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New Publications on Internal Displacement by the IDMC

Internal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actorsInternal displacement and the Kampala Convention: an opportunity for development actors

According to the African Union (AU), Africa is “a continent disproportionately affected by internal displacement”.1 The African region, with almost 10 million people internally displaced in 22 countries by armed conflict and other forms of violence, hosts more than one third of the 26.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) worldwide at the end of 2011.2 Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia rank globally among the states with the five biggest displacement situations.3 Even in African countries with smaller figures, very large percentages of people may be in displacement in regions primarily affected by violence.4 Such violence has multiple causes, including the long-lasting consequences of colonial heritage, outside intervention, crises of identity in multi-ethnic countries and conflicts over resources. Today, political exclusion and inequality between ethnic, regional or religious groups are particularly important drivers of violence.

By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Mali: Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Kenya: IDPs’ significant needs remain as inter-communal violence increases
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Haiti: A Humanitarian Crisis In Need Of A Development Solution
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Yemen: Internal displacement continues amid multiple crises
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

New Publications on Syria; Yemen; Bahrain; Frontex and Internal Displacement

Syrian Refugees: Reliance on Camps Creates Few Good Options.
A new report by Refugees International.

The civil war in Syria has forced large numbers of Syrians from their homes, and in many cases from the country entirely. Refugees continue to flee in record numbers, and there are currently almost 400,000 registered or waiting for registration in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey combined. The United Nations has said it expects this number could reach 700,000 by December 31, 2012. About half of all the registered Syrians are living in camps, but the other half remain in local host communities trying to get by on their own.

[Download a PDF of this report].
(Source: Refugees International – refugeesinternational.org.)

Conflict in Yemen: Abyan’s darkest hour.
A new report by Amnesty International.

For around 10 months leading up to mid-2012, Abyan governorate in southern Yemen was racked by armed conflict between government forces and Ansar al-Shari’a, an Islamist armed group affiliated to al-Qa’ida. This report documents violations committed by Ansar al-Shari’a when cities and towns in Abyan were under their control and during the subsequent armed conflict. These violations included recklessly exposing civilians to harm during attacks; killing captured soldiers; abducting civilians; and obstructing medical treatment for wounded people. It also shows how government forces used disproportionate force during the conflict.

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(Source: Amnesty International press release – Yemen: Abyan conflict a human rights ‘catastrophe’).

Bahrain: Reform shelved, repression unleashed.
A new report by Amnesty International.

On the first anniversary of the BICI report, Amnesty International continues to call for true justice and accountability in Bahrain. The Bahraini government must immediately release all prisoners of conscience; conduct independent, effective and transparent investigations into allegations of torture; bring to justice anyone at any level of the chain of command who committed or gave the orders to commit abuses; and refrain from further use of unnecessary or excessive force against protesters. The international community should immediately condemn human rights violations and match their condemnation with action.

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(Source: Amnesty International Press Release – Bahrain: Promises of reform broken, repression unleashed).

FRAN (Frontex Risk Assessment Network) Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2012 (April-June).
Quarterly report produced by Frontex.

On 10 October Frontex released its FRAN (Frontex Risk Assessment Network) Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2012 (April-June). As is always the case, the 70 page report contains a significant amount of information, graphs, and statistical tables regarding detections of illegal border crossings (land, air, and sea), irregular migration routes, detections of facilitators, detections of illegal stays, refusals of entry, asylum claims, returns, information regarding other illegal border activities, and more.  Here are some highlights (focusing on the sea borders)

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(Source: Migrants at Sea blog – Frontex FRAN Report for Q2 2012).

UNHCR Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons.
Produced by UNHCR.
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(Source: UNHCR)

Challenges of IDP Protection: Research study on the protection of internally displaced persons in Afghanistan.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

A new report, published today by IDMC and NRC presents new evidence highlighting the worrying conditions faced by the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Afghanistan. More than 166,000 internally displaced Afghans have been recorded in 2012 alone, bringing the total number of internally displaced due to conflict to at least 460,000.

[Download full report here] and [Download executive study here].
(Source: IDMC).

Côte d’Ivoire: IDPs rebuilding lives amid a delicate peace.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

Côte d’Ivoire witnessed the world’s largest new internal displacement event of 2011 after contested presidential election results in 2010 sparked a violent conflict for political control. Serious rights abuses by supporters of both sides and armed clashes between them resulted in the internal displacement of up to a million people. Two years later, most of these internally displaced people (IDPs) have returned home to rebuild their lives. However, tens of thousands have still not found durable solutions to their displacement.

[Download the Report]
(Source: IDMC).

 

New Journals on Feminist Economics; UKBA; Humanitarian Action; Somalia; and Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Special Issue: Gender and International Migration


Special Issue: Gender and International Migration

The latest Table of Contens for the journal, Feminist Economics: The international scholarly journal of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) has just been published.  Volume 18, Issue 2, 2012 is a special issue on the subject of `Gender and Forced Migration.’
Further details are available here:  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfec20/18/2

UK Border Agency launches national allegations database.
A new article on the Open Democracy website.
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Sri Lanka: A hidden displacement crisis.
A new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).

More than three years after the end of the 26-year armed conflict between the Sri Lankan armed forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), nearly 470,000 people displaced during its various stages have returned to their home areas. This does not mean, however, that there is no internal displacement in the country any more. As of the end of September 2012, more than 115,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) were still living in camps, with host communities or in transit sites, or had been relocated, often against their will, to areas other than their places of origin.

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Beyond the ‘French Doctors’: The evolution and interpretation of

Beyond the ‘French Doctors’: The evolution and interpretation of humanitarian action in France

Beyond the ‘French Doctors’: The evolution and interpretation of humanitarian action in France

humanitarian action in France.
By Eleanor Davey.

This Working Paper provides a review of the French experience of humanitarian action over the twentieth century, and of the Francophone literature about this history. It illustrates the importance of national contexts in shaping ideas and discourses about humanitarian affairs, while also reflecting upon their place in a global history.

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Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk.
By Refugees International.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina: When everyone is silent: Reparation for survivors of wartime rape in Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A new report by Amnesty International.
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See Also: Amnesty International Press Release – Bosnia and Herzegovina: Time for Republika Srpska to make reparations for war-time rape

 

New Publications on Resiliance; Columbia; Syria; Displacement in Mali; ESOL in London

The relevance of ‘resilience’?

The relevance of ‘resilience’?

The relevance of ‘resilience’?
HPG Policy Briefs 49, September 2012
Authors: Simon Levine, Adam Pain, Sarah Bailey and Lilianne Fan.
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(Source: Published by ODI as part of the HPG Policy Briefs series.)

Colombia: Hidden from justice. Impunity for conflict-related sexual violence, a follow-up report”.
Report produced by Amnesty International.
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– See also the press release entitled, “Colombian authorities fail to stop or to punish sexual violence against women.”
(Source: Amnesty International).

The Jihadist Element in Syria and its Implications.
By Paul Rogers for the Oxford Research Group.
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(Source: DocuBase)

Mali: Northern takeover internally displaces at least 118,000 people.
By the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
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(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Two new reports published by the Mayor of London on ESOL for migrants:

Analysis of English Language Employment Support Provision in London.
Produced by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion and commissioned by the GLA as part of London Enriched, the Mayor of London’s integration strategy for refugees and migrants. The Mayor of London’s integration work for refugee and migrant integration is led by the London Strategic Migration Partnership.

An Analysis of English Language Employment Support Provision in London provides a valuable insight into English language training for Jobcentre Plus customers in London. The focus is on those customers whose first language is not English and where their English language level is a barrier to moving into employment. It provides examples of good practice in joint working between Jobcentre Plus and Skills Funding Agency funded providers of English language training. It also looks at how Work Programme providers are addressing customers’ English language needs. The report makes a number of recommendations on how pre-employment English language support can be further strengthened for Jobseeker Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group) customers.

[Download Full Report] and [Download Appendix]

English Language for All
Produced by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and commissioned by the GLA as part of London Enriched, the Mayor of London’s integration strategy for refugees and migrants. The Mayor of London’s integration work for refugees and migrants is led by the London Strategic Migration Partnership.

English Language for All is a new report which offers a fresh approach to delivering English language learning in London. It gives an overview of the key groups of refugees and migrants in London who now rely on opportunities to learn English outside of Skills Funding Agency funded provision. It then develops three models that are effective in supporting these groups to learn English and also gives a number of case studies of innovative provision currently running in London.

[Download Full Report]

 

New Publications on Displacement

South Sudan: New displacement adds to critical humanitarian situation in the country since independence.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Nigeria: Increasing violence continues to cause internal displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
[Read the Overview (html / pdf)]
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Uganda : Need to focus on returnees and remaining IDPs in transition to development
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the overview report on Uganda.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Conflict-induced displacement in Uganda
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
View our new situational map summarising Ugandan displacement.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Translated workshop report: Iraqi Protracted Displacement | التَّهجير العراقي المُطوَّل: تقرير ورشة العمل

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
This report provides a brief overview of the workshop organised by the RSC and IDMC on 22 March 2012. Read the workshop report in both English and Arabic.
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Americas account for 7% of natural hazard induced displacement
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

14.9 million internally displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters

IDMC launched its latest report “Global estimates 2011: People displaced by natural hazard-induced disasters” at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil. The report finds that in 2011, 14.9 million people were internally displaced throughout the world due to natural disasters, mostly related to weather events such as floods and storms. 89% of the displacement occurred in Asia.
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. (IDMC).
Read the full report here 
Read the press release here
(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

 

New IDMC Report on Indonesia

IDMC

IDMC

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) have just published a new report on Indonesia in relation to intertnal displacement.  The report is entitled, “Indonesia: Durable Solutions remain elusive for many IDPs wile thousands are newly displaced my military operations in Papua.”

Further information on this publication can be found in the abstract, which states:

During 2011, thousands of people were displaced by renewed inter-communal violence in Maluku province and by counter-insurgency operations targeting Free Papua Movement (OPM) rebels in Papua province. Between April and December, an unknown number of Papuans were displaced in the central highlands region of Puncak Jaya. The largest reported displacement took place in mid-December in Paniai regency, where more than 10,000 people were forced from their homes in more than a hundred different villages. In September, as many as 500 homes in Maluku’s capital of Ambon were set on fire and nearly 5,000 people were displaced, some of them losing their homes for the fourth time in 12 years.

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(Source: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

New Reports on the UN, Somalia, Yarl’s Wood, Transatlantic Trends, Alabama, ICMC

UN integration and humanitarian space

UN integration and humanitarian space

UN Integration and Humanitarian Space: An Independent Study
Commissioned by the UN Integration Steering Group.
By Victoria Metcalfe, Alison Giffen and Samir Elhawary.
A new story carried out jointly by the Humanitarian Policy Group and the Stimson Center, was commissioned by the UN Integration Steering Group to look in detail at the impacts of UN integration on humanitarian action.
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(Source – Humanitarian Policy Group)

Somalia: New displacement and worsening humanitarian and protection crisis for IDPs
Produced by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
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(Source – Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).

Report on an announced inspection of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (4 – 8 July 2011)
by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
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(Source: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons)
(Guardian Article: Yarl’s Wood detains too many pregnant women, prisons inspector says).

Transatlantic Trends

Transatlantic Trends

Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2011 report.
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(Source: Transatlantic Trends website]
(Guardian Article: What do Europeans think about immigration?)
(Migrants at Sea: Transatlantic Trends: Immigration Survey 2011 / US and European Public Opinion).

EJML Article, B Nascimbene and A Di Pascale: “The ‘Arab Spring’ and the Extraordinary Influx of People who Arrived in Italy from North Africa”

“The latest edition of the European Journal of Migration and Law, Volume 13, Number 4, contains an article by Bruno Nascimbene, Professor of European Union Law, Faculty of Law, University of Milan, and Alessia Di Pascale, Research Fellow, European Union Law, Faculty of Law, University of Milan, entitled “The ‘Arab Spring’ and the Extraordinary Influx of People who Arrived in Italy from North Africa”.”

(Source: Migrants At Sea blog).

Human Rights Watch reportNo Way To Live: Alabama’s Immigrant Law.  A new report published by the Human Rights Watch.
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(Source: Human Rights Watch)

MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe.
A new report by the International Catholic Migration Commission.

Scope of this report – Gathering the results of nearly a half thousand surveys of first responders and other actors as well as the migrants themselves, this report examines what happens—or does not happen— to identify migrants in need of protection and assistance upon their arrival in Europe. In particular, it sheds light on the mechanisms developed, and gaps both in practice and in policy in responses to boat people and other migrants arriving in mixed migratory movements in four countries at Europe’s Southern door: Greece, Italy, Malta and Spain.
(Source: Migrants At Sea blog – ICMC Europe Report: “MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe”)

ICMC Report "Mayday"[Download Report]
(Source: Migrants At Sea blog – ICMC Europe Report: “MAYDAY! Strengthening responses of assistance and protection to boat people and other migrants arriving in Southern Europe”)