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Read more at: Making Home Away: A New Digital Archive of Testimonies of Migration, Displacement and Resettlement (August 11, 2020)

Making Home Away: A New Digital Archive of Testimonies of Migration, Displacement and Resettlement (August 11, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Dr. Helen Underhill Plants on the threshold of a caravan in a Jordanian refugee camp, 2019. Image by Yasmine Shamma For many people around the world, recent months have seen an unprecedented redefinition our relationship with our homes, with millions spending time confined to whatever spaces we call home in a mass...


Read more at: “Stay at Home?” How Syrian Refugees Face a Crisis of Shelter in Jordan (July 25, 2020)

“Stay at Home?” How Syrian Refugees Face a Crisis of Shelter in Jordan (July 25, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Cevdet Acu I came to Amman/Jordan on 8 March 2020, only three days before the World Health Organization ( WHO ) characterized the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic. I had travelled to Jordan to conduct interviews with Syrian refugees in order to gain a better understanding of their economic integration in...


Read more at: A Critical Analysis of the Migration Ban Lifecycle for Women Domestic Workers in the Indo-Pacific Region (June 30, 2020)

A Critical Analysis of the Migration Ban Lifecycle for Women Domestic Workers in the Indo-Pacific Region (June 30, 2020)

27 December 2020

By Dr Sophie Henderson, Dr Richa Shivakoti, & Dr Matt Withers In January 2020, the Philippine government issued a total ban on the migration of domestic workers to Kuwait following the death of Filipina domestic worker Jeanelyn Villavende the previous month. Villavende was allegedly physically and sexually abused by...


Read more at: Digital Livelihoods: The Promises and Perils of Remote Work for Refugees (June 30, 2020)

Digital Livelihoods: The Promises and Perils of Remote Work for Refugees (June 30, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Dr. Philip Rushworth On Friday, 12 June, we hosted a panel of researchers and practitioners at The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement at Cambridge University t o discuss remote work for refugees . This guest post covers some of the key themes from our discussion. You can watch the video recording of our full...


Read more at: The Impact of Covid-19 on Migrants and Migration in the Gulf States (June 1, 2020)

The Impact of Covid-19 on Migrants and Migration in the Gulf States (June 1, 2020)

27 December 2020

By : Dr Georgia Cole It is fitting that the Centre for Global Human Movement’s first Global Conversation on Covid-19 began with a discussion on the virus’ impact on migrants in the Gulf States . As Froilan Malit, Jr. outlined at the start of his talk, all but two states within the Gulf Cooperation Council, namely Oman and...


Read more at: COVID-19 and State of Preparedness for the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (June 1, 2020)

COVID-19 and State of Preparedness for the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh (June 1, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam Since the 1970s large numbers of the Rohingya, an ethnic minority group from Myanmar has crossed into neighboring Bangladesh fleeing persecution. Bangladesh now hosts around one million Rohingya refugees , many living in makeshift camps in the area of Cox’s Bazar. These refugees reside in 34...


Read more at: Borders, Politics, and Pandemics: The Risks of Technosolutionism in the Time of COVID-19 (May 22, 2020)

Borders, Politics, and Pandemics: The Risks of Technosolutionism in the Time of COVID-19 (May 22, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Dr. Petra Molnar As the ‘Feared Outsiders’, refugees, immigrants, and people on the move have long been linked with bringing disease and illness across borders. During periods of immigration in 20th century America , for instance, immigrants were continuously stigmatized as carriers of germs and contagion. In the media...


Read more at: COVID-19 Impact on Zoonotic Disease Risk Solutions in Displaced Populations (May 12, 2020)

COVID-19 Impact on Zoonotic Disease Risk Solutions in Displaced Populations (May 12, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Dorien Braam While walking through the mud among the improvised tented shelters of an informal camp housing Syrian refugees in Jordan, I was approached by a desperate mother and her young disabled son. Amina [1] showed me a hand-written prescription of the medication she needed but had been unable to obtain, after...


Read more at: How Humanitarian Blockchain Can Deliver Fair Labor to Global Supply Chains (April 30, 2020)

How Humanitarian Blockchain Can Deliver Fair Labor to Global Supply Chains (April 30, 2020)

27 December 2020

By: Ashley Mehra , Dr John G. Dale This article is part of our ongoing series on Technology and Human Rights . Blockchain technology in global supply chains has proven most useful as a tool for storing and keeping records of information or facilitating payments with increased efficiency. The use of blockchain to improve...


Read more at: “For now, we are still circling”: Stories of Displacement from Eritrea (April 26, 2020)

“For now, we are still circling”: Stories of Displacement from Eritrea (April 26, 2020)

27 December 2020

By : Dr. Georgia Cole Monday 27 th January started in typical fashion for a day of data collection in Kampala, Uganda. I was there to interview Eritreans who had travelled to Uganda from the Gulf States, where they had spent anywhere between a few months and several decades working in cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah and...