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Tag Archives: migration studies

Leyla and Eman

Connecting German-Turkish and Syrian-Turkish Stories By SUSAN BETH ROTTMANN, Özyeğin University

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit www.un.org. This year Berghahn Books turns 25! […]

Hospitality and Hostility towards Migrants: Global Perspectives

With International Migrants Day around the corner, we are proud to present the inaugural volume of Migration and Society. Here is a note from the editors.   Mette Louise Berg and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Throughout history, migration, forced and otherwise, has been at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities and it continues to touch […]

World Refugee Day 2018

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event draws public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. For more information please visit www.un.org. In marking this year’s observance, we’re pleased […]

International Migrants Day

On December 18, the international community recognizes the rights of migrants around the world. Each year the UN invites governments, organizations, and individuals to distribute information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms.This is the day to express our support and solidarity with all immigrants. For more information please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/migrantsday/index.shtml With this in […]

Promoting ‘self-reliance’ for refugees: what does it really mean?

The following is a post by Naohiko Omata, author of The Myth of Self-Reliance: Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp. Promotion of ‘self-reliance’ for refugees has occupied a central seat in the policy arena of the international refugee regime in recent years. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) broadly defines self-reliance as ‘the social […]