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World Refugee Day is a good day to reflect on refugee resettlement, a distant dream for most of the world’s refugees. However, less than one per cent of the refugees under UNHCR’s mandate are ever resettled.
To mark World Refugee Day, the sister projects PROTECT, Vulner, and Asile reflect upon the state of international protection in a joint blog series.
12 months and counting: 8 severe consequences of Covid-19 for refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers
The ongoing pandemic has had devastating consequences for people, communities, and economies all over the world. Throughout 2020, PROTECT researchers have paid particular attention to how the pandemic has affected people on the move in different countries and continents. We have summarized our main concerns.
Covid-19 has not only slowed down our fieldwork but has also sneaked insidiously into all parts of PROTECT – into our survey questionnaires, interview guides, data grids, and discussion fora – as we encountered its effects on refugees and international protection in the natural course of our research. It is currently on its way into PROTECT’s global cleavage theory.
The Syrian civil war has been waging for ten years and the consequences for Syria, Syrians, the neighboring states, and the region have been devastating. The crisis has left over 6.6 million Syrians in need of protection and resettlement. Still, a handful of neighboring states continue to host the majority of Syrian refugees.
The Political Science and International Relations scholar from the University of Catania, Sicily takes office in May will serve for the term 2021-2027. In an interview with ECPR, Irrera reflects upon her motivation and goals as a member of the Executive Committee: The ECPR Executive Committee for the period 2021-2024 will consist of six new […]
PROTECT welcomes five new colleagues at the start of 2021. While our Giessen team expands with one; Pauline Endres de Oliveira, the University of Catania team welcomes four; Dr. Giovanna Cavatorta, Dr. Iole Fontana, and Dr. Marcello Carammia, and Dr. Danilo Di Mauro.
The funding is part of the Norwegian Research Council’s Supplementary Funding for Norwegian Participants in Horizon 2020 projects (see fact box). – With this funding, we can disseminate relevant results to the Norwegian government, and political and humanitarian actors. This will significantly accelerate the transfer of knowledge between academia and politics, says Project leader Hakan G. Sicakkan.
What motivates Professor Simon Usherwood to take on the ‘expert role’ week after week on social media and in the media? – If we don’t try to help inform debate, then others will fill that gap, and not necessarily to the same standard.