24 July 2017

Regional Focus: Australia


Discussion: Breaking The Deadlock: Creating Solutions for Refugees, Sydney, 15 August 2017 [info]


1 October 2017: Questions and Answers about the New Deadline for Protection  (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2017) [text]

"Asylum Seekers: Australia's Shame," The Lancet, vol. 398, no. 10088 (June 2017) [free full-text]
- See also related letter to editor.

Australia’s Abusive Asylum Policy Rebuked Again (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

Australia’s New ‘Home Office’ is a Worry for Immigration Policy (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"Being Able to Play: Experiences of Social Inclusion and Exclusion within a Football Team of People Seeking Asylum," Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

Boat ‘Turnbacks’ in Australia: A Quick Guide to the Statistics since 2001 (Govt. of Australia, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Power and Water Cut off for Refugees on Manus as Dutton Confirms Closure," The Guardian, 19 July 2017 [text]

Recent Changes in Australian Refugee Policy (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2017) [text]

Spotlight on Australia’s Cruel Asylum Policy at the Human Rights Council (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2017) [text]

UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi Calls on Australia to End Harmful Practice of Offshore Processing (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]
- See also related post on The Conversation and statement from the Kaldor Centre.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (22 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

23 July 2017

New Issues of Ethnic & Racial Stud., Hastings Intl. & Comp. Law Rev., Intl. Migr., JEMS, J. HR & Env., Migr. Stud., Soc. Incl., Socioanal.

Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 40, no. 9 (2017) [free full-text]
- Special issue celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ethnic and Racial Studies. All articles are freely available, including "Towards a New Politics of Migration" and "Migration Policies are Problematic – Because They are about Migration."

*Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 40, no. 2 (Summer 2017) [full-text]
- Issue jointly published with the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. Mix of articles, including "Advancing Migrants' Rights in the United States Using International Law, "Migrants’ Rights in the U.S. System under the Inter-American Human Rights System," "Concerns for Immigrants’ Rights in California: An Overview to Access to Legal Representation and Access to Asylum" and "The Reception and Processing of Minors in the United States in Comparison to that of Australia and Canada: Would Being a Party to the UN Convention on the Right of the Child Make a Difference in U.S. Courts?"

International Migration, vol. 55, no. 4 (Aug. 2017) [contents]
- Includes a policy interview with the Honourable Ahmed D. Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada, and special sections on the migration-food security nexus, remittances, and labour migration.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol. 43, no. 10 (2017) [contents]
- Themed issue on "How Organizations Respond to Diversity: Investigations at the Local Level"; includes "Official Standards and Local Knowledge in Asylum Procedures: Decision-making in Germany’s Asylum System."

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, vol. 8, no. 1 (March 2017) [contents]
- Special issue on "Climate, justice and displacement: reflections on law, policy and the future of human rights in the climate crisis." The introduction and one other article are freely available.

Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017) [contents]
- Mix of articles, including "‘Getting angry with honest people’: The illicit market for immigrant ‘papers’ in Cape Town, South Africa" (open access) and "Migration and asylum statistics as a basis for European border control" (free full-text).

Social Inclusion, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]
- Special issue on "Perspectives on Human Trafficking and Modern Forms of Slavery."

Socioanalysis, vol. 18 (2016) [contents]
- Special issue on "Seeking Asylum."


 Tagged Periodicals.

Thematic Focus: Solutions


"As Refugee Arrivals Dwindle, Resettlement Agencies Face Cuts," Boston Globe, 18 July 2017 [text]

"Diplomats to Tillerson: Don't Eliminate State Department's Refugee Office," The Guardian, 17 July 2017 [text]

"Exclusive: Australia-U.S. Refugee Swap Again in Doubt as Officials Exit Nauru," Reuters, 15 July 2017 [text]

The Fall and Rise of Refugee Resettlement in 2017 (Niskanen Center Blog, June 2017) [text]

Fourth Progress Report on the Implementation of the Durable Solutions Process (Sarajevo Process) for Refugees from Croatia Displaced by the 91-95 Conflict, including Cessation of Refugee Status (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

Home Secretary Announces £1 Million to Help Communities Support Refugees (Govt. of the UK, July 2017) [text]

"Homeland Security Employees Criticize Congress Bill That Would Restrict Refugees," Salon, 13 July 2017 [text]

Less Than One Third of Refugees in Australia’s Humanitarian Program are Resettled from UNHCR (Refugee Council of Australia, July 2017) [text]

Lost in Transition? The European Standards Behind Refugee Integration (Migration Policy Group, July 2016) [text via Refworld]

Realidad de la Integración Local de la Población Refugiada en Guatemala: Diagnóstico Participativo 2015 (UNHCR, June 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees and a Right to Place: "Resettlement" as a Condition for the Sense of Self (Agenda for International Development, July 2017) [text]

Web site:

Wage Peace NZ [access] [Facebook]
- Campaign to increase refugee resettlement quota in New Zealand.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions, esp. in the US (3 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

22 July 2017

Regional Focus: United States

Challenging Customs and Border Protection's Unlawful Practice of Turning Away Asylum Seekers (American Immigration Council, July 2017) [text]
- See also related blog posts from Immigration Impact and IntLawGrrls.

*Heritage Report Shows Refugees are Not a Major Threat (Cato at Liberty Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Moving Beyond Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Trump: Principles, Interests, and Policies to Guide Long-Term Reform of the US Immigration System," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

The Rise in Criminal Prosecutions of Asylum Seekers (Human Rights First, July 2017) [text]

Secure Communities and Unsecure Households (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

"A Statistical and Demographic Profile of the US Temporary Protected Status Populations from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 3 (2017) [open access]

*"The Trump Administration at Six Months: A Sea Change in Immigration Enforcement," Migration Information Source, 19 July 2017 [text]

Trump Administration Reportedly Moving Toward Implementing Expanded Expedited Removal (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

US: Homeland Security Needs Reform, not Expansion (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

We’re All in Atlanta Now (The Asylumist Blog, July 2017) [text]

More on travel ban, including its impact on refugee resettlement (org. chronologically):

Trump Administration Slams the Door on Refugees (Human Rights First, 12 July 2017) [text]

"US Hits 50,000 Refugee Cap, but Some Others Still Allowed in," New York Times, 12 July 2017 [text]

"U.S. Judge Narrows Travel Ban in Defeat for Trump," Reuters, 13 July 2017 [text]

Federal Government Asks Supreme Court to Clarify Order in Travel Ban Litigation (SCOTUSblog, 15 July 2017) [text]

Back to the Supreme Court on the Scope of the Entry Ban Injunction: First Thoughts (Just Security Blog, 17 July 2017) [text]

*A Cheat Sheet on the Travel Ban (Niskanen Center Blog, 17 July 2017) [text]

"Grandmas, Grandpas from Travel Ban States Now Welcome: U.S. Cable," Reuters, 17 July 2017 [text]

The Supreme Court, the Trump Administration and the Travel Ban (ISIM Blog, 18 July 2017) [text]

Litigating the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Opinion: What’s the Required Connection? (Just Security Blog, 19 July 2017) [text]

Refugee EO Update: The Supreme Court Hands Each Side a Partial Victory (Forced Migration Forum, 20 July 2017) [text]

"Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption to Trump Travel Ban," NPR, 20 July 2017 [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (12 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

21 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Health

"Accelerated Training of Skilled Birth Attendants in a Marginalized Population on the Thai-Myanmar Border: A Multiple Methods Program Evaluation," PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164363 (Oct. 2016) [open access]

"Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Prevention amongst Syrian Refugees: Mixed Methods Study of Médecins Sans Frontières Programme in Jordan," Conflict and Health, 11:14 (July 2017) [open access]

"Dietary Diversity is Related to Socioeconomic Status among Adult Saharawi Refugees Living in Algeria," BMC Public Health, 17:621 (July 2017) [open access]

"Evaluation of the Field Performance of ImmunoCard STAT!® Rapid Diagnostic Test for Rotavirus in Dadaab Refugee Camp and at the Kenya–Somalia Border," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 96, no. 6 (June 2017) [open access]

Family Planning Saves Lives and Promotes Resilience in Humanitarian Contexts (CARE et al., July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Giving It Our Best Shot? Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis B Virus Immunization among Refugees, Massachusetts, 2011–2013," Preventing Chronic Disease, vol. 14:160442 (June 2017) [full-text]

"High-risk Human Papillomavirus Infection and Abnormal Cervical Cytology among Nepali and Bhutanese Refugee Women Living in Eastern Nepal," BMC Infectious Diseases, 17:73 (Jan. 2017) [open access]

Integrating Refugees into the Greek Health System Will Benefit Both Newcomers and Their Hosts (Chatham House, July 2017) [text]

Meeting the Maternal and Newborn Needs of Displaced Persons in Urban Settings (New Security Beat, June 2017) [text]

*Politics Trumps Health to Confine Asylum Seekers to Greek Islands (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (21 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

20 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Children

Belgrade’s Young Refugees Once Hidden in Plain Sight, Now Disappear (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

A Child-Rights Framework for Understanding ‘Being Persecuted’: The Case of JA (child – risk of persecution) Nigeria (RefLaw Blog, July 2017) [text]

Greece: Lone Migrant Children Left Unprotected (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

How the U.K. Government Ignored Offers to Take in More Lone Children (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

In Search of Opportunities: Voices of Children on the Move in West and Central Africa (Unicef, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Injured, Hunted, Lost: Mapping Journeys of Refugee Children Aiming for UK," The Guardian, 13 July 2017 [text]

No One is Counting Europe’s Missing Refugee Children (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Protecting Syrian Children en Route to Europe: A Study Conducted in Syria, along Transit Routes & in Hosting Countries (Save the Children, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Unaccompanied and Separated Children Perceptions in Greece, Round 1 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Way Forward to Strengthened Policies and Practices for Unaccompanied and Separated Children in Europe (UNHCR, Unicef & IRC, July 2017) [text]
- See also related call to action.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Family Reunification (3 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Aid in Context: The Importance of Market-based Approaches to Aid Delivery in Northern Syria (IIED, June 2017) [text]

Area-Based Livelihoods Assessment (REACH & DRC, June 2017) [text]

Conflict in Ukraine: Socio-Economic Impacts of Internal Displacement and Veteran Return (World Bank, May 2017) [text]

The Future of Work for Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan: Is the “Gig Economy” an Opportunity? (Jadaliyya, July 2017) [text]

"Japan Has a Labor Crisis That Refugees Could Fix—If Only Its Government Would Let Them," QZ, 6 July 20176 [text]

Leading, Learning, and Saving: Refugees as Important Providers of Assistance (Agenda for International Development, July 2017) [text]

Refugees are Helping Others in Their Situation as Social Entrepreneurs (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Sustainable Livelihoods for Refugees in Protracted Crises (UK DFID, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Uganda Refugee Hosting Districts: Investment Profiles (UNDP, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Work Permits and Employment of Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Towards Formalising the Work of Syrian Refugees (ILO, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (29 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Europe

Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair (LSE Government Blog, July 2017) [text]

Hotspots under a Spotlight: The Legality of the Hotspot Approach in Italy (EDAL Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Human Rights Beyond Humanitarianism: The Radical Challenge to the Right to Asylum in the Mediterranean Zone," Antipode, Early View, 5 July 2017 [free full-text]

Médecins Sans Frontières: ‘Calais has become a cage in a jungle’ (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

Meet the Gambian Migrants under Pressure to Leave Europe (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

The Missing Reflection Paper on Asylum Policy (Flüchtlingsforschung Blog, July 2017) [text]

Named and Shamed: EU Countries are Failing to Share Responsibility for Refugees (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

New Updates on the Refugee Hotspots in Italy and Greece (ECRE, July 2017) [access]

Proposed Code of Conduct for Search and Rescue Putting Lives at Risk (ECRE, July 2017) [text]

Refugee, Asylum-Seeker and Migrant Perceptions in Gaziantep and Kilis, Quantitative Round (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugee, Asylum-Seeker and Migrant Perceptions in Istanbul, Turkey, Quantitative Round (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Responsibilities Towards Refugees Fleeing Atrocities: A Failure to Learn Lessons from Srebrenica? (Refugee History Blog, July 2017) [text]

Rights and Effective Protection Exist Only on Paper: The Precarious Existence of Beneficiaries of International Protection in Greece (Pro Asyl & Refugee Support Aegean, June 2017) [text]

UNHCR Seeks Support for Alternatives to Dangerous Refugee Journeys (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries (13 July 2017)
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (13 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

19 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Mental Health

Approaches to Providing Psycho-social Support for Children, Teachers and Other School Staff, and Social and Emotional Learning for Children in Protracted Conflict Situations (UK Department for International Development, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Assessment of Suicide Risks and Factors in a Refugee Camp in Thailand (IOM, 2017) [text]
- See also related Reuters article.

"The Centrality of Social Ties to Climate Migration and Mental Health," BMC Public Health, 17:600 (July 2017) [open access]

"The Effect of Ginkgo Biloba and Psycho-education on Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue among Refugees," Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, 27 June 2017 [open access]

EU/Greece: Asylum Seekers’ Silent Mental Health Crisis (Human Rights Watch,
July 2017) [text]

"The Impact of the Asylum Process on Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Norway," BMJ Open, 7:e015157 (June 2017) [open access]

"The Mental Health Crisis in Syria: A Major Gap in Humanitarian Medical Response," Charged Affairs, 10 July 2017 [text]

Psychological First Aid for Children II: Dealing with Traumatic Responses in Children (Save the Children, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Recommendations for Canadian Mental Health Practitioners Working with War-Exposed Immigrants and Refugees," Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, e-First Article, 30 June 2017 [open access]

"The Relationship of Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in a Culturally Distinct, Conflict-affected Population: A Study among West Papuan Refugees Displaced to Papua New Guinea," Frontiers in Psychiatry, 8:73 (May 2017) [open access]

Seeking Asylum May Be Dangerous to Your Health, Your Children’s Health, and Even Your Unborn Baby’s Health (The Asylumist, July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (14 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

18 July 2017

Regional Focus: Syria


Panel discussion: Out of Syria, Searching for Safety: Creative Approaches to Refugee Protection, Sydney, 9 August 2017 [info]


7 Years into Exile: How Urban Syrian Refugees, Vulnerable Jordanians and Other Refugees in Jordan are Being Impacted by the Syria Crisis (CARE, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Beyond Europe: Routes, Destinations, and Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees Seeking Asylum Outside of Europe (Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"The Changing Borders and Borderlands of Syria in a Time of Conflict," International Affairs, vol. 93, no. 4 (July 2017) [free full-text]
- Note: This article is part of a special issue on "Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Post-2011." All articles are freely available.

Do Refugees Impact Voting Behavior in the Host Country? Evidence from Syrian Refugee Inflows in Turkey, Discussion Paper, no. 10849 (IZA, June 2017) [text]

Enacting Urban Cash for Work Programmes in Lebanon in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Guidance Note for Humanitarian Practitioners (IIED et al., June 2017) [text]

Summary of Focus Group Discussions in Northern Iraq, Qualitative Round 1 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Syrian War and the Plight of Afghan Refugees: Iran Coercing Afghans to Fight in the Conflict (Forced Migration Forum, July 2017) [text]

The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria (World Bank, July 2017) [text]

UNHCR Seeing Significant Returns of Internally Displaced Amid Syria's Continuing Conflict (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related series of tweets unpacking these figures.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Syria (23 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

17 July 2017

Regional Focus: MENA


CFP: Forced Migration Review [info]
- Submissions sought for feature issue on "Displacement in the Middle East." Deadline is 23 October 2017.


At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq (Amnesty International, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Feeling Unwanted and Unwelcome, African Migrants Hit by New Tax in Israel," Reuters, 3 July 2017 [text]

Mixed Migration Trends in Libya: Changing Dynamics and Protection Challenges (Altai Consulting, June 2017) [access]
- Follow link for executive summary and report. See also related UNHCR press release.

Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon: Summary of Focus Group Discussions, Round 2 (Ground Truth Solutions & Mixed Migration Platform, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Refugees in Urban Egypt: It’s Time to Reassess UNHCR’s 2009 Policy on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas (IIED et al., June 2017) [text]

"What Would Happen If Palestinian Refugees Could Return?," +972 Magazine, 7 July 2017 [text]

Yemen, Libya, and 21st Century Migration Challenges (ISIM Blog, June 2017) [text]


Displacement Tracking Matrix (IOM) [access]
- In the MENA region, IOM tracks displacement and population mobility in IraqLibya and Yemen.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA (23 June 2017)

Tagged Events & Opportunities, Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Americas

15 Años del Sistema Nacional de Protección de Refugiados en Guatemala (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"After a Harrowing Flight from U.S., Refugees Find Asylum in Canada," New York Times, 16 July 2017 [text]

Americas: Population Movement (ACAPS, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Argentina Grants 1,000 Scholarships to Syria Refugees, Urges Others to Follow," Reuters, 7 April 2017 [text]

As Asylum Applications by Venezuelans Soar, UNHCR Steps up Response (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]

"'At home, we couldn’t get by': More Venezuelans Flee as Crisis Deepens," The Guardian, 17 July 2017 [text]

Canada’s Syrian Refugees Ill-served by Media Coverage (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"Down on the Border," Maclean's, 11 July 2017 [text]
- Report from the U.S.-Canada border.

"Haiti Still in Dire Straits, Number of Migrants Shows," VOA News, 13 July 2017 [text]

"How Venezuelan Refugees are Surviving in Brazil," Americas Quarterly, 11 July 2017 [text]

*"'It's like I've been born again': The Young Syrians Making a New Life in Mexico," The Guardian, 14 July 2017 [text]

Mexico’s Southern Border: Security, Central American Migration, and U.S. Policy (Washington Office on Latin America, June 2017) [text]

Salvadorans Fleeing Street Gangs Find Safety in Belize Village (UNHCR, July 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (10 July 2017)

Tagged Publications.

16 July 2017

Regional Focus: Africa

*Aligning Refugee Policy with Refugee Realities (International Refugee Rights Initiative, July 2017) [text]

Displaced Congolese Civilians Sent Back to a Widening War (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

"Don't Just Blame Drought for Displacement in Horn of Africa," Thomson Reuters Foundation, 7 June 2017 [text]

Étude de Profilage: Personnes Déplacées Internes, Rapatriées et Retournées (IOM et al., Juin 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Focuses on Mali.

Evaluation de la Situation en Termes de Protection des Personnes Déplacées à Diffa (REACH, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'Getting angry with honest people': The Illicit Market for Immigrant 'Papers' in Cape Town, South Africa," Migration Studies, vol. 5, no. 2 (July 2017) [open access]

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 68 (Jan. 2017) [full-text]
- Themed issue on "The Crisis in South Sudan."

New Refugee Framework “Dead in the Water” without More International Support (IRIN, July 2017) [text]
- Focuses on Uganda.

"'Now we're back it's even worse': The Bangui Residents Who Preferred a Refugee Camp to Their Home City," The Guardian, 5 July 2017) [text]

The Return to Somalia: Home Sweet Home? (Amnesty International, Jul 2017) [text]

Securitising Africa’s Borders is Bad for Migrants, Democracy, and Development (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

Uganda Summit Shows Why Aid Definitions Matter (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (29 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Afghanistan: Baseline Mobility Assessment - Summary Results (IOM, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related IOM press release.

Assessment of Incoming Afghan Nationals (Torkham Border) (IOM, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Community Study on the Needs of Returned Migrants Following the Andaman Sea Crisis (IOM, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A Continuing Humanitarian Tragedy: Ongoing Abuses and Oppression against the Rohingya in Myanmar (Refugees International, July 2017) [text]

IDP Protection Assessment Report: Armed Confrontations and Displacement in Marawi (AFP vs Maute), Issue no. 01 (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

Past and Present Responsibility-sharing Arrangements for Refugees in the Asia Pacific Region (APRRN, July 2017) [text]

Reflections on the Significance of the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants for the Asia Pacific Region (APRRN, June 2017) [text via UNHCR]

Reluctant Refuge: Rohingya Safe but not Secure in Bangladesh (Refugees International, July 2017) [text]

Thailand: Implement Commitments to Protect Refugee Rights (Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

"Understanding the Importance of a National Legislation for Refugee Protection in India," Rights in Exile Newsletter, no. 83 (July 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (28 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

15 July 2017

Open Access Round-up: 15 July 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 June 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"The Mental Health of Children and Parents Detained on Christmas Island: Secondary Analysis of an Australian Human Rights Commission Data Set," Health and Human Rights Journal, Papers in Press, 3 Dec. 2016

Articles, other topics:

"Enforcement, Integration, and the Future of Immigration Federalism," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

"Finding the Roads to Justice? Examining Trajectories of Transition for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia," Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 6(1) (2017)

"Kidnapping and the Limits of Acceptance," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:4 (Feb. 2017)

"The Power of Education in Refugees’ Lives: Sri Lankan Refugees in India," Forced Migration Review, no. 55 (June 2017)

"Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Violence against Conflict–affected Female Adolescents: A Multi–country, Cross–sectional Study," Journal of Global Health, vol. 7, no. 1 (June 2017)

"Seeking Refuge: Implications When Integrating Refugee and Asylum Seeker Students into a Mainstream Australian School," Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, vol. 8, no. 1 (June 2017)

"Women and Refugees in Twitter: Rhetorics on Abuse, Vulnerability and Violence from a Gender Perspective," Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge, vol. 2, no. 1 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Asylum as Construction Work: Theorizing Administrative Practices," Migration Studies, Advance Access, 4 July 2017

"From Disaster to Development: A Systematic Review of Community-driven Humanitarian Logistics," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017

"The Moral Sense of Humanitarian Actors: An Empirical Exploration," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017

"News for Assimilation or Integration? Examining the Functions of News in Shaping Acculturation Experiences of Immigrants in the Netherlands and Spain," European Journal of Communication, vol. 32, no. 2 (2017)

"Who Counts in Crises? The New Geopolitics of International Migration and Refugee Governance," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 1 June 2017

Law Review Articles

"After Paris: A New Era of Securitization of U.S. & Canadian Refugee and Immigration Policy?," Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues - Digital Companion, vol. 3 (Winter 2017)

"Forever Barred: Reinstated Removal Orders and the Right to Seek Asylum," Catholic University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 3 (2017)

"'I Simply Do Not Believe': A Case Study of Credibility Determinations in Canadian Refugee Ajudication," Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, vol. 38 (Forthcoming, 2017)

"Minor Protections: Best Practices for Representing Child Migrants," New Mexico Law Review, vol. 47, no. 2 (2017)

"Vulnerability on Trial: Protection of Migrant Children's Rights in the Jurisprudence of International Human Rights Courts," Boston University International Law Journal, vol. 36, no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2018)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 June 2017

Tagged Publications.

14 July 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items

Amnesty International's Digital Verification Corps: New Networks and Methods for Human Rights Research (The Engine Room Blog, June 2017) [text]

Annual Report 2016 (Télécoms Sans Frontières, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Coursera for Refugees: Reflecting on Our First Year (Coursera Blog, June 2017) [text]

Deadly Data Gaps: How Lack of Information Harms Refugee Policy Making (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Emergency Telecommunications Cluster in 2016: Year in Review (Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, July 2017) [text]

Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action (ICRC, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related EJIL: Talk blog post.

Inspection of Country of Origin Information (Independent Chief Inspector, March 2017; presented to Parliament July 2017) [text]
- See also the Home Office's response.

Investigative Web Research (The Engine Room, June 2017) [text]

"New Red Cross App Helps Refugees in Italy Find Everything from Foodbanks to Doctors," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 20 June 2017 [text]

"Refugee Hackathons and 3D Printing: Apps for the World's Displaced People," The Guardian, 20 June 2017 [text]

Rumour Has It: A Practice Guide to Working with Rumours (CDAC Network, June 2017) [text]
- See also related Diary of a Crisis Mapper blog post.

Tech Innovation Must Serve Refugees in East Africa, Too (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Tweeting Hatred: The Hounding of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

"Women and Refugees in Twitter: Rhetorics on Abuse, Vulnerability and Violence from a Gender Perspective," Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge, vol. 2, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items (22 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Dying for Humanitarian Ideas: Using Images and Statistics to Manufacture Humanitarian Martyrdom (MSF CRASH, 2017) [text]

"From Disaster to Development: A Systematic Review of Community-driven Humanitarian Logistics," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017 [open access]

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 (Development Initiatives, June 2017) [text]
- See also related ALNAP blog post.

The Grand Bargain: How Far Have We Come?, Geneva, 21 June 2017 [info]
- Video of this event is available here.

"Kidnapping and the Limits of Acceptance," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 2:4 (Feb. 2017) [open access]

Managing the Security of Aid Workers with Diverse Profiles (ATHA Blog, July 2017) [text]

"The Moral Sense of Humanitarian Actors: An Empirical Exploration," Disasters, Early View, 28 April 2017 [open access]

Negotiating Humanitarian Access: Guidance for Humanitarian Negotiators (Conflict Dynamics, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Saving Lives, Research Paper, no. 17-16 (University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Jan. 2017) [text via SSRN]
- An analysis of private humanitarian aid to asylum-seekers, which includes smuggling and haboring.

Security Risk Management: A Basic Guide for Smaller NGOs (European Interagency Security Forum, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Stronger Cities Initiative (IIED, IRC, NRC & World Vision, June 2017) [access]
- Follow link to access "a suite of tools and practical guidance notes to promote improved responses to urban crises."

Uganda Summit Shows Why Aid Definitions Matter (Refugees Deeply, July 2017) [text]

Understanding Humanitarian Access: Linking Theory and Practice (ATHA Blog, April 2017) [text]

Working with People and Communities in Urban Humanitarian Crises (ALNAP, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (23 June 2017)

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13 July 2017

Thematic Focus: General

Alerta 2017! Informe sobre Conflictos, Derechos Humanos y Construcción de Paz ( Escola de Cultura de Pau, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration: 2016 Key Highlights (IOM, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

A G20 Refugee Agenda (Project Syndicate, July 2017) [text]

Measuring Global Migration Potential, 2010-2015, Data Briefing Series, no. 9 (IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Memory Politics of Migration at Borderscapes (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2017) [text]
- Follow the link for introductory post to new blog series. The other eight posts can be accessed via the "see also" menu on the right of the page.

Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion (Migrants In Countries In Crisis Initiative, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Migration in the 2030 Agenda (IOM, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

'Migrants in Vulnerable Situations': UNHCR's Perspective (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

New Refugee Framework “Dead in the Water” without More International Support (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

NGO Reflection Paper on the Global Compact on Refugees (ICVA, July 2017) [text]

Pre-alert Guidance Note: Conflict and Displacement (START Network, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Renewed Commitment to Multilateralism Required to Deal with Forced Human Displacement (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Thematic Discussion One: Past and Current Burden- and Responsibility-sharing Arrangements, Geneva, 10 July 2017 [info]
- Video of this discussion is posted here, along with a related UNHCR news story.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Internal Displacement and the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, Briefing Paper (IDMC, July 2017) [text]

UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity: Accountability Report 2016 (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

"Visions of Refugia: Territorial and Transnational Solutions to Mass Displacement," Planning Theory & Practice, vol. 18, no. 3 (2017) [free full-text]

"Who Counts in Crises? The New Geopolitics of International Migration and Refugee Governance," Geopolitics, Latest Articles, 1 June 2017 [open access]

Related posts:
- Event: First Thematic Discussion re. Global Compact on Refugees (9 July 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (30 June 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - Indiv. Countries

Aegean Island Refugees Fear Greek Government Aid Takeover (IRIN, July 2017) [text]

"Asylum as Construction Work: Theorizing Administrative Practices," Migration Studies, Advance Access, 4 July 2017 [open access]
- Includes case study of the former Austrian Federal Asylum Office.

Chios at Breaking Point: New Research Finds Humanitarian Support Must Be Strengthened, Not Withdrawn (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

Greece: Site Profiles (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Guilty of Travelling: When Immigration Detention is Worse than Prison (Border Criminologies Blog, July 2017) [text]

Italy’s Bluff to Close Its Ports to Migrant Boats Heightens Tensions in the Mediterranean (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

Making Refugee Aid Add Up in Greece (Chatham House, July 2017) [text]

New Guidance for the Public and for Professionals on Immigration and Asylum Related Legal Issues (Bar Standards Board, June 2017) [access]
- Follow link to access both documents.

"Sheltering, Hosting or Receiving Refugees: The Unresolved Ambiguities of the La Linière Refugee Camp," Alternatives Humanitaires/Humanitarian Alternatives, no. 5 (July 2017) [full-text]

Slipping through the Cracks: How Britain’s Asylum Support System Fails the Most Vulnerable (Refugee Action, July 2017) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Unjust to Everyone? Responses to Deportation of Asylum Seekers in Finland (openDemocracy, May 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - General (13 July 2017)

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Regional Focus: Europe - General

Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union 2016 (European Asylum Support Office, July 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

EU: Draft Code for Sea Rescues Threatens Lives (Amnesty International & Human Rights Watch, July 2017) [text]

Has the EU Really Solved Its Refugee Crisis? (The Conversation, July 2017) [text]

"The Mediterranean and Its Migrants: Porous Policy for a Porous Border," International Affairs, vol. 93, no. 4 (July 2017) [free full-text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 101,417 in 2017; 2,353 Deaths (IOM, July 2017) [text]

A Perfect Storm: The Failure of European Policies in the Central Mediterranean (Amnesty International, July 2017) [text]
- See also related Vox article.

Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers: Where to from Here? (Trócaire, Dec. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Rejected but Remaining: Analysis of the Protection Challenges That Confront Rejected Asylum Seekers Remaining in Europe (Mixed Migration Platform, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Why Europe Needs More Migrants," The Economist,12 July 2017 [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: Europe (4 July 2017)

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12 July 2017

Regional Focus: United States


"Battle Emerging Inside Trump Administration Over Who Controls Immigration and Refugees," Washington Post, 9 July 2017 [text]
- See also related Lawfare blog post, "What Sort of Issue is Immigration?"

Casablanca—a Refugee Story Par Excellence—Celebrates its 75th Birthday (Forced  Migration Forum, June 2017) [text]

Ending Deportation Priorities Breaks Away from Decades of History and Sound Policy (Immigration Impact, July 2017) [text]

"Enforcement, Integration, and the Future of Immigration Federalism," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017) [open access]

"Forever Barred: Reinstated Removal Orders and the Right to Seek Asylum," Catholic University Law Review, vol. 66, no. 3 (2017) [full-text]

In First Months of Trump Presidency, Christians Account for Growing Share of U.S. Refugee Arrivals (Pew Research, July 2017) [text]

Immigration Cases in the 2017 Term of the Supreme Court (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

Scrubbing Away Transparency and Our Immigration Resources (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

Trump Administration Ends Prosecutorial Discretion? All Undocumented Immigrants Threatened with Removal? (ImmigrationProf Blog, July 2017) [text]

"Trump Administration Targets Parents Who Paid to Smuggle Children into U.S.," McClatchy, 29 June 2017 [text]

"US Deportations of Europeans Could Exceed Last Fiscal Year," ABC News, 11 July 2017 [text]

Why are the Immigration Courts so Backlogged? Government Findings May Surprise You (Immigration Impact, June 2017) [text]

More on the latest "travel ban" developments

First, read this Asylumist blog post to get a better understanding of "The 'New' Travel Ban and How It Affects Asylees and Refugees."

Second, this Refugee Center Online blog post provides information on the Supreme Court decision in 18 languages.

Here is additional commentary (org. chronologically):
  • Seriously? The Court Intended to Exclude Grandmas from the Preliminary Injunctions? (Take Care Blog, 29 June 2017) [text]
  • Factsheet: Information Regarding the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (U.S. Dept. of State, 30 June 2017) [text]
  • Implementing the Refugee EO: Add Grandparents (Lawfare Blog, 30 June 2017) [text]
  • An Updated Guide to Our Analyses of the Travel Ban (Take Care Blog, 30 June 2017) [text]
  • The EO Stay: The Government Doubles Down on Excluding Grandparents and Refugees (Lawfare Blog, 4 July 2017) [text]
  • This Iraqi Interpreter was Just Blocked by Trump’s Refugee Ban (UN Dispatch, 5 July 2017) [text]
  • The Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Travel Ban Cases Does Not Bode Well for Civil Liberties (Just Security Blog, 6 July 2017) [text]
  • Most Americans Disagree with Trump Admin’s Enforcing Travel Ban against Grandparents (Just Security Blog, 7 July 2017) [text]
  • Crossing the “t”s and Dotting the “i”s: Back to Square One in the Hawaii Entry Ban Dispute (Just Security Blog, 8 July 2017) [text]

In addition, the SCOTUSblog is running a "Summer Symposium on Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii, with multiple blog posts.

Web resource:

The Refugee Center Online [access]
- "The Refugee Center Online uses technology to help refugees and displaced individuals build new lives in the United States." Education and Resources for Refugees and immigrants."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (29 June 2017)

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11 July 2017

Thematic Focus: Women

The Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies (Women's Refugee Commission, Dec. 2016) [text]

Designating ‘Vulnerability’: The Asylum Claims of Women and Sexual Minorities (RLI Blog, June 2017) [text]

The Effects of Trump's Policies on Female Asylum Seekers (ImmigrationProf Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Finding the Roads to Justice? Examining Trajectories of Transition for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia," Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 6(1) (2017) [open access]

Interagency Gender-based Violence Case Management Guidelines: Providing Care and Management Services to Gender-based Violence Survivors in Humanitarian Settings (USAID et al., 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Life on Hold: Experiences of Women Displaced by Conflict in Kachin State, Myanmar (Trócaire & Oxfam, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

The Negative Effects of Relying on Inconsistencies to Determine Credibility in Asylum Claims Involving an Initial Omission of Sexual Assault (RefLaw Blog, June 2017) [text]

Through Her Eyes: Enabling Women’s Best Evidence in UK Asylum Appeals - Emerging Research Findings and Recommendations presented at Garden Court Chambers, London, 30 March 2017 [access]
- Follow link for video and summary.

Working with Refugee Women Engaged in Sex Work: Bringing a Peer Education Model and Mobile Clinics to Refugees in Cities (Women's Refugee Commission, April 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for Uganda case study.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (16 May 2017)

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