Genocide, hate speech, and the Rohingya: Key takeaways from UN probe on Myanmar (IRIN)

The take away from this excellent report is…every person – each one of us – needs to take responsibility for what is brought to our attention.  To do whatever we can so that injustice and horrors like this are not […]

The orphans of so-called Islamic State left in Libyan limbo (IRIN) … Time for those who can, to do more than “no harm” (HTiL)

“The government, the international community, and [aid] organisations all deluded us,” said Raiss, who began caring for the children on what was meant to be a temporary basis in late 2016. “[International organisations] all talked about humanity, charity, and amnesty […]

IRIN | Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery

It’s time to stop comparing human suffering, a reductive shorthand that boils down to: who is most deserving of rich people’s attention? Source: IRIN | Opinion | Let’s end this competition of misery

Pressure on US Sanctuary Jurisdictions

As a member of the HTIL Research Team, I just want to offer a short interpretative précis of an excellent MPI report by Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter. Trump Administration Ratchets up Pressure on “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions Migration Information Source February […]

UN Crisis Information Management Strategy

http://www.unhcr.org/uk/central-african-republic-situation.html

“The UN Crisis Information Management Strategy (CiMS) is based on the recognition that governments, the UN, IFIs, non-governmental organisations, business and media have significant experience in crisis response. Yet, no single agency, department or actor has the capacity or sole […]

Building Digital Identities

Building digital identities, we are very happy to post this fantastic report.  The aim of the report is (as described below) specifically in line with the urgent requirement also identified by HTiL and planned to be addressed in phase 3 […]

Winterization in Kara Tepe camp, Lesvos

Kara Tepe drone picture

Depending so highly on a single donor makes UNHCR the operational arm of the EU’s shortsighted policies. This is the third winter for UNHCR in Greece… Winterization is a word used in the humanitarian world to describe a number of […]

For Syrian Refugees In Turkey, A Long Road To Regular Employment

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In a neighborhood of Istanbul that’s plastered with Arabic signs, a Syrian refugee whips up his specialty — avocado cream smoothies — at the small, colorful cafe where he works. Majd al-Hassan has been in Turkey for two years, but […]

Special Focus Refugees and Labour

Refugee Review Volume III

The ESPMI Network releases its third edition of Refugee Review, an open-source, peer-reviewed journal that aims to showcase unique perspectives and emerging voices in refugee studies. In this edition, they are pleased to present 18 academic articles, practitioner reports and […]

Migrants Skills to Thrive

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  Michael Clemens, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development and Research Managing International Migration  “The world urgently needs better tools to manage international migration. But few agree on how to make those tools, or even which ones we need. We […]