Integration of resettled refugees

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Title Source Country
Comment se déroule la sélection des réfugiés dans le cadre de la réinstallation? Commissariat Général aux réfugiés et aux apatrides (CGRA) - BELGIUM Belgium
How to sponsor a refugee CIC, Government of Canada
Carlow Rohingya Resettlement Programme Aoife Titley Ireland
Increasing Congolese Refugee Arrivals: Insights for Preparation Andrew Fuys, Associate Director for International Programs, CWS & Sandra Vines, Associate Director for Resettlement & Integration, CWS
The Lost Boys of Sudan - part 2 60 Minutes
Reframing Refugees Fostering Community Engagement and Welcoming Communities Project which is supported by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR/ACF/DHHS)
Preparing for Syrian Resettlement webinar Ethiopian Community Development Council
Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP)
Paving the Way, a Handbook on the Reception and Integration of Resettled Refugees ICMC Europe
Moving to Mars - a million miles from Burma Mat Whitecross UK
The Labour Market Integration of Resettled Refugees Eleanor Ott
Country Chapters - FRANCE- UNHCR Resettlement Handbook The Government of France - UNHCR France
Accès à l’enseignement supérieur : qu’en est-il des réfugiés réinstallés ? France Terre D'Asile France
Faciliter l’accès à l’emploi des réfugiés réinstallés France Terre d'Asile France
10,000 refugees from Iraq: A report on joint resettlement in the European Union International Catholic Migration Commission Europe & International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Country Chapters - PORTUGAL - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Portugal - UNHCR Portugal
Country Chapters - ROMANIA - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Romania - UNHCR Romania
Country Chapters - NEW ZEALAND - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of New Zealand - UNHCR
Country Chapters - NORWAY - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Norway - UNHCR Norway
Country Chapters - NETHERLANDS - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Netherlands - UNHCR Netherlands
Country Chapters - IRELAND - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Ireland - UNHCR Ireland
Country Chapters - ICELAND - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Iceland - UNHCR Iceland
Country Chapters - FINLAND - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Finland - UNHCR Finland
Country Chapters - DENMARK - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Denmark - UNHCR Denmark
Country Chapters - CZECH REPUBLIC - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Czech Republic - UNHCR Czech Republic

Reframing Refugees

Many Americans recognize that refugees are able to come to this country legally to escape persecution in their home countries, which generates a level of sympathy that is not always extended to other immigrants. Yet, this very sympathy based on the challenges refugees face can also form a barrier to a better understanding of the strengths refugees bring and the positive economic and cultural contributions refugees make to our nation and its communities.

Recognizing this challenge, Welcoming America, with the support of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, is working with organizations and communities across the nation to help Americans deepen their understanding of refugees. Through this effort, we seek to shift people’s perception of refugees by defining them less by their struggles and more by their triumphs.

These kinds of shifts are best accomplished through what communicators call “reframing.” In this toolkit, we explain this concept generally and specifically as it applies to the work at hand. By changing the frame, you can change the conversation, and by changing the conversation you get to tell new stories that enable people to understand things in new ways.
 
This toolkit is intended as a communications resource for individuals working in organizations that serve refugees and the broader community. Such organizations have ample opportunity to do this work well, because they have true and powerful stories to tell. With this toolkit, we aim to give you the tools, tips and resources you need to tell these stories to “Reframe Refugees.”

The Labour Market Integration of Resettled Refugees

This literature review aims to synthesise what is currently known about labour market integration of resettled refugees. One aspect, widely acknowledged in the literature, is that a ‘refugee gap’ appears when comparing resettled refugees to other immigrants in terms of labour market integration. Analyses in multiple countries have shown that resettled refugees perform worse in measures of labour market integration compared to other immigrants and individuals in the short-term, even when controlling for differences in demographics such as age, education level, and level of host country language acquisition. 

10,000 refugees from Iraq: A report on joint resettlement in the European Union

 

Violence has forced millions of Iraqi children, women and men to flee their homes and seek refuge both inside and beyond their country’s borders. In light of the challenges preventing refugees from returning to Iraq and of the obstacles to local integration in host countries like Jordan and Syria, for many of the most vulnerable refugees, resettlement in a new country is the only durable solution. With this report, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) want to find out how far EU Member States have come to meet the pledge of resettling up to 10 000 refugees from Iraq, as expressed in the joint EU call of November 2008, and to document what can be considered as a first experience of joint  resettlement in the European Union.

After the Iraqi refugee crisis erupted in 2006, a coordinated EU response was slow to build up and initially relied on the generosity of eight countries with established resettlement programmes. These countries offered some 3 300 places for Iraqi refugees between 2007 and 2008. Under the leadership of Member States like France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, and with the support of the European Commission, the EU response was energised by the November 2008 Council Conclusions and by the decision of a number of countries to establish ad hoc resettlement quotas. As a result, in 2009 alone, twelve EU countries were able to offer over 5 100 resettlement places, thereby bringing the number of resettled refugees from Iraq since 2007 to just over 8 400, and showing that EU countries are able to make a difference by acting together. At the same time, although the joint effort for Iraqi refugees clearly contributed to an increase in resettlement places available for refugees in the EU, with the global increase in resettlement between 2007 and 2009, the relative contribution of the EU has remained unchanged.

The report also describes how resettlement of Iraqis has been carried out in each of the countries involved and makes recommendations to guide further steps by both the EU, as it develops its first Joint EU Resettlement Programme, and the Member States. The November 2008 pledge to resettle up to 10 000 refugees from Iraq has not yet been met and it is not clear how and when this will happen. The question is how much more are the EU and its Member States prepared to do to address the continuing needs of Iraqi and other refugees in need of durable solutions.

Increasing Congolese Refugee Arrivals: Insights for Preparation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
With the number of Congolese arrivals to the USRAP expected to increase, RCUSA members seek to  work with ORR, PRM and other stakeholders to ensure sufficient resources for the integration of  Congolese arrivals. This paper presents an analysis of data from both overseas and domestic service  providers, including survey responses by 43 local resettlement agencies (RAs) that have recently  resettled Congolese refugees.