30 June 2017

Open Access Round-up: 30 June 2017

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 15 June 2017. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Alternative Fact? More Democratic States are More Likely to Provide Refugee Protection," Alberta Law Review (Forthcoming)
- Postprint version of article.

"The Dawn of International Refugee Protection: States, Tacit Cooperation and Non-Extradition," Journal of Refugee Studies, vol. 30, no. 20 (June 2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"Paying Refugees to Leave," Political Studies, OnlineFirst, 30 Jan. 2017
- Postprint version of article.

"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)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Accuracy of Parasitological and Immunological Tests for the Screening of Human Schistosomiasis in Immigrants and Refugees from African Countries: An Approach with Latent Class Analysis," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(6): e0005593 (June 2017)

"Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Small Quantity Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement on Reducing Anaemia and Stunting in Refugee Populations in the Horn of Africa: Secondary Data Analysis," PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0177556 (June 2017)

"Clinical and Laboratory Evaluation of New Immigrant and Refugee Children Arriving in Greece," BMC Pediatrics, 17:132 (May 2017)

"The Effects of the Refugee Crisis on Age Estimation Analysis over the Past 10 Years: A 16-Country Survey," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6) (June 2017)

"Increasing Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Asylum Seekers at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Switzerland," PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0179537 (June 2017)

"Low Levels of Viral Suppression among Refugees and Host Nationals Accessing Antiretroviral Therapy in a Kenyan Refugee Camp," Conflict & Health, 11:11 (June 2017)

"Meningococci of Serogroup X Clonal Complex 181 in Refugee Camps, Italy," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 5 (May 2017)

"Physical Trauma among Refugees: Comparison between Refugees and Local Population Who Were Admitted to Emergency Department—Experience of a State Hospital in Syrian Border District," Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2017, article ID 8626275 (June 2017)

"Pilot Testing and Implementation of a mHealth Tool for Non-communicable Diseases in a Humanitarian Setting," PLoS Currents Disasters, Ed. 1 (June 2017)

"Use of Oral Cholera Vaccine and Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in a Long-Standing Refugee Camp, Thailand, 2012-2014," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12):e0005210 (Dec. 2016)

Articles, other topics:

"Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017)

"Children of Rape of Refugee Women, and Statelessness, in Egypt," Forced Migration Review, no. 55 (June 2017)

"Economic Analysis of the Refugee Influx to Austria," Border Crossing, vol. 7, no. 1 (2017)

"Interactive Map of Refugee Movement in Europe," Geodesy and Cartography, vol. 65, no. 2 (Dec. 2016)

"Is Border Enforcement Effective? What We Know and What It Means," Journal on Migration and Human Security, vol. 5, no. 2 (2017)

"Out of Reach: How Insecurity Prevents Humanitarian Aid from Accessing the Neediest," Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents," Child Development, Early View, 15 June 2017

Law Review Articles

"A Human Rights Based Approach to Refugees: A Look at the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Responses from Germany and the United States," Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, vol. 9, no. 1 (2017)

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 15 June 2017

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: General

Event:

Presentation: The International Migration System: Reflections on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, Washington, DC, 13 July 2017 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

Publications:

Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome (OCHA, June 2017) [text]
- Link above leads to report and ERC op-ed; see also related OCHA press release.

Challenges and Opportunities across NATO's South: Migration, Trafficking, Extremism, and Instability, OPEN Publications, vol. 1, no. 3 (NATO, Spring 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Fifteenth Coordination Meeting on International Migration, New York, 16-17 Feb. 2017 [info]
- Aim was to "take stock of progress made in implementing the migration-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and "contribute to the implementation of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (A/RES/71/1) by reviewing the substantive preparations for the 2018 intergovernmental conference on international migration, with a particular focus on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration." Follow link for contributed papers, including from IOM and UNHCR.

Fragile States Index 2017 (Fund for Peace, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Here to Stay? Population Displacement in Historical Context," Thomson Reuters Foundation, 21 June 2017 [text]

How the New ‘World Refugee Council’ Plans to Reform Refugee Response (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

International Migration Outlook 2017 (OECD, June 2017) [text]
- See also related news release.

"Paying Refugees to Leave," Political Studies, OnlineFirst, 30 Jan. 2017 [postprint]

Twitter Chat: Are We Doing Enough for Refugees? #RefugeeLives (Storify, June 2017) [text]

Understanding Public Attitudes Towards Refugees and Migrants (ODI, June 2017) [text]

Where the Action is: Strengthening Responses for Refugees and Migrants (ISIM Blog, June 2017) [text]

Web resources:

Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Global Digital Portal (UNHCR) [access]
"The CRRF Global Digital Portal is a web-based operational tool designed to enable all actors involved in the response to access and share information on the CRRF in different countries and regions."

Towards a Global Compact on Refugees (UNHCR) [access]
- This web page on the UNHCR site has two new sub-sections. One lists upcoming thematic discussions and the other will post written contributions that relate to the various thematic discussions. See the guidelines to learn how to contribute.

Related posts:
- World Refugee Day: More Resources (21 June 2017)
- Thematic Focus: General (20 June 2017)

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

29 June 2017

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Another Side to the Story: A Market Assessment of Syrian SMEs in Turkey (Building Markets, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Can All Refugees Become Economically Successful? (OUP Blog, June 2017) [text]

Crowdfunding a Stable Financial Future for Refugees and Hosts (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

"Economic Analysis of the Refugee Influx to Austria," Border Crossing, vol. 7, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

From Struggle to Resilience: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America (New American Economy, June 2017) [text]
- See also related press release. On a related note, this Reuters article reports that the Trump administration wants the State Dept. and other agencies to focus only on the costs and not the benefits of refugee resettlement.

A Guide to Market-based Livelihood Interventions for Refugees (UNHCR & ILO, 2017) [text]

Hiring Refugees: What are the Opportunities and Challenges for Employers?, Migration Policy Debates, no. 10 (OECD & UNHCR, Sept. 2016) [text]

"Kenya to Give Work and Hope to Refugees after Decades in Limbo," Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 June 2017 [text]

Refugees are Critical to Nation Building after Wars and Disasters (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Smart Communities: Using Digital Technology to Create Sustainable Refugee Economies (Mastercard & Western Union, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*There's No Evidence That Immigrants Hurt Any American Workers (Vox, June 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (19 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Africa

Border Camps in South Africa Will Not Solve Asylum Crisis (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

European Anti-migration Agenda Could Challenge Stability in Niger, DIIS Policy Brief (Danish Institute for International Studies, June 2017) [text]

"Help has not reached me here": Donors Must Step up Support for South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'I feel betrayed': The Somali Refugees Sent from Safety into a War Zone," The Guardian, 22 June 2017 [text]

Interrupted Migration, Disturbed Hope: Gender and Family Dynamics after Deportation to Ghana (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2017) [text]

"It Was as if My Village Was Swept by a Flood": Mass Displacement of the Shilluk Population from the West Bank of the White Nile (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text]

Neglected but Not Over: Burundi Crisis Continues to Bite (IRIN, June 2017) [text]

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Returns to Northeast Nigeria (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, Kampala, 22-23 June 2017 [info]
- Video of the meeting is available here; see also the UN Secretary-General's opening remarks, UNHCR's statement, and Pres. Museveni's statement, and a related Justice Matters in Africa blog post. The meeting sought to raise $2 billion but ended with pledges for only $358 million.

Uganda’s Contribution to Refugee Protection and Management (UNDP, 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- "Using a static accounting approach, the analysis of data shows that the Government of Uganda and local communities are spending over US$323 million in 2016/17 on the protection and management of refugees, and the provision of essential services, which is equivalent to 46 percent of the education budget for the year or 62 percent of the health budget. This is significant for a low-income country like Uganda with a per capita income of over US$ 764."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Africa (14 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Travel ban news:

On 26 June 2017, the Supreme Court "agreed to evaluate the [travel ban case] next term, and, in the meantime," said that "certain people should be allowed to come to the United States, as long as they have what the court called 'a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States'.” These Q&As from the New York Times and Refugees International provide more information. In addition, see below for thoughts and commentary on the latest judicial development (organized chronologically, then alphabetically by title):
  • Did the Supreme Court Tip Its Hand on How It Will Rule on the Travel Ban? (Just Security Blog, 26 June 2017) [text]
  • "Donald Trump’s Travel Ban is about to Go into Effect," Vox, 26 June 2017 [text]
  • It’s All about That Stay (and its Surprising Limits) (Just Security Blog, 26 June 2017 [text]
  • On the Travel Ban the Supreme Court Says: Stay Tuned (Take Care Blog, 26 June 2017) [text]
  • The Supreme Court Just Blocked Vetted Refugees from Starting a New Life in the United States (UN Dispatch, 26 June 2017) [text]
  • The Supreme Court’s Cert Grant in the Travel Ban Cases: A Guide for the Perplexed (Lawfare Blog, 26 June 2017) [text]
  • The Travel Ban in the Supreme Court: Crafting a Workable Remedy (Lawfare Blog, 26 June 2017) [text]
  • Return of the Travel Ban (The Asylumist Blog, 27 June 2017) [text]
  • Supreme Court May Have Bolstered Rights of Foreign Nationals with Ties to the United States (Insightful Immigration Blog, 27 June 2017) [text]
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of the Supreme Court’s Entry Ban Case (Just Security Blog, 27 June 2017) [text]
  • What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Trump Executive Order Mean for Refugees? (Forced Migration Forum, 27 June 2017) [text]
  • "Right and Left React to the Travel Ban and Other Supreme Court Decisions," New York Times, 28 June 2017 [text]
  • The Supreme Court’s Opinion on the Revised Trump Executive Order: What Does It Mean For Refugees? (Migration Policy Institute, 28 June 2017) [text]
  • "Trump Has Already Harmed Refugees Regardless of Supreme Court Ruling," Vice News, 28 June 2017 [text]
  • *The Administration's Travel Ban Guidance (Take Care Blog, 29 June 2017) [text]
  • *Family Matters: Implementing IRAP v. Trump's “Bona Fide Relationship” (Lawfare Blog, 29 June 2017) [text]
  • *"Hawaii Asks Federal Court For Clarification As Travel Ban Goes Into Effect," NPR, 29 June 2017 [text]
  • *Seriously? The Court Intended to Exclude Grandmas from the Preliminary Injunctions? (Take Care Blog, 29 June 2017) [text]
  • Trump Definition of “Family” is in Contempt of Supreme Court Travel Ban Ruling (Just Security Blog, 29 June 2017) [text]
*Note: This AP article and Refugees Deeply post both provide useful summaries of the State Department's guidance to consular officers for implementing the new rules, particularly the definitions of "bona fide" relationship and "close family member." A list of the main resources for understanding "Travel Ban 2.0" are provided by the ImmigrationProf blog.

Publications:

The BIA on Firm Resettlement (The Asylumist Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Despite Political Resistance, Use of Temporary Worker Visas Rises as U.S. Labor Market Tightens," Migration Information Source, 20 June 2017 [text]

A Particularly Serious Exception to the Categorical Approach (SSRN, June 2017) [text]

*"Refugee Admissions Nearly Halved as Supreme Court Mulls Trump Travel Ban," The Guardian, 24 June 2017 [text]

Snake and Stranger: Media Coverage of Muslims and Refugee Policy (Shorenstein Center, June 2017) [text]

Special Feature: Symposium on October Term 2016’s Immigration Decisions (SCOTUSblog, June 2017) [access]

"Torture Victim Seeking Asylum in U.S. Will Not Be Deported," New York Times, 29 June 2017 [text]

U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership (Pew Research, June 2017) [text]

Why Are Some Immigrant Groups More Successful than Others?, NBER Working Paper No. 23548 (National Bureau of Economic Research, June 2017) [abstract]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (22 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

28 June 2017

Thematic Focus: Statelessness

Event:

Public talk: Statelessness as Displacement in Situ, London, 12 July 2017 [info]

Publications:

Academic Highlight: Weil on Denaturalization and the Supreme Court (SCOTUSblog, June 2017) [text]
- See also related NYT article reporting on outcome of Maslenjak v. United States.

Addressing the Risk of Statelessness in Chile: From Strategic Litigation to #Chilereconoce, Working Paper, no. 2017/03 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2017) [text]
- See also related OSF press release.

Barriers to Citizenship Facing Stateless Children Born in the UK (ENS Blog, June 2017) [text]

Childhood Statelessness Prevention in the Migratory Context: The Experience of Syrian Asylum Seekers in Belgium, Working Paper, no. 2017/04 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2017) [text]

"Children of Rape of Refugee Women, and Statelessness, in Egypt," Forced Migration Review, no. 55 (June 2017) [open access]

"Estonian Citizenship Policy: The Restoration of a Country Leads to Statelessness for Some," Migration Information Source, 1 June 2017 [text]

How Well Do We Really Understand Statelessness? (ENS Blog, June 2017) [text]

In Our Backyard: The Caribbean’s Statelessness and Refugee Crisis (Order from Chaos Blog, June 2017) [text]

Nowhere People Have a Right to Somewhere (Univ. of Melbourne, June 2017) [text]
- Discusses establishment of new Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at Melbourne Law School. See also related Pro Bono News story.

"Overview and Analysis of Recommendations on Nationality & Statelessness," 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, May 2017) [text]

Re-imagining Myanmar Citizenship in Times of Transition, Working Paper, no. 2017/01 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2017) [text]

Statelessness and International Development: The Importance of Incorporating Stateless Populations into Development Processes (LIDC Blog, May 2017) [text]

Statelessness, Citizenship & Inclusion: Highlights of the Dedicated Programme for Academics, New York, 5-9 June 2017 [text]

Statelessness in India, Working Paper, no. 2017/02 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, June 2017) [text]

"Why Union Law Can and Should Protect Stateless Persons," European Journal of Migration and Law, vol. 19, no. 2 (2017) [abstract]
- An earlier working paper version is available via SSRN.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Statelessness (24 May 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Regional Focus: Asia Pacific

Publications:

"All the Civilians Suffer": Conflict, Displacement, and Abuse in Northern Myanmar (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

China: Don't Return 5 Refugees to North Korea (Human Rights Watch, June 2017) [text]

Does India Need a Refugee Law? (Your Story, June 2017) [text]

The Future of Forced Migrants in ASEAN (Heinrich Böll Stiftung, June 2017) [text]

"Policy Changes: Kiribati Migration and Settlement," Policy Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 2 (May 2017) [full-text via Victoria Univ. of Wellington]

Poor Shelter Conditions: Threats to Health, Safety and Dignity (International Rescue Committee, June 2017) [text]
- Focus is on Myanmar.

Refugees Who Have Fled the Carnage in Afghanistan are Being Deported in Record Numbers (UN Dispatch, June 2017) [text]

The Returnees (An Overview of the Situation of Returnees in Afghanistan) (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, June 2017) [text via Refworld]

Thailand: Amnesty International Calls on Thailand to Extend Legal Protections to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in 2017 (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text]

UN Refugee Agency Chief Seeks to Deepen Cooperation with China (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

Waiting for a U.S. Visa in the Taliban Heartland (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

"Why Do Chinese Reject Middle Eastern Refugees?," The Diplomat, 23 June 2017 [text]

Resources:

Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Victims of Human-Trafficking? Analysis, Advocacy and Assistance between Categorizations and (Self-) Identifications, International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2017 [info]
- Videos of sessions are available via UN-ACT's Facebook page.

ReliefWeb Topics Page Tracks Bay of Bengal Displacement, Migration [access]
- This page "shines a spotlight on the humanitarian issues confronting refugees and migrants along the Bay of Bengal. The Topics page collects hand-picked reports — including UN, NGO and government situation reports, maps and infographics, as well as media articles — to help readers stay up-to-date on this crucial issue."

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (7 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Amid Drought, Somali Pastoralists Watch Their ‘Sources of Life’ Perish (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Climate Change-Induced Migration from Central America (Lawfare Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Impediments to Inland Resettlement under Conditions of Accelerated Sea Level Rise," Land Use Policy, vol. 66 (July 2017) [abstract]
- See also related Cornell Univ. news story.

Improving the Evidence Base on the Costs of Disasters: Key Findings from an OECD Survey (OECD, Oct. 2016) [text via ReliefWeb]

Key Concepts on Climate Change and Disaster Displacement (UNHCR, June 2017) [text]

On World Refugee Day, More Action is Needed on Climate-related Displacement (RI Blog, June 2017) [text]

Planned Relocations: Annotated Bibliography Update (Institute for the Study of International Migration, May 2017) [text]

Planned Relocation in the Context of Climate Change: Practical Tools, Washington, DC, 11 April 2017 [workshop summary]

"The Protection of Climate Refugees under International Refugee Law: Problem and Prospect," Eurasia Review, 21 June 2017 [text]

Toolbox for Planning Relocations to Protect People from Disasters and Environmental Change (Georgetown Univ., UNHCR & IOM, June 2017) [text]
- See also related ISIM blog post and workshop summary.

The US is Relocating an Entire Town Because of Climate Change. And This is Just the Beginning (Quartz, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change, Migration & Displacement (7 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

27 June 2017

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

News: 

The 2017 edition of the U.S. Department of State's annual Trafficking in Persons report is now available. Here is part of the description:

"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it."

Follow the link above for the text of the report by country section, background information, fact sheets, and remarks made during the briefing to launch the report.

Publications:

The Aftermath of an Exodus: The Balkans’ Old Smuggling Routes and Europe’s Closed Borders (Afghanistan Analysts Network, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys - The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey (IOM, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Greece: Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows: Exploitation of Refugees and Other Migrants in the Middle East and Europe (Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Smuggling - No Victimless Crime: Voices from Those on the Move (RMMS, June 2017) [text] https://regionalmms.org/images/briefing/Human%20Smuggling.pdf

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/35/37 (UN Human Rights Council, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

The Role of Smugglers in Protection for People on the Move, Presentation to the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 14 June 2017 [text]

"Sabha in the Spotlight: The City Where Migrants are Sold as Slaves," The Guardian, 19 June 2017 [text]

What Pricing Tells Us about the Nature of the Smuggling Business (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (8 June 2017)


Tagged Publications.

24 June 2017

Regional Focus: Americas

"Alternative Fact? More Democratic States are More Likely to Provide Refugee Protection," Alberta Law Review (Forthcoming) [postprint]
- Focuses on Canada.

"Amid Economic Crisis and Political Turmoil, Venezuelans Form a New Exodus," Migration Information Source, 14 June 2017 [text]

"Brazil's Refugee Policy Needs a Radical Overhaul in Response to Venezuela's Crisis," The Guardian, 15 June 2017 [text]

Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, Miami, 15-16 June 2017 [info]
- Principal aim of this meeting was "to address the economic, security, and governance challenges and opportunities in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras." As noted in this Reuters article, though, some observers saw it primarily as an attempt to "curtail migration from Central America." Follow a/m link for statements, session summaries, and videos. See also related MSF statement.

"Desperate Venezuelans Set Sights on Colombia as Worry Mounts," VOA News, 22 June 2017 [text]

Facing Walls: USA and Mexico’s Violation of the Rights of Asylum Seekers (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text]

"'He will kill me if he sees me again': Abused Women Seek Refuge in Mexico," The Guardian, 7 June 2017 [text]

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 69 (June 2017) [full-text]
- Themed issue on "The Humanitarian Consequences of Violence in Central America," with 10 articles.

"Humanitarian Standards in Urban, Post-disaster Contexts: A Study of Sphere Shelter Standards in Haiti," Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, no. 69 (June 2017) [full-text]

"On Silences: Salvadoran Refugees Then and Now," Latino Studies, vol. 15, no. 1 (April 2017) [free full-text]

Point of No Return: The Fear and Criminalization of Central American Refugees (Center for Migration Studies, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Americas (6 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.



23 June 2017

Regional Focus: MENA


[Note: I am re-circulating this post because of a couple of additions.]

*Opportunity:

Courses: CMRS Summer Short Courses, Cairo, 9-27 July 2017 [info]
- Three courses are on offer: 1) Addressing Refugee Crises in the Middle East and North Africa: Policy and Practice; 2) Advanced Refugee Law: Developing Strategies of Legal Engagement at the Frontier of the International Refugee Regime; 3) Palestinian Refugees. *Application deadline has been extended to 30 June 2017.*

Publications:

50 Years of Occupation: Displacement and Dispossession in Palestine (IDMC Blog, June 2017) [text]

*Don’t Forget Non-Syrian Refugees in Turkey (Order from Chaos Blog, June 2017) [text]

Final Report of the Panel of Experts on Libya Established Pursuant to Resolution 1973 (2011), UN Doc. No. S/2017/466 (UN Security Council, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- Includes sections on treatment of migrants.

"Guterres Expresses Support for UN Agency's Work Assisting Palestine Refugees in Middle East," UN News Service, 12 June 2017 [text]

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Thousands Fleeing Kept Waiting Near Front Line (Human Rights Watch, June 2017) [text]

Libya's Illegal Migration: The Urgent Need for a New Strategy (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

"Living an Uncertain Future: Temporality, Uncertainty, and Well-Being among Iraqi Refugees in Egypt," Social Analysis, vol. 59, no. 1 (Spring 2015) [free full-text]
- Note: The full-text is freely available until 27 June 2017.

Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East Working Group I, Doha, 21-22 May 2017 [info]
- "Seven teams of successful grant awardees were brought together with a number of other scholars to discuss existing gaps in scholarship on voluntary and forced migration in the region, and how their proposed research projects address some of these gaps."

Obstacles to Return in Retaken Areas of Iraq: Final Report (IOM, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- *See also related IOM press release.

Reframing Social Fragility in Areas of Protracted Displacement and Emerging Return in Iraq: A Guide for Programming (IOM, Feb. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Suspicion and the Economy of Trust among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon," The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, vol. 32, no. 2 (Autumn 2014) [free full-text]
- Note: The full-text is freely available until 27 June 2017.

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (9 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Syria

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]

For Syrian Refugees Celebrating Eid in Lebanon, the Environment is Increasingly Hostile (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

Highlights of the On-going CaLP/UNHCR Review of the Common Cash Facility (UNHCR, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Improving Living Conditions for Vulnerable Syrian Households in Substandard Buildings in Arsal, Lebanon (Norwegian Refugee Council, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Not without Dignity: Views of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon on Displacement, Conditions of Return, and Coexistence (International Center for Transitional Justice, June 2017) [text]
- See also related Refugees Deeply story.

"Resilience in Context: A Brief and Culturally Grounded Measure for Syrian Refugee and Jordanian Host-Community Adolescents," Child Development, Early View, 15 June 2017 [open access]
- See also related Yale University news release.

Still Looking for Safety: Voices of Refugees from Syria on Solutions for the Present and Future (Oxfam, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"What Do Syrians Want Their Future to Be? A Survey of Refugees in Turkey," Foreign Affairs, 1 May 2017 [text]
- Free access with registration; see also extended interview with author in Refugees Deeply.

Why are There No Syrian Refugee Camps in Lebanon? (Forced Migration Forum, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (9 June 2017)


Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Acquiring and Analysing Data in Support of Evidence-based Decisions: A Guide for Humanitarian Work (ICRC, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Collective Commitment to Enhance Accountability and Transparency in Emergencies (Transparency International, Humanitarian Outcomes & Groupe URD) [access]
- Follow link to access four country case studies.

"Development is Not a Science and Cannot be Measured. That is Not a Bad Thing," The Guardian, 1 June 2017 [text]

Global Humanitarian Overview 2017 (OCHA, June 2017) [text]

Humanity in Action: Annual Review 2016 (ICRC, May 2017) [text]

The "New Way of Working": Bridging Aid's Funding Divide (IRIN, June 2017) [text]

One Year on, World Humanitarian Summit Scorecards are Due (IRIN, June 2017) [text]

"Out of Reach: How Insecurity Prevents Humanitarian Aid from Accessing the Neediest," Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, vol. 6, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

*Presence and Proximity: To Stay and Deliver, Five Years On (Norwegian Refugee Council & text via ReliefWeb]
OCHA, June 2017) [
- Follow-up study to the 2011 report, "To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments."

The Value for Money of Multi-Year Humanitarian Funding: Emerging Findings (DFID, May 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (24 May 2017)

Tagged Publications.

22 June 2017

Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Items

"Academic Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Seekers," College & Research Libraries News, vol. 78, no. 6 (2017) [full-text]

"Accenture and Microsoft Plan Digital IDs for Millions of Refugees," BBC News, 20 June 2017 [text]

"Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response," Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017) [open access]
- See also related NCHS blog post.

The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees (Pew Research, June 2017) [text]

Digital Game Intervention Improves Mental Health and Educational Outcomes of Syrian Refugee Children (NYU, June 2017) [text]

Facebook Launches “Disaster Maps” to Support Humanitarian Aid (Social Media for Good Blog, June 2017) [text]
- See also related IRIN news story.

"The Impact of Digital Technology on Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Crises: Recent Innovations and Current Gaps," Journal of Public Health Policy, vol. 37, suppl. 2 (Nov. 2016) [free full-text]

(Not) Looking Like a Refugee: Visual Memories of Refugeeness and the Figure of 'The iPhone Man' (Border Criminologies Blog, June 2017) [text]

Smart Communities: Using Digital Technology to Create Sustainable Refugee Economies (Mastercard & Western Union, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Using Satellite Technology for Humanitarian Relief (NRC, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information Issues (1 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: Australia

#WorldRefugeeWeek: How Australians Feel about Refugees (The Interpreter Blog, June 2017) [text]
- Reports on results of recent Lowy Institute poll, which explores Australian attitudes towards the world.

As Trump Ups the Ante, Executive Powers Should Worry Australians Too (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program 2017-18: Community Views on Current Challenges and Future Directions (Refugee Council of Australia, May 2017) [text]

Factsheet: Australia–United States Resettlement Arrangement (Kaldor Centre, updated June 2017) [text]

For $70m, Government Gets off Lightly, but Settlement Still Highlights Responsibility for Manus (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

Minister to Get Unprecedented Power if Australia’s New Citizenship Bill is Passed (The Conversation, June 2017) [text]

Offshore Detention: What the Landmark Settlement Fails to Resolve (The Interpreter Blog, June 2017) [text]

"The Origins and Incoherence of Australia's Asylum Seeker Policy," Eureka Street, vol. 27, no. 12 (June 2017) [text]

Polling Shows Australians Don’t Trust Trump on Refugee Swap (The Australia Institute, May 2017) [text]

Strengthening Australia’s Assisted Voluntary Return Migration Program (Lowy Institute for International Policy, June 2017) [text]

An Urgent Need for International Action on Australia’s Refugees (Just Security Blog, June 2017) [text]

Who Volunteers for People Seeking Asylum? Findings from a Survey of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre's Volunteers (Refugee Research Blog, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (2 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Regional Focus: United States

Event & opportunity:

14th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, Washington, DC, 25 September 2017 [info]
- Registration opens 26 June 2017.

Job announcement: Immigration Judges, Executive Office for Immigration Review [info]
- Apply by 29 June 2017.

Publications:

Asian ‘Boat People,’ Once Opposed More Than Syrian Refugees Today, Speak Out (Huffington Post, June 2017) [text]

DHS Rescinds the DAPA Program and Reports that the Future of the DACA Program is Still Under Review (Center for Migration Studies, June 2017) [text]

Facing Walls: USA and Mexico’s Violation of the Rights of Asylum Seekers (Amnesty International, June 2017) [text]

How the Trump Administration May Ultimately Expand the Constitutional Rights of Immigrants (ImmigrationProf Blog, June 2017) [text]

Know Your Rights: Immigration & Asylum in the US under the Executive Order (Thomson Reuters Foundation, updated 22 June 2017) [text]

"Not a One-Person Show": Trump as Administrator-in-Chief of the Immigration Bureaucracy (Notice & Comment Blog, June 2017) [text]

Practice Advisory: Asylum Based on Fear of Gangs and Other Organized Criminal Groups: Central America and Beyond (Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, June 2017) [info via ImmigrationProf Blog]

Statement on Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017 – H.R. 2826 (Cato at Liberty Blog, June 2017) [text]

Supreme Court Proceedings and Orders in Legal Challenges to Administration’s Entry Ban (SCOTUSblog, June 2017) [text]
- See also recent commentary from Cato at Liberty and Just Security; more commentary is available in the first paragraph of this SCOTUSblog post.

"What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases?," New Yorker, 20 June 2017 [text]
- See also related TRAC data.

"White House Pressures State Department over Refugee Costs: Sources," Reuters, 21 June 2017 [text]
- Reports that Trump administration wants State Dept. and other agencies to focus only on costs and not benefits of refugee resettlement.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: United States (15 June 2017)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

21 June 2017

World Refugee Day: More Resources

Here are a few extra resources to add to yesterday's World Refugee Day post. All of these are from journal & book publishers, and therefore may only be available on a limited basis:

Berghahn Books:
- Free access to five journal articles until 27 June 2017 and a discount on a number of books for the next 30 days.

BioMed Central:
- Blog post highlights a number of recent refugee-related studies that were published in their open access journals.

Oxford University Press:
- Free access to a variety of refugee law resources that are organized under four questions: 1) Who is a refugee? 2) What rights do refugees have? 3) What are the obligations imposed on states which refugees pass through en route to their destination of choice (transit states)? 4) What are the obligations imposed on states in which refugees apply for asylum?

Palgrave Macmillan/Springer:
- Free access until 20 July 2017 to two original articles written specifically for WRD as well as eight other journal articles. Refugee-related books are also highlighted.


Related post:
- World Refugee Day 2017 (20 June 2017)


Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

Regional Focus: Europe

Don’t Close Borders, Manage Them: How to Improve EU Policy on Migration through Libya (European Council on Foreign Relations, June 2017) [text]

EU: Shifting Rescue to Libya Risks Lives (Human Rights Watch, June 2017) [text]

The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal and the Not Quite Closed Balkan Route (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, June 2017) [text]

"Falling Behind: The Decline of the Rights of Asylum Seekers in the UK and Its Impact on Their Day-to-day Lives," eSharp, no. 25 (Spring 2017) [full-text]

From the Bottom Up: How Refugees and Other Migrants Experience the Drivers of Migration (Mixed Migration Platform Blog, June 2017) [text]

"Interactive Map of Refugee Movement in Europe," Geodesy and Cartography, vol. 65, no. 2 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

*Life and Death on the Mediterranean (Medium, June 2017) [text]

Opportunities in Crisis: The Future of Refugee Policy in Germany and Europe (Stiftung Mercator, April 2017) [access]

Sharing the Responsibility or Shifting the Focus? The Responses of the EU and the Visegrad Countries to the Post-2015 Arrival of Migrants and Refugees (Foundation for European Progressive Studies, June 2017) [text]

Should Refugees Claim Asylum Upon Arrival in Their First ‘Safe’ Country? (Free Movement Blog, June 2017) [text]

*Training the Libyans is Not Enough to Stop Migrants (Open Migration, June 2017) [text]

Weathering Crisis, Forging Ahead: Swedish Asylum and Integration Policy (Migration Policy Institute, June 2017) [text]

"What Role Does the Media Play in Driving Xenophobia? - Germany: Two Faces of Refugee Reporting," World Policy Journal, vol. XXXIV, no. 1 (Spring 2017) [full-text via Academia.edu]

What Will Happen to Immigration Policy and Law Following the 2017 General Election? (Free Movement Blog, June 2017) [text]

*UPDATED

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (16 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Health

"Accuracy of Parasitological and Immunological Tests for the Screening of Human Schistosomiasis in Immigrants and Refugees from African Countries: An Approach with Latent Class Analysis," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(6): e0005593 (June 2017) [open access]

"Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Small Quantity Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement on Reducing Anaemia and Stunting in Refugee Populations in the Horn of Africa: Secondary Data Analysis," PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0177556 (June 2017) [open access]

"Cultural Challenges in the Care of Refugees with End-Stage Renal Disease: What Western Nephrologists Should Know," Nephron, article no. 477362 (June 2017) [free full-text]

"Health Communication with Immigrants, Refugees, and Migrant Workers," Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief (2017) [text]

"Healthcare Access Challenges Facing Six African Refugee Mothers in South Korea: A Qualitative Multiple-case Study," Korean Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 60, no. 5 (May 2017) [full-text]

"Increasing Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Asylum Seekers at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Switzerland," PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0179537 (June 2017) [open access]

"Low Levels of Viral Suppression among Refugees and Host Nationals Accessing Antiretroviral Therapy in a Kenyan Refugee Camp," Conflict & Health, 11:11 (June 2017) [open access]

"Meningococci of Serogroup X Clonal Complex 181 in Refugee Camps, Italy," Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 5 (May 2017) [open access]

"Pilot Testing and Implementation of a mHealth Tool for Non-communicable Diseases in a Humanitarian Setting," PLoS Currents Disasters, Ed. 1 (June 2017) [open access]

"Physical Trauma among Refugees: Comparison between Refugees and Local Population Who Were Admitted to Emergency Department—Experience of a State Hospital in Syrian Border District," Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2017, article ID 8626275 (June 2017) [open access]

"Use of Oral Cholera Vaccine and Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in a Long-Standing Refugee Camp, Thailand, 2012-2014," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12):e0005210 (Dec. 2016) [open access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Health (5 June 2017)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Publications:

Canada Levels the Playing Field for LGBTI Refugee (Human Rights Watch, May 2017) [text]

Chairperson's Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Immigration & Refugee Board of Canada, effective date 1 May 2017) [text]
- See also related Free Movement blog post.

Current Migration Situation in the EU: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Asylum Seekers (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, March 2017) [text]

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

History Shows Homophobic Countries Will Suffer after Gay Refugees Flee (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Lesbian Asylum Claim and Queer Theory (ImmigrationProf Blog, April 2017) [text]

"Safe Spaces: The Law and Everyday Experiences of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers," NPPSH Reflections, vol. 1 (2017) [full-text]

"Shrinking Safe Spaces for Individuals Fleeing Gender-based Persecution," The Refuge, vol. 1, no. 2 (April 2017) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 8.

Spain: LGBT Asylum Seekers Abused in North African Enclave (Human Rights Watch, April 2017) [text]

Supporting Transwomen Refugees: Tailoring Activities to Provide Psychosocial Support and Build Peer Networks among Refugee and Host Community Transwomen (Women's Refugee Commission, March 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]
- A case study for "Strengthening GBV Prevention and Response for Urban Refugees."

What Does a Genuine Lesbian/Gay Relationship Look Like in the Eyes of Asylum Decision Makers? (Discover Society, May 2017) [text]

Research project: 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Claims of Asylum: A European Human Rights Challenge (Univ. of Sussex) [access]
- "[E]xplores the social and legal experiences of asylum seekers across Europe claiming international protection on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity (SOGI)." Includes a searchable database.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (13 March 2017)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.