions for Theory and Practice (Berghof Foundation, 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Development in the Shadow of Violence: A Knowledge Agenda for Policy: Report on the Future Direction of Investment in Evidence on Issues of Fragility, Security and Conflict (Center on International Cooperation, Nov. 2011) [text]

Evaluation of the Performance of SDC Instruments in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, May 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Failed States Index 2012 (Fund for Peace, June 2012) [access]
– Use the interactive map to go to a specific country or download the book.

Global Peace Index 2012 (Vision of Humanity, June 2012) [access]

State-Building, Peace-Building and Service Delivery in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States: Literature Review (CfBT Education Trust et al., May 2011) [access]

Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Situations (UNDP, 2011) [text]

Internal Displacement in Nairobi: A Literature Review (NRC & IDMC, Dec. 2011) [text via ALNAP]

Les Migrations, les Réfugiés, les Droits de l’Homme: Un Guide Bibliographique des Publications parues en Langue Française, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 216 (UNHCR, Aug. 2011) [text]

The Resettlement of Refugees in Australia: A Bibliography (Swinburne Institute for Social Research, May 2012) [text via APO]

The Role of Family Links in Settlement: An Annotated Bibliography (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2012) [text]

Integrated Monitoring: A Practical Manual for Organisations That Want to Achieve Results (inProgress, 2012) [text]

The Management Handbook for UN Field Missions (International Peace Institute, 2012) [text]

UNHCR Style Companion: A Quick Reference Guide for Writing at Work (UNHCR, Feb. 2012) [text]

Humanitarian Medicine (Crash/Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières, May 2012) [text]

“Are There Differences in Injury Mortality among Refugees and Immigrants Compared with Native-born?,”Injury Prevention, OnlineFirst, 24 May 2012 [open access]

“Health and Health Care of African Refugees: An Underrecognized Minority,” Journal of the National Medical Association, vol. 104, nos. 1&2 (Jan./Feb. 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 61.

Positive Duty of Care? The Mental Health Crisis in Immigration Detention (Mental Health in Immigration Detention Project, May 2012) [access]

New Pubs. on Forced Displacement and Resettlement Research and Health

Journal of Refugee Studies

Journal of Refugee Studies

A New Path Forward: Researching and Reflecting on Forced Displacement and Resettlement:Report on the International Resettlement Conference: Economics, Social Justice, and Ethics in Development-Caused Involuntary Migration, the Hague, 4–8 October 2010
A new article to be published in the Journal of Refugee Studies, available as an Advance Access article.


Forced displacement by development projects is occurring around the world at increasing rates. While some institutions have adopted detailed policies to guide resettlement efforts post-displacement, those forcibly displaced by development projects continue to experience intense impoverishment and increased marginalization. Looking to develop new pathways forward to mitigate the negative impacts of development-caused forced displacement and resettlement, resettlement researchers and practitioners met for a conference in the Hague in October 2010. The conference interrogated current involuntary resettlement policies, examined the pitfalls and gaps between policy theories and implementation and began to develop a new framework for displacement and resettlement research, in which imposed development-caused displacement is analysed through the lens of both social justice and human rights.

(Source: Oxford Journals).

Family Planning in Malakal, South Sudan: Results of a Community-based Pilot Project (American Refugee Committee, Women’s Refugee Commission & Centers for Disease Control, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Refocusing Family Planning in Refugee Settings: Findings and Recommendations from a Multi-­‐Country Baseline Study (UNHCR & Women’s Refugee Commission, Nov. 2011) [text]

– Note: Baseline studies conducted for this report are available via the Women’s Refugee Commission’s “reproductive health” section.
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Towards Improving Forced Migrant Access to Health and Psychosocial Rights in Urban South Africa: A Focus on Johannesburg, Migration Issue Brief, no. 8 (African Centre for Migration & Society, Nov. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

UNHCR Operational Guidance on the Use of Special Nutritional Products to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies and Malnutrition in Refugee Populations (UNHCR, 2011) [text via ReliefWeb]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

UNHCR’s Essential Medicines and Medical Supplies: Policy and Guidance 2011 (UNHCR, Dec. 2011) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog).

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/University of East London Symposium

Migration: a joint Birkbeck College / University of London Symposium

Event type:  Seminar

Date:  4 February 2011

Further Details:

Symposium to be held at the Bishopsgate Institute on Friday 4th February 2011, 1.00pm to 5.30 p.m.

All welcome, no need to book.


‘Migration and Citizenship in Modern Asia’, Dr Sunil Amrith, Lecturer, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College.

‘Sanctuary past and present’, Professor Philip Marfleet, Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of East London.

‘Transnational health seeking strategies: a study of Latin American migrants in London’, Dr Jasmine Gideon, Lecturer in Development Studies, Birkbeck College.

‘Exile, diaspora and the politics of belonging’, Dr Nira Yuval-Davis, Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London.

Followed by a panel discussion with Dr Karen Wells.

Convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre.




Katy Pettit, Administrator, Raphael Samuel History Centre

Event Location:

Goss Room, Bishopsgate Institute

230 Bishopsgate

London EC2M 4QH

United Kingdom

Contact details

Katy Pettit