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Edith Wharton

lost corner; and he decided that the prudent course (now that everybody said the war was certainly going to last till November) would be to slip over to THE REFUGEES ■ 175 cheap lodgings in London, and bury his nose in the British Museum. This decision, as it chanced, had coincided with the annihilation of Louvain and Malines. News of the rapid German advance had not reached him; but at Boulogne he found himself caught in the central eddy of fugitives, tossed about among them like one of themselves, pitched on the boat with them, dealt with compassionately but

in Women, Men and the Great War
Carolyn Sanzenbacher

the conference convened. 60 Restructure, antisemitism and non-Aryan refugees If awareness of ICCAJ was raised at Oxford by Paton’s plenary address on the Vienna resolution, it was enhanced even more by the restructuring of the ecumenical movement that the conference launched. Coined as a ‘wholly new fact in Christian history’, Oxford lived up to its image by ushering in the World Council of Churches in Formation (WCCIF). It was unanimously agreed that the two main ecumenical bodies concerned with the churches

in Tracking the Jews
Swati Mehta Dhawan
Julie Zollmann

Introduction ‘Financial inclusion’ has become the cause du jour for several humanitarian players in the forced migration space. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) 2018 Global Compact on Refugees called for financial inclusion as a means to support ‘self-reliance’, which they define as ‘the social and economic ability of an individual, household or community to meet essential needs in a sustainable manner and with dignity

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

comparatively higher incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV) and marital rape in camps than rape outside marriage. The reality that the displacement process is not linear, leading more people to be trapped in protracted displacement without any clear end in sight, exacerbates the threat of GBV to women, children, and even men. 1 The displacement confronted by millions of South Sudanese refugees illustrates one of the inevitable consequences of colonialisation (i.e. refugee

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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The politics of repatriation and return in a global era of security
Tazreena Sajjad

The violence that erupted on 25 August 2017 in the Rakhine State in Myanmar led to an exodus of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh. By mid 2018, the total number of Rohingyas in the southern district of Cox's Bazaar in the Chittagong Division was over 919,000, although this is still a conservative estimate (ICSG, 2018 ). More likely, today Bangladesh hosts over a million Rohingyas. Called the fastest growing refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide, the 2017 arrivals underscore the plight of a people too often forgotten in the international

in Displacement
The Future of Work among the Forcibly Displaced
Evan Easton-Calabria
Andreas Hackl

opportunities around the world. Digital labour platforms and the online gig economy now promise access to work for anyone with an internet connection, a computer and the right skillset. Inspired by this promise, governments, civil society, social enterprises and international organisations in the humanitarian and development sectors, including the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Norwegian Refugee Council

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Jason Tucker

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there were 22.5 million refugees globally in 2014 (UNHCR, 2017 ). Research shows that of these 22.5 million, at least 6.6 million were stateless (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, 2014 ). This year was by no means exceptional. The number of stateless refugees makes up a substantial

in Statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship
Amanda Alencar
Julia Camargo

increasingly more present in contexts of forced displacement, with digital inclusion of refugees being framed by humanitarian agencies as a fundamental human right and an essential tool to promote access to income and skills development ( UNHCR, 2016 ). The deployment of digital technologies has been consistently emphasised by government and humanitarian organisations as crucial to fostering refugees’ self-reliance, entrepreneurship and well-being, as well as to implementing innovative solutions

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Sara E. Davies

security frameworks – and the Hobbesian social contract underpinning them – more profoundly apparent than regarding the stateless: refugees and asylum-seekers in global politics. Refugees and asylum-seekers point both to the failure of some states to live up to their obligations of providing for the wellbeing of their populations, and to the ultimate inability for traditional

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific

Given the significant similarities and differences between the welfare states of Northern Europe and their reactions to the perceived 'refugee crisis' of 2015, the book focuses primarily on the three main cases of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Placed in a wider Northern European context – and illustrated by those chapters that also discuss refugee experiences in Norway and the UK – the Danish, Swedish and German cases are the largest case studies of this edited volume. Thus, the book contributes to debates on the governance of non-citizens and the meaning of displacement, mobility and seeking asylum by providing interdisciplinary analyses of a largely overlooked region of the world, with two specific aims. First, we scrutinize the construction of the 2015 crisis as a response to the large influx of refugees, paying particular attention to the disciplinary discourses and bureaucratic structures that are associated with it. Second, we investigate refugees’ encounters with these bureaucratic structures and consider how these encounters shape hopes for building a new life after displacement. This allows us to show that the mobility of specific segments of the world’s population continues to be seen as a threat and a risk that has to be governed and controlled. Focusing on the Northern European context, our volume interrogates emerging policies and discourses as well as the lived experiences of bureaucratization from the perspective of individuals who find themselves the very objects of bureaucracies.