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Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants
Center for Mediterranean Integration Newsletter
Issue 4 - September 2016
Launch of CMI’s “virtual
“Host Municipalities Network / شبكة البلديات المضيفة “.
The network is designed to offer a privileged space for municipalities hosting refugees to exchange and learn from each other’s experiences and best practices to ensure the common welfare of host communities, based on the dynamics that emerged during the workshop. It will be facilitated by the Center for Mediterranean Integration, as part of the Mediterranean refugees and host communities program.
Facts and Figures
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Inter-Agency Information Sharing Portal on the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey
By the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): This web portal presents updated information on Syrians registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa.
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Regional Overview: Refugees/ Migrants in the Mediterranean
By the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Increasing numbers of refugees and migrants take their chances aboard unseaworthy boats to reach Europe.
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MHub Monthly Trend Bulletins and Surveys Snapshots
By MHub, July, 2016: MHub, a public platform of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, has published its Mixed Migration Trend Report for July 2016 and the July Survey Snapshots for Italy. 
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Migration Flows in Europe
By the International Organization for Migration (IOM): Migrants and refugees continue to arrive in Europe. Some of them also continue to die at sea. This map gives an overview of latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean.
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Spotlights: Events
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Berlin Summer Dialogue 2016: Displacement and Forced Migration: Rethinking Prevention
Berlin, Germany, 29-30 June, 2016: This conference provided a forum for debate about the underlying causes of displacement and forced migration and ways of tackling them – beyond short-term financial assistance and humanitarian aid. Event organized by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:).
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Austria’s First Career Fair for Refugees
Vienna, Austria, 29 June, 2016: Over 3,500 refugees attended a ‘refugee job fair’ in Vienna, Austria. This private initiative was supported by the regional Public Employment Services and the Vienna Business Agency, an agency and fund run by the city of Vienna to promote entrepreneurship. Event organized by chancen:reich.
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European Development Days 2016
Brussels, Belgium, 15-16 June, 2016: This event brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. This year’s edition focused on the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ and several sessions were organized on Migration and Refugees. Event organized by the European Commission.
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In the News
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Support to Refugees and Host Communities by Concessional Financing Facility (CFF) Funds
By the World Bank, 28 July, 2016: The CFF have announced the first financing to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. Two projects were approved at the first steering committee meeting of the CFF and will improve job opportunities for over 200,000 Syrian refugees, and address the urgently needed rehabilitation of municipal infrastructure in Jordan.
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Facebook Group Helps Syrian Refugees Navigate Life in Lebanon
By the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 13 July, 2016: Since its launch in 2014, the “I am a Syrian in Lebanon” group has gained 30,000 members seeking tips on enrolling in school, reporting abuse and more.
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$97.5m Worth Grant for Education Sector in Jordan
By the Jordan Times, 22 August, 2016: The Jordanian government signed on August 22 grant agreements worth $97.5 million with donors to support the Jordan Compact Education Fund.
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UNHCR and ILO Sign Memo on Helping Refugees to Find Work
By the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 1 July, 2016: UNHCR and International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a memorandum underlining the importance of work rights for forcibly displaced people worldwide.
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Building the Evidence Base on the Migrant and Refugee Crisis in the European Union
By the World Bank: An ongoing survey of migrants and refugees in the European Union aims at contributing to the policy debate by tackling two main questions: What policies and interventions can best support an improvement of the conditions in origin countries that triggered the migration decision in the first place? And for the refugees and migrants who are granted asylum, how can the European Union best support their economic and social integrations? The survey targets refugees and migrants in Italy and Greece and collects primary data with a focus on the migration process, aspirations and skills, and the socio-economic conditions in the country of origin. The survey will be rolled out in October 2016 in Italy, and at a later date in Greece. Preliminary results are expected around Summer 2017. 
Spotlights: Innovative Actions
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Innovating the Development Response to Forced Displacement
By the World Bank, 20 June, 2016: Three innovative ideas were selected among the almost 500 proposals received following the World Bank Global Program on Forced Displacement’s call for proposals for innovative and transformational ideas that can improve the development response to forced displacement. Those proposals look at ways to address the vulnerabilities that displaced have that hinder their ability of take advantage of opportunities that may exist.
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Internet and Mobile Connectivity to Improve Refugee Well-Being
By the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), June 2016: The digital revolution is transforming the world but refugees are being left behind. Today, almost 60 million forcibly displaced refugees and internally displaced persons are living without reliable internet and mobile connectivity. Through creative partnerships and smart investments, UNHCR aims to ensure that all refugees, and the communities that host them, are connected to mobile networks and the internet so that they can leverage these technologies to improve their lives.
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Cities of Migration
By Cities of Migration: This website showcases good ideas in immigrant integration and promotes innovative practices that create inclusion and urban prosperity.
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Responses to the Crisis
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Psychosocial Support for Refugees and IDPs in the Context of the Syrian and Iraqi Crisis
By the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 14 July, 2016: A number of international organisations are working jointly with experts to address mental health and psychosocial support issues in the region. In 2015, GIZ launched a regional programme aiming at supporting synergetic effects and cooperation between governmental actors and civil society organisations. The programme is developing and promoting harmonised standards to improve both, quality and efficiency of psychosocial support for Syrian and Iraqi refugees and IDPs.
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Monitoring of the Jordan Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project (JESSRP)
By REACH, August 2016: The JESSRP, implemented by the World Bank, was launched to help Jordanian municipalities address the immediate service delivery impacts of Syrian refugee inflows. In order to assess the implementation and impact of this project, REACH is implementing alongside the World Bank a monitoring and evaluation framework across targeted municipalities in northern Jordan. A first monitoring round was conducted in August 2015 and the second round, which began in August 2016, will build on past experiences to further evaluate impact and inform project design and implementation. 
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Helping Lebanese and Jordanian Communities Cope with Syrian Refugees
By the World Bank, 14 July, 2016: The World Bank initiated a number of projects to address the challenges that host communities and their local governments in Lebanon and Jordan are facing. The Bank has been helping Lebanese communities cope with Syrian refugees and supporting Jordanians to manage local impact of Syrian crisis .

 

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European Commission Proposals on Common European Asylum System
By the European Commission, 13 July, 2016: The European Commission presented a second series of proposal to reform the common European asylum system and a proposal to create a common European Union resettlement framework.
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Migrants Knocking on Europe’s Doors: Solutions for a Coherent Response to Irregular Immigration
By the Global Economic Symposium (GES), 2016: This Special Report on irregular immigration contributes to the policy discussions. This papers shows clearly that a “European solution” will still involve some extremely tough decisions—most fundamentally over the pooling of sovereignty and funding.
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Assessing Livelihood Vulnerabilities in Jordan for a Resilience-Based Approach to the Refugee Crisis
By REACH, 2016: The need to understand livelihood needs and vulnerabilities for both Syrian and Jordanians has become particularly important in order to promote economic integration of refugees and improve the livelihood situation within host communities. In this framework, REACH has conducted several research exercises in coordination with other agencies: the World Food Program’s Comprehensive Food Security Monitoring Exercise in 2014 and 2015 (2016 assessment available soon), and two nationwide surveys implemented in collaboration with UN Women – one looking at livelihoods for women and the other at access to basic services (report available soon). Additionally, an upcoming study on Syrian youths in refugee camps will assess the impact of youth targeted programming by mapping access to and enrollment in youth activities in the camps.
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Upcoming Events
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United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants
New-York City, United States, 19 September, 2016: The United Nations (UN) General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. The report “In Safety and Dignity: Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants” provides background and recommendations in preparation for this summit. Event organized by the UN.
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Third Global Mayoral Forum on Human Mobility, Migration and Development
Quezon City, Philippines, 29-30 September, 2016: This Forum is the annual gathering of mayors and city leaders serving to promote globally relevant policy dialogue, foster the exchange of experiences in governing migration, and strategize on how to work collectively. It seeks to support new and innovative approaches to urban governance in contexts of greater diversity, and to showcase city leadership in the implementation of migration policies for inclusive growth. Event organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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Habitat III Conference
Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October, 2016: The objectives of the conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, address poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges such as large movements of migrants and refugees that are leading to new critical challenges for sustainable urbanization. Event organized by the United Nations. 
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Autumn Economic Development Forum
Stockholm/Nacka/Solna, Sweden, 26-28 October, 2016: This forum will focus on local economic activities to foster migrants’ integration by looking at how cities help people with migrant background to find a job, to develop skills needed for the local labour market, and to set up their own business; and how cities build an attractive local innovation ecosystem to attract talents from abroad. Event organized by Eurocities.
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Resources and Publications
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Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015
By the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 20 June, 2016: Global forced displacement has increased in 2015, with record-high numbers. By the end of the year, 65.3 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 5.8 million more than the previous year (59.5 million).
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No Lost Generation: Holding to the Promise of Education for all Syrian Refugees
By Kevin Watkins, Theirworld, 03 August, 2016: This report looks at the challenges facing two countries on the front-line of the global refugee crisis – Lebanon and Turkey. There are not enough teachers, schools or classrooms – and the education infrastructure that does exist is deteriorating. Refugee children face additional challenges in adapting to a new curriculum.
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Many Refugees, Poor Data: Development Cooperation Requires Higher-Quality Data
By Steffen Angenendt, David Kipp and Anne Koch, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), August 2016: In June 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presented its latest annual report on the situation of refugees and displaced persons around the world. Once again, this account documents new record levels in refugee numbers, both in industrialised and in developing countries. For governments and aid organisations, these statistics constitute an important basis for addressing displacement-related challenges in a more effective manner. However, the data provided by UNHCR is often incomplete and marked by a number of shortcomings. Increasingly high expectations are being placed on development cooperation in terms of tackling the root causes of forced displacement. Meeting these expectations requires reliable data.
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Language for Resilience
By the British Council, July 2016: This report examines the impact of language on refugees and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis, identifying the different ways that language skills enhance resilience and providing suggestions for programme responses that address key needs.
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Guidelines to Protect Migrants in Countries Experiencing Conflict or Natural Disaster
By the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative (MICIC), 10 June, 2016: These guidelines outline concrete and practical advice on what can be done to save lives, increase protection, decrease vulnerability, and improve responses. It includes advice on how to prepare for addressing the needs of migrants during crises, how to respond to crises in ways that protect migrants, and how to help migrants and communities recover from crises.
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The Middle East and North Africa: Annual Report 2015
By the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 06 June, 2016: This report places a special focus on the movements to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa to the Mediterranean as a specific area of geographic focus. It also contains a section on refugee resettlement activities from the region, which increased significantly in 2015.
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Development Approaches to Displacement
By the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), May-June 2016: UNDP promotes a resilience based development approach to forced migration that brings together humanitarian and development interventions in crisis and post crisis situations and supports both short-term responses and long-term sustainable development pathways. A recently published paper underlines the importance of investing in development approaches to displacement, providing a number of concrete examples from current and past programmes. This paper complements a series of country notes with programme examples across all regions.

 

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Targeting Vulnerabilities: The Impact of the Syrian War and Refugee Situation on Trafficking in Persons
By the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), December 2015: This research calls for responses to the war and displacement that target trafficking itself, protecting trafficked people and prosecuting perpetrators, as well as responses and durable solutions that increase resilience to trafficking among those affected by the war and displacement, enabling them to provide for their survival and safety without becoming involved in exploitation.
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This newsletter is produced every two months by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as part of its Mediterranean Refugees and Host Communities Knowledge Action Program . It is based on a desk review and presents a selection of updates, publications and events pertaining to the refugee crisis in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. 

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Center for Mediterranean Integration
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