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2009 global trends : refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless persons /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 June 2010Summary: The 2009 Global Trends report reviews statistical trends and patterns in populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This can include refugees, returnees, stateless persons and certain internally displaced persons (IDPs) collectively referred to as "persons of concern". In doing so, the report describes some of the major humanitarian developments that occurred in 2009, many of them leading to involuntary movements of millions of people, both within and across borders.Availability: (1)

2010 global trends : 2010 in review /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As UNHCR commemorates in 2011 the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the 2010 Global Trends report demonstrates the continued relevance of forced displacement and statelessness issues to the international agenda. It depicts some of the major humanitarian trends which occurred during 2010 in relation to displacement, either within or beyond international borders. The report also reviews statistical trends and patterns for populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - refugees, returnees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons (IDPs) - collectively referred to as "persons of concern".Availability: (1)

A bridge between two worlds : leadership among resettled Sudanese youth in an American city /

by Gale, Lacey | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Other title: New issues in refugee research. Research paper ; no. 211.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 22-26Summary: Humanitarian efforts are often focused on children in conflict, since the international legal definitions create a practical framework for addressing child-specific needs. Youth have different needs than children, however, and possess more potential to influence both the society around them and their home communities. Resettled youth face multiple transitions simultaneously, from conflict to third country resettlement and from child to adult. Their needs include not only the legal aspects of protection, but also the social and economic aspects, noted in UNHCR's Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming strategy as the spheres in which most rights violations of persons of concern occur. The goal of this case study is to map resettled refugee youth participation and leadership in a particular context and to discuss how these findings apply to a broader humanitarian youth agenda. It became apparent over the course of this project that UNHCR is in the process of defining a discrete policy for youth. This case study identifies a cohort of young leaders in Maine who, along with their peers in the United States as well as other resettlement countries, have the potential to contribute to the formulation of UNHCR's policy on youth.Availability: (1)

A life devoid of meaning : living on a Temporary Protection /

by Barnes, Diane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre of Refugee Research.University of NSW 2003Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover: Prepared for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd. July 2003Availability: (1)

A statement from the Asylum Seekers Alliance. /

by Justice for Asylum Seekers Alliance | Hamilton, Andy | Sidoti, Chris | Taylor, Savitri | White, Paul | Newman, Helen | Corlett, Dave.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

A thousand yellow envelopes : providing support to Temporary Protection Visa refugees. /

by Hannan, Ainslie.

Publisher: 2003Description: p. 156-168.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no. for book : B11653 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Annual report. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2009Description: pp.Notes: 2004-2005 ; 2005-2006 ; 2006-2007 ; 2007-2008 ; 2008-1009 incluides current and previously Audited Financial StatementsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asylum seekers : there has to be a better way. /

by Jupp, James.

Publisher: 2001Summary: In this article Dr. James Jupp, Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies at the Australian National University, talks about the damage done to Australia's international reputation as a country which takes its humanitarian responsibility seriously, by the way the Howard Government has handled the asylum seekers who have arrived at our shores since 2000.Availability: No items available

Australia's hidden homeless : community-based approaches to asylum seeker homelessness /

by Liddy, Nadine | Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project | Sanders, Sarah | Coleman, Caz.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project 2010Description: 68 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This report is the result of a research project undertaken by Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project in collaboration with the Victorian Council to Homeless Persons and Dr David Corlett, with assistance from HOST Consulting. Bibliography : p.61-62 Includes both Summary and Full ReportSummary: More than half of asylum seekers living in the community while they wait for their asylum claims to be resolved, have no access to a financial safety net. Many have no family or community support, and move constantly in and out of homelessness. There is very little government subsidized housing available to them, and as a consequence they are forced into abject poverty. This Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project proposes a model that would relieve this hidden but profound suffering, within existing structures for addressing homelessness, and in a way that places little or no pressure on existing subsidised housing stock for Australian residents.Availability: (1)

Australia's refugee and humanitarian program : community views on current challenges and future directions /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia from 2000 -Description: PDF.Other title: RCOA annual intake submission.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2000-01 ; 2001-02 ; 2002-03 ; 2003-04 ; 2004-05 ; 2005-06 ; 2006-07 ; 2007-08 ; 2008-09 ; 2009-10 ; 2010-11 ; 2011-12 ; 2012-13 ; 2013-14 ; 2014-15 ; 2015-16 ; 2017-18Summary: Each year, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) invites people from across Australia to participate in its annual national consultations on the future of Australia's refugee and humanitarian program. These consultations inform RCOA's annual submission to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on issues the Australian Government should consider in planning the coming year's refugee program.Availability: (1)

Counselling torture survivors /

by Staehr, Allan | Staehr, Mia.

Publisher: Copenhagen IRCT 1995Description: 165p.Summary: This publication contains information and training material which aims to facilitate the rehabilitation of torture survivors and their families in countries where there are insufficient experienced health professionals to work with the survivors. It includes the 'UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment', the 'Declaration of Tokyo', a handbook for ex-political prisoners, the description of the counselling method, psychological concepts and a master sheet for monitoring.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating capabilities : the human development approach /

by Nussbaum, Martha C.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA The Belknap Press 2011Description: xii, 237 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life. ; Contents: A woman seeking justice -- The central capabilities -- A necessary counter-theory -- Fundamental entitlements -- Cultural diversity -- The nation and global justice -- Philosophical influences -- Capabilities and contemporary issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Displacement : the new 21st century challenge /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2012Description: PDF.Other title: UNHCR global trends 2012.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Economic, civic and social contributions of refugees and humanitarian entrants : a literature review /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared by the Refugee Council of Australia for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Bibliography : p. 57- 90 Released February 2010Summary: This literature review on the economic, social and civic contributions of refugees covers relevant national and international sources while also seeking to identify information gaps and recommend future avenues of research. This report highlights the entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to education and volunteerism brought to Australia by the 740,000 refugee and humanitarian migrants settled since Federation. Researched and compiled by RCOA for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Economic, Civic and Social Contributions of Refugees and Humanitarian Entrants examines findings of 177 Australian and international research reports and articles. The 90-page report looks at the benefits of Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program, labour force and economic outcomes for former refugees, voluntary work among refugee communities, their contributions to Australian society and the educational and employment outcomes of their Australian-born children.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowering refugees : a good practice guide to humanitarian settlement. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.The Department 2008Description: iv, 179 p.; ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with assistance from Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)Summary: "This guide presents government and non-government initiatives from around Australia, that assist humanitarian entrants to settle in Australia in the key areas of health, education, employment, law and community harmony as well as focusing on key client groups: youth, family and women. The guide is intended primarily to be a resource for community workers, other professionals and volunteers working in the field of humanitarian settlement. The grassroots good practice examples presented provide ideas and practical solutions for community and government organisations assisting refugees to settle in Australia. The guide is also intended to be a source of inspiration and information for government policy makers." -- DIaC website.Availability: (1)

Exploring the educational experiences of Sudanese refugee women living in the United States : a thesis submitted to the Graduate College of Bowling Green State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the /

by Pacheco, Leslie.

Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green State University 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 100-109Summary: Violent civil conflict in the African nation of Sudan created a humanitarian crisis which necessitated involvement and support from the international community, resulting in the resettlement of many Sudanese refuges to the United States. Much of the research on refugee populations has failed to take into account the gendered nature of the refugee experience. This is especially true of the Sudanese refugee population, in which the experiences of men have been well documented, earning them recognitions as the Lost Boys of Sudan; while their female counterparts have remained, for the most, part voiceless. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how Sudanese refugee women perceive and interpret their experiences in formal education programs and how these experiences influence the resettlement process. This study addresses gaps in the literature by providing insight into the lived experiences of nine Sudanese refugee women as they reflect on their education experiences. The findings of this study indicate that refugee women have unique needs during the resettlement process. In addition to the need to learn the language of the country of resettlement, find a job and adjust to social and cultural norms, the Sudanese refugee women in this study also expressed a strong need to establish relationships, gain economic independence, and find a sense of hope in the future. The findings of this study suggest that participating in formal education can assist Sudanese refugee women in the resettlement process by fulfilling many of these needs. Formal education provided the Sudanese refugee women in this study with language and occupational skills, in addition to, and most significantly, a sense of empowerment and the agency necessary for them to redefine their lives and advocate for social change.Availability: (1)

Family reunion and Australia's refugee and humanitarian program : a discussion paper. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, [N.S.W.] Refugee Council of Australia 2009Description: 13 p.Summary: Through annual community consultations, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has long identified family reunion as one of the top priorities for refugees and other humanitarian entrants. The need for families to be reunited is not only elucidated by refugees, as facilitating family reunion has been shown to have an impact on settlement through improvements in economic participation as well as the psychosocial wellbeing of refugees themselves. This discussion paper outlines some of the key issues and concerns with regard to how people settling in Australia through the refugee and humanitarian program are able to reunite with their families. This paper explores the impact of policy and processes around travel expense, definitions of family, extended separation, regional targets, split families, travel documents, health checks, settlement support for reunited families, migration advice and Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) visas on family reunion experiences. The paper also highlights key recommendations to move forward in addressing these concerns.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family reunion under the humanitarian program : guide for migration agents and volunteers /

by Lachowicz, Robert | Refugee and Immigration Legal Service.

Publisher: West End, Qld. Refugee and Immigration Legal Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The guide reflects the law as at 1 March 2011. Always check for legislative changes. This guide is not legal advice.Summary: The guide has been developed for people assisting proposers who are applying to bring family members to Australia under the offshore Humanitarian Program. The guide can be used by registered migration agents giving individual advice and group information sessions; community volunteers assisting in form-filling; and as a self-help kit for those able to prepare their own applicationsAvailability: (1)

Handbook for coordinating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings /

by Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group.

Publisher: n.p. Gender-Based Violence Network 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Appendices : pp. 127-334Summary: The Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (nicknamed the GBV Coordination Handbook) has been produced by the global GBV AoR Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/emergency settings.Availability: (1)

Human development report 2009 : overcoming barriers : human mobility and development /

by United Nations Development Programme.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2009Description: xii, 217 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Published for the United Nations Development Programme. Includes bibliographical references and statistical annex Contents : How and why people move -- Barriers to movement -- The case for mobility -- Our proposal -- The way forward -- Freedom and movement : how mobility can foster human development -- Mobility matters -- Choice and context : understanding why people move -- Development, freedom and human mobility -- What we bring to the table -- People in motion : who moves where, when and why -- Human movement today -- Looking back -- Policies and movement -- Looking ahead : the crisis and beyond -- How movers fare -- Incomes and livelihoods -- Health -- Education -- Empowerment, civic rights and participation -- Understanding outcomes from negative drivers -- Overall impacts -- Impacts at origin and destination -- Impacts at places of origin -- Destination place effects -- Policies to enhance human development outcomes -- The core package -- The political feasibility of reform -- conclusions.Summary: Human development is about putting people at the centre of development. It is about people realizing their potential, increasing their choices and enjoying the freedom to lead lives they value. Since 1990, annual Human Development Reports have explored challenges including poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity and climate change. Migration, both within and beyond borders, has become an increasingly prominent theme in domestic and international debates, and is the topic of the 2009 Human Development Report. The starting point is that the global distribution of capabilities is extraordinarily unequal, and that this is a major driver for movement of people. Migration can expand their choices 'in terms of incomes, accessing services and participation, for example' but the opportunities open to people vary from those who are best endowed to those with limited skills and assets. These underlying inequalities, which can be compounded by policy distortions, is a theme of the report. The report investigates migration in the context of demographic changes and trends in both growth and inequality. It also presents more detailed and nuanced individual, family and village experiences, and explores less visible movements typically pursued by disadvantaged groups such as short term and seasonal migration.Availability: (1)

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