Refugee


Author: Alan Gratz
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545880874
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

Refugee Women


Author: Susan Forbes Martin
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739105894
Category: Political Science
Page: 175
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In this second edition of her groundbreaking volume, Martin provides crucial background for analysis of the legal issues that have directed international response to recent conflicts. She also describes the recent genesis of the category of internally displaced persons, and she demonstrates ways women can advance toward greater participation in legal and economic decision making.

Und in mir der unbesiegbare Sommer


Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920637
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Litauen, Sommer 1941: Die fünfzehnjährige Lina trägt noch ihr Nachthemd, als man sie, ihre Mutter und ihren jüngeren Bruder Jonas abholt. Sie weiß noch nicht, dass die sowjetische Geheimpolizei auch ihren Vater an der Universität verhaftet hat. Und auch nicht, dass sie - wie zehntausende andere Balten - nach Sibieren deportiert wird. Von einem Tag auf den anderen ist Lina konfrontiert mit unvorstellbarem menschlichem Leid, mit Hunger, Krankheiten und furchtbarer Gewalt. Doch Lina fängt an zu zeichnen, in den Staub, auf jedes kleinste Stück Papier, das sie finden kann. Und sie verliebt sich in Andrius. Lina kämpft um ihr Leben und um das ihrer Familie. Doch wird sie stark genug sein?

The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies


Author: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh,Gil Loescher,Katy Long,Nando Sigona
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199652430
Category: Social Science
Page: 747
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"This Handbook critically traces the birth and development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and vividly illustrates the vibrant and engaging debates that characterize this rapidly expanding field of research and practice. The contributions highlight the key challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world, as well as identifying new directions for research in the field. Since emerging as a distinct field of study in the early 1980s, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being of concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy analysts to become a global field with thousands of students worldwide studying displacement, either from traditional disciplinary perspectives or as a core component of newer interdisciplinary programmes across the Humanities and Social and Political Sciences". --Publisher.

Der lange Weg zum Wasser


Author: Linda Sue Park
Publisher: arsEdition
ISBN: 384581554X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

The Economic Life of Refugees


Author: Karen Jacobsen
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565492048
Category: Social Science
Page: 131
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"Explores the economic life of refugees in protracted situations in a variety of settings: in camps, in urban areas and in third countries in the West"--Provided by publisher.

U.S. refugee programs for 1991

hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, on the proposed U.S. refugee resettlement admissions program for fiscal year 1991, October 3, 1990
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 349
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Exit West

Roman
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832189645
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.

Moving Target , Die Spur der Gejagten


Author: Christina Diaz Gonzalez
Publisher: Planet! in der Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3522653394
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Cassandras Leben ändert sich für immer, als ihr Vater auf offener Straße niedergeschossen wird. Mit letzter Kraft flüstert er ihr zu, dass sie in einem nahe gelegenen Kloster Zuflucht suchen soll. Der alte Mönch Gregorio eröffnet Cassie jedoch, dass sie zu den letzten Nachfahren einer geheimen Blutlinie gehört und den verschollenen Speer des Schicksals beschützen muss. Mit diesem sagenumwobenen Artefakt ist Cassie als Einzige dazu in der Lage, die Zukunft zu beeinflussen – ein Segen, aber auch ein Fluch, denn das Jagdfieber anderer ist geweckt. Verfolgt von Unbekannten begibt sich Cassie auf die gefährliche Suche nach dem Speer, der das Leben ihrer Familie, ihrer Freunde und ihrer Welt für immer verändern könnte!

The Making of the Modern Refugee


Author: Peter Gatrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199674167
Category: History
Page: 312
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Offers a comprehensive history of global population displacement in the twentieth century, and provides a new analytic approach to the subject by exploring its causes, consequences, and meanings

Refugee Sandwich

Stories of Exile and Asylum
Author: Peter Showler
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773576754
Category: Political Science
Page: 254
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Although more than thirty thousand refugee claims are decided in Canada every year, the personal stories behind them are never heard by the Canadian public. Presenting thirteen stories that tell about Canada's refugee system, this book exposes the dilemmas and choices faced by participants in the refugee determination process.

Not Born A Refugee Woman

Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices
Author: Maroussia Hajdukowski-Ahmed
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857457035
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Not Born a Refugee Woman is an in-depth inquiry into the identity construction of refugee women. It challenges and rethinks current identity concepts, policies, and practices in the context of a globalizing environment, and in the increasingly racialized post-September 11th context, from the perspective of refugee women. This collection brings together scholar_practitioners from across a wide range of disciplines. The authors emphasize refugee women’s agency, resilience, and creativity, in the continuum of domestic, civil, and transnational violence and conflicts, whether in flight or in resettlement, during their uprooted journey and beyond. Through the analysis of local examples and international case studies, the authors critically examine gendered and interrelated factors such as location, humanitarian aid, race, cultural norms, and current psycho-social research that affect the identity and well being of refugee women. This volume is destined to a wide audience of scholars, students, policy makers, advocates, and service providers interested in new developments and critical practices in domains related to gender and forced migrations.

Canada's Refugee Policy

Indifference Or Opportunism?
Author: Gerald E. Dirks
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773502963
Category: Alien labor
Page: 316
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Culturally Competent Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families


Author: Rowena Fong
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309319
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Meeting a crucial need for social workers and other practitioners, as well as students, this authoritative text covers the breadth of issues involved in working with immigrant and refugee children and families. Within an innovative conceptual framework, essential knowledge is presented to guide culturally competent practice with clients from over 14 immigrant groups whose numbers are growing in the United States today. Expert authors review the history of each group's migration to the U.S. and discuss key issues facing families, including cultural conflicts, trauma associated with refugee experiences and/or illegal status, and the effects of poverty and discrimination. Particular attention is given to ways that the practitioner can help families draw on culturally based resources for coping and resilience as they navigate the challenges of their new lives. Throughout, recommendations for strengths-based assessment and intervention are brought to life in detailed case examples.

Refugee Protection in Europe

Lessons of the Yugoslav Crisis
Author: Joanne Van Selm-Thorburn
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041104823
Category: Law
Page: 278
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This book addresses the issue of refugee protection in Europe, drawing on the approaches taken to the crisis in former Yugoslavia to find lessons for future comprehensive policies. Suitable for academics, students, and policy-makers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the twentieth century history of refugee protection, the relationship between protection and human rights and European integration in the asylum and immigration policy area. The focus of the book is the development of comprehensive approaches to forced migration and particularly the emergence of temporary protection mechanisms in the European context. Four specific national measures are analyzed and a model for future EU policy is advanced. This model satisfies specified practical and theoretical requirements governing the role of protection in international relations and relations between individuals and states.

The Happiest Refugee

The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming One of Australia's Best-loved Comedians
Author: Anh Do
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459616057
Category: Comedians
Page: 384
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Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about. Life in Australia was hard, an endless succession of back-breaking work, crowded rooms, ruthless landlords and make-do everything. But there was a loving extended family, and always friends and play and something to laugh about for Anh, his brother Khoa and their sister Tram. Things got harder when their father left home when Anh was only nine - they felt his loss very deeply and their mother struggled to support the family on her own. His mother's sacrifice was an inspiration to Anh and he worked hard during his teenage years to help her make ends meet, also managing to graduate high school and then university. Another inspiration was the comedian Anh met when he was about to sign on for a 60-hour a week corporate job. Anh asked how many hours he worked. 'Four, ' the answer came back, and that was it. He was going to be a comedian! The Happiest Refugee tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of one of our favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. Anh's story will move and amuse all who read it

The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949


Author: Benny Morris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521338899
Category: History
Page: 400
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This book is the first full-length study of the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem. Based on recently declassified Israeli, British and American state and party political papers and on hitherto untapped private papers, it traces the stages of the 1947-9 exodus against the backdrop of the first Arab-Israeli war and analyses the varied causes of the flight. The Jewish and Arab decision-making involved, on national and local levels, military and political, is described and explained, as is the crystallisation of Israel's decision to bar a refugee repatriation. The subsequent fate of the abandoned Arab villages, lands and urban neighbourhoods is examined. The study looks at the international context of the war and the exodus, and describes the political battle over the refugees' fate, which effectively ended with the deadlock at Lausanne in summer 1949. Throughout the book attempts to describe what happened rather than what successive generations of Israeli and Arab propagandists have said happened, and to explain the motives of the protagonists.

Supporting Refugee Children

Strategies for Educators
Author: Jan Stewart
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442600306
Category: Education
Page: 348
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The psychosocial needs of war-affected children who migrate to other countries are difficult to identify, complicated to understand, and even more troubling to address. Supporting Refugee Children provides a holistic exploration of these challenges and offers practical advice for teachers, social workers, and counsellors, as well as suggestions for policy makers. --Book Jacket.

Dark Dreams

Australian Refugee Stories by Young Writers Aged 11-20 Years
Author: Sonja Dechian,Eva Sallis,Heather Millar
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862546295
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 213
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Written by children and young adults and selected from a nationwide school competition, this anthology of essays, interviews, comments and short stories imaginatively recreates the experiences of young individuals who came to Australia as refugees. From escaping the Holocaust and surviving terrible boat journeys from Vietnam to persevering war-torn Croatia and Bosnia and fleeing oppression in Afghanistan and Iraq, these stories provide a representative sample of the various backgrounds and amazing experiences of asylum seekers in Australia over the last 50 years. Written with both the humor and innocence of children and the frank compassion of young adults, the recurrent theme of friendships that have been lost, broken, remembered, and found emerge as these young asylum seekers relive their escapes and relate their experiences fleeing to a new world.

Uneasy Asylum

France and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1933-1942
Author: Vicki Caron
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804743778
Category: History
Page: 605
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This book, which draws on a rich array of primary sources and archival materials, offers the first major appraisal of French responses to the Jewish refugee crisis after the Nazi seizure of power in 1933. It explores French policies and attitudes toward Jewish refugees from three interrelated vantage points: government policy, public opinion, and the role of the French Jewish community. The author demonstrates that Jewish refugees in France were not treated in the same manner as other foreigners, in part because of foreign policy considerations and in part because Jewish refugees had a distinctive socioeconomic profile. By examining the socioeconomic and political factors that informed French refugee policy in the 1930's, the author presents overwhelming evidence that Vichy's anti-Jewish measures were not merely the work of a few antisemitic zealots in the administration, nor did they stem solely from the desire of Marshal Pétain's government to find scapegoats for the military defeat of 1940. Rather, they enjoyed widespread popular support, not only from far-right organizations but also from a host of middle-class professional associations and their members (doctors, lawyers, merchants, and artisans) who perceived Jews as a competitive threat. The author also sheds new light on Jewish political behavior in the 1930s. She demonstrates that the French Jewish community was sharply divided over the proper approach to the refugee crisis. While some Jewish leaders pressed for a hard-line policy, others worked assiduously to provide the refugees relief and to persuade the government to pursue a more liberal refugee policy. Thus the author refutes claims that the native French Jewish elite was overwhelmingly unsympathetic to the refugees because of fear that an influx of refugees would provoke an antisemitic backlash. While this book reveals the extent to which anti-refugee attitudes and policies in the 1930's paved the way for Vichy's anti-Jewish policies, it also highlights significant discontinuities between the refugee policies of the Third Republic and those of the Vichy regime.