22 May 2018

Regional Focus: Asia

Afghanistan: Where Home is a Battlefield (IRIN, May 2018) [text]

APRRN Statement: Afghanistan Remains Unsuitable and Unsafe for Returning Refugees (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Displacement Survey Shows 3.5 Million Internally Displaced, Returnees from Abroad in 15 Afghan Provinces (IOM, May 2018) [text]

The Long Haul Ahead for Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Asia Report, no. 296 (International Crisis Group, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Poverty and Politics Trip up Urban Refugees in India," Reuters, 10 May 2018 [text]

"A Rapid Needs Assessment among the Rohingya and Host Communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: A Randomized Survey," Open Science Framework, 15 April 2018 [preprint]

"More Rohingya Refugees Arrive in Indonesia’s Aceh," VOA News, 7 May 2018 [text]

Reluctant Journeys: Why Afghans Migrate Irregularly to Europe (SEEFAR, April 2018) [text]

UNHCR Thanks Indonesia and Malaysia for Rescue and Disembarkation of Rohingya Refugees, Calls on Countries in the Region to Comply with Maritime Search and Rescue Obligations (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

Why Does Japan Recognise So Few Refugees? (RLI Blog, May 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (26 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria

Calls to Begin Returning Refugees to Syria Must Be Resisted (Chatham House, May 2018) [text]

The Condemned: Women and Children Isolated, Trapped and Exploited in Iraq (Amnesty International, April 2018) [text]

Fraught with Risk: Protection Concerns of People on the Move across West Africa and Libya (Mixed Migration Centre, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

I Teach Refugees to Map Their World (The Conversation, May 2018) [text]

Iraqi Migrants in Syria: The Crisis before the Storm, Oxford, 9 May 2018 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"Israel at 70: Why Gaza's Refugees and Their Descendants Will Never Forget Their Violent Expulsion," The Independent, 13 May 2018 [text]
- See also related Mondoweiss commentary.

Lebanon Rejects the Refugee Protection Regime It Helped Create (Refugee History Blog, May 2018) [text]

Libya: Number of Detained Refugees and Migrants Soars (Amnesty International, May 2018) [text]

Libya: Trafficking, Clandestine Prisons and Intercepted Boat Journeys – the Dangers Refugees Face Fleeing (MSF, May 2018) [text]

Mixed Migration Routes and Dynamics in Libya: The Impact of EU Migration Measures on Mixed Migration in Libya (REACH & UNHCR, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

More and More Internally Displaced Syrians are Returning to Regime-held Areas (Chatham House, May 2018) [text]

Refugees Take Safety Flight out of Libya (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

Swiss Treatment of Eritreans Sets Dangerous Precedent (Refugees Deeply, May 2018) [text]

Syria: New Property Law Punishes the Displaced and Could Obstruct Investigation of War Crimes (Amnesty International, May 2018) [text]

"A Typology of Secondary Stressors among Refugees of Conflict in the Middle East: The Case of Syrian Refugees in Jordan," PLOS Currents Disasters, Edition 1 (May 2018) [open access]

"U.N. Urges Saudi Arabia not to Deport Yemeni Migrants to War Zone," Reuters, 9 May 2018 [text]

Zuara: A Formula for Change in Libya? Libyan Perspectives on the Migrant Crisis (SEEFAR, Feb. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: MENA, incl. Syria (7 May 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

21 May 2018

Regional Focus: United States

Asylum: A Call for Reform, Policy Brief (Niskanen Center, May 2018) [text]

"The Case for a National Legalization Program without Legislation or Executive Action: Results from Screening for Immigration Legal Options," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 15 May 2018 [open access]

Confused about the Current Status of DACA? Here Is What You Need to Know (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2018) [text]

Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities (Harvard Univ., April 2018) [access]
- Follow link for paper and appendix.

“The Greatest Moral Question: The United States & Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust,” Strategic Visions, vol. 17, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

"How to End 'Illegal Immigration'," Maryland Journal of International Law, vol. 33, no. 1 (2018) [full-text via SSRN]

Immigration and the Welfare State: Immigrant and Native Use Rates and Benefit Levels for Means-Tested Welfare and Entitlement Programs, Immigration Research and Policy Brief, no. 6 (Cato Institute, May 2018) [text]

Law Enforcement at the Border: Staffing, Corruption, and Oversight, Policy Brief (Niskanen Center, May 2018) [text]

"The Perpetual 'Invasion': Past as Prologue in Constitutional Immigration Law," Roger Williams University Law Review, vol. 23 (Forthcoming, 2018) [full-text via SSRN]

Sessions Ends Administrative Closure at the Expense of Due Process in Immigration Court (Immigration Impact Blog, May 2018) [text]
- See also related NPR story.

The State of Immigration Enforcement (Cato at Liberty Blog, May 2018) [text]

"Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect," New York University Law Review (Forthcoming, 2019) [full-text via SSRN]

Swept up in the Sweep: The Impact of Gang Allegations on Immigrant New Yorkers (New York Immigration Coalition, May 2018) [text]

There is No Invasion at the Southern Border: Data from the U.S. Border Patrol Show Illegal Crossings are at Historic Lows (Slate, April 2018) [text]

“US Refugee Policy: Latin America and Cold War Interests,” Strategic Visions, vol. 17, no. 2 (2018) [open access]

What Happens When Asylum is Granted? (The Asylumist Blog, May 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 1 (10 May 2018)
- Regional Focus: United States - Pt. 2 (10 May 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe


Lecture: Hospitality Denied: The European Court of Human Rights’ Take on Migrant Issues, Bern, Switzerland, 24 May 2018 [info]


The EU and Its Perilous Journey through the Migration Crisis: Informalisation of the EU Return Policy and Rule of Law Concerns (SSRN, 2018) [text]

"EU-Western Balkans Summit Concludes with a Focus on Stemming Migration," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 18 May 2018 [text]

Gradations of Externalisation: Is the EU Sailing Towards Offshoring Asylum Processing?, Forced Migration Unit Policy Brief, no. 3 (Univ. of Nottingham, May 2018) [text]

Migration & Asylum: Projects & Funding (EPRS, May 2018) [text]

The New EU Migration-Related Fund Masks Deeper Questions over Policy Aims (Migration Policy Institute, May 2018) [text]

On the Frontline: A Long and Welcoming Tradition? (Discover Society, May 2018) [text]
- Focuses on the UK.

The ‘Open Arms’ Case: Reconciling the Notion of ‘Place of Safety’ with the Human Rights of Migrants (EJIL: Talk Blog, May 2018) [text]

"An Overview of the Romanian Asylum Policies," Sustainability, 10(5) (May 2018) [open access]

Progress Report on the Implementation of the European Agenda on Migration (European Commission, May 2018) [text]
- Additional info is available here.

"Refugees in the European Union: The Harsh Reality of the Dublin Regulation," Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, vol. 8, no. 2 (2018) [full-text]

"Review of Humanitarian Refuge in the United Kingdom: Sanctuary, Asylum, and the Refugee Crisis," Politics & Policy, Early View, 18 May 2018 [abstract]
- See also related Brunel Univ. news story.

Solidarity Towards Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Understanding the Impact of the Refugee Crisis on the EU and EFTA Countries (European Univ. Institute, May 2018) [text]

Waiting in the Dark: How the Asylum System Dehumanises, Disempowers and Damages (Refugee Action, May 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article.

Why Spain is a Window into the E.U. Migration Control Industry (Refugees Deeply, May 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (14 May 2018)
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2 (14 May 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

18 May 2018

Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up

GCM news:

Delegates completed their fourth round of negotiations today. The programme of work for this round was laid out in the co-facilitators' letter. Also due to be discussed was a proposal for a capacity-building mechanism. A number of side events were also scheduled. For an overview, see this SDG Knowledge Hub article.

GCR news:

The fourth formal consultation was held 8-10 May 2018; participants discussed draft 2 of the global compact on refugees. Here are the AHC's opening remarks and NGO statements. See also this SDG Knowledge Hub article for an overview of the discussions. Visit UNHCR's web site for written comments on the second draft and contributions to the fourth round of consultations.


UN’s Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in December– What is at Stake?, Stockholm, 24 May 2018 [info]

The Global Compact for Refugees, Geneva, 28 May 2018 [info]

Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: The Global Compact on Refugees, New York, 7 June 2018 [info]


A Dialogue on How City Leadership Views the Global Compact (International Peace Institute, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration: Will It Live Up to Its Name? (Center for Migration Studies, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Migration from a Development Perspective: Views from a Meeting of Experts (People Move Blog, May 2018) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: Why We Need Development Partners (April 2018) [access]
- Follow link for videos.

A Global Compact to Return Migrants? (openDemocracy, May 2018) [text]

Governments Exchange Views on Refugee Compact’s Second Draft (SDG Knowledge Hub, May 2018) [text]

How to Fulfil the Promise of the Global Compact for Migration with a More Effective Roadmap in Human Rights Protection (openDemocracy, May 2018) [text]

Making Migration Great Again: Challenges and Opportunities of the UN Global Compact for Migration, Geneva, 8 May 2018 [info]
- Video of this presentation is now available.

Migration Agreement Must Close “Protection Gaps” That Affect Vulnerable People (ICMC, May 2018) [text]

Negotiations Over a New “Global Compact on Refugees” are Reaching a Critical Stage (UN Dispatch, May 2018) [text]

Responsibility-sharing for Refugees: Lessons from Policy and Practice for the Global Compact on Refugees, Webinar, 19 April 2018
- Request a copy of the recording from ICVA: Secretariat@icvanetwork.org.

Without US Leadership, What is the Future for Refugees and Migrants? (Kaldor Centre, May 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Global Compacts Round-up (30 April 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

Thematic Focus: Solutions


"Are You A Terrorist? Comparing Security Screening for Iraqi Asylum Seekers in the United States and Sweden," International Migration, OnlineFirst, 11 April 2018 [full-text via Academia]

“Germany’s Family Feud: Family Reunification for Refugees is no Longer a Given. But Keeping Relatives Apart Hurts Host Countries as Well as Newcomers,” Foreign Policy, 9 April 2018 [text]
- From the article: "Family reunification increasingly appears critical to ensuring those refugees integrate into their new homelands and begin contributing more than they take."
- Research on this issue is referenced but not linked to, so here are a few related studies: 1) Safe but not Settled: The Impact of Family Separation on Refugees in the UK (Refugee Council & Oxfam, 2018); 2) Realising the Right to Family Reunification of Refugees in Europe (Council of Europe, 2017); 3) "We started life again": Integration Experiences of Refugee Families Reuniting in Glasgow (British Red Cross, 2015); 4) "Separation from Family and its Impact on the Mental Health of Sudanese Refugees in Australia: A Qualitative Study," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 37, no. 4 (2013).

The Government's Hostile Environment and Its Consequences on Integration (Discover Society, May 2018) [text]

An Inspection of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (UK Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, May 2018) [text]
- See also related Guardian article and Free Movement blog post.

Over 10,000 Migrants in Greece Voluntarily Returned Home in Last 20 Months (IOM, April 2018) [text]

"Refugee Integration in Europe: Good Practices and Challenges," The Parliament Magazine, 16 May 2018 [text]

Refugees are Asked to “Integrate”—But Do Those Asking Know What That Means? (How to Get to Next, March 2018) [text]

Refugees in Sudan Allege Chronic Corruption in UN Resettlement Process (IRIN, May 2018) [text]
- Note: UNHCR has since issued a press release announcing the suspension of the resettlement programme from Sudan pending a probe by the Inspector General's Office.

Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference Report: Maintaining Momentum and Creating Lasting Change (Migration Policy Institute, May 2018) [text]

Resettlement to the U.S.:

"Apartments Are Stocked, Toys Donated. Only the Refugees Are Missing," New York Times, 16 May 2018 [text]
- See also related Twitter thread.

National Security Experts Outline the Strategic Case for Refugee Resettlement (Niskanen Center Blog, May 2018) [text]

The Number of Refugees Admitted to the U.S. Has Fallen, Especially among Muslims (Pew Research, May 2018) [text]
- See also related Quartz article.

Religious Persecution and the US Refugee Program under the Trump Administration (Center for Migration Studies, May 2018) [text]

“White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away from State Department,” Foreign Policy, 2 May 2018 [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1 (30 April 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 2 (Syrians) (30 April 2018)

Tagged Publications.

17 May 2018

Thematic Focus: General


Report Launch: Confronting the Global Forced Migration Crisis, Washington, DC, 30 May 2018 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.

CGD Program Launch: Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy, Washington, DC, 31 May 2018 [info]
- Will also be livestreamed.


2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index (Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, May 2018) [access]

Alex Aleinikoff: Let's Start with How We Define ‘Refugee', Displaced Podcast (IRC & Vox Media, May 2018) [access]
- Follow link for podcast. See also related Medium story.

Asset-based Grant-making in Response to Forced Displacement (Medium, May 2018) [text]

A Global Analysis of Intentions to Migrate, JRC Technical Reports, no. 111207 (European Commission, April 2018) [text]
- Note: A recent special issue of JEMS focused on "Aspiration, Desire and the Drivers of Migration."

International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 99, no. 904 (2017) [full-text]
- Theme issue on "Migration and Displacement."

"Labor Migrants as Political Leverage: Migration Interdependence and Coercion in the Mediterranean," International Studies Quarterly, Advance Articles, 26 April 2018 [preprint]

The Migration Emergency Response Fund and Mixed Migration Flows along the Mediterranean: The Added Value of a Context-specific Contingency Fund (Start Network, Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

"'The Missing Piece in the Globalization Mosaic': A Conversation with IOM Director General William Lacy Swing," Migration Information Source, 16 May 2018 [text]

Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations (ICMPD, April 2018) [access via ReliefWeb]
- Follow link for report and executive summary.

Related posts:
- News: New Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement (16 May 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Internal Displacement (3 May 2018)
- Thematic Focus: General (30 April 2018)

Tagged Publications and Events & Opportunities.

16 May 2018

News: New Edition of Global Report on Internal Displacement

The 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement has been published. Here is part of the description:
"Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). ...
  Key findings from the Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2018) show that new displacement due to conflict and violence reached 11.8 million in 2017, almost double the figure of 6.9 million in 2016. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 5.5 million of these displacements, followed by the Middle East and North Africa with 4.5 million. This brings the total number of people living in internal displacement due to conflict close to 40 million worldwide. ...
   The report also shows that in 2017, disasters displaced 18.8 million people in 135 countries. Of these, 8.6 million displacements were triggered by floods, and 7.5 million by storms, especially tropical cyclones. The worst affected countries were China with 4.5 million, the Philippines with 2.5 million, Cuba and the US each with 1.7 million, and India with 1.3 million displacements."

Visit the companion site for highlights, media information, photos and videos. The report can be downloaded in full or by section. Previous iterations of the report can be accessed here.

The official launch of the report will take place in Geneva tomorrow.

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

15 May 2018

Open Access Round-up: 15 May 2018

Below is a listing of Open Access literature that I have referenced on this blog since 30 April 2018. If you are not familiar with Open Access, please visit my other blog for an introduction.

Green Open Access [info]

"Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Three Refugee Camps," Violence against Women, vol. 24, no. 3 (2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"The Equal Protection Doctrine in the Age of Trump: The Example of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children," Brooklyn Law Review, vol. 84 (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

"Migration Diplomacy in the Global South: Cooperation, Coercion and Issue Linkage in Gaddafi's Libya," Third World Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 10 (2017)
- Preprint version of article.

"When Shadow Removals Collide: Searching for Solutions to the Legal Black Holes Created by Expedited Removal and Reinstatement," Washington University Law Review, vol. 96 (Forthcoming, 2018)
- Preprint version of article.

Gold Open Access [info]

Articles, health-related:

"Are Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex-PTSD Distinguishable within a Treatment-seeking Sample of Syrian Refugees Living in Lebanon?," Global Mental Health, vol. 5:e14 (April 2018)

"Barriers to Mental Health Care Utilization among Internally Displaced Persons in the Republic of Georgia: A Rapid Appraisal Study," BMC Health Services Research, 18:306 (April 2018)

"Can Disability Predict Treatment Outcome among Traumatized Refugees?," Torture Journal, vol. 27, no. 2 (2017)

"A Follow-up on Psychiatric Symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Tuareg Refugees in Burkina Faso," Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 9, art. 127 (April 2018)

"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Associated Risk Factors: A Cross-sectional Study among Syrian Refugees," British Journal of Medical Practitioners, vol. 11, no. 1 (2018)

"Reflections from the Lebanese Field: 'First, heal thyself'," Conflict and Health, 12:8 (Feb. 2018)

 "Settling Ulysses: An Adapted Research Agenda for Refugee Mental Health," International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, no. 4 (April 2018)

 "Trauma and Depression among North Korean Refugees: The Mediating Effect of Negative Cognition," International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(4) (March 2018)

Articles, other topics:

"Assessing Reported Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Causes and Preventive Strategies, in European Asylum Reception Facilities," Globalization and Health, 14:48 (May 2018)

"From Right to Permission: Asylum, Mediterranean Migrations, and Europe’s War on Smuggling," Journal on Migration and Human Security, 25 April 2018

"Pilot Testing and Evaluation of a Toolkit for Menstrual Hygiene Management in Emergencies in Three Refugee Camps in Northwest Tanzania," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:6 (May 2018)

"Predicting Unauthorized Salvadoran Migrants’ First Migration to the United States between 1965 and 2007," Journal on Migration and Human Security, OnlineFirst, 1 May 2018


Anti-Trafficking Review, no. 10 (2018)
- Theme is "Life after Trafficking."

Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis, vol. 2, no. 1 (2018)
- Special issue on "Refugees: Discourses of Displacement, Conflict, & Peace."

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, vol. 7, no. 1 (2018)
- Issue theme is "Who Belongs? Immigrants, Refugees, Migrants and Actions Towards Justice."

Journal of Internal Displacement, vol. 8, no. 1 (Jan. 2018)

Journal of Refugee & Global Health, vol. 1, no. 2 (2018)

Hybrid Open Access [info]

"Antecedents of Job Search Self-efficacy of Syrian Refugees in Greece and the Netherlands," Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 105 (April 2018)

"Asylum and Refugee Support in the UK: Civil Society Filling the Gaps?," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Latest Articles, 27 April 2018

"IDP Resettlement and Collective Targeting during Civil Wars: Evidence from Colombia," Journal of Peace Research, OnlineFirst, 25 April 2018

"'Terrorist' Citizens and the Human Right to Nationality," Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol. 26, no. 1 (2018)

Law Reviews

Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, vol. 56, no. 2 (2018)
- This issue focuses on "The Model International Mobility Convention (MIMC)."

Related post:
- Open Access Round-up: 30 April 2018

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Attitudes Towards Media Coverage of Humanitarian Issues within the Aid Sector (University of East Anglia, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related IRIN news story.

Civil-Military Coordination for Protection Outcomes: Report of a Global Protection Cluster Round-Table (Global Protection Cluster, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Emergency Gap Final Report: Bridging the Emergency Gap - Reflections and a Call for Action after a Two-year Exploration of Emergency Response in Acute Conflict (MSF, April 2018) [text via Center for Applied Reflection on Humanitarian Practice]

Engaging with People Affected by Armed Conflicts and Other Situations of Violence: Recommendations for Humanitarian Organizations and Donors in the Digital Era (ICRC &Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, March 2018) [text]

Feedback to Action: Strategies to Improve the Use of Beneficiary Feedback (International Rescue Committee & CDA, Feb. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related U.S. Dept. of State overview.

Making Operational Decisions in Humanitarian Response: A Literature Review (ALNAP, April 2018) [text]

MeToo, AidToo: The Next Steps - A Briefing on How to Move Forward after Oxfam (IRIN, March 2018) [text]
- Includes link to video of related panel discussion.

#MeToo Sex Scandals Spur Interest in Standards for the Aid Sector (IRIN, May 2018) [text]

A Practitioner's Guide to Technology Evaluation in Global Development (MIT, April 2018) [text]
- See also related MIT news story.

Solar Solutions for Displaced Communities (UNDP Blog, May 2018) [text]

UNHCR Mapping of Social Safety Nets for Refugees Opportunities and Challenges (UNHCR, April 2018) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Abuse in the Aid Sector (15 March 2018)
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (15 March 2018)

Tagged Publications.

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects

Asylum Policies, International Tensions and Trade Flows: Evidence from the EU (GSIE Seminar Blog, April 2018) [text]

Countries Must Compete for Migrant Workers to Boost Their Economies (The Conversation, May 2018) [text]

*Dispersing Refugees Around a Country Puts Them at an Immediate Disadvantage – Why This Matters for Integration (The Conversation, May 2018) [text]

Flexible and Innovative Financing for Refugee Crises and Other 21st Century Challenges (CGD Blog, April 2018) [text]
How Trump and Sessions Cherry-picked Data to Blame Immigrants for Lower Wages (Center for Public Integrity, April 2018) [text]

Immigrants are Founding a Quarter of New Businesses in the United States (Immigration Impact, May 2018) [text]

Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 105 (April 2018) [contents]
- Special issue on "Vocational Behavior of Refugees: How Do Refugees Seek Employment, Overcome Work-related Challenges, and Navigate Their Careers?" Includes a freely available article on vocational stress and an open access article on Syrian refugees in Greece and the Netherlands.

Kakuma as a Marketplace: A Consumer and Market Study of a Refugee Camp and Town in Northwest Kenya (International Finance Corporation, April 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]
- See also related UNHCR news story.

"'Let them work!': German Business Advocates for Rejected Asylum Seekers," Reuters, 7 May 2018 [text]

Managed Labor Migration in Afghanistan: Exploring Employment and Growth Opportunities for Afghanistan (World Bank, Feb. 2018) [text]

Refugee Resettlement, Redistribution and Growth, Working Paper, no. 6961 (CESifo, March 2018) [text]

Refugees Can Actually Create Jobs for Locals in Growing Cities – If Given the Chance (The Conversation, May 2018) [text]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Aspects (26 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

14 May 2018

Thematic Focus: Gender Issues

"Afghanistan's First Female Military Pilot Granted Asylum in US after Fleeing Taliban Death Threats," The Independent, 4 May 2018 [text]

"Assessing Reported Cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence, Causes and Preventive Strategies, in European Asylum Reception Facilities," Globalization and Health, 14:48 (May 2018) [open access]

Disingenuous State Department Report Seeks to Block Refugee Women (The Asylumist Blog, May 2018) [text]

"Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Three Refugee Camps," Violence against Women, vol. 24, no. 3 (2018) [preprint]

Gender Issues in the Asylum Claim, version 3.0 (UK Home Office, updated April 2018) [text]

HIRC Files Amicus Brief Challenging U.S. Attorney General’s Efforts to Restrict Gender Asylum (HIRC Blog, April 2018) [text]

How a Lack of Data is Perpetuating the Invisibility of Migrant Women's Deaths (Migration Data Portal Blog, March 2018) [text]

International Criminal Court Poised to Interpret the Crime of ‘Gender-based Persecution’ for the First Time (IntLawGrrls Blog, April 2018) [text]

"Macron Turns His Back on Refugee Women," New Republic, 24 April 2018 [text]

"Trump Administration Wants to Shut Door on Abused Women," Politico Magazine, 17 April 2018 [text]
- See also related Migrationist blog post.

"Witchcraft Accusations as Gendered Persecution in Refugee Law," Social & Legal Studies, OnlineFirst, 1 Feb. 2018 [abstract]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Gender Issues (5 April 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 2

The 2015 Refugee Crisis in Germany: Concerns about Immigration and Populism, SOEPpaper, no. 966 (German Inst. for Economic Research, 2018) [text]

Cut-Price Justice at the French National Asylum Court (Border Criminologies Blog, May 2018) [text]

How Refugees Power a Grassroots Aid Movement (Refugees Deeply, May 2018) [text]

Hungary: 'Refugees not welcome' (InfoMigrants, May 2018) [text]

Plastic Hospitality: The Empty Signifier of the EU's First Reception System in the Mediterranean, EUI Working Paper RSCAS, no. 2018/22 (European Univ. Institute, May 2018) [text]

"Refugees and Elections: The Effects of Syrians on Voting Behavior in Turkey," International Migration, 18 April 2018 [free full-text]

*Return, Stay, or Migrate? Understanding the Aspirations of Syrian Refugees in Turkey (SEEFAR, March 2018) [text]

Swiss Treatment of Eritreans Sets Dangerous Precedent (Refugees Deeply, May 2018) [text]

UNHCR Calls on Austrian Government to Keep Refugee Protection at Centre of Asylum Law Amendments (UNHCR, May 2018) [text]

"Volunteers Who Rescued Migrants are Cleared of Criminal Charges in Greece," New York Times, 7 May 2018 [text]


Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1 (14 May 2018)

Tagged Publications. 

Regional Focus: Europe - Pt. 1

Asylum Policy and the Future of Turkey-EU Relations: Between Cooperation and Conflict, FEUTURE Online Paper, no. 18 (Univ. of Cologne, April 2018) [text]

Can War Criminals Be Expelled or Excluded under EU Law? It Depends (Free Movement Blog, May 2018) [text]

"Court of Justice of the EU Rules on Scope of Subsidiary Protection for Torture Victims," ECRE Weekly Bulletin, 4 May 2018 [text]

Expanding the Fortress: The Policies, the Profiteers and the People Shaped by EU's Border Externalisation Programme (Transnational Institute, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

High Risk, High Reward: Taking the Question of Italy’s Involvement in Libyan ‘Pullback’ Policies to the European Court of Human Rights (EJIL: Talk Blog, May 2018) [text]

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 23,715 in 2018; Deaths Reach 619 (IOM, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: Compilation of Available Data and Information (IOM, March 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

The New European Border between Niger and Libya (Open Migration, May 2018) [text]

Refugees in Europe: A Forty Years' Crisis? (Refugee History, May 2018) [text]
- Book review.

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Europe (4 May 2018)

Tagged Publications.