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New Publications on Health; Refugees in Scotland; Migration Policy; Human Trafficking and Asylum Legal Aid

Publications on Health

“Translating Healthcare: Stories from refugees, providers, and friends.”
By Miriam Mara, Kevin Brooks.
Abstract:

Drawing on interviews and participatory observation, this article weaves stories of translating healthcare told from the perspectives of refugees, health care providers, and friends. The research finds that while literal translations of documents and information are important to the health care process for refugees of New Americans, cultural translations of concepts like health care and preventive care are perhaps even more important. That translation, however, is not simple or literal either; refugees and New Americans may resist, or remain suspicious of, these concepts even once understood. Friends of refugees can provide an important role in helping with cultural and institutional translations, and their role should be consider as part of a culturally-centered approach to healthcare, as outlined by Dutta (2008). Note: all participant and researcher names have been changed in order to protect human subjects.

“The introduction of the voice of the subaltern participant in the discursive space elucidates the interaction between structure and agency” (Dutta, 2008 p. 248).

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(Source: Kevin Brooks).

Cultural Traditions and the Reproductive Health of Somali Women: Comprehensive Research Report
By Nancy Deyo.
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See Also – “Minnesota Somalis lack culturally competent reproductive health care” .
(Source: Kevin Brooks)

Publications form the Minority Ethnic Matters Overview (MEMO) Newsletter.

MEMO is produced by the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities in partnership with BEMIS – empowering Scotland’s ethnic and cultural minority communities. It provides an overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.

Publications from Memo 336

Improving the Lives of Refugees in Scotland after the Referendum: An Appraisal of the Options
By the Scottish Refugee Council
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Fair and democratic migration policy: A principled framework for the UK
By the IPPR.
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Beyond borders: Human trafficking from Nigeria to the UK
By the IPPR.
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Publications from Memo 332

Justice At Risk: Quality and Value for Money in Asylum Legal Aid
By the Runnymede Trust
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New Publications on Causes of Displacement; Human Rights Education; Human Security; Migration Control; Refugee Camps; and Trafficking in Scotland

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/

A Critical Introduction to Immigration and Asylum (International State Crime Initiative, Sept. 2012) [text]

Human Security Report 2012: Sexual Violence, Education, and War – Beyond the Mainstream Narrative (Human Security Report Project, Oct. 2012) [access]
– See also related IRIN news article and IntLawGrrls blog post.

Important but Neglected: A Proposal for Human Rights Education in Refugee and Displacement Camps (SSRN, Oct. 2012) [text]

“Refugee Camps not Designed for Refugees,” DW, 9 Oct. 2012 [text]

Warfare, Political Identities, and Displacement in Spain and Colombia, HiCN Working Paper 124 (Households in Conflict Network, Oct. 2012) [text]

Care And Support for Adult Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings: A Review.
A new report by the Scottish Government.
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New Publications on Livelihoods in Sri Lanka and Pakistan; Dover IRC; Migrant Health; Geographies of Racism; Population Trends in Scotland

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka.
By Priyanthi Fernando and Sonali Moonesinghe.
Discussion papers, August 2012.

Drawing on a review of key literature and a series of consultations with policy makers, practitioners and academics, this paper explores and assesses the current state of knowledge on livelihoods, basic services and social protection in Sri Lanka.

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(Source: ODI)

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in north-western Pakistan.

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in north-western Pakistan

Livelihoods, basic services and social protection in north-western Pakistan

Authors: Babar Shahbaz, Qasim Ali Shah, Abid Q. Suleri, Steve Commins and Akbar Ali Malik.
Discussion papers, August 2012.

This paper synthesises and assesses evidence from the existing literature on poverty and livelihoods, access to basic services and social protection, and aid and its governance in conflict-affected areas of Pakistan, particularly the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA).

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(Source: ODI)

Report on an unannounced short follow-up inspection of Dover Immigration Removal Centre 3 – 5 April 2012.
By HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
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(Source: Migrants Rights Network).

Migrant Health: Challenges and Obligations.  A Cumberland Lodge Conference, 25-27 January 2012.  Analysing the position of the UK in relation to the 2008
World Health Assembly resolution on migrant health.
A conference report by Cumberland Lodge.
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(Source: Migrants Rights Network).

The new geographies of racism: Peterborough

The new geographies of racism: Peterborough

The New Geographies of Racism: Peterborough.
Dr Jon Burnett for the Institute of Race Relations.

The new geographies of racism: Peterborough, focuses on a city which has experienced significant population change over the last decade, largely as a result of the expansion of the European Union and the migrant workers who have found employment in the city’s factories and agri-business industries. These same workers have been vilified as overrunning the city in a succession of national media investigations, yet today’s report finds that in fact there has been a range of violent attacks, largely unrecognised, against migrant workers and other BME communities.

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(Source: Migrants Rights Network)

SCOTLAND’S POPULATION 2011: The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends.
157th Edition.
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(Source: Migrants Rights Network)