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Post date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:56:50 -0500

The third Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion Conference aims to explore how innovations in living situations for refugees can promote community-driven inclusion, overcome divisions, facilitate economic opportunities, and foster a sense of ‘home’.

Post date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:06:51 -0500

The Trump administration took sweeping action in 2018 to slow legal immigration, make life harder for some immigrants already in the United States, rebuff would-be asylum seekers, and reduce refugee resettlement. Shaping a narrative of crisis at the border, the administration significantly changed the U.S. asylum system, deployed troops and tear gas, and separated families—yet Central American migrants continued to arrive.

Post date: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:45:21 -0500

On this webinar, MPI researchers and Utah and Colorado refugee coordinators explore promising practices to better serve refugee families, including education services for refugee youth, innovative efforts to secure better jobs for adult refugees, and other services designed to aid integration over time. They also discuss the potential for implementing and supporting two-generation approaches to refugee integration at a time when the system’s funding and capacity are in peril.  

Post date: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:02:13 -0500

At a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement system is facing unprecedented challenges, innovative and cost-effective tools for supporting refugee integration are in demand. This report explores how a two-generation approach to service provision could help all members of refugee families—from young children to working-age adults and the elderly—find their footing.

Post date: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:44:58 -0500

Despite the major focus by media and publics on a handful of refugee crises around the world, displacement situations worsened during 2018 in a number of countries that received much less attention, including the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan—where unending conflict, new displacement, rising starvation, and an Ebola outbreak made already complex situations even more dire.

Post date: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:50:56 -0500

At a time when the U.S. refugee resettlement program is facing an extraordinary set of pressures and challenges, MPI experts and state refugee coordinators from Utah and Colorado discuss findings from an MPI report that points to the promise of using a two-generation approach to strengthen refugee integration in the United States.

Post date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:28:24 -0500

Swedish asylum policy has taken a restrictionist turn since the country received a record-breaking number of asylum seekers in 2015 and after electoral gains by the nationalist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats pushed the governing coalition to a harder line. Still, other aspects of the country’s migration policy remain welcoming, as this country profile explores.

Post date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 21:07:06 -0500

A discussion on the vital new research project, ChildMove, that explores the experiences of young refugees and migrants who have traveled across Europe unaccompanied by their families.

Post date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:16:46 -0500

Marking the U.S. release of the 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, this discussion looks at different ways education policymakers, teachers, and civil society have responded to the educational needs of migrants and how to address the challenges that sometimes inhibit children from participating meaningfully and equally in education programs. 

Post date: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 12:32:18 -0500

Despite long study of famine, there is a remarkable lack of research about the linkages between mass starvation and migration. Among the unanswered questions: Does migration mitigate starvation or worsen it? With famines returning, most notably in war-torn Yemen, after a period of decline, the need for knowledge is essential. This article examines the causes and migration patterns of great famines from the 19th century onward.

Post date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:44:12 -0400

Uganda is the third largest refugee-hosting nation in the world, with more than 1 million refugees arriving in the last two years. Amid strong public solidarity for displaced neighbors, the government has emphasized the right to employment, enterprise, and free movement for refugees despite the country's poverty and limited resources. Can this generous "Uganda model" be sustained? This article explores the challenges and opportunities.

Post date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:38:15 -0400

Amid disagreement over the appropriate way to manage European borders and grant access to asylum, there is one policy priority that has support across (most) Member States and the institutions of the European Union: the need to provide safe, legal channels for migration, particularly for refugees. Private sponsorship of refugees may have a valuable role to play in meeting this need, as this MPI Europe commentary explains.

Post date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:58:18 -0400

Marking the release of an MPI brief that articulates a new adult education program model, this webinar features a discussion among immigration and legal services, adult education, and digital learning experts. The webinar includes a discussion of strategies to implement the English Plus Integration model, which would maintain a central focus on English language acquisition while also building skills necessary for successful immigrant integration.

Post date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:30:37 -0400

Faced with an aging workforce and growing skill shortages in the IT sector, some German policymakers and industry experts have seized on the idea that recently arrived refugees could be a natural fit for careers in tech. This report examines the case for training refugees for IT jobs and explores the variety of coding schools that have cropped up in Germany to help newcomers succeed in the field.

Post date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:31:01 -0400

Experts on this webinar discuss efforts being undertaken in Maryland to serve refugee families with young children through tailored, trauma-informed approaches that address their specific mental health needs.

Post date: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:32:52 -0400

This MPI Europe webinar examines how governments can better equip newcomers—and indeed citizens—with the skills to thrive in the job markets of the future. And beyond preparing public services and contribution-based benefit schemes for the changing world of work, what are the alternative ways that can be developed for those newcomers unable to find work to meaningfully and measurably contribute to society?

Post date: Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:27:10 -0400

Experts on this webinar discuss efforts being undertaken in Maryland to serve refugee families with young children through tailored, trauma-informed approaches that address their specific mental health needs. 

Post date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 12:04:48 -0400

Experts discuss the effects of trauma on the development of young refugee children, and highlight ways early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs can address this trauma, including practical strategies that child-care providers in Canada are using to support the resiliency of refugee children and families. 

Post date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:27:27 -0400

EU policy debates about moving asylum seekers from overburdened frontline countries, such as Greece and Italy, to other Member States rarely consider how migrants form and act on preferences for certain destinations—and how difficult it may be to change these views. This issue brief explores decision-making among migrants in Greece, including how living conditions, jobs, and legal status factor in.

Post date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:54:02 -0400

Experts on this webinar discussed the effects of trauma on the development of young refugee children, and how early child-care programs can address these traumatic experiences. The discussion featured practical strategies that child-care providers in Canada are implementing to support refugee children and families.