Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

ABSTRACT Successful resettlement of refugees depends both on individual resources and strategies of refugees and on the foundational principle to have the same rights as host communities. Stating the equality of rights is fundamental for the normative framework that determines refugee resettlement policy, and the state has an important responsibility in the clear articulation of … [Read More] Transforming Lives and Institutions: The Structural Inclusion and Institutional Engagement of Refugee Migrants in Australia – SSRN

Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

ABSTRACT This article explores how experiences of racialisation toward women who are resettled in Australia from Central African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect a colonial imaginary and a legacy of postcolonising dominance in Australia. Drawing on 18-months of ethnographic research, I describe how assumptions of difference, dirtiness, and savagery … [Read More] Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

Australia’s Humanitarian Program: A quick guide to the statistics since 1947-January 2017 update – Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Extract from an article by Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section Australia has a long history of accepting refugees and other humanitarian entrants from all parts of the globe, including those in need of assistance during and immediately after World War II. Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was established to administer Australia’s post-war migration program, … [Read More] Australia’s Humanitarian Program: A quick guide to the statistics since 1947-January 2017 update – Parliamentary Library (Australia)

Settling Refugees in Australia: Achievements and challenges – International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

ABSTRACT This article examines the extent to which Australia fulfils its legal obligations for resettled refugees. This necessitates noting both the international frameworks that inform the rights accorded to refugees as well as applicable Australian law and policies. But while laws provide us with a point of departure, a thorough analysis of how these laws … [Read More] Settling Refugees in Australia: Achievements and challenges – International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – Forced Migration

A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason News: “Refugees on Nauru and Manus Island to be Resettled in US – as It Happened,” The Guardian, 13 Nov. 2016 UNHCR to Endorse Australia-United States Relocations as “Offshore Processing” Arrangements Fail Refugees … [Read More] Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – Forced Migration

Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced – Human Rights Watch

Extract The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution. Leaders will gather in New York to discuss providing greater support to countries … [Read More] Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced – Human Rights Watch

An Algorithm to Alleviate the Refugee Crisis – Refugees Deeply

Matching theory can drastically improve refugee resettlement, argue Will Jones and Alex Teytelboym, who have adapted algorithms used for school choice. Extract Today in Refugees Deeply, Will Jones and Alex Teytelboym expand on their proposed refugee match theory, originally put forward in Forced Migration Review earlier this year.  Currently, only one in every 100 refugees is … [Read More] An Algorithm to Alleviate the Refugee Crisis – Refugees Deeply

Refugee Resettlement to Australia: What are the facts? – Parliamentary Library

Extract form an article by Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest Section Contents What is a refugee What is resettlement? How does the UN refugee agency decide who should be resettled? Does Australia accept all refugees referred to it by the UN refugee agency? Is there a queue? Does Australia only take people from refugee camps? … [Read More] Refugee Resettlement to Australia: What are the facts? – Parliamentary Library

Contextualizing Afghan refugee views of depression through narratives of trauma, resettlement stress, and coping – Transcultural Psychiatry

ABSTRACT This qualitative study explored how Afghan refugees conceptualize frames of mind that may reflect depression in general and as it relates to trauma they experienced. We performed in-depth interviews with 18 Afghans residing in the San Diego area. Views regarding the causes, symptoms, and perceived treatments of depression were gathered through free-listing techniques, and … [Read More] Contextualizing Afghan refugee views of depression through narratives of trauma, resettlement stress, and coping – Transcultural Psychiatry

The Psychosocial Well-Being of African Refugees in Winnipeg: Critical stressors and coping strategies – Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

ABSTRACT Using a photovoice approach, this study explores stressing factors for African refugees after resettlement in Canada and the strategies they adopt to cope. The study used a purposive sampling procedure to recruit 15 participants (8 women and 7 men). Participants took part in a three-phase process of picture taking, one-on-one interviews, and focus group … [Read More] The Psychosocial Well-Being of African Refugees in Winnipeg: Critical stressors and coping strategies – Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

UNHCR report sees 2017 resettlement needs at 1.19 million – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UN Refugee Agency study finds the number of people in need of resettlement far surpasses the opportunities for placement in a third country. Extract from an article by Leo Dobbs GENEVA, June 13 (UNHCR) – With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part … [Read More] UNHCR report sees 2017 resettlement needs at 1.19 million – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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