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North Africa and displacement (Forced Migration Review 39)

The so-called Arab Spring continues to reverberate locally, regionally and geopolitically. The 20 articles in this issue of FMR reflect on some of the experiences, challenges and lessons of the Arab Spring in North Africa, the implications of which resonate far wider than the region itself.

See more at: http://www.fmreview.org/north-africa

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons FMR 39 Proud to be Tunisian Proud to be Tunisian. Elizabeth Eyster, Houda Chalchoul, Carole Lalève 08 May 2013
2 Creative Commons FMR 39 Migrants caught in crisis A number of new initiatives point to ways in which the international community, particularly governments, could help reduce the vulnerabilities of migrant workers during conflict and crisis situations. Brian Kelly 08 May 2013
3 Creative Commons FMR 39 Newly recognised humanitarian actors 'New' humanitarian leaders are growing in profile, impact and capacity. They need to be recognised as equals by the international humanitarian community. James Shaw-Hamilton 08 May 2013
4 Creative Commons FMR 39 An asylum spring in the new Libya? An asylum spring in the new Libya? Jean-François Durieux, Violeta Moreno-Lax, Marina Sharpe 08 May 2013
5 Creative Commons FMR 39 Protection for migrants after the Libyan Revolution Irregular and mixed migration is still of great concern in post-revolutionary Libya, made more complex by the securitisation of border control issues and the inherent challenges of an interim government consolidating its authority. Samuel Cheung 08 May 2013
6 Creative Commons FMR 39 The Dublin II Regulation makes the first safe country of refuge solely responsible for refugees and asylum seekers. In the case of Italy, the first responsible country has not been acting responsibly. Raffaela Puggioni 08 May 2013
7 Creative Commons FMR 39 From commitment to practice: the EU response The EU's response to events in North Africa in 2011 indicates that more is needed to translate a commitment to solidarity from limited aid and statements of principle into practical reality. Madeline Garlick, Joanne van Selm 08 May 2013
8 Creative Commons FMR 39 Looking beyond legal status to human need What humanitarians can expect more of in the future is more mixed flows defying rigid categorisation and calling for a humanitarian response based on common needs for assistance and protection. Tarak Bach Baouab, Hernan del Valle, Katharine Derderian, Aurelie Ponthieu 08 May 2013
9 Creative Commons FMR 39 Protecting and assisting migrants caught in crises The 2011 Libya crisis brought into sharp focus how global migration patterns are re-defining the range and type of needs and vulnerabilities of persons affected by a humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Abdiker, Angela Sherwood 08 May 2013
10 Creative Commons FMR 39 We are not all Egyptian For many refugees in Egypt the weeks of the revolution were marked by isolation, fear and brutality. In the aftermath of the revolution, the promise of greater freedom has not yet been extended to refugees. Martin Jones 08 May 2013
11 Creative Commons FMR 39 Dispossession and displacement in Libya Inability to access pre-displacement housing, land and property poses a significant obstacle to the achievement of durable solutions for most IDPs in Libya. Displacement and dispossession cannot be separated from the legacy of the Gaddafi era. Rhodri C Williams 08 May 2013
12 Creative Commons FMR 39 Resettlement is needed for refugees in Tunisia With Tunisia experiencing wide-ranging political, social and economic change, there is an imperative need to alleviate the burden of hosting people fleeing Libya who are unable to return to their countries of origin. Amaya Valcárcel 08 May 2013
13 Creative Commons FMR 39 Local hosting and transnational identity Tunisian people, rather than their government, led the response to the humanitarian crisis when Libyans started their own revolt and people starting fleeing across the border. Katherine E Hoffman 08 May 2013
14 Creative Commons FMR 39 The reintegration programme for Bangladeshi returnees When evacuated Bangladeshi migrants arrived home, the government, civil society, international organisations and the private sector cooperated to help them. Anita J Wadud 08 May 2013
15 Creative Commons FMR 39 The bittersweet return home Migrants left Libya in haste and in fear for their lives. A rapid international response saved lives and facilitated the return home but a premature return may have some unwelcome repercussions. Asmita Naik, Frank Laczko 08 May 2013
16 Creative Commons FMR 39 Legal protection frameworks The large-scale displacement associated with the recent popular uprisings in North Africa both reinforces and challenges the role of legal protection mechanisms. Tamara Wood 08 May 2013
17 Creative Commons FMR 39 Bordering on a crisis While the phenomenon of 'mixed migratory flows' has long been recognised, this was the first time it applied to a large-scale displacement. It required a coordinated humanitarian response for a large and diverse group of displaced persons. Guido Ambroso 08 May 2013
18 Creative Commons FMR 39 Migration and revolution The Arab Spring has not radically transformed migration patterns in the Mediterranean, and the label 'migration crisis' does not do justice to the composite and stratified reality. Hein de Haas, Nando Sigona 08 May 2013
19 Creative Commons FMR 39 Broadening our perspective Broadening our perspective, remarks from the IOM Director General. William Lacy Swing 08 May 2013
20 Creative Commons FMR 39 Positive lessons from the Arab Spring Positive lessons from the Arab Spring. António Guterres 08 May 2013
21 Creative Commons FMR 39 From the editors From the editors. Editors 08 May 2013