On studying the timing of displacement

Justin Schon over at the Monkey Cage writes about drives behind population displacement, studying Somalia using UNHCR’s Population Movement Tracking system data — What factors influence the timing of displacement? Why do certain crises prompt displacement floods while others only elicit a trickle? Unique daily internal displacement data from Somalia in the mid-2000s, which I […]

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On 2014 Statistical Yearbook

UNHCR just released their 2014 Statistical Yearbook. From chapter 3, durable solutions and new displacement — The number of countries admitting refugees for resettlement has remained relatively stagnant in recent years. Likewise, the number of available resettlement places has not grown significantly. These trends are in contrast to the number of resettlement claims, which continues […]

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On European resettlement resources

on Researching Forced Migration / Forced Migration Open Access ECRE – European Council on Refugees and Exiles – on Resettlement European Resettlement Network Asylum Corner IOM Missing Migrants project Migrant Crisis project hosted at the European University Institute and Migration Policy Centre Know Reset project hosted at the European University Institute: “KNOW RESET has resulted in […]

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On UNHCR + NGO dialogue

Stumbled across the Final Report on the 2015 UNHCR-NGO Annual Consultations, posted by the International Council of Voluntary Agencies. Of further note (archives!) — ICVA’s work on forced displacement:   Forced displacement was ICVA’s first focus area in 1962 and remains highly relevant today as the ICVA network responds to the overwhelming number of displaced persons. […]

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On the Human Costs of Border Control

Hosted by VU University Amsterdam, the Human Costs of Border Control measures changes in migration policies in Europe  — On the basis of globalization theories, as well as on the basis of developments in European migration policies, we  hypothesize that since 1990 migration law has witnessed a shift from migration control (reactive, focus on concrete individuals) to migration management […]

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