Pre-departure Assistance & Travel to resettlement country

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Title Source Country
IOM Resettlement Services for 2013 IOM Denmark
Welcome to Europe! A comprehensive guide to resettlement ICMC Europe Belgium, Czech Republic
KNOW RESET Final Report: Refugee Resettlement in the EU 2011-2013 Report Delphine Perrin Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic
Information guide for persons being resettled to France Forum Réfugiés France
Shaping our future Elina Ekholm, Sophie Magennis & Leni Salmelin Finland, Ireland
6954 Kilometres to Home Directed by Juan Reina Finland
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Refugee Backgrounder No. 2: The 1972 Burundians Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Landa project - pre-arrival information and reception of resettled refugees - video County Administrative Board Gävleborg Sweden
Reception and integration of resettled refugees in Gävleborg - Landa project brochure County Administrative Board Gävleborg Sweden
Evaluation of the Overseas Orientation Initiatives - Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Carlow Rohingya Resettlement Programme Aoife Titley Ireland
The Lost Boys of Sudan - part 1 60 Minutes
Preparing for Syrian Resettlement webinar Ethiopian Community Development Council
Lebanon: Letter from a Refugee IOM
IOM Resettlement Services Brochure IOM
Moving to Mars - a million miles from Burma Mat Whitecross UK
Country Chapters - FRANCE- UNHCR Resettlement Handbook The Government of France - UNHCR France
10,000 refugees from Iraq: A report on joint resettlement in the European Union International Catholic Migration Commission Europe & International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Preparing for a new life International Organization for Migration
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

Preparing for Syrian Resettlement webinar

The number of Syrian refugee admissions will be steadily increasing in the coming year. This webinar, lead by Liyam Eloul, will help your agency become better prepared to serve the particular needs of this population. Topics covered include:
- Background and demographics of Syrian refugees;
- Syrian refugee expectations;
- Potential challenges for Syrian resettlement in the U.S.;
- How to prepare your staff and communities for Syrian resettlement; and
- Who might be helpful partners.

Liyam Eloul is a trauma therapist with a specialization in complex emergencies and urban refugees in the MENA region. Liyam received her postgraduate diploma from the American University in Cairo on Psychosocial Interventions for Refugees and Forced Migrants, and her Master's Degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver. She has worked with refugees both prior to and following resettlement in the United States. Liyam has worked largely internationally with INGOs over the past decade, including in Egypt, Syria, Oman, Ghana, and Jordan, and has published on the impact of culture on the experience of psychosocial distress, as well as program development. In Syria she worked with UNHCR Damascus, piloting a psychosocial program for the organization as the monitoring and evaluation focal point. Liyam is currently a psychotherapist trainer and clinical supervisor with the Center for Victims of Torture in Amman, Jordan.

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Lebanon: Letter from a Refugee

To mark International Youth Day, 2014, IOM has produced a short film, titled ‘Letter from a Refugee’. The film features moving, honest interviews with a group of young ladies who have fled Syria; they describe the extreme fears, mental health issues and ongoing hope they experienced as young people in a war zone.

 

Moving to Mars - a million miles from Burma

Moving to Mars follows two refugee families from Burma over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Forced from their homeland by the repressive military junta, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp for many years. A resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known.

With intimate access, this feature-length documentary from Mat Whitecross (The Road to Guantanamo) depicts the families' moving and sometimes humorous struggles with 21st century Britain. Their stories give us a unique insight into the experiences of displaced people throughout the UK, whilst showing the human consequences of Burma's political unrest.

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.

KNOW RESET Final Report: Refugee Resettlement in the EU 2011-2013 Report

KNOW RESET aimed at conducting a systematic inventory of resettlement frameworks and practices in the EU, providing a comparative analysis and assessment of resettlement in the Member States, evaluating their resettlement capacity while addressing policy recommendations to the EU and its Member States in order to enhance cooperation and improve resettlement activities. To better understand Member States’ decision-making and better explore the potential for developing resettlement capacity in the EU, the Project has covered the 27 EU Member States whatever the nature and degree of their involvement in refugee resettlement. Unique field research has also been conducted in three major countries of first asylum (Kenya, Pakistan, Tunisia) by external experts hired for the Project, who dedicated their observation and analysis on EU Member States resettlement practices in the pre-departure phase.

The Final Report compiles various deliverables of the KNOW RESET Project: a series of tables and graphs for quantitative and qualitative country comparison, 27 "Resettlement Country Profiles", 3 Country of First Asylum Reports and 2 EU Comparative Reports. The final report is available here

Pathway to Protection: IOM Services

Dmytro Dmytrenko from the International Organisation for Migration, (IOM) talkis about the logistical support provided to the refugees at Beldangi Refugee Camp Damak, Nepal.

Dmytro is proud the IOM can facilitate the migration of refugees and prepare them for a new life and a pathway to protection.