The Research of Global Migration & Displacement in order to develop Holistic Solutions for Refugees.


While there are numerous studies examining how the refugee crisis and human migration affects civilisations such as the West, there is a desperate lacking in analysis of foreseeable potential effects on the Islamic-world.

The Islamic-world has taken centre stage in the migration and refugee crises, and IISA is committed to the understanding that strategies aiming to address the global refugee crisis must also consider achieving short-term and long-term stability in the Islamic-world.

The IISA Refugee/Border Control Programme aims to apply a strategic and holistic approach in formulating both theoretical and practical solutions to address human migration and the refugee crisis.

Refugees and refugee movement have been approached as an issue of national security, rather than as a humanitarian issue, particularly in Europe. To address the one-sided focus only on national security, the Programme has launched several projects to promote and stimulate focus on the humanitarian crises faced by refugees worldwide.

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Recent Articles & Publications


Ghettoization, Insecurity & Destabilization: the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe & South Caucasus

Ghettoization, Insecurity & Destabilization: the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe & South Caucasus

‘Netherlands: Ours Again’

‘Netherlands: Ours Again’

Refugee Education: A Big Challenge

Refugee Education: A Big Challenge

Closure of Dadaab poses serious concerns for refugees

Closure of Dadaab poses serious concerns for refugees

Over 1 Million Afghan Refugees Returned to Afghanistan

Over 1 Million Afghan Refugees Returned to Afghanistan

Situation Analysis: US election results and impacts on the Islamic world: ‘The end of history and the last man crawling’

Situation Analysis: US election results and impacts on the Islamic world: ‘The end of history and the last man crawling’

2,500 refugees are crossing from South Sudan into Uganda every day

2,500 refugees are crossing from South Sudan into Uganda every day

Redefining Refugees: Updating the “Refugee” Definition (Part 1)

Redefining Refugees: Updating the “Refugee” Definition (Part 1)

Hurricane Matthew’s impact on Haiti rekindles debate on environmental refugees

Hurricane Matthew’s impact on Haiti rekindles debate on environmental refugees

EU-Afghanistan agreement to return Afghans denied asylum in Europe

EU-Afghanistan agreement to return Afghans denied asylum in Europe

The Plight of Afghan Refugees in Iran

The Plight of Afghan Refugees in Iran

Refugee Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

Refugee Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

Number of Internally Displaced People in Afghanistan has reached 1.2 Million

Number of Internally Displaced People in Afghanistan has reached 1.2 Million

2016 Nansen Refugee Award recognizes the efforts and work of volunteers

2016 Nansen Refugee Award recognizes the efforts and work of volunteers

Refugees and Activists clash with riot police in Calais Refugee camp

Refugees and Activists clash with riot police in Calais Refugee camp

Turkey to complete Syrian Border Wall within five months

Turkey to complete Syrian Border Wall within five months

UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants “just flowery language”

UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants “just flowery language”

Number of South Sudanese Refugees has surpassed One Million

Number of South Sudanese Refugees has surpassed One Million

UN General Assembly Summit on Refugees and Migrants: a Possible ‘Game Changer’ for Refugee Protection policy

UN General Assembly Summit on Refugees and Migrants: a Possible ‘Game Changer’ for Refugee Protection policy

Around 600,000 Afghan Refugees expected to be displaced from Pakistan

Around 600,000 Afghan Refugees expected to be displaced from Pakistan

New UNICEF Report on Crisis for Refugee Children

New UNICEF Report on Crisis for Refugee Children

Calais Jungle: Anglo-French plan to build a four-metre high wall to ensure road safety in Calais

Calais Jungle: Anglo-French plan to build a four-metre high wall to ensure road safety in Calais

Europe: a Year on from Merkel’s ‘Wir schaffen das’ (We can do it!) on Refugees

Europe: a Year on from Merkel’s ‘Wir schaffen das’ (We can do it!) on Refugees

180,000 Refugees Displaced from Yemen since March 2015

180,000 Refugees Displaced from Yemen since March 2015

Problems persist in the Balkans

Problems persist in the Balkans

Greece: Arrivals Decreased; but the Refugee Crisis Continues

Greece: Arrivals Decreased; but the Refugee Crisis Continues

EU extends EUNAVFOR Med until 27th July 2017

EU extends EUNAVFOR Med until 27th July 2017

Last Week of May was the Deadliest so far for Refugees

Last Week of May was the Deadliest so far for Refugees

Refugee Report Paper | May 2016 | ‘The Italian Theatre’

Refugee Report Paper | May 2016 | ‘The Italian Theatre’

Justice & Home Affairs Council to discuss Visa policy amidst EU-Turkey Agreement

Justice & Home Affairs Council to discuss Visa policy amidst EU-Turkey Agreement

Greek Deportations to Turkey resumed

Greek Deportations to Turkey resumed

EU provides €83 million to Greece in emergency funding

EU provides €83 million to Greece in emergency funding

Fear of ‘second Idomeni’ on Austria-Italy border as Austria braces for Summer refugee influx

Fear of ‘second Idomeni’ on Austria-Italy border as Austria braces for Summer refugee influx

EU Council set to discuss Border Security post-Brussels attacks

EU Council set to discuss Border Security post-Brussels attacks

Partial Truce in Syria on the Verge of Collapse

Partial Truce in Syria on the Verge of Collapse

Refugee Quote from VIAL, Chios

Refugee Quote from VIAL, Chios

EU approves new Military Operation in the Central African Republic

EU approves new Military Operation in the Central African Republic

Refugee Report Paper | April 2016 | Europe’s ‘Greek Prison’ for Refugees

Refugee Report Paper | April 2016 | Europe’s ‘Greek Prison’ for Refugees


Refugee Report


The IISA Refugee Report is a project led by the IISA Refugee/Border Control Programme, with the aim of comprehensively covering and analysing all aspects of the refugee crisis. By tying together causative factors of migration, data on the humanitarian issues faced by refugees, and analysis of asylum policy, the Report intends to apply a holistic approach to create practical solutions to the refugee crisis.

The Refugee Report aims to publish monthly papers to: analyse events and trends; predict and discuss potential outcomes; and consider potential policy proposals to address immediate, mid-term and long-term issues of the refugee crisis.

A project to promote public goodwill and volunteer efforts for refugees.


Events


On 20th January 2016, the programme held a specialist round table event in the House of Lords to discuss the refugee crisis. The meeting was titled ‘Refugees Crisis: Beyond Europe’s Border’, and sought to highlight issues at hand and to address alternative approaches which may be available.

The event was attended by significant individuals working on the crisis. Due to the nature of the event and attendees, Chatham House rules were applied to the meeting. Therefore, we will not be disclosing the identities of those in attendance; though we can disclose that as the round-table was chaired by IISA Director Usama Butt.