Archive for the refugees Category

Two Useful Research Links

Posted in refugees, research with tags on September 30, 2008 by Paul V Dudman

A couple of useful refugee and forced migration research links can be found below:

1) Elisa Mason’s new forced migration research wiki –

2) OARS: the Open Access Repository System for Forced Migration Online at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford –


Refugee Research and Climate Change

Posted in refugees, research with tags , on September 30, 2008 by Paul V Dudman

The following pieces of research relating to the impact of climate change in relation to refugee situations are now available online.  The full details and web links are as follows:

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review, number 31, is dedicated to this issue and full details can be found at:

Forced Migration Online Resource Summary on climate change and displacement, online at

A transcript of the April 2008 ippr conference on climate change and displacement, online at

Posted in:  Refugee Studies and Publications.

New research into London’s disabled refugees

Posted in refugees, research with tags , , , on September 21, 2008 by Paul V Dudman

Refugee Support launches research into disabled refugees and asylum seekers in London
(Source: Migrant Rights Newsletter September 2008)
Refugee Support, the refugee arm of the Metropolitan Support Trust, has recently commissioned research into how refugee community and mainstream organisations assist and support disabled refugees and asylum-seekers in London. The objectives of the research are to: map existing work; assess unmet need; identify barriers to accessing services, explore the concepts of disability and address the shortfalls in service provision. Research findings will be available in November and released at a dissemination event at City Hall in London. For more information about this research contact Charlotte Keeble, Research and Consultancy Manager on 020 7501 2214.

Many thanks to the Welcome To Your Library Digest for this information –

Welcome to the Blog!

Posted in refugees, research with tags , , on September 21, 2008 by Paul V Dudman

Hello and welcome to this new Refugee Research Blog for the 2008-2009 academic year.  This blog will now form a part of our growing online resources to help support both the taught masters programme in Refugee Studies at the University of East London and also the Refugee Council Archive and associated collections held within the archives at the UEL Docklands Campus Library.

This blog will be used to provide updates on key information related speficaly to research within the refugee studies and forced migration fields.  In addition, one of my plans for the forthcoming academic year is to develop an online Refugee Research Portal which will help to bring together a comprehensive range of resources including materials from our collections and also a comprehensive listing of resources which are available over the web.  Further information in this regard will be posted here shortly.

Please feel free to use this blog and to recommend any improvements that you would like to see and we would very much like you to consider posting any comments to our posts here on the blog.

I hope you find this blog useful and all feedback and comments would be appreciated.

Paul Dudman

Researching Refugees Blog

Posted in blogs, information, refugees, research on November 7, 2007 by Paul V Dudman

A new Researching Refugees blog has been created by Elisa Mason. This blog was “created to track web technologies that can help refugee researchers keep up to date with new information in their field.” It also supports Elisa’s recent article in the latest edition of Refugee Survey Quarterly, (Volume 26 Number 3, 2007), entitled Keeping up with refugee research.

The Researching Refugees Blog can be found at: