Ghettoization, Insecurity & Destabilization: the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Europe & South Caucasus This paper is the product of IISA research and HOLDS Foundation fieldwork in refugee camps/sites. By exploring both the causes of the refugee crisis — particularly post-Communist history of the Balkans and Southern Caucasus regions — and effects the crisis has had on host […]PublishedAugust 8th, 2017 Author Legacy
When a child is forced to flee their country, their educational process is interrupted and rarely continued. In September 2016, UNHCR launched “Missing out: Refugee Education in Crisis”, a report that indicates the decline in learning opportunities when children are forced to flee their homes. The majority of the world’s refugees – 86% – are sheltered by […]PublishedJanuary 17th, 2017 Author Legacy
Dadaab, the largest refugee base in the world, is set to close by May 2017. Set up in 1991 to accommodate refugees fleeing from the Somali civil war, Dadaab has been hosting refugees for over 25 years. The complex holds around 280,000 refugees, of which 260,000 are Somali. Plans to close the camp by the […]PublishedNovember 30th, 2016 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
This month, the number of South Sudanese refugees has surpassed one million, according to the UNHCR. More than 185,000 people have fled after a violent strife that broke out in Juba on 8th July between supporters of President Salva Kiir and Reik Machar, the then-Vice President. Currently, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia are the countries […]PublishedSeptember 20th, 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
Despite the unstable situation in Afghanistan, almost 600,000 refugees in Pakistan are expected to return to their country of origin by March 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, extended the stay of Afghan refugees in his country by three months after a previously issued deadline. Accordingly, […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 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
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