Thematic Focus: General

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Call for participants: Disinformation and Humanitarian Crisis: Research Networking Event, London, 13 August 2018 [info]
– Submit expression of interest by 3 August 2018.


Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration: 2017 Key Highlights  (IOM, July 2018) [text]

Communicating Refugee Research Insights (Refugee Research Blog, July 2018) [text]

Death of Former High Commissioner Thorvald Stoltenberg (UNHCR, July 2018) [text]

From the Diasporisation to the Transnationalisation of Exile Politics: The Case of Sri Lanka, 1983-2016 (Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, June 2018) [access]
– “This review of the academic literature focuses specifically on the contribution a conceptually-driven analysis can have in better understanding processes of mobility and political action across borders in the context of engagement that seeks to either support the use of violence to achieve political aims, or to reject it in favour of moderate politics, and under what conditions such political re-orientation might take place.” Follow the link for three thematic reports on transnational politics and how certain political behaviours develop. Despite the name of the project, the scope of the reports extends beyond Sri Lanka.

“A Harvard Study Shows That Just Thinking of ‘Immigrants’ Makes People Less Generous,” QZ, 3 July 2018 [text]
– The study can be accessed here.

Human Rights & Democracy: The 2017 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report (UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, July 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

In Conversation with: George Okoth-Obbo, Head of Operations at the UN Refugee Agency (IRIN, July 2018) [text]

“In U.S. and Europe, Migration Conflict Points to Deeper Political Problems,” New York Times, 29 June 2018 [text]

“New Kids’ Books Put a Human Face on the Refugee Crisis,” NPR, 10 July 2018 [text]

States of Fragility 2018 (OECD, July 2018) [text]
– “Three years into the 2030 Agenda it is already apparent that those living in fragile contexts are the furthest behind. Not all forms of fragility make it to the public’s eye: fragility is an intricate beast, sometimes exposed, often lurking underneath, but always holding progress back. Conflict, forced displacement, violent extremism, famine etc. are all causes and consequences of fragility. Hence the need to better understand, anticipate and respond to fragility. …”

World Cup 2018: Migrants and Refugees Mean More Than Just Man of the Match (Humanitarian News Network, July 2018) [text]

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