Tag Archives: natural disasters

New Thematic Publications on Climate Change/Natural Disasters and Ethics

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 Climate Change/Natural Disasters

Creating New Norms? The Nansen Initiative on Disaster-induced Cross-Border Displacement (APMEN, April 2013) [text]

Disappearing States? (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]

Disaster Response in Asia and the Pacific: A Guide to International Tools and Services (OCHA, 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

“Migrations Climatiques,” Theme issue of Cultures & Conflits, no. 88 (Hiver 2012) [contents]

The Year of Recurring Disasters: A Review of Natural Disasters in 2012 (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]
– See also related UpFront blog post.

New Publications on Ethics

“Addressing Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Research with Refugee-background Young People: Reflections from the Field,” Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 26, no. 1 (March 2013) [abstract]

“Ethical Challenges in Mental Health Research among Internally Displaced People: Ethical Theory and Research Implementation,” BMC Medical Ethics, 14: 13 (March 2013) [open access text]

“Ethical Considerations for Vaccination Programmes in Acute Humanitarian Emergencies,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 91, no. 4 (April 2013) [full-text]

“Exceptions to Blanket Anonymity for the Publication of Interviews with Refugees: African Refugees in Israel as a Case Study,” Research Ethics, OnlineFirst, 20 March 2013 [abstract]

“Perfecting Imperfect Duties: The Institutionalisation of a Universal Right to Asylum,” Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 21, no. 1 [free full-text]

 

New Thematic Publications on Children/Education; Humanitarian Assistance; and Climate Change/Natural Disasters

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 Children/Education

UNHCR has published a new global review, this time on displaced youth.  Here’s part of the description:

“This review explores UNHCR’s engagement with displaced youth, refugees and IDPs, by analysing the agency’s mandate in relation to youth through its policies, guidelines and strategies, institutional infrastructure, approaches to identifying and responding to the needs of displaced youth, current funding, programmes and monitoring and evaluation processes.”

It concludes: “Displaced youth may well constitute a majority within the population of concern to UNHCR, but because of the lack of clarity of concept, limited policy focus, little dedicated funding and limited comprehensive youth programming, this segment of displaced populations has become largely invisible within UNHCR.”

Other publications:

Age Assessment: A Technical Note (UNICEF, Jan. 2013) [text via Refworld]

Children First and Foremost: A Guide to Realising the Rights of Children and Families in an Irregular Migration Situation (PICUM, Feb. 2013) [text]

Immigration: mineurs non accompagnés (European Commission, Feb. 2013) [text]

Rapid Assessment of Refugee Education in Kampala: With a Focus on Access to Primary and Secondary Education amongst Congolese Refugees (Xavier Project, Oct. 2012) [text]

Refugee and Immigrant Students: Achieving Equity in Education (Information Age Publishing, 2012) [info]

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

Evidence & Knowledge in Humanitarian Action, Background Paper for 28th ALNAP Meeting, Washington, DC, 5-7 March 2013  (ALNAP, Feb. 2013) [text]

“Humanitarian Aid: Are Effectiveness and Sustainability Impossible Dreams?,” Journal of Humanitarian Assistance (March 2013) [full-text]

Interview with Jérémie Labbé on the Future of Humanitarianism (Global Observatory, Feb. 2013) [text]

Understanding Resilience (IRIN, March 2013) [text]
– Introduction to an in-depth analysis on “Building Resilience.”

New Publications on Climate Change/Natural Disasters

Climate Change, Migration and Security: Best Practice Policy and Operational Options for Mexico (Royal United Services Institute, Jan. 2013) [text via Oppenheimer Chair]

Climate Displacement Law Project: Towards an International Legal Standard (Displacement Solutions, March 2013) [text]

“Climate Refugees,” Entry in Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History (ABC-CLIO, Jan. 2013 [Google Books]
– Most of the entry can be previewed via Google Books; scroll to pp. 286-292.

ClimMig Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement, Vienna, 20-21 September 2012 [access]
– Keynote speeches and papers presented at the conference are available.

In the Neighborhood: The Growing Role of Regional Organizations in Disaster Risk Management (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, March 2013) [text]
– See also related UpFront blog post.

Natural Disasters as Threats to Peace, Special Report, no. 324 (U.S. Institute of Peace, Feb. 2013) [text]