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1 FMR 60 Evidence for education in emergencies: who decides and why it matters Analysis of educational research funding proposals submitted to Dubai Cares, a global education funder, indicates an alarming absence of input from local actors and end-users at all steps of the process. Nadeen Alalami 20 Feb 2019
2 FMR 60 - Feasible measurement of learning in emergencies: lessons from Uganda A new assessment tool aims to provide a rapid, holistic understanding of displaced learners' needs. Nikhit D'Sa, Allyson Krupar, Clay Westrope 20 Feb 2019
3 FMR 60 - Improving learning environments in emergencies through community participation An education in emergencies toolkit developed by Save the Children looks at how learning environments can be improved through community participation. Zeina Bali 20 Feb 2019
4 FMR 60 - Schooling gaps for Syrian refugees in Turkey Turkey and the wider international community must address gaps in educational provision so that Syrian refugees can access appropriate opportunities to learn. Melissa Hauber-Özer 20 Feb 2019
5 FMR 60 - Navigating curricula choices for Palestine refugees Curriculum choices matter greatly in countries that host large number of refugees for increasingly long periods of time. Jo Kelcey 20 Feb 2019
6 FMR 60 - Street schools and school buses: informal education provision in France In the face of increasingly limited access to schooling for asylum seekers and migrants in France, volunteer initiatives have sprung up to provide much-needed informal education. Maria Hagan 19 Feb 2019
7 FMR 60 - Early childhood development and psychosocial support in Syria Programming for early childhood development and psychosocial support needs to be able to evolve in order to cater for changing needs and to respond to emerging challenges. Fatima Khaddour 19 Feb 2019
8 FMR 60 - Foreword: Education – a humanitarian and development imperative For far too long, donors and the international community have neglected education in humanitarian response. Switzerland was no exception. Food, water, health and shelter were the usual priorities during emergencies, while education was considered more of Manuel Bessler 19 Feb 2019
9 FMR 60 - From the editors In this issue of FMR, authors from around the world debate how better to enable access to quality education both in emergency settings and in resettlement and asylum contexts. Marion Couldrey, Jenny Peebles 01 Feb 2019
10 FMR 60 - Feeling safe enough to learn in a conflict zone Building an internal sense of safety while also teaching coping skills and how to remain alert to the very real risks outside is essential if psychosocial programming in Afghanistan is to provide a ‘safe space’ for children to learn in a context of high i Bethan McEvoy 01 Feb 2019
11 FMR 60 - Breaking the silence: sexual coercion and abuse in post-conflict education Experience from the Central African Republic makes clear that global efforts to increase numbers of children in school, particularly in conflict-affected areas and for displaced children, need to pay greater attention to safety and accountability. Sophie Bray-Watkins 01 Feb 2019
12 FMR 60 - Strengthening education systems for long-term education responses Implementation of programmes in DRC and Nigeria demonstrates how the building blocks for long-term improvements can be laid in the earliest stages of an education in emergencies response, even in the most challenging contexts. Thea Lacey, Marcello Viola 01 Feb 2019
13 FMR 60 - Jordan: education policy in transition As the education sector in Jordan moves from a humanitarian to a development response, a lack of planning for an appropriate transition risks excluding some groups of learners. Julie Chinnery 01 Feb 2019
14 FMR 60 - Applying learning theory to shape 'good learning' in emergencies: experience from Dadaab, Kenya Applying one learning theory retrospectively to a non-formal education programme for youth shows how learning theories can be used to assess learning in diverse EiE programmes. Allyson Krupar, Marina L Anselme 01 Feb 2019
15 FMR 60 - Child-friendly spaces: enhancing their role in improving learning outcomes Providing psychosocial support to children through the medium of child-friendly spaces can improve learning outcomes for children but requires more localised, partnership-driven and gender-responsive approaches and strengthened monitoring and evaluation. Gurvinder Singh, Charlotte Tocchio 01 Feb 2019
16 FMR 60 - Refugee children with communication disability in Rwanda: providing the educational services they need Research undertaken in Rwanda aims to provide firm evidence for use in improving access to inclusive educational services for refugee children with communication disability. Helen Barrett, Julie Marshall, Juliet Goldbart 01 Feb 2019
17 FMR 60 - Refugee education in Greece: integration or segregation? Although education policies have been devised to integrate these children into the Greek education system, these policies have actually led to some students being segregated. Giorgos Simopoulos, Antonios Alexandridis 01 Feb 2019
18 FMR 60 - Accessing and thriving in education in the UK Research shows that significant barriers confront refugee and asylum-seeker children arriving in the UK in terms of them getting into school and thriving in education. Catherine Gladwell 01 Feb 2019
19 FMR 60 - Learning in resettlement Education is a central element of resettled families’ lives and providing support to parents and children to learn about and integrate into the education system is essential. Marwa Belghazi 01 Feb 2019
20 FMR 60 - UK immigration policy: restrictions on asylum seekers' right to study Changes to immigration legislation in the UK have led to restrictions on many asylum seekers' right to study. Helen Baron 01 Feb 2019
21 FMR 60 - 'Education is key to life': The the importance of education from the perspective of displaced learners Students on the University of East London's OLIve course – a preparatory course for university access specifically tailored to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK – share experiences of accessing education as displaced learners. OLIve course Students, IT trainer, director of the OLIve course 01 Feb 2019
22 FMR 60 - Educating unaccompanied children in US shelters Educational services provided to unaccompanied children in government-funded shelters in the US must be examined more critically in order to better meet the children’s varied needs – and federal standards for public education. Kylie Diebold, Kerri Evans, Emily Hornung 01 Feb 2019
23 FMR 60 - Teachers in displacement: learning from Dadaab Despite the challenges they face, refugee teachers believe in the potential of education to transform the lives of refugee learners and communities. Their voices and needs must inform refugee education provision in order to improve access and outcomes. Mohamed Duale, Ochan Leomoi, Abdullahi Aden, Okello Oyat 01 Feb 2019
24 FMR 60 - Child labour and school attendance in Turkey Promoting self-sufficiency for displaced populations can have the unintended consequence of undermining efforts to provide education for all Syrian children. Ozlem Erden 01 Feb 2019
25 FMR 60 - Inter-sectoral cooperation for Afghan refugee education in Iran A recent decree in Iran removed a legal barrier to undocumented refugee children attending school but other barriers remain. One non-governmental organisation discusses the successes and challenges of adopting an inter-sectoral approach. Reem Shammout, Olivier Vandecasteele 01 Feb 2019
26 FMR 60 - Connected learning: the future for higher education? Higher education institutions in Lebanon should consider how connected learning can improve access to higher education for young refugees and members of the host community. Hana Addam El-Ghali, Emma Ghosn 01 Feb 2019
27 FMR 60 - Connected learning: a refugee assessment Connected learning offers the opportunity to expand access to higher education for refugees, benefiting both individuals and communities. Moise Dushime, Eugenie Manirafasha, Kalenga Mbonyinshuti 01 Feb 2019
28 FMR 60 - The importance of access and accreditation: learning from the Thailand–Myanmar border The displaced community on the Thailand–Myanmar border has long provided for the basic educational needs of large numbers of children. Providing accredited education, however, remains a struggle. Mary Purkey, Megan Irving 01 Feb 2019
29 FMR 60 - Adult literacy: an essential component of the CRRF Literacy needs among the refugee populations of Uganda and Ethiopia are vast, yet although both are CRRF pilot countries – and therefore in theory committed to promoting literacy – functional adult literacy is barely supported at all. Massimo Lanciotti 01 Feb 2019
30 FMR 56 - Extra-regional refugee resettlement in South America: the Palestinian experience The Humanitarian Resettlement Programme for extra-regional refugees built on the Solidarity Resettlement Programme that emerged from the 2004 Mexico Declaration and Plan of Action. Marcia Vera Espinoza 31 Oct 2017
31 FMR 56 - The future of the Brazilian resettlement programme Brazil’s resettlement programmes have been praised for demonstrating the country’s commitment to refugee protection but the number resettled remains small compared with international need. Thais Silva Menezes, Stylianos Kostas 31 Oct 2017
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 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
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 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
64 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
65 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
66 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
67 Creative Commons FMR 49 - Lessons from planned relocation and resettlement in the past Placing contemporary deliberations about relocation within a longer historical and intellectual framework reveals unexpected connections and salutary lessons. Jane McAdam 18 Jun 2015
68 Creative Commons FMR 45 Resettlement in the twenty-first century Deficiencies in planning, preparation and implementation of involuntary resettlement and relocation projects have produced far more failures than successes. Anthony Oliver-Smith, Alex de Sherbinin 07 Apr 2014
69 Creative Commons FMR 41 Overseas cultural orientation programmes and resettled refugees' perceptions Resettled refugees often have misconceptions about their potential for self-sufficiency in the United States, and experience adjustment problems after their arrival. Julie M Kornfeld 08 May 2013
70 Creative Commons FMR 35 Resettlement for disabled refugees Over the past few decades there have been some positive (albeit inconsistent) changes in US refugee admissions policy as well as in UNHCR's guidelines for resettlement, especially relating to refugees with disabilities. Mansha Mirza 29 Mar 2013