Tag Archives: Middle East

Regional Publications on the Americas: Colombia; and the Middle East

View As Web Page 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 the Americas

Empowering Students, Empowering Communities, through Community-Based Learning and Civic Engagement: The Case Study of Refugee Resettlement in Lancaster, PA, Paper presented at American Political Science Association Conference on Teaching & Learning, Long Beach, CA, 8-10 Feb. 2013 [text via SSRN]

‘Nowhere to go’: Forced Evictions in Haiti’s Displacement Camps (Amnesty International, April 2013) [access]

“Organized Crime and Refugee Policy in Honduras,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 37 (May 2013) [full-text]

Refugees and Asylees: 2012 (DHS Office of Immigration Statistics, April 2013) [text]

“Stateless in the United States: Current Reality and a Future Prediction,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 46, no. 2 (2013) [full-text]
– Includes a survey of statelessness in the Americas generally.

UN and Ministry of Justice Data Shows 175% Increase in Asylum Requests in Brazil between 2011 and 2012 (Portal Brasil, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Colombia

IDMC’s Global Overview 2012 reports that “Colombia is the country with the largest population of IDPs, with estimates from the government and civil society ranging from 4.9-5.5 million.”  For more, read the individual country profile.

Colombia: Protection of Land and Patrimony of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Project (World Bank) [access]
– Project is now in its third phase; see recent financing report.

Colombia: Resources for Humanitarian Response and Poverty Reduction (Development Initiatives, April 2013) [text]

Desplazamiento forzado intraurbano y soluciones duraderas: Una aproximación desde los casos de Buenaventura, Tumaco y Soacha (Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Expectativas de futuro de la población colombiana refugiada en las ciudades de Ibarra, Lago Agrio y Esmeraldas (UNHCR & FLACSO Ecuador, Feb. 2013) [text]

Fortalecimiento de la Registraduría Nacional en la atención a población en riesgo o situación de desplazamiento (Govt. of Colombia & UNHCR, April 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Rights, Forced Displacement, and Economic Development in Colombia: Consideration of the Impact of International Law on Domestic Policy, Paper prepared for Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política, 6-9 June 2013 [text]

The Impact of Conflict on Education Attainment and Enrollment in Colombia: Lessons from Recent IDPs, HiCN Working Paper, no. 41 (Households in Conflict Network, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on the Middle East

Alarming Abuse of Migrants in Yemen (RMMS, April 2013) [text]

Iraq 10 Years On: The Humanitarian Impact (IRIN, April 2013) [access]
– Special report.

More than 30,000 Refugees and Migrants Make Risky Sea Crossing to Yemen This Year (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

A Multitude of Meanings in a Mutual Past (ODI, April 2013) [text]
– Comment on event held in Amman that explored concepts of humanitarian action.

Reflections on a Humanitarian Policy Simulation (PAXsims, April 2013) [text]
– Overview of a simulation undertaken to assess UNRWA policy options.

“Struggle of the Middle East Refugees,” Cairo Review of Global Affairs, no. 9 (Spring 2013) [full-text]



New Regional Publications on the Middle East and Europe

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 the Middle East

“Do not send us so we can become refugees again” –  From “Nationals of a Hostile State” to Deportees: South Sudanese in Israel (African Refugee Development Center & Hotline for Migrant Workers, Feb. 2013) [text]

Funding Gap Threatens Refugee Response in Lebanon (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]

Joint NGO/UN Briefing of the Current Shortfalls in Aid and Ability to Meet Humanitarian Needs of Refugees from Syria in Jordan (ICMC et al., April 2013) [text]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon (ANERA, April 2013) [text]

Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon: A Needs Assessment (ANERA, March 2013) [text]

Syrian Refugee Crisis: The View From the Turkish Border (Refugees International Blog, April 2013) [text]

UAE: Don’t Deport Tamil Refugees to Sri Lanka (Human Rights Watch, April 2013) [text]

New Publications on Europe

Decision Making in Asylum Cases and Appeal Process: Situation, Relevant Issues and Recommendations for Lithuania (IOM, 2013) [text]

Europe’s Forced Returnees Claim Abuse (IRIN, April 2013) [text]

Evaluering av advokatordningen for asylsøkere = Evaluating the legal aid provided to asylum seekers (Oxford Research, Oct. 2012) [text in Norwegian]
– An Executive Summary in English is provided on pp. 15-21.

Frontex: Human Rights Responsibilities (PACE, April 2013) [text]

UNHCR Welcomes Turkey’s New Law on Asylum (UNHCR, April 2013) [text]


New Regional Publications on the Middle East and 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/

New Publications on the Middle East

Findings from the Inter- Agency Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence Assessment in the Za’atari Refugee Camp (Child Protection and Gender-based Violence in Emergencies Sub-Working Group, 2013) [text]

Israel: Detained Asylum Seekers Pressured to Leave (Human Rights Watch, March 2013) [text]

“Protected or Excluded? A Case Study of the Interpretation and Implementation of Article 1D with Regard to Palestinian Asylum Seekers,” Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter, no. 35 (March 2013) [full-text]

“State of Exception and Resistance: Two Indivisible Key Aspects to Understand the Political Socialization of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon,”  National Identity: Time, Place, People (University of Latvia, 2012) [text]
– Collection of “publications from 1st international conference for students at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia,” Riga, 15-17 March 2012; scroll to p. 26 for a/m paper.

Syria’s Mess Causes Soul Searching in Humanitarian Aid World (Global Observatory, March 2013) [text]

Syria’s Unseen Crisis: Displaced Women Face Rape, Insecurity, Poverty (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]

UNHCR Stands Up for Refugees in Israel (RSDWatch, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on Africa

Citizen Perceptions of Migration in South Africa (Afrobarometer, Feb. 2013) [text]

DR Congo: Poor Coordination Obstructs Emergency Response to Gender-Based Violence (Refugees International, March 2013) [text]

Emergency Response for the Situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: Supplementary Budget Appeal (UNHCR, March 2013) [text]

“Humanitarian Conditions in Darfur: The Most Recent Reports Reveal a Relentless Deterioration,” Sudan Tribune, 10 Feb. 2013 [text via SudanReeves.org]

Joint Assessment Mission: Ivorian Refugees Operation in Liberia, February 2013 (WFP & UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in Africa, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech by UNHCR’s Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa.



New Regional Publications on MENA; Middle East, esp. Iraqis; and Europe

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 MENA

After Trials of Winter, Syrian Refugees Face Difficult Summer (Refugees International Blog, March 2013) [text]

AMERA-Egypt, Flagship of the Refugee Legal Aid Movement, Struggles for Financial Survival (RSDWatch, March 2013) [text]

Asylum and Migration in the Maghreb (Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network, Dec. 2012) [access]
– Country factsheets are available for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

‘Gaza has been de-developing for years’: Urban Displacement and Vulnerability in Gaza (ODI, March 2013) [access]
– Podcast.

Jordan: Obama Should Press King on Asylum Seeker Pushbacks (Human Rights Watch, March 2013) [text]

Libya: Stop Revenge Crimes Against Displaced Persons (Human Rights Watch, March 2013) [text]

Syria Deeply+ António Guterres + Anne C. Richard (Syria Deeply, March 2013) [access]
– Video.

New Publications on Middle East, esp. Iraqis

“Chronic Disease and Disability among Iraqi Populations Displaced in Jordan and Syria,” International Journal of Health Planning and Management, vol. 28, no. 1 (January/March 2013) [free full-text]

Iraq, 10 Years On: “Living in Prolonged Limbo” (The IRC Blog, March 2013) [text]

Keeping an Eye on UNRWA (al-shabaka, Jan. 2012) [text via Bepress]

“Legal Status, Labelling, and Protection: The Case of Iraqi ‘Refugees’ in Jordan,” International Journal of Refugee Law (Forthcoming, 2013) [preprint via SSRN]

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in the Middle East and North Africa, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]
– See also related speech.

“Refugee Education as a Gauge of Liberal Multiculturalism: Iraqi Students in Jordan and the United States,” Chapter 10 in Human Rights in the Field of Comparative Education, Comparative and International Education, vol. 21 (Sense Publishers, 2013) [extract]

Remembering Iraq’s Displaced (Middle East Channel Blog, March 2013) [text] [text via Brookings]

Syria: Towards a More Effective Response (Refugees International Blog, March 2013) [text]

New Publications on Europe

Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigration Integration: EU Final Event, Brussels, 22 Feb. 2013 [access]
– Follow link for presentations including one on “Addressing Statelessness in Europe.”

The Dublin II Regulation: Lives on Hold (Dublin Transnational Project, Feb. 2013) [access]
– I posted a link earlier to the final report for this project but neglected to mention that National Reports are also available; follow the link to access them from the list on the left.

“The Europeanisation of Asylum Policies: Lessons Drawn from the Reception Conditions Directive,” London Migration Research Group Seminar, London, 12 March 2013 [access]

Eweida, Religion, Sexuality, Politics, Kylie and Asylum (Free Movement Blog, March 2013) [text]
– “[Eweida v UK] is a useful reminder that decision makers should not rush to judgment on another person’s inner identity.”

“The Implementation of the Right to Asylum in Italy,” ERA Forum, vol. 12, no.1, Suppl. (May 2011) [free full-text]

New and Updated Case-Law Factsheets (ECHR Blog, March 2013) [access]
– Particularly relevant ones are “Dublin” Cases and Interim Measures.

Overview of UNHCR’s Operational Strategies in Europe, 56th EXCOM Standing Committee Meeting, 19 Feb. 2013 [text]



New Regional Publications on Africa, esp. Kenya; Middle East, esp. Syria; and Europe

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 Africa, esp. Kenya

Behind the Scenes: Lessons Learnt from Developing a National Policy Framework on Internal Displacement in Kenya (Refugee Consortium of Kenya & Danish Refugee Council, Feb. 2013) [text]

Congo’s Elderly Act as Caregivers – But Who Will Care for Them? (Refugees International Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]

The Fine Line between Deportation and Refoulement: The Case of Zimbabweans in South Africa (Uppsala University, Autumn 2012) [text]

Invisible Suffering: The DRC’s Unofficial IDP Camps (Think Africa Press, Feb. 2012) [text]

Kenya: Government Directive Leads to Severe Abuses and Forced Returns (Refugees International, Feb. 2013) [text]

Kenya’s Somalis Face Urban Ejection (Think Africa Press, Feb. 2013) [text]

Kenyans Head to the Polls – and a New Displacement Crisis? (UpFront Blog, Feb. 2012) [text]

“Organization of African Unity and African Union Engagement with Refugee Protection: 1963–2011,” African Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 21, no. 1 (Feb. 2013) [extract]

Protection of the Right to Seek and Obtain Asylum under the African Human Rights System (Martinus Nijhoff, Feb. 2013) [info]

New Publications on Middle East, esp. Syria

Analysis of Host Community-Refugee Tensions in Mafraq, Jordan (Mercy Corps, Oct. 2012) [text via InterAction]

Camp New Iraq (Formerly Camp Ashraf) Residents and the Processing of their Cases for Solutions, Update no. 5 (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]

Can Israel Aid Syrian Refugees? (Huffington Post, Feb. 2013) [text]

Israel Deports Refugees to Sudan Despite Threat to their Lives (Daily Beast, Feb. 2013) [text]
– See also related AP story.

Journal of Palestinian Refugee Studies, vol. 2. no. 2 (Autumn 2012) [full-text]
– Mix of articles, with several on Palestinian refugees in Syria.  Individual articles can be accessed here.

*The Syrian Crisis and its Repercussions: Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees, MPC Research Report 2013/03 (Migration Policy Centre, 2013) [text]

UNHCR Leader Warns of Moment of Truth for Syria, Risk of Unmanageable Crisis (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Note: A link to the text of the HC’s remarks to the UN Security Council was originally included, but now seems to have been removed.

UNHCR Warns of Humanitarian Cost of Syrian Conflict, especially on the Displaced (UNHCR, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Includes link to text of AHC’s speech to the UN Human Rights Council.

New Publication on North America

“Aid Groups Warn of Human Cost of Sequester,” Foreign Policy, 21 Feb. 2013 [extract via Refugees International]

New Refugee Determination System in Canada (Oppenheimer Chair, Feb. 2013) [text]

Open Letter from 40 Organizations Supporting U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Accounts (InterAction, Feb. 2013) [text]
– See also related press release.

Senate Immigration Hearing Should Include Fixes for Flawed Asylum System (Human Rights First, Feb. 2013) [text]

New Publications on Europe

“1952 – 2012: Le Juge Français de l’Asile, de la Commission de Recours des Réfugiés à la Cour Nationale du Droit d’Asile,” Colloque à l’Occasion des 60 ans de la CNDA, Paris, 29 Octobre 2012
– Conference materials include a speech by the Vice President of the Conseil d’État; a speech by the President of the Conseil National des Barreaux; and a keynote address by UNHCR’s Director of International Protection at a roundtable on social group.

Europe: The Dublin Regulation 10 Years on, Inhospitality Means Denial of Protection (Jesuit Refugee Service, Feb. 2013) [text]

Facing 2020: Developing a New European Agenda for Immigration and Asylum Policy (Migration Policy Institute Europe, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Ideas of ‘Home’ and ‘Return Home’ in Voluntary Return Messaging – A Contemplation on the Impact of Passage of Time and Sense of Failure on Asylum-seekers’ Engagements with Voluntary Return in Ireland,” Migration Policy Practice, vol. III, no. 1 (Feb./March 2013) [text]
– Scroll to p. 15.

Submission to Council of Europe Committee of Ministers: M.S.S. v Belgium and Greece, Application No 30696/09 (Amnesty International, Feb. 2013) [text]

When Maternity Doesn’t Matter: Dispersing Pregnant Women Seeking Asylum (Refugee Council, Feb. 2013) [text]



New Publications on Gender-based Persecution; Protection 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 Gender-based Persecution

“Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States from 1994 to 2012,” Hastings Women’s Law Journal, vol. 24, no. 1 (2013) [text via SSRN]

“Gender-Based Persecution as a Basis for Asylum in the United States: Structural and Procedural Defects,” Impunity Watch, 2 May 2012 [text]

Gender Persecution and Refugee Law Reform in Canada (Battered Women’s Support Services, Oct. 2012) [text]

Gender Related Asylum Claims in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Law, Policies and Practice Focusing on Women in Nine EU Member States (European Parliament, Nov. 2012) [text]
– Re-issued version of this May 2012 report.

“Give Us Your Weary but Not Your Battered: The Department of Homeland Security, Politics and Asylum for Victims of Domestic Violence,” Southwestern Journal of International Law, vol. 18, no. 1 (2012) [full-text]

“Persecution on Account of One’s Gender: Refugee Status or Status Quo?,”Feminists@Law, vol. 2, no. 1 (2012) [open access text]

Refugee Status in Canada: Gender-related Claims (Ontario Women’s Justice Network, Jan. 2013) [text]

Research project:

Gender Related Harms in Forced Migration: A Comparative International Study, University of Technology Sydney, 2012-2015 [info]
– See related news story.

Publications on Protection

Just Tell Us What Happened (Free Movement Blog, Feb. 2013) [text]
– Discusses the findings reported in “Just Tell Us What Happened to You: Autobiographical Memory and Seeking Asylum,” Applied Cognitive Psychology, vol. 26, no. 5 (Sept./Oct. 2012).

“The Scarlett Letter ‘T’: The Tier III Terrorist Classification’s Inconsistent and Ineffectual Effects on Asylum Relief for Members and Supporters of Pro-Democratic Groups,” Baltimore Law Review, vol. 41, no. 3 (Spring 2012) [full-text]

Understanding the New Refugee Determination System in Canada (Rabble.ca, Jan. 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Publications on the Middle East

Becoming Refugees Once More: Palestinians from Syria Return to Gaza (IRIN, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Following the El Kott Judgment, Palestinians from Syria Applying for Asylum in the EU Should Be Granted Refugee Status Automatically,” ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 8 February 2013 [access]
– See also text of El Kott judgment and UNHCR’s oral intervention.

“The Internally Displaced Palestinians in Israel,” al-Majdal, no. 51 (Winter 2012) [full-text]

Misery Beyond the War Zone: Life for Syrian Refugees and Displaced Populations in Lebanon (MSF, Feb. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Nutrition Assessment Report for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, using SMART Methodology (UNICEF et al., Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Palestinian Christians: Ongoing Forcible Displacement and Dispossession… until When? (Badil & Kairos Palestine, Dec. 2012) [text]

“Spatialising the Refugee Camp,” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 38, no. 1 (Jan. 2013) [free full-text]

Syrian Arab Republic: Special Focus on the Humanitarian Situation of Palestine Refugees in Syria (UNRWA & OCHA, Feb. 2013) [text via PRRN Blog]

New Regional Publications on Africa; Europe; and the Middle East, esp. Syria

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 Africa

“Afraid and Exhausted: Striking Portraits of Mali’s Refugees,” Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2013 [access]
– Highlights portraits from UNHCR’s Instagram feed.

Displacement, Disharmony and Disillusion: Understanding Host-Refugee Tensions in Maban County, South Sudan (Danish Demining Group, Jan. 2013) [text]

Statement by the African Commission on the Present Human Rights Situation in Mali (African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Jan. 2013) [text]
– The texts of the resolutions referenced in this statement are here: 209210, and 217

UNHCR Position on the Directive by the Kenyan Government on the Relocation of Refugees from the Urban Centres to the Refugee Camps (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]
– See also related IRIN news story and RI blog post.

UNHCR’s Rwanda Cessation: Flawed, but Perhaps Not Entirely Wrong (RSDWatch, Jan. 2013) [text]

Urban Refugee Education in Uganda: A Solution from the Non-formal Education Sector, Paper presented at panel on “Not Business as Usual: Education in Emergency and Conflict Settings – The Lived Experiences of the Oft Forgotten,” at the Global Education Leadership Opportunities Conference, Boston, 24-25 January 2013 [text]

New Publications on Europe

“Asylum Legal Framework and Policy of the Slovak Republic,” Jurisprudence, vol. 19, no. 4 (2012) [open access text]

“Cultural Identity as a Specific Dimension of the Socio-Cultural Dynamics: Refugees in Temerin,” Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, vol. 6, no. 2 (Autumn/Winter 2012) [full-text]
– Scroll to p. 55.

Enhancing Intra-EU Solidarity Tools to Improve Quality and Fundamental Rights Protection in the Common European Asylum System (ECRE, Feb. 2013) [text]

Feeling Like an Outsider: A Case Study of Refugee Identity in the Czech Republic, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 251 (UNHCR, Jan. 2013) [text]

New Publication on the Middle East, esp. Syria.

“Book Review: Displaced at Home: Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, vol. 13, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

“Drowning in the Flood: Foreign Governments and Agencies are Failing Syria’s Refugees,” The Economist, 2 Feb. 2013 [text]

Emergency Response to Housing, Land and Property Issues in Syria (Global Protection Cluster, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Humanitarian Financing to the Syria Crisis in 2013 (Global Humanitarian Assistance, Jan. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Palestinian Refugees Struggle to Survive,” Nature Middle East, 20 Jan. 2013 [text]

Trapped Between Africa and Saudi Arabia (Lens, Jan. 2013) [access]
– Photos of African refugees in Yemen.