Tag Archives: Iraq

New Publications on State of Arab Cities; Cote d’Ivoire; Iraq; EASO; European Agency for Fundamental Rights; Work Issues

EASO Annual Report

EASO Annual Report

The State of Arab Cities 2012: Challenges of Urban Transition.
A new report published by UN-Habitat.

From ALNAP:

The State of Arab Cities Report 2012 is the first report in the UN-Habitat series on the state of cities to focus on the Arab world. It presents a collective picture of urban conditions and trends in each of four Arab regions (Maghreb, Mashreq, Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) and Southern Tier), and provides a discussion of the similarities, differences and linkages between these countries in the context of a larger
Arab region.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: ALNAP).

Save the Children’s Emergency Response to Post-Electoral Violence in Cote d’Ivoire.
Produced by Save the Children.
[Download Full Report and Executive Summary]
(Source: ALNAP).

Improving security for minorities in Iraq.
A new briefing report written for Minority Rights Group International by Chris Chapman.
[Download Here]
See Also – Improving Security for Minorities in Iraq.
(Source: Minority Rights Group International).

2011 Annual report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union and on

FRA Annual Report

FRA Annual Report

the Activities of the European Asylum Support Office.
New annual report produced by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has been published.
[The press release and report can be downloaded here (.zip).]
(Source: EASO Monitor)

‘Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements 2011’: The 2011 Annual Report of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Produced by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
[Download Full Report]

(Source: EASO Monitor)

“Comments on ‘Determinants of Labor Market Participation and Wages of North Korean Female Refugees in South Korea’,” Asian Economic Policy Review, vol. 7, no. 1 (June 2012) [free full-text: comment 1comment 2]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

“Encouraging Self-Reliance,” UNHCR Global Report 2011 (UNHCR, June 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Refugee Employment in Health Policy Paper (AHHA & AMES, May 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

“Social Networks and the Dynamics of Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Refugees Resettled in the U.S.,” Review of Economic Studies, vol. 79, no. 1 (2012) [free full-text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

Updates from Geneva: UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner Touts the Right to Work (Refugees and the Right to Work Blog, July 2012) [text]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

New Publications on Libya; Children and Destitution; Iran and UNHCR

In War's Wake: The Struggle for Post-Qadhafi Libya

In War's Wake: The Struggle for Post-Qadhafi Libya

In War’s Wake: The Struggle for Post-Qadhafi Libya.
By Jason Pack and Barak Barfi and published by the Washington Institute on Near East Policy.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: DocuBase)

I don’t feel human: Experiences of destitution among young refugees and migrants.   A new report by The Children’s Society reveals alarming levels of destitution among refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children and young people.
[Download Full Report]
Further Information:
Children’s Society – Report: Shocking destitution among asylum-seeking and migrant children
Refugee Council – Child refugees being forced into destitution, report shows: Refugee Council response

“We are ordered to crush you”: Expanding Repression of Dissent in Iran.   A new report published by Amnesty International which:

details how, in the wake of protests called by opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi in February 2011, the Iranian authorities have steadily cranked up repression of dissent in law and practice, launching a wave of arrests in recent months.

[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International – Iran: New report finds surge in repression of dissent).

UNHCR has begun issuing “Guidelines on Statelessness.” The first is “The Definition of ‘Stateless Person’ in Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.” The aim is to “provide interpretive legal guidance for governments, NGOs, legal practitioners, decision-makers and the judiciary, as well as for UNHCR staff and other UN agencies involved in addressing statelessness.”
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog)

New OECD Migration Report and Further Publications

International Migration Outlook 2011

International Migration Outlook 2011

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD), have just released the latest edition of their annual publication entitled, `The International Migration Outlook 2011.‘  According to the OECD,

This publication provides an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and two analytical chapters, covering migrant entrepreneurship and international migration to Israel.

Further information on this publication and a Free preview  can be found on the OECD website here :  [access page]
A Guardian newspaper article is also available, entitled : International migration: where do people go and where from?

A new report published by Human Rights Watch and entitled, `Dead Men Walking : Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma.’  Details from the Human Rights Watch website state that :

This 70-page report details abuses against convict

Dead Men Walking by Human Rights Watch

Dead Men Walking by Human Rights Watch

porters including summary executions, torture, and the use of the convicts as “human shields.” The military should stop forcibly recruiting prisoners as porters and mistreating them, and those responsible for ordering or participating in suchtreatment should be prosecuted, Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group said.

The link to this document is here : http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2011/07/12/dead-men-walking-0

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, (UNPO), has published a report entitled, `Special report on violence against indigenous Jumma in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.’   The press release states that,

`JusticeMakers Bangladesh Trust (JMBangladesh), along with Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), The Hague, The Netherlands have [provided a report of their recent] fact finding investigation into the arson attacks against minority Jumma communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh, which occurred in February and April of 2011.’

The full report, in PDF format, is available to download – [here] ;
The press release is also available online – [here].

New IDMC report entitled, `Occupied Palestinian Terrortory : No end to the internal displacement.’  Read the report in [HTML] or [PDF] format.  The relevant IDMC country page is also available – [here].

New IDMC briefing paper entitled, `Iraq : IDPs and their prospects for durable solutions.’  This briefing paper is available for download in PDF format – [here].  The IDMC Iraq country page is also available.

New report from the UK Home Office science website.  A new report entitled, `Family Migration:  evidence and analysis.’  This can be downloaded in PDF format – [here].