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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9, 2020

WELCOME

LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 September 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 9. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the global resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our annual events are still being planned and organised.

On 24 August 2020, the Law and Society Association announced the theme for the 2021 Chicago Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, Reimagining. With Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) chairing, the Annual Meeting will take place between 27-30 May 2021.

We invite you to submit your papers clearly stating keywords that include CRN 11: Displaced Peoples. Also, please consider volunteering as Chairs and Discussants for CRN 11 presentations.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to browse the LSA website  2021 Chicago Annual Meeting for more information about abstract submission and volunteering.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 29 September 2020, the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presented their third report to the Human Rights Council: A Pandemic of Impunity in a Tortured Land, urging an end to impunity in a conflict with no clean hands, and the referral by the UN Security Council of the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court.In its  report, the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen detailed scores of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. More information available here.

On 15 September 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ spokesperson, Shabia Mantoo, expressed sadness for the deaths of three Rohingya refugees, under the ages of 25, who disembarked in northern Aceh, Indonesia. She expressed deep concern for many others in the group of 293, the majority of whom are women and children, in need of hospitalization and medical care. More information is available here.

In his remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs stated that despite the historic existence of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which establishes minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being, Indigenous Peoples in nearly all countries remain in the most “vulnerable” health category. More information available here.

On the occasion of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and UN Women announce the launch of a Global Study on the situation of Indigenous Women and Girls within the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More information available here.

In her remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Anne Nuorgam, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues acknowledged that COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of already marginalised Indigenous communities as they face food shortages, lost livelihoods, illness and death. Notwithstanding, Indigenous Peoples continue to adapt to change while maintaining their cultures and traditional ways of life. More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.orgDeadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. No Date.

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

Queensland University of Technology, Excellence Scholarship (Academic) 2021. Deadline: 20 November 2020.

University of Toronto, Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence 2021, University of Toronto, Canada.Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Antioch University, Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Environmental Studies). Deadline: 13 January 2021.

Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships 2021, Sweden. Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES/CALL FOR PAPERS

11th International Refugee Law Seminar Series

This year’s seminar series is run in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and will address ‘Human Mobility, Natural Hazards and Policy Responses’, 07 October 2020 – 17 March 2021.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies

This project attempts to illuminate the literary, oral, and non-alphabetic Indigenous pluriverse of Abiayala at the crossroads of the hemispheres of Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. The editors invite proposals from scholars or authors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, on the topic,  Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers: Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

JOB POST

Post-Doc Program 2021

Harvard University, Inequality in America Initiative, The 2021 Postdoc Program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; and develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy. The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $68,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility. Deadline: 20 November 2020.

PUBLICATIONS

Veronica Fynn Bruey, A closer look at child trafficking in Africa: The case of Victoria Climbie (29 September 2020).

James C. Simeon, Terrorism and Asylum, (25 September 2020).

Rosi Orozco and Rita maria Hernandez, Blank Page: Stories of Triumph from Human Trafficking Survivors (31 July 2020).

Elwasila Saeed Elamin Mohamed, Environmental change, conflicts and internal displacement as destabalizing factors to food security in Sudan (29 July 2020).

Veronica Fynn Bruey, [Book Review] Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion, and Survival (29 July 2020)

Timothy Corder, Shattered Innocence: Exposing Human Trafficking, Forced Enslavement and Sexual Exploitation of Children Around the Globe (26 June 2020)

Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein (02 June 2020).

Laura Dean, Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia (13 May 2020).

Lawrence A. Palinkas, Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health: The Next Wave of Migration (8 May 2020).

Mamo Dwayne, The Indigenous World (34th Edition), (April 2020).

Siddhartha Sarkar, The Politics of Human Trafficking: Lessons from Asia and Europe (March 2020)

Sarah Elliot and Megan Denise Smith, Stimulating a multi-agency approach for the protection of trafficked persons in migration and displacement settings (29 February 2020).

John H. Coverdale, Mollie R. Gordon, and Phuong T. Nguyen, Human Trafficking: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Professionals (2020).

Inka Stock, Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco (26 June 2019).

Rachel Humphris, Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State (26 March 2019).

Renee V Hagan and Tessa Minter, Displacement in the name of development. How Indigenous rights legislation fails to protect Philippine hunter-gatherers (February 2019).

IN THE NEWS

Aljazeera, The Abraham Accords: The PR of the ‘peace deal’ (19 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Fires ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands (19 September 2020).

BBC News, ICE whistleblower: Nurse alleges ‘hysterectomies on immigrant women in US’ (15 September 2020).

Aljazeera, UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ against Rohingya in Myanmar (15 September 2020).

Abrahm Lustgarten, Climate change will force a new American migration (15 September 2020).

Matthew Compan, How identification technology is aiding the refugee crisis (14 September 2020).

Joel Mathis, The climate change refugees are here (14 September 2020).

Chevel Johnson, Hurricane Laura evacuees now facing threats of eviction (14 September 2020).

Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens, Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic (13 September 2020).

Bel Trew, Refugees trapped in war-torn Libya ‘lose all hope’ as coronavirus sees evacuations plummet (13 September 2020).

Raquel Carvalho, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh struggle with fear and stigma amid coronavirus (13 September 2020).

No Name, Seven Moria refugees test positives for coronavirus, as migrants enter new camp (13 November 2020)

Critistiano D’Orsi, Why Uganda has suspended hundreds of refugee aid agencies (13 September 2020).

Matthew S. Schwartz, Police fired tear gas at refugees protesting to leave Greek island (12 September 2020).

Keren Blankfeld, The secret history of America’s only WWII refugee camp (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Displacement, despair and disease in flood-ravaged Sudan (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, A place of refugee: Rome and Amsterdam (10 September 2020).

Jacob E. Lee, How UNODC is fighting human trafficking (9 September 2020).

CCG, Chinese edition of World Migration Report 2020 released (25 August 2020).

Aljazeera, Bodies of 22 migrants and refugees retrieved off Libya’s coast (24 August 2020). 

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

AUGUST NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 8, 2020

 

WELCOME: Focus on Homelessness

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 August 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 8.

While we are still grappling with the soaring infection and death rates of the COVID-19 global pandemic, many are becoming homeless, even as winter slowly approaches in colder regions around the world.

Today, an estimated 150 million people are homeless and 1.6 billion of the world’s population lack adequate housing. Homelessness is an ever growing problem with large urban areas in the developed world topping the list of people with no access to housing.

The public health implications for people experiencing homelessness cannot be overemphasized as their condition makes them uniquely vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. To be clear, lack of housing contributes to poor physical and mental health outcomes.

Back in April this year, the United High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a COVID-19 Guidance Note, wherein it prohibited evictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as “Housing has become the frontline defense against the coronavirus.” Most recently, United Nations experts urge states to “ban evictions during COVID-19 pandemic”. Yet, millions are at risk of being forcibly evicted in the United States alone.

Public health experts recommend that service providers can mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing overcrowding, practicing social distancing, and redistributing clients to new shelter facilities. Notwithstanding, the real-life situation of homelessness is far more complex than implementing the above measure.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

On 10 September 2020, Statement by the President of the United Nations Security Council demanded a halt to attacks on schools, together with students and teachers in conflict zones around the world, in a presidential statement coinciding with the first International Day to Protect Education from Attack.More information available here.

The United Nations Secretary-General is concerned by the ongoing violence in the Irumu territory, notably in the border areas of Ituri and North Kivu provinces, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Recent attacks have once again led to the killing of many civilians. The area continues to experience intercommunity violence, but also remains under threat by members of the Allied Democratic Forces. More information available here.

On 11 September 2020, the United Nations Children’s Fund conducted the safe transfer of 406 unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children from Lesvos Island to the Greek mainland, following this week’s fire at the Moria Reception and Identification Centre, which is a welcome and long-sought move. More information available here.

The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jose Franciso Cali Tzay, reported that land-grabbing in Asia displaces indigenous peoples and destroys the environment. At a regional consultation organised by his predecessor in Bangkok, he said, “Large-scale development projects including dams, mining, monocrop plantations and logging are increasing in the region and causing serious human rights violations as indigenous peoples lose their traditional lands and resources.” More information available here.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund press release Rohingya children are bearing the brunt of COVID disruptions in Bangladesh refugee camps as education facilities remain closed. Jean Gough, UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia stated that “Rohingya refugee children and families have shown extraordinary resilience while living in exile in Bangladesh, despite unimaginably difficult circumstances – exacerbated by monsoon rains and the global pandemic – these families continue to teach us each day what strength, courage and perseverance are.” More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

The University of Toledo’s International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference

UNITING the global community to learn, connect and collaborate to COMBAT human trafficking and PROMOTE social justice. The University of Toledo presents the International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Virtual Conference 2020, 23-25 September 2020.

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 2020 Internal Displacement Conference

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is calling for contributions to its 2020 Internal Displacement conference and 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement. The conference explores the relationship between Climate Change and Displacement. The third annual conference will take place on 1 October 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration. 

VACANCY

Call for Consultant

The Migration Research Division at the International Organization for Migration is seeking a consultant to produce an analytical paper on misinformation, COVID-19 and migration. All parties interested should submit CVs or portfolios, a proposal including a quote and a cover letter explaining your interest in the project by 25 September 2020. These can all be emailed to research@iom.int. Find out more here.

PUBLICATIONS

Kirstie Petrou, If everyone returned, the Island would sink: Urbanisation and Migration in Vanuatu (17 September 2020).

ICES, COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and other newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of those tested and those confirmed positive, as of June 13, 2020 (09 September 2020).

Institute for Economics and Peace, Ecological Threat Register (09 September 2020).

David Vine, Cala Coffman, Katalina Khoury, et al., Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the Unites States’ Post 9/11 Wars (08 September 2020).

International Organization for Migration, COVID-19 – Impact on IDPs Weekly Update (28 August 2020).

Dan Jezreel A. Orendain and Riyanti Djalante, Ignored and invisible: Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the face of COVID-19 pandemic (o6 August 2020).

Civil Society Report on Human Rights in Kosovo in 2019 (June 2020).

IN THE NEWS

NPR, What happened to the 1 million displaced persons after WWII? (10 September 2020).

BBC News, Moria migrants: Greece calls for European action after fire at camp (10 September 2020).

The Canadian Press, Immigrants, refugees nearly half of Ontario’s COVID-19 cases but only a quarter of the population: Study (09 September 2020).

Institute for Economics and Peace, Over one billion people at threat of being displaced by 2050 due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest (09 September 2020).

Trenton Straube, National African Immigrant and refugee HIV/AIDs and Hepatitis Awareness Day 2020 (09 September 2020).

Taylor Fussman, Nonprofit plans ‘barefoot’ walk to raise funds to end human trafficking (09 September 2020).

Alexander Myers, Local organizations assist refugees through COVID-19 pandemic (08 September 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR condemns deadly attack on internally displaced people in north Cameroon (02 September 2020).

Edward McAllister, Locked out by COVID, refugees’ lives on hold (30 August 2020).

Gabriela Mesones Rojo, Venezuelan government stigmatizes and blames returned migrants for COVID-19 spread (27 August 2020).

Bertil Lintner, Rohingya refugees becoming Palestinians of Asia (26 August 2020).

SM Najmus Sakib, Over 100,000 Rohingya children born in refugee camps (26 August 2020).

Ann Deslandes, Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis (25 August 2020).

Juliana Hack, In Brazil “Pana” Initiative supports over 300 Venezuelan refugees and migrants amid COVID-19 (21 August 2020).

Korinna Horta, Paying the price for development (20 August 2020).

Norwegian Refugee Council, A record one million displaced by violence in Burkina Faso amid COVID-19 (18 August 2020).

Daniel Henryk Rasolt, Deforestation in Colombia (17 August 2020).

Andrea Landry, Here’s what happening on Wet’suwet’en Territory now (17 August 2020).

International Organization for Migration, Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 36,221 in 2020; deaths reach 444 (14 August 2020).

Human Rights Watch, Yemen: Houthis kill, expel Ethiopian migrants – Saudis fire on survivors, detain hundreds in appalling conditions (13 August 2020).

Freedom United, Lift the ban: Give survivors the right to work and live in dignity (2 August 2020).

Sammy Westfall, Forced abortions, collective punishment: Here’s what happens to women who try to escape North Korea (29 July 2020).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

 

JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

JULY NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7, 2020

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WELCOME: Reopening Schools

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 July 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 7.

Society is conflicted with when and how to reopen schools in the middle of COVID-19. While schools in South America, Europe, and Asia are gradually beginning to reopen, some leaders are politicizing  the process, while others lack a public health safety measure to prevent the ongoing spread of the virus. Central to this ongoing debate is equitable access to quality education for displaced children. What will reopening schools look like for internally displaced and refugee children living on camps?

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees states that the schooling of 1.6 billion children and youths around the world has been disrupted due to COVID-19. For displaced children this disruption not only affects access to education but also the suspension of meals programs which could also affect their nutrition and health status.

In many instances, displaced children are denied access to education by their host countries. According to Human Rights Watch, approximately half of the  1.5 million school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon do not have access to formal education. Notwithstanding, it is the resilience of displaced children that must be highlighted.

In Dadaab, home to over 200,000 refugees, community radio is being used to help children learn. The idea of distance learning for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is being explored. In Gaza Strip, after five months locked down and 78 cases of COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of children returned to school on 8 August 2020.

With such zeal and determination, we support and continue to advocate for equal access to quality education of displaced children globally.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Lebanon on 10 August 2020 calls for robust international support for all people in need in Lebanon, especially women and girls who are most vulnerable in times of crisis. The Secretary General further stated that it is important that a credible and transparent investigation determine the cause of the explosion and bring about the accountability demanded by the Lebanese people. More information available here.

The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August 2020 highlights the devastating impact COVID-19 has on more than 476 million Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Acknowledging their extraordinary resilience, the Secretary General enumerated the entrenched inequalities and stigmatization that Indigenous Peoples face. They include but not limited to, encroachment on their territories by illegal miners and loggers; threats and violence; and inadequate access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation. More information available here.

On 6 August 2020, in a video message to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, the United Nations Secretary General stated that even Seventy-five years after a single nuclear weapon caused unspeakable death and destruction upon Hiroshima, the effects linger to this day. He warned that a world without nuclear weapons seems to be slipping further from our grasp as a web of arms control, transparency and confidence-building instruments established during the Cold War and its aftermath is fraying. He admonished that the division, distrust and a lack of dialogue has threatened to return the world to unrestrained strategic nuclear competition. Therefore, he repeated his to call for States to return to a common vision and path leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. More information available here.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees released a statement on the death of a transgender asylum seeker in Guatemala. According to the UN Refugee Agency, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and related movement restrictions, violence and persecution against people on the basis of their gender and sexual orientation continues unabated. Giovanni Bassu, the UNHCR Regional Representative for Central America and Cuba, said: “We express our deep condolences to the family and loved ones of this woman who was trying to rebuild her life in Guatemala after being forced to flee her country due to violence and persecution.” More information available here.

On 10 August 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) released an employer guidance for measures to protect migrants during COVID-19. Migrant workers are susceptible to job loss, salary cuts, and various health and safety concerns. Unlike local populations, migrant workers often are far from family support networks. They face language and/or cultural barriers and often lack social protection. Many suffer from discrimination. Meanwhile, overseas economies that rely on financial contributions from migrant workers—especially low- and middle-income countries—face a steep decline in cross-border remittances. In response, ICC and IOM have published a set of guidelines for employers highlighting the private sector’s role in addressing the specific challenges of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information available here.

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund press release on 6 August 2020, some 80,000 children are displaced due to the Beirut explosion. According to UNICEF’s latest information: 1) there are numerous reports of children who have been separated from family members, some of whom are still missing; 2) at least 12 primary healthcare facilities, maternal, immunization and newborn centres in Beirut have been damaged, impacting services for nearly 120,000 people; 3) a children’s hospital in the Karantina area, which had a specialized unit treating critical newborns, was destroyed, inter alia. More information available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID-19. Download the Call for Papers here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.
Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Call for Nominations – Indigenous Peoples Awards 2020. Deadline: 20 August 2020.

University of South Australia, Scholarships for International Applicants 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

University of Peace, Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice. Deadline: 6 September 2020.

University of Pretoria, Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Migration Conference 2020

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee cordially invite you to submit abstract(s) to the 8th conference in the series which will take place on 9 to 11 September 2020, South East European University campus, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

Sudha Rajput, Internal displacement and conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in comparative perspective (25 August 2020).

Christian Lehmann, Aiding refugees, aiding peace? (09 July 2020).

Katharine M. Donato and Elizabeth Ferris, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Special Issue on Refugees and immigrant integration: Unpacking the research, translating it into policy (01 July 2020).

Diego Esparza, Jessica Lucas, Erique Martinez, et al., Movement of the people: Violence and internal displacement (06 June 2020).

Alexander Betts, Naohiko Omata, Olivier Sterck, The Kalobeyei Settlement: A self-reliance model for refugees? (13 April 2020).

Onur Altindag and Neeraj Kaushal, Do refugees impact voting behavior in the host country? Evidence from Syrian refugee inflows to Turkey (01 January 2020).

IN THE NEWS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Floods drive over 650,000 Somalis from their homes in 2020 7 August 2020.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, IOM, UNHCR mourn death of 27 people off West African coast (7 August 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Refugee Olympian Yiech Pur Biel named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador (4 August 2020).

John Oliver, Last Week Tonight: China and Uighurs (26 July 2020).

AFP, Refugee author Behrouz Boochani granted asylum in New Zealand (24 July 2020). Read more at: https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/arts-books-culture/refugee-author-behrouz-boochani-granted-asylum-in-new-zealand-864933.html

Dana Feldman, Netflix’s ‘Stateless’: Why this should be on everyone’s to-watch list (20 July 2020)

Michael Fox, Indigenous mothers in Brazil mourning their children’s deaths seek closure (10 July 2020).

Leonardo Benassatto and Adriano Machado, Brazil military moves to protect Indigenous Peoples from COVID-19 deep in Amazon Forest (30 June 2020).

International Organization for Migration, COVID-19: Policies and Impact on Seasonal Agricultural Workers (27 May 2020).

Aljazeera, Yanomami Indigenous teen with coronavirus dies in Brazil (10 April 2020).

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The Newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the Newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

JUNE NEWSLETTER: VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6, 2020

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WELCOME: IDPs’ Health in COVID-19

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 June 2020 Newsletter: volume 2, Issue 6.

According to the Global Report on Internal Displacement 2020, there were 50.8 million internally displaced persons, 45.7 million are as a direct result of conflict and violence. The challenges faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) by virtue of living in a cramped communal space are not only unique to this particular population but are also exacerbated by several vulnerabilities, including poor health and socio-economic situation.

The added health risks due to COVID-19 have worsened the impact of conflict and disasters on IDPs. For example, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Group reports that only three ventilators are available for the entire five million people in the Central African Republic, which includes 641,000 IDPs. A factsheet based on self-reporting of 3,209 in 49 camps households in Iraq revealed up to 97 per cent of dwellers expressed difficulties with the cost of access to health services.

In a recent report produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, states are urged to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on IDPs by, inter alia, 1) including IDPs in national and local preparedness and response strategies; 2) stepping up effects to minimise crowding in shelters for IDPs in order to protect the public health, safety, and well-being of individuals; 3) COVID-19 related restrictions on movement must not discriminate against IDPs; and 4) authorities must take all possible measures to prevent COVID-19 related violence  against IDPs.

It is against this backdrop that the Journal of Internal Displacement is inviting you to contribute to its special issue: “A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement”.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender

DISPLACED PEOPLES’ RIGHTS AND PROTECTION

United Nations General Assembly President’s message on World Refugee Day 20 June 2020. On World Refugee Day we hold the 25.9 million refugees of the world in our thoughts. Refugees around the world have made treacherous journeys in pursuit of peace, prosperity, and the full enjoyment of basic human rights. Life has become even more difficult for refugees as the world contends with the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions have prevented refugees from moving through transit countries. In camp communities, transmission prevention measures are difficult to implement. Space is often at a premium, making physical social distancing impossible. Moreover, access to hand-washing facilities and health services may be limited; and personal protective equipment, if available, may be in short supply. More information available here.

United Nations Secretary General’s message on World Refugee Day 20 June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp reminder of how we are all intimately connected — to each other and to nature.

Nearly 80 million women, children, and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people. Even more shocking: ten million of these people fled in the past year alone. On World Refugee Day, we pledge to do everything in our power to end the conflict and persecution that drive these appalling numbers. More information available here.

On 18 June 2020, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced the resumption of resettlement departures for refugees. The temporary hold on resettlement travel, which was necessitated by disruptions and restrictions to international air travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delayed the departures of some 10,000 refugees to resettlement countries. Throughout this period, UNHCR, IOM and partners continued to process and counsel refugees and resettled scores of emergency and urgent cases. More information available here.

On 8 December 2019, Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted resolution CD/19/R7: Strengthening Implementation of the Movement Policy on Internal Displacement: Ten Years on. Paragraph 1 of Resolution CD/19/R7 urges all the components of the Movement, acting in line with their respective mandates and the Fundamental Principles, to ensure that their responses to the protection and assistance needs of IDPs and host communities, including the support provided to other components of the Movement and responses undertaken in cooperation with other entities, are informed by the Movement Policy on Internal Displacement. More information is available here.

On the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Global Action Plan ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants (2019-2023)’. At its Seventy-second World Health Assembly in May 2019, the Health Assembly will discuss a report ‘Promoting the health of refugees and migrants, Draft global action plan, 2019-2023’. Its development is in response to a request by the Health Assembly in resolution WHA70.15 on promoting the health of refugees and migrants for the Director-General, inter alia, to develop a draft global action plan on the health of refugees and migrants for consideration by the Seventy-second World Health Assembly. The aim of the draft action plan is to improve global health by addressing the health and well-being of refugees and migrants in an inclusive, comprehensive manner and as part of holistic efforts to respond to the health needs of the overall population in any given setting, including the coordination of international efforts to link health care for refugees and migrants to humanitarian programmes. More information is available here.

GENERAL CALLS: CRN 11 EVENTS

The Journal of Internal Displacement—Call for Submissions

Theme: ‘A Crisis within a Crisis: Global Pandemics and Displacement’
Publication: January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1)
Submission Deadline: 1 September 2020

The Journal of Internal Displacement is now accepting submissions for its January 2021 (Volume 11, Issue 1). We are particularly interested in topics on global pandemics and displacement: SARS, Ebola, H1N1 and COVID-19. Download the Call for Papers here.

The Journal of Internal Displacement (ISSN 1920-5813 Online), established in 2009, is the only scholarly and inter-disciplinary platform for raising the profile of displaced populations through discussions, critical dialogue, emerging themes, reflections and explorations on a wide range of topics and regions around the globe. The JID promotes free and open access and does not charge authors for submissions. Visit our website to submit a paper or subscribe for free.

Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: magdalena.butrymowicz@upjp2.edu.pl. Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. Deadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org  and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. Deadline: Open

RESEARCH, JOBS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

University of British Columbia, President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award. Deadline: Ongoing.

Princeton University. Princeton Society of Fellows Fellowship Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2021-2024. Deadline: 4 August 2020.

University of Peace, Master of Laws in Transnational Crime and Justice. Deadline: 6 September 2020.

University of Pretoria, Mastercard Foundation Scholarship Program. Deadline: 31 August 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact: colloque@apad-association.org.

International Conference on Migration, Development and Human Security

The International Conference on Migration, Development and Human Security, 06-07 August 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School 2020, The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees, 2-10 August 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

The Migration Conference 2020

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee cordially invite you to submit abstract(s) to the 8th conference in the series which will take place on 9 to 11 September 2020, South East European University campus, Tetovo, North Macedonia.

The 6th International Conference on Conflict, Violence and Development

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the VI International Conference “Conflict, Violence and Development”, organized by the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) will take place on 15th  and 16th  September 2020, in Maputo, Mozambique.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.

PUBLICATIONS

Honey Oberoi Vahali, Lives in exile: Exploring the inner world of Tibetan Refugees (10 August 2020). Ebook.

United Nations Children’s Fund, Protecting and supporting internally displaced children in urban settings (July 2019).

Frank Furedi, Why Borders Matter (25 July 2020).

Nasir Ahmad, Nasir Shaheen, and Sajjad Hussain, Internal displacement: Relationship of mental health and education of children in Swat, Pakistan (July-August 2020).

Jacob Soboroff, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy (7 July 2020).

Sophie Buckley, Anna Tickle, and Sarah McDonald, Implementing psychological formulation into complex needs homeless hostels to develop a psychologically informed environment (2 July 2020).

United State Department of State, Trafficking in Person Report 2020 (25 June 2020).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Annual Global Trends Report (18 June 2020).

The Vatican’s the Section for Migrants and Refugees of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People (5 May 2020).

Asli Ceylan Oner, Bahar Durmaz-Drinkwater, and Richard J. Grant, Precarity of refugees: The case of Basman-Uzmir, Turkey (02 April 2020).

Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Jeremy C. Kane, Karen Devries, James Mercy, Greta Massetti, and Mike Baiocchi, Did internal displacement from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti lead to long-term violence against children? A matched pairs study design (April 2020).

Howard Adelman, African refugees: Development aid and repatriation (24 February 2020). Ebook.

Vicente Anzellin and Clemence Leduc, Urban internal displacement: data and evidence (February 2020).

Sergio Parra Cely and Clotilde Mahe, Does internal displacement affect educational achievement in host communities? (January 2020).

IN THE NEWS

United Nations, Children’s Fund, UN agencies welcome latest relocations of unaccompanied children from Greece, call for further action and solidarity (8 July 2020).

Greg Barlow, Law and Society Stories – War, refuge and academia (17 June 2020).

Tim Gaynor, Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief (18 June 2020).

Edward Moreno, Lawsuit: Migrants were forced to clean Arizona ICE facility with high COVID-19 infections (10 June 2020).

Donald Kaberuka and Federica Mogherini, COVID-19 makes addressing internal displacement even more urgent (26 May 2020).

United Nations Children’s Fund, 19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019, highest number ever (4 May 2020). 

SEND US YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS

Displaced Peoples (CRN11) newsletter is published monthly.  The Newsletter is a venue for sharing information regarding displaced peoples, broadly defined. Your contribution to the monthly newsletter is crucial to its sustenance, success and quality. To contribute to the Newsletter, please contact Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org and benders@seattleu.edu. To subscribe or unsubscribe visit CRN 11 Displaced Peoples.

NEWSLETTER: NOVEMBER 2018

NEWSLETTER: NOVEMBER 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society 2019 Washington DC – CRN 11: Invitation to Submit a Paper

As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2019 Call for Papers has been issued. CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. The LSA 2019 deadline for abstract submission is 14 November 2018. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11 is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

  • Research and Development Committee

JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org including the following:

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  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
  • a headshot (optional), and
  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

JOBS

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Mary Anastasia O’Grady, The Drug War and the Caravan, The Wall Street Journal (11 November 2018).

Sally Hayden, Inside Libyan detention ‘hell’ where refugee burned himself alive, Aljazeera (11 November 2018).

Vanessa Thorpe, Reunited: Syrian refugee and the artist who drew him in Calais, The Observer (10 November 2018).

‘America’s always had a love-hate relationship with immigration’: The caravan and the country’s immigrant past, CBC Radio (9 November 2018).

Jared Ferrie, Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees: Officials, The Globe and Mail (8 November 2018).

Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches 3 million, UNHCR (8 November 2018).

Ruma Paul, Poppy McPherson, Rohingya fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh camps by boat, evoking memories of 2015 tragedy, The Globe and Mail (8 November 2018).

Amindeh Blaise Atabong, The abduction of 78 school students in Cameroon’s Anglophone region could be another Chibok, Quartz Africa (6 November 2018).

Sonia Perez D., Exhausted and confused: Migrant caravan of 4,000 lumber through Mexico on way to U.S., Global News (3 November 2018).

Michel Hill, Synagogue shooter was obsessed with Jewish refugee agency, National Post (30 October 2018).

Jason Markusoff, Anti-Semitism and anti-refugee attitudes share the same poisonous roots, Maclean’s (28 October 2018).

Critical UNHCR aid reaches over 150,000 displaced Yamenis, UNHCR (26 October 2018).

NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2018

NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society 2019 Washington DC – CRN 11: Invitation to Submit a Paper

As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2019 Call for Papers has been issued. CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. The LSA 2019 deadline for abstract submission is 7 November 2018. In order to put together a Panel, Salon or Round-Table Presentation on Displaced Peoples, please submit a working title and a brief abstract by 22 October 2018 to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

  • Research and Development Committee:

JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org including the following:

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  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
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As a CRN 11Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

JOBS

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Babar Baloch, Refugees bear cost of massive underfunding, UNHCR (9 October 2018).

Tendai Marima, Ethiopia’s Anuak refugees are wary of returning home, DW (7 October 2018).

Eromo Egbejule, Death, displacement, trauma: Human cost of the Anglophone crisis, Aljazeera (6 October 2018).

Venezuela forms a Migration Force as thousands continue fleeing, Aljazeera (6 October 2018).

ANSA, Displacement on the rise in DR Congo, UN refugee agency alarmed, Info Migrants (4 October 2018).

Elizabeth Ferris, Walter Kalin, El Salvador has a historic opportunity to address Internal Displacement, Refugees Deeply (4 October 2018).

Robert Muggah, Cities need to welcome – not resist – refugees, City Lab (2 October 2018).

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Infographic: Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda – Disaster displacement figures, Africa News (26 September 2018).

Ahmed Hussen, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, Why Canada will lead the charge on the UN’s global refugee plan, Maclean’s (24 September 2018).

Mina Al Droubi, UN to vote on final pact to manage refugee crisis, The National (23 September 2018).

NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2018

NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Law and Society 2019 Washington DC – CRN 11: Invitation to Submit a Paper
As you may know, the Law and Society Annual Meeting 2019 Call for Papers has been issued. CRN 11 invites you to submit a paper(s) to be considered for a panel, salon, or round-table presentation. The LSA 2019 deadline for abstract submission is 7 November 2018. In order to put together a Panel, Salon or Round-Table Presentation on Displaced Peoples, please submit a working title and a brief abstract by 22 October 2018 to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org. For more details on the LSA Call for Papers, click here.

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

  • Research and Development Committee:

JOIN CRN11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Send an expression of interest to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.orgincluding the following:

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  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
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  • a link to your website

As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Demi Knight, Syrian refugees in ‘second stage’ of asylum entering workforce, starting businesses in Lethbridge: family services, Global News (29 August 2018).

Hamdi Issawi, Edmonton to ask province for ‘equitable’ health care for Syrian refugees, The Star Edmonton (4 September 2018).

Leslie Carretero, Morocco: Two migrants die during forced displacement, Info Migrants (7 September 2018).

Bassem Mroue, Jamey Keaten, UN: Syria war displacement this year worst ever, ABC News (12 September 2018).

UN: Syria faces ‘unprecedented’ levels of internal displacement, Aljazeera News (12 September 2018).

Megan Palmer, Doctors Without Borders puts on exhibit on refugee life, Minnesota Daily (17 September 2018).

Mike Corder, International Criminal Court opens preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations, The Globe and Mail (18 September 2018).

Greece to ease overcrowding in Lesbos refugee camp, Aljazeera News (18 September 2018).

Zachary Cohen, Elise Labott, Refugee levels are surging worldwide. Trump is slashing the number the US will let in, CNN Politics (18 September 2018).

Memphis Barker, Pakistan’s Imran Khan skirts issue of Afghan refugees’ citizenship, The Guardian (18 September 2018).

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NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2018

NEWSLETTER: AUGUST 2018

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11 is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

  • Research and Development Committee:

For more information, email: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

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As a CRN 11Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

Venezuela Migration Nears ‘Mediterranean Crisis Point’, BBC News (Aug. 25, 2018).

Boris Jancic, Fixing New Zealand’s Dismal Refugee Figures, TVNZ (Aug. 25, 2018).

Judith Sloan, Malcolm Turnbull’s Failure Was Not to Put Australian Interests First, The Australian (Aug. 25, 2018).

Nick Gillespie, Republicans Are Exploiting the Murder of Mollie Tibbetts, N.Y. Times (Aug. 24, 2018).

Mindy Weisberger, Blue-Eyed Immigrants Transformed Ancient Israel 6,500 Years Ago, Live Science (Aug. 24, 2018).

Phillip Connor, Applications for U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery Remained Near Record in 2017, Pew Research Center (Aug. 23, 2018).

Richard Milne, Europopulism: Immigration Provides Opening for Sweden’s Right Wing, Financial Times (Aug. 15, 2018).

Peter Stubley, Immigration decline Costing UK Economy Billions, Says Think Tank, Independent (July 15, 2018).

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NEWSLETTER: JULY 2018

NEWSLETTER: JULY 2018

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11 is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

For more information, email: veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.org.

JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

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  • affiliation
  • research interests
  • list of recent publications
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BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

A 1-Year-Old Boy Had a Court Appearance Before an Immigration Judge in Phoenix: “The boy is one of hundreds of children who need to be reunited with their parents after being separated at the border, many of them split from mothers and fathers as a result of the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance policy.’”

ICE’s Union Thinks Donald Trump Doesn’t Know What He’s Doing on Immigration: “We had absolutely no input” on the administration’s ongoing strategy… or on who the new head of ICE should be… calling it “another broken promise” by the Trump administration.” What the union wants is more funding to detain and an end to “catch and release.”

World Refugee Day 2018: How Many Displaced People Are There Around the Globe and What Is Being Done to Help?:“Just 100,000 refugees were resettled by the international community in 2017, a year in which 2.9m new asylum seekers were created as conflicts raged in Syria, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan… [Thankfully,] fourteen countries are already pioneering a new blueprint for responding to refugee situations and [soon] a new Global Compact on Refugees will be ready for adoption by the United Nations General Assembly.”

Existing TPS for Yemenis extended:“In the fourth year of what the UN secretary general called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration is once again demonstrating a disregard for basic humanitarian principles in its decision to merely extend Temporary Protected Status for some people from Yemen, but not allow recent arrivals to be covered by it.”

Gbong Gwom Jos on Peace and Conflict Resolution: First in a series re the Jos crisis, the author takes a look at the conflicts in the Plateau State of Nigeria, finding they cannot be divorced from the impact of colonial rule and tin mining.

Iraq: 373 Displaced People Return to Nineveh Province: “Some 5.8 million Iraqis were displaced after Daesh took control… in 2014. The Iraqi Ministry of Displacement and Migration (IDD) announced that 373 displaced persons from the camps have returned to their original areas of residence in the northern province of Nineveh.”

Germany Presents New, More Restrictive Migration Plan: “Germany’s top security official . . . unveiled his new plan on controlling and limiting migration, which he called a “turning point” in the country’s asylum policy.”

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NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2018

NEWSLETTER: JUNE 2018

LSA 2018 (TORONTO): CRN 11 PRESENTATIONS AND BUSINESS MEETING

Massive thank you to all who presented and attended CRN11 Sessions and the Business Meeting. We received glowing reviews especially regarding Saša Rajšić’s ground-breaking visual art –To Un-Become– displaying his journey from his family’s first refugee house in Serbia to their former home in Croatia.

CALL FOR CRN 11 VOLUNTEERS

CRN 11 is recruiting volunteers for the following position:

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JOIN CRN 11 RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

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  • list of recent publications
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As a CRN 11 Research Collaborator, you will have the opportunity to share your draft research papers, chapters or manuscripts with colleagues in order to receive constructive feedback and collaborate on research and publication projects.

BOOKS, REPORTS AND ARTICLES

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

NEWS

City Council repeals head tax: The Seattle City Council voted 7 to 2 Tuesday to repeal a tax to fund homelessness services and affordable housing that council members passed unanimously less than a month before. Councilmembers Lorena Gonzalez, Lisa Herbold and Mike O’Brien expressed regret over the vote, but said that the opposition, funded by the very businesses that they intended to tax, had waged a campaign against the measure so effective that is could not be overcome by the public vote in November.

Indigenous resistance, title make Trans Mountain pipeline extension ‘untenable,’ says economist: The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a high-risk investment for Canada and any future financial backers because it runs through unceded Indigenous lands, says one economist. D.T. Cochrane, an economic researcher with the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade. He says the Texas oil giant Kinder Morgan’s April decision to suspend non-essential spending and the federal government’s subsequent nationalization of the controversial project are either ignorant to, or minimize, legal and financial risks that make the project “completely untenable.”

Without US leadership, what is the future for refugees and migrants?: The U.S. is slated to admit the lowest number of refugees in the upcoming year since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980. Talks are ongoing for two proposed international agreements: “Global Compact on Refugees” and “Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.”

AG Provides Guidance for Crime-Based Asylum Claims: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a decision in Matter of A-B-which provides restrictive bright-line rules for immigration judges, asylum officers, and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to follow in adjudicating asylum claims based upon criminal harm (in this case, domestic violence) inflicted or threatened by non-government actors such as a domestic partner. For an in-depth analysis on footnote 12 see The Safe Third-Country Sleeper.

The Sessions Asylum Decision: What Are Its Implications?: Interview with Dree Collopy, a partner at Benach Collopy LLP. Dree serves as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Asylum and Refugee Liaison Committee and is the author of Asylum Primer.

Brazil Public Defender’s Office Train Attorneys on Migration Law: IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and Brazil’s Federal Public Defender’s Office (DPU, in Portuguese) held a training on migration law for 31 DPU attorneys from ten Brazilian states.

German Migration Policy Feuding: Horst Seehofer has threatened to go it alone if a compromise with Merkel’s CDU cannot be achieved soon. Seehofer insists on stricter border checks, while Merkel is focused on a long-term EU-wide strategy.

Pope Francis Calls for Protection: Pope Francis said migrants are not numbers, but persons with feelings who need ongoing protection, adding that “particular concern must be shown for migrant children and their families.”

Hungary: Bill Makes Aiding Migrants a Crime: A revised draft bill published by the Hungarian government on May 29, 2018, would criminalize efforts to help migrants and asylum seekers and curb their access to protection.

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP and Deloitte UK to Form Alliance to Deliver World’s First Global Immigration Service: Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, one of the world’s largest immigration law firms, today announced a strategic alliance with Deloitte UK. The alliance represents an industry-first, combining Deloitte’s scale, expertise and breadth outside of the U.S. with BAL’s legal expertise and immigration services in the U.S.

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