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The technology issue (Forced Migration Review 38)

The 32 articles and short pieces in the feature theme section of FMR 38 look at the effects of changes in technology – particularly in communications technology – on displaced people and those who work with them. FMR 38 also includes eight articles on other forced migration subjects. This issue is available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

See more at: http://www.fmreview.org/technology

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons FMR 38 Protracted internal displacement: is local integration a solution? Recent research in six countries in Africa, Europe and Latin America highlights a range of factors that may help or hinder integration. Elizabeth Ferris, Kate Halff 08 May 2013
2 Creative Commons FMR 38 Kenyan refugees included in transitional justice processes In the complex relationship between forced migration and transitional justice, a visit by the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission to a refugee settlement in Uganda seems to mark a significant step. Bernadette Iyodu 08 May 2013
3 Creative Commons FMR 38 Preventing partner violence in refugee and immigrant communities For many refugees and other forced migrants, sexual and gender-based violence does not necessarily stop after resettlement; for some, that may be when it starts. Greta Uehling, Alberto Bouroncle, Carter Roeber, Nathaniel Tashima 08 May 2013
4 Creative Commons FMR 38 A new strategy for meeting humanitarian challenges in urban areas Experience indicates that significant challenges remain across key humanitarian operational approaches relating to the needs of growing numbers of IDPs and refugees who migrate to cities. Roger Zetter, George Deikun 08 May 2013
5 Creative Commons FMr 38 Forgotten and unattended: refugees in post-earthquake Japan Refugees and asylum seekers suffered restrictions on movement, increased impoverishment and shortage of essential information. Katsunori Koike 08 May 2013
6 Creative Commons FMR 38 Language training in the Czech Republic Language skills are crucial for the integration of refugees into the local community. In the Czech Republic, all persons granted international protection have the legal right to language tuition but there are shortcomings in provision. Markéta Bačáková 08 May 2013
7 Creative Commons FMR 38 Nearly a refugee: thoughts from Cairo Turbulence in North Africa and the Middle East has forced many to flee their homes and countries. One woman in Cairo, on the brink of flight, considers her options. Shaden Khallaf 08 May 2013
8 Creative Commons FMR 38 'Identity unknown': migrant deaths at sea Political unrest in North Africa has led to a resurgence in irregular migration to Europe and an increase in migrant deaths at sea, yet there is still no framework for identifying those who die or recording their numbers. Stefanie Grant 08 May 2013
9 Creative Commons FMR 38 New technologies always an improvement? New technologies always an improvement? LIsbeth Pilegaard 08 May 2013
10 Creative Commons FMR 38 Sifting hype from reality Sifting hype from reality. Paul Currion 08 May 2013
11 Creative Commons FMR 38 Technology: bringing solutions or disruptions? The availability of information through new technologies is challenging existing power relations and current ways of working, and we may not be prepared for the consequences. Paul Currion 08 May 2013
12 Creative Commons FMR 38 Country of Origin Information: old problems, modern solutions The current multitude of sources of information paradoxically renders access to good quality Country of Origin Information for refugee status determination procedures quite cumbersome. Marco Formisano 08 May 2013
13 Creative Commons FMR 38 Sharing sensitive data on forced migrants Can a collaborative web-platform for sharing critical demographic information about displaced people improve delivery and response? Prisca Benelli, Alessandro Guarino, Jen Ziemke 08 May 2013
14 Creative Commons FMR 38 Technology and engineering to support work with refugees New partnerships are being forged to encourage young engineers to use their skills in the service of refugees. Stephanie Hunt, Geoffrey C Orsak 08 May 2013
15 Creative Commons FMR 38 The role of technology in family tracing in Kenya Capitalising on the spread of mobile phones and the internet, new digital tools can help refugees trace missing family members. Security of data is a vital aspect of any such tools. Lucy Kiama, Christopher Mikkelsen, Caroline Njeri, Mikkel Hansen 08 May 2013
16 Creative Commons FMR 38 Making online connections Internet-based technologies are changing the way refugees are able to remain connected to their origins while adjusting to life in a new country. Jennifer Flemming 08 May 2013
17 Creative Commons FMR 38 The networking Tibetan diaspora The networking Tibetan diaspora. Emma Tobin 08 May 2013
18 Creative Commons FMR 38 Satellite phones help rescue of refugees Satellite phones help rescue of refugees. Virginia Signorini 08 May 2013
19 Creative Commons FMR 38 Refugees enjoy freedom to surf in Uganda Refugees enjoy freedom to surf in Uganda. Angella Nabwowe-Kasule 08 May 2013
20 Creative Commons FMR 38 Android phones for mosquito net surveys Android phones for mosquito net surveys. Sarah Hoibak, Marian Schilperoord 08 May 2013
21 Creative Commons FMR 38 Community Technology Access project Community Technology Access project. Daniela Ionita 08 May 2013
22 Creative Commons FMR 38 Mobile phones used for public health surveillance in Darfur Mobile phones used for public health surveillance in Darfur. Kbede Deribe 08 May 2013
23 Creative Commons FMR 38 From the local community in Colombia into cyberspace From the local community in Colombia into cyberspace. Juan David Gómez-Quintero 08 May 2013
24 Creative Commons FMR 38 Disabled persons database after Pakistan floods Disabled persons database after Pakistan floods. Niaz Ullah Khan 23 Apr 2013
25 Creative Commons FMR 38 GBV data collection and sharing GBV data collection and sharing. Kristy Crabtree 16 Apr 2013
26 Creative Commons FMR 38 How displaced communities use technology to access financial services As drought forces hundreds of thousands of Somalis to flee to Kenya and Ethiopia or to displaced camps within Somali territories, providing financial services might not seem an immediate priority. Abdirashid Duale 16 Apr 2013
27 Creative Commons FMR 38 Online connection for remittances nternet cafés in refugee camps allow refugees to maintain and create networks for overseas remittances. For many displaced people, maintaining these ties is vital. Naohiko Omata 16 Apr 2013
28 Creative Commons FMR 38 What Ushahidi can do to track displacement Ushahidi is an interactive mapping tool for use in crisis situations, which humanitarian workers can use to help them target assistance. Galya Ruffer 16 Apr 2013
29 Creative Commons FMR 38 Phoning home Simply having access to technology does not resolve the problem of communication between displaced people and their families. Linda Leung 16 Apr 2013
30 Creative Commons FMR 38 Web-based monitoring in an insecure environment UNHCR has developed Project Tracking and IDP databases for its work in Iraq in order to facilitate its operations at a lower risk to all stakeholders and to improve financial accountability, oversight and transparency. Andrew Harper 16 Apr 2013
31 Creative Commons FMR 38 Remote visual evidence of displacement Geospatial technologies such as satellite imagery provide a means of 'reaching' a conflict zone when on-the-ground reporting may be too dangerous, a region too remote, or access denied. Susan Wolfinbarger, Jessica Wyndham 16 Apr 2013
32 Creative Commons FMR 38 Open access to scholarly research Forced migration authors hold the key to enabling free and unfettered access to the full text of research articles. Elisa Mason 16 Apr 2013
33 Creative Commons FMR 38 Luxembourg-UNHCR-Skype synergies A recent strategic partnership between UNHCR, the Government of Luxembourg and communications software provider Skype is keeping UNHCR staff in hardship locations in touch with their families and friends. Antoine Bertout, Marc de Bourcy, Mohammad Faisal 16 Apr 2013
34 Creative Commons FMR 38 Access to information - inclusive or exclusive? Do new technologies increase access to information and knowledge for all, or are they deepening a technological divide? Sandra Krause, Diana Quick 16 Apr 2013
35 Creative Commons FMR 38 Early warning of mass atrocity crimes The use of new technologies for early warning systems can help reduce people's vulnerability to mass violence. Phoebe Wynn-Pope 16 Apr 2013
36 Creative Commons FMR 38 Technology in aid of learning for isolated refugees The lack of higher education opportunities for refugees, many of whom flee before being able to complete their education, is a widely acknowledged problem. Petra Dankova, Clotilde Giner 16 Apr 2013
37 Creative Commons FMR 38 The only constant is change Advances in information and communications technology are offering new solutions to a range of operational challenges experienced in the field. Can the humanitarian community's providers of telecommunications services keep up with the pace of change? Mariko Hall 16 Apr 2013
38 Creative Commons FMR 38 Disaster Response 2.0 The traditional disaster response community is only now beginning to assimilate the vast changes that new technologies could bring for information management in their field. Jeffrey Villaveces 16 Apr 2013
39 Creative Commons FMR 38 Citizen initiatives in Haiti The 2010 earthquake in Haiti ushered in a new era for the role and power of technology and communication systems in disaster response, especially for how local responders used them. Imogen Wall 09 Apr 2013
40 Creative Commons FMR 38 Foreword Foreword to issue 37 of Forced Migration Review. T Alexander Aleinikoff 09 Apr 2013