Understanding the Strategic and Humanitarian Consequences of Defeating IS in Iraq Editor: Peter Mitchell Senior Advisor: Dr. Muhanad Seloom Researchers: Erkan Gursel & Tim Hulse A joint report by the Neo-Jihadism and Refugee/Border Policy Programmes at the Institute of Islamic Strategic Affairs Executive Summary: > Islamic State (IS) may lose Mosul but will remain as […]PublishedMarch 23rd, 2017 Author Legacy
This paper addresses: (A) the role of “transit countries” and politicisation of asylum in modern refugee crises, and how the ambiguity in forced displacement terminology has been manipulated by countries to ban arrivals based on nationality; and (B) the need to facilitate movement of persons by modernising the 1951 Convention refugee definition.PublishedNovember 5th, 2016 Author Legacy
The number of people internally displaced by conflict in Afghanistan doubled to 1.2 million in the past three years. Afghanistan is currently one of the largest source of refugees in the world, with approximately 2.6 million Afghan citizens having fled the country. However, a large number of people forced to flee their homes due violence remained […]PublishedOctober 10th, 2016 Author Legacy
On the 19th September, UN member states gathered in New York to address the large movements of refugees and migrants. The primary purpose of this summit was to create a viable mechanism for sharing of refugee resettlement duties on the UN states. The summit established the New York Declaration, which calls on countries which can resettle or […]PublishedSeptember 29th, 2016 Author Legacy
The UN General Assembly Summit addressing large movements of refugees and migrants will take place next Monday, 19th September, and it is set to adopt a series of key commitments to enhance protection of human rights. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expects the Summit to be a ‘game changer‘ with potential to improve […]PublishedSeptember 15th, 2016 Author Legacy
On September 7th, UNICEF released a new report “Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children” reflecting on the growing crisis for refugee and migrant children and presenting data on the lives and situation of millions of children and families affected by violent conflict. The agency points out that across the globe nearly 50 […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
The once tense relations between President Keita of Mali, and leader of the opposition Soumalia Cissé have been tempered in recent weeks, as both parties have agreed to work together to find a solution to the country’s rapidly escalating internal conflict. The two met on September 9th to begin the first of a series […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
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