Reception of resettled refugees

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Title Source Country
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
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)
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
Country Chapters - CANADA - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of CANADA - UNHCR
Country Chapters - AUSTRALIA - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Australia - UNHCR
Country Chapters - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of United States of America - UNHCR
Country Chapters - UNITED KINGDOM - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of the United Kingdom - UNHCR UK
Country Chapters - SWEDEN - UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Sweden - UNHCR Sweden
Country Chapters - GERMANY- UNHCR Resettlement Handbook Government of Germany - UNHCR Germany
Country Chapters - BELGIUM- UNHCR Resettlement Handbook The Government of Belgium - UNHCR Belgium
Resettlement at Risk: Meeting Emerging Challenges to Refugee Resettlement in Local Communities Melanie Nezer
Responding to Trauma - Handbook based on experiences of Afghan refugee women living in Finland Sandi Mäki-Soini Finland
A “First Buddy in the United States” Awaits Refugee Children Arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Niurka Piñeiro, IOM Senior Press Officer and Spokesperson for the Americas
The World at Our Doorstep Onondaga Citizens League

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.

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

6954 Kilometres to Home

Mukamusoni and her family fled the Congo Civil War in 1996 when she was just 10 years old, and lived in the Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda.  Single mother Mukamusoni and her three children were accepted for resettlement by Finland as quota refugees and waited 3 years to make the journey to Finland.  Directed by Juan Reina, the Tampere Film Festival prize-winning film 6954 Kilometres to Home depicts Makamusoni's family's journey from the Kiziba refugee camp in Rwanda to Finland in 2012.  6954 Kilometres to Home shows resettlement preparations, the journey, arrival and settlement from the family’s perspective.