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Forced Displacement

Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice

References and Further Readings

Liz Alderman, “Aid and Attention Dwindling, Migrant Crisis Intensifies in Greece,” The New York Times, August 13, 2016.

Eleanor Alpert, “The Rohingya Migrant Crisis,” Council on Foreign Relations Backgrounders, December 9, 2016.

Colin Bundy, “Migrants, refugees, history and precedents,” Forced Migration Review 51, January 2016.

Dawn Chatty and Troy Sternberg, “Climate effects on nomadic pastoralist societies,” Forced Migration Review 49, May 2015.

John H. Cushman, Jr. “Haitians Face Perils of Sea To Reach U.S.,” The New York Times, February 11, 1992.

Theodora Dragostinova, “Refugees or Immigrants? The Migration Crisis in Europe in Historical Perspective,” Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, 9 no. 4, January 2016.

Steve Erklander, “Aid Groups Seek Ways to Handle Tide of Refugees From Indochina,” The New York Times, June 11, 1989.

Marina Koren Esri, “Where Are the 50 Most Populous Refugee Camps?,” Smithsonian Magazine, June 19, 2013, www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/where-are-50-most-populous-refugee-camps-180947916/?no-ist (accessed November 4, 2016).

María José Fernández, “Refugees, climate change and international law,” Forced Migration Review 49, May 2015.

Greg Grandin, “Ending Colombia’s 100-Year War,” The Nation, October 27, 2015.

Louise Højen, “Colombia’s ‘Invisible Crisis‘: Internally Displaced Persons,” Council on Hemispheric Affairs, February 2, 2015, www.coha.org/colombias-invisible-crisis-internally-displaced-persons (accessed October 28, 2016).

Ben Hubbard, “Lesbos Turns From Vacation Island to ‘Main Point of Entry’ for Migrants,” The New York Times, September 16, 2015.

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, GRID 2016: Global Report on Internal Displacement.

John Kifner, “Armenian Genocide of 1915: An Overview,” The New York Times: Times Topics www.nytimes.com/ref/timestopics/topics_armeniangenocide.html (accessed November 8, 2016).

Jenny Kitzinger, Edited by Eoin Devereux. “Framing and Frame Analysis,” Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates (London; Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2007).

Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Laura Madokoro, and Glen Peterson, “Refugees, Displacement and Forced Migration in Asia: Charting an Inclusive Research Agenda,” Asia Research Institute Working Paper Series, no. 236, April 2015.

Danielle Robinson, “Engaging with innovation among refugees and IDPs,” Forced Migration Review 53, October 2016.

Corinne Segal, “Stranded in a refugee camp, this Syrian photographer teaches budding artists,” PBS NewsHour, June 11, 2016 www.pbs.org/newshour/art/zaatari-refugee-camp-syrian-photographer (accessed October 30, 2016).

William Lacy Swing, “The Mediterranean challenge within a world of humanitarian crises,” Forced Migration Review 51, January 2016.

UNCHR, The Global Report 2016

UNCHR, The Global Report 2015

Patrick Witty, “See How Smartphones Have Become a Lifeline for Refugees,” Time, October 8, 2015, www.time.com/4062120/see-how-smartphones-have-become-a-lifeline-for-refugees (accessed October 30, 2016).

Susan Wolfinbarger and Jessica Wyndham, “Remote visual evidence of displacement,” Forced Migration Review 28, October 2011.

Further Reading

Klaus Bade, Migration in European History (Blackwell, 2003).

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher, Katy Long, and Nando Sigona, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Peter Gatrell, The Making of the Modern Refugee (Oxford University Press, New York, 2015).

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, GRID 2016: Global Report on Internal Displacement.

Michael Marrus, The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985).

Leslie Page Moch, Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003).

Saskia Sassen, Guests and Aliens (New Press, New York, 2000).

David Weissbrodt, The Human Rights of Non-Citizens (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Web Sources

Annenberg Space for Photography, REFUGEE Exhibit

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency

UNHCR infographic

UNHCR data at a glance

U.S. Refugee Screening Process

Facts about U.S. Refugee Resettlement

4 Things to Know About The Vetting Process for Syrian Refugees

History of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

“A Tour of Five Refugee Camps”

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center

The Refugee Project

“Refugees Who Have Made a Difference”

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Time article: “The Syrians Next Door”

Pew Research

Cultural Orientation Resource Center

“Return and Resettlement of Refugees and Internally Displaced Populations”

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

Social Studies
U.S. History
World History

Curriculum Snapshot

  • Forced displacement and refugees
  • Social justice and the rights and needs of refugees
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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