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]

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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