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Resettlement (Forced Migration Review 54)

This issue of FMR looks at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how – and how well – resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees. It contains 33 articles on Resettlement, plus a mini-feature on Post-deportation risks and monitoring and four articles on other forced migration topics. The mini-feature on Post-deportation risks and monitoring is available as a stand-alone 12-page pdf but is not available in print; please feel free to print it yourself. See more at www.fmreview.org/resettlement.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons FMR 54 - From the Editors This issue of FMR looks at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how - and how well – resettlement is managed. Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 23 Mar 2017
2 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Practical considerations for effective resettlement There are certain essential elements of resettlement programming benefit both refugees and the states undertaking to receive them. William Lacy Swing 23 Mar 2017
3 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The resettlement of Hungarian refugees in 1956 Around the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising it is worth looking back on the efforts to resettle refugees to see that debates about how to help are timeless. Amanda Cellini 23 Mar 2017
4 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The internationalisation of resettlement: lessons from Syria and Bhutan There is clearly political will to engage more on refugee issues through resettlement. A defining feature of this effort is its internationalisation. Carol Batchelor, Edwina O’Shea 23 Mar 2017
5 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Surge and selection: power in the refugee resettlement regime There is an imbalance of power – and a resulting lack of agency for refugees – in the structure of the current resettlement regime. The top-down process of selection also poses ethical dilemmas, as recent surges in resettlement operations show. Annelisa Lindsay 23 Mar 2017
6 Creative Commons FMR 54 - A ‘successful’ refugee resettlement programme: the case of Nepal More than 100,000 Bhutanese refugees have been found homes in third countries. The other side to the story of this successful resettlement programme, however, is the failure to tackle the impact it has had on the remaining camp populations. Bipin Ghimire 23 Mar 2017
7 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Putting refugees at the centre of resettlement in the UK There are growing numbers of refugees in the UK who have been through a resettlement programme. New research in four UK cities highlights opportunities to incorporate the refugees’ expertise into programme design. Michael Collyer, Rupert Brown, Linda Morrice, Linda Tip 23 Mar 2017
8 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Resettlement and humanitarian admission programmes in Europe – what works? The European Migration Network has published a study on resettlement, humanitarian admission and private sponsorship programmes in the Member States of the European Union (EU) and Norway. Michiel Besters 23 Mar 2017
9 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Southeast Asia and the disenchantment with resettlement While resettlement is nowadays considered as a solution to be resorted to only in exceptional circumstances, in Southeast Asia resettlement has always been, and remains, the most important durable solution for refugees. Sébastien Moretti 23 Mar 2017
10 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Portugal’s position on resettlement: a view from the periphery of the EU The evolution of European policy in recent years has shown how policy can be used to actively restrict the movement of people and as a mechanism for choosing what kind of refugee a particular country receives. Lúcio Sousa, Paulo Manuel Costa 23 Mar 2017
11 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Pre-resettlement experiences: Iranians in Vienna Refugees’ resettlement experiences may be shaped in the stages leading up to their arrival. Molly Fee 23 Mar 2017
12 Creative Commons FMR 54 - LiechtensteinLanguages project In February 2016 Liechtenstein introduced the LiechtensteinLanguages project (LieLa) to help asylum seekers and refugees integrate more quickly in their new country. www.liela.li 23 Mar 2017
13 Creative Commons FMR 54 - ‘Matching’ refugees There is a lot of empirical evidence that the initial location in which refugees are resettled matters a great deal in terms of how they succeed in areas such as education and employment. Will Jones, Alexander Teytelboym 23 Mar 2017
14 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The secondary migration of refugees resettled in the US More and more refugees are resettled in communities where they have no intention of living and then move on. Jeffrey Bloem, Scott Loveridge 23 Mar 2017
15 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The importance of legal counsel At each stage of the resettlement process, the presence of counsel – legal advocates – can help refugees to present their complete cases efficiently and avoid unnecessary rejections. This provides benefits to decision makers as well. Betsy Fisher 23 Mar 2017
16 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Who will resettle single Syrian men? Resettlement programmes for Syrian refugees severely restrict access to resettlement for single Syrian men, despite the conditions of vulnerability, insecurity and danger in which they live. Lewis Turner 23 Mar 2017
17 Creative Commons FMR 54 - How NGOs have helped shape resettlement NGOs have a rich history of involvement in case identification and referral for resettlement, and have helped to increase numbers, improve processes and make resettlement more equitable, and accountable, for refugees. Amy Slaughter 23 Mar 2017
18 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Expanding the role of NGOs in resettlement With global resettlement needs growing and more refugees living outside camps, NGOs are uniquely positioned to identify and interview vulnerable refugees and to play a larger role in refugee resettlement. Melonee Douglas, Rachel Levitan, Lucy W Kiama 23 Mar 2017
19 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Resettlement as a protection tool for refugee children here is a need to ensure that new and existing initiatives to resettle refugee children at risk, including unaccompanied children, are better able to serve their unique protection needs in today’s global context. Susanna Davies, Carol Batchelor 22 Mar 2017
20 Creative Commons FMR 54 - An unequal partnership: resettlement service providers in Australia The relationship between government and government-contracted refugee resettlement service providers in Australia needs to be based more on autonomy and trust. Niro Kandasamy 22 Mar 2017
21 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Refugee resettlement and activism in New Zealand From 2013 the Doing Our Bit campaign has been calling for New Zealand to double its refugee quota from 750 places to 1,500. Murdoch Stephens 22 Mar 2017
22 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Differential treatment of refugees in Ireland The Irish government makes considerable efforts to resettle Syrian refugees arriving through the UNHCR resettlement process but offers no support to those refugees – some of whom are also from Syria – who individually seek asylum. Natalya Pestova 22 Mar 2017
23 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Towards a new framework for integration in the US The view of integration in US resettlement policy is currently disconnected from the views of integration held by refugees themselves. Catherine Tyson 22 Mar 2017
24 Creative Commons FMR 54 - How refugee community groups support resettlement Refugee community groups often fill in service gaps after resettlement but remain unrecognised and not fully incorporated in formal resettlement processes. G Odessa Gonzalez Benson 22 Mar 2017
25 Creative Commons FMR 54 - US refugee exclusion practices The issue of ‘material support’ provided to an organisation deemed to be involved in terrorism has been fraught with contention in US immigration law circles, most often over the issue of support provided under duress. Katherine Knight 22 Mar 2017
26 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Security practices and resettlement A widely held misconception about the terrorist threat is particularly evident in refugee resettlement practices, where refugees are placed on a security continuum alongside transnational criminals and terrorists. Shoshana Fine 22 Mar 2017
27 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The Solidarity Resettlement Programme, and alternatives, in Latin America For more than a decade, the countries in the Southern Cone of South America have had a regional Solidarity Resettlement Programme. María José Marcogliese 22 Mar 2017
28 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Private refugee sponsorship in Canada For almost four decades, groups of Canadian private citizens have sponsored refugees for resettlement in addition to federal government resettlement programmes. Jennifer Hyndman, William Payne, Shauna Jimenez 22 Mar 2017
29 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The story of a small Canadian congregation sponsoring a refugee family Steps for private refugee sponsorship in Canada are not clearly spelled out for those seeking to be sponsors. While the process is rewarding, it is also challenging and sometimes frustrating. Shannon Tito, Sharolyn Cochand 22 Mar 2017
30 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Rethinking how success is measured Despite the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program being praised for integrating refugees into the job market faster than government-assisted refugees, there may be limited cause for celebration. Chloe Marshall-Denton 22 Mar 2017
31 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Expectations of vulnerability in Australia The ability of refugees to gain admission to Australia is increasingly based on perceptions of helplessness, suffering and ‘deservingness’. One consequence is that men in particular are marginalised following resettlement. Alice M Neikirk 22 Mar 2017
32 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Resettlement of refugee youth in Australia: experiences and outcomes over time Findings from a longitudinal study of long-term resettlement experiences of refugee youth living in Melbourne show that refugee experiences – both pre- and post-resettlement – continue to influence opportunities and outcomes many years after arrival. Celia McMichael, Caitlin Nunn, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Sandra M Gifford 22 Mar 2017
33 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Rejecting resettlement: the case of the Palestinians Palestinian rejection of resettlement was driven by political concerns. This case study shows the importance of engaging directly with refugees when devising durable solutions Anne Irfan 22 Mar 2017
34 Creative Commons FMR 54 - The resettlement of Polish refugees after the second world war The passing of the Polish Resettlement Act and the creation of the different agencies related to it undoubtedly represented an unprecedented response to the challenge of mass migration in the UK. Agata Blaszczyk 22 Mar 2017
35 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Iraqi refugees in Spanish-speaking Californian communities Cultural orientation is necessary but needs to be appropriate for the realities of the place where refugees are resettled. Ken Crane, Lisa Fernandez 22 Mar 2017
36 Creative Commons FMR 54 - Resettlement: where’s the evidence, what’s the strategy? The aims and objectives of resettlement are poorly specified and the outcomes are poorly measured. For resettlement to be effective, it needs a much stronger evidence base and it needs improved coordination at the international level. Alexander Betts 22 Mar 2017
37 Creative Commons FMR 54 General - Ensuring the rights of climate-displaced people in Bangladesh Five critical areas require urgent action with the threat of internal displacement as a result of climate change already severe and growing in Bangladesh. Prabal Barua, Mohammad Shahjahan, Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Syed Hafizur Rahman 22 Mar 2017
38 Creative Commons FMR 54 General - When money speaks: behind asylum seekers’ consumption patterns The goods and services purchased by asylum seekers who were given an unconditional cash transfer demonstrate how their consumer behaviour extends beyond the fulfilment of immediate needs to addressing broader desires for community and belonging. Jonathan Goh, Sophie Kurschner, Tina Esmail, Jonathan van Arneman 22 Mar 2017
39 Creative Commons FMR 54 General - Migrant, refugee or minor? It matters for children in Europe. The capacity of child-rights institutions and children’s services in many European countries needs to be strengthened considerably if governments are to meet their commitments to refugee and migrant children. Kevin Byrne 22 Mar 2017
40 Creative Commons FMR 54 General - Statelessness determination: the Swiss experience While a detailed law on statelessness determination is recommended by UNHCR and others, Swiss practice in statelessness determination has evolved without one. Karen Hamann 22 Mar 2017
41 Creative Commons FMR 54 Post-deportation mini-feature - Post-deportation risks for failed asylum seekers What happens to people who are deported after their asylum applications have failed? Many who are deported are at risk of harm when they return to their country of origin but there is little monitoring done of deportation outcomes. Jill Alpes, Charlotte Blondel, Nausicaa Preiss, Meritxell Sayos Monras 22 Mar 2017
42 Creative Commons FMR 54 Post-deportation mini-feature - Risks encountered after forced removal: the return experiences of young Afghans New research has documented the outcomes for young asylum seekers forcibly removed from the UK to Afghanistan. Emily Bowerman 16 Mar 2017
43 Creative Commons FMR 54 Post-deportation mini-feature - A grim return: post-deportation risks in Uganda Neither the UK nor Uganda monitors what happens during and after deportation by the UK of failed Ugandan asylum seekers, despite evidence of violence and grave abuses of individuals’ human rights. Charity Ahumuza Onyoin 16 Mar 2017
44 Creative Commons FMR 54 Post-deportation mini-feature - The EU-Turkey deal: what happens to people who return to Turkey? People who return to Turkey under the EU-Turkey deal are detained and many risk onward deportation without access to legal aid and international protection. Sevda Tunaboylu, Jill Alpes 16 Mar 2017