Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 62 No. 4 (2023)
This issue of the QRP mainly summarizes contributions, discussions, findings and conclusions from the 68th International Conference of the Association for the World Refugee Problem (AWR) on the subject of “Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Transnational Skill Partnerships”. It was held at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt on 24-26 May 2023 and gathered expertise from science and practice, from receiving and sending States. Additionally it looks at the financial inclusion of forcibly displaced persons and comments on the legal fate of the Palestinian refugees in the light of the current war in the Gaza Strip.
Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 62 No. 3 (2023)
This issue analyses a diverse range of forced migration issues from an African and European perspective. The first contribution presents the plight of cross-border displacement in the East, Horn of Africa and Great Lakes (EHAGL) region by exploring the resilience experience of adult refugees living in Addis Ababa. Turnig to Europe, a further article highlights some recent changes in the perception of young people in Hungary by analyzing shifts in issue perception and importance among young extremist acolytes in Hungary, whereby particular attention has been paid among others to the issues of migration. A legal study provides an overview of the tools the European Union used to promote a more effective role for the EU's external borders in managing the COVID-19 crisis and its ongoing negative effects on migration and access to asylum. As a policy report, developments in vocational training for refugees are outlined and embedded in the context of migration movements in Germany.This is complemented by an overview of migration related European jurisdiction for the period January-June 2023 and related current developments.
Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 62 No. 2 (2023)
This issue analyses from a retrospective view which factors influenced Syrian refugees’ decision-making in the context of forced migration and flight. Another contribution explores the religiosity of Muslim refugees in Germany as a potential resource for social work interventions. The Anogeia Reception Centre for Minor Asylum Seekers, Greece's first reception centre for unaccompanied minors, is introduced as an example of best practice from the perspective of critical social work. A second practitioner report sheds light on how a platform provided by asylum seeker-led organizations in Hong Kong was used to cope with challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last but not least, very recent developments on the universal and European level are looked upon with respect to UNHCR's freshly published Global Trends report as well as the latest dynamics on the reform of the European Union's migration and asylum policies.
Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 62 No. 1 (2023)
This issue views critically the current state of the European Union's migration policies, debates and implementation on the ground. It looks at the Russian-Ukrainian war from an angle of diplomatic protection and poses the question whether anything would prevent States having taken in and given protection to exiled Ukrainians from taking diplomatic protection measures. It reviews the legal relevance of adaptation measures to climate change for the protection of migrants. For the chosen ones actually having the option to resettle, concepts and approaches for pre-departure and post-arrival services are assessed and recommendations given. Turning to Germany's migration society, the issue introduces the results of a comprehensive intersectional analysis of a labor market integration project for women with a migration background and proving that intersectionality is not only a theoretical framework but can offer a helpful lens to approach related data. Last but not least, a helpful compilation of migration related European jurisdiction for the period August-December 2022 and current related developments is given.
Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 61 No. 2 (2022)
This issues covers general questions of truly interdisciplinary migration research as well as studies on habitus based social education, children and youth migrants affected by disability and medical fragility, the fate of Palestine refugees, and political activism in the field of migration from a social work perspective.
Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)Vol. 61 No. 1 (2022)
This issue bridges regions and disciplines. Challenges for and perceptions of elderly family members left behind in a country of origin are contrasted with attitudes in receiving societies towards immigration and refugee policies as well as with volunteering in support of migrants as acts if reflective solidarity and inclusion. A general introduction to mandate and practice of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants is contrasted by most current topics related to national responses to environmental and climate-related displacement, COVID-19 effects on the Schengen border regime and the war in the Ukraine. Overviews of and linking to relevant European case law and developments complement each other.