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Sept. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday night as the nation’s first Somali-American legislator, with a commanding win in a state House race. Omar... continues an unlikely political journey that began amid the Somali civil war and a Kenyan refugee camp" (para 1-2). "She immigrated to the United States as a preteen, knowing only a few words of English, living with her family in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area. They escaped the Somali civil war when she was 8 and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp" (para 16).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In July the government agreed to accept 1,300 asylum seekers, mostly from Iraq, Syria, and Eritrea, who arrived from Greece and Italy over the previous months. In September the government agreed to take another 14,931 refugees who were already in Europe, also mostly from Iraq, Syria, and Eritrea. By the end of the year, 12 asylum seekers arrived in the country from Italy for relocation" (7).
Sept. 6, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"One in three Central American women interviewed by the UN refugee agency (UNHRC) on Mexico’s southern border at the end of last year were fleeing gender violence" (para 15). "Mexico’s 2011 refugee law is broader than the 1951 Geneva convention and is regarded as one of the region’s most progressive. It specifically identifies gender violence as a valid basis for seeking asylum. Victims of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, child marriage and domestic violence can qualify as refugees under the legislation. But in practice, it is hard for traumatized domestic violence survivors to convince the Mexican refugee agency, Comar, that they require international protection. After two brief interviews, one of which...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CWC-DATA-4

"During the year many countries in the EU and Southeast Europe experienced an unprecedented wave of migration from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, consisting of a mix of asylum seekers/potential refugees, economic migrants, and trafficking victims, among others" (6).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Most IDPs were women and children...In Mindanao, from January to October, UNHCR reported 267,312 displaced persons caused by armed conflict (including violence between local communities) and 100,946 persons displaced due to natural disasters. By the end of October, many of those IDPs had returned home or found durable solutions, although 169,501 persons displaced in Mindanao since 2012 continued to seek durable solutions" (18).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"During the year the NEC reviewed and made formal determinations on pending asylum cases, including for Syrian, Pakistani, and Iranian applicants, and reviewed pending asylum cases of individuals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When political unrest in Burundi led thousands of persons to cross the border into Tanzania, the government granted prima facie refugee status to the new arrivals. During the year the government agreed to allow UNHCR access to three former refugee camps to accommodate the large increase in the refugee population, which by December had reached an estimated 121,000 new arrivals" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government allowed UNHCR to monitor the protection status of the more than 110,000 Burmese refugees and asylum seekers living in nine camps along the border with Burma but prohibited UNHCR from any assistance role in the camps" (26). There are a large number of refugees coming from Burma (aka Myanmar), which borders Thailand (AA-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In September the government stated it had granted residency permits to more than 100,000 Syrian nationals since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, bringing the total Syrian population in the country to approximately 240,000" (16).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"More than two million persons have fled the region" (1). "Russia’s occupation of Crimea displaced more than 20,000 Crimeans" (2). "Women IDPs who left separatist control reported they fled principally because they feared they or their children would be sexually abused" (19). "According to the Ministry of Social Policy, as of August 15, there were more than 1.4 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to the conflict in the Donbas and occupation of Crimea" (29).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"On September 7, Prime Minister David Cameron promised that the UK would accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020 from camps and elsewhere in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. During the year the government accepted 1,000 individuals" (11).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"UNHCR estimated there were approximately 200,000 persons in need of international protection in the country, mostly Colombian citizens" (23). "While travelling to the commission, particularly vulnerable groups, such as women with young children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities, faced increased protection risks, such as arrest and deportation, extortion, exploitation, and sexual abuse by authorities at checkpoints and other locations" (24).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center’s 2009 estimate, approximately 600,000 persons remained displaced because of government policies, including state-sponsored election-related violence, land reform, and Operation Murambatsvina (the government’s evictions of citizens from nonfarming areas in 2005). According to a 2010 assessment, Murambatsvina was the cause of displacement for approximately one-third of the IDPs. More recent estimates were unavailable due to the government’s sensitivity about the problem. Until 2009 the government denied the existence of any IDPs. In 2014 approximately 15,000 persons were displaced from the vicinity of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Masvingo Province" (22-23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In March the government decided to take an additional 3,000 Syrian refugees over three years as part of a UNHCR resettlement program run in parallel to the 500 Syrian refugees the government decided to accept between 2013 and 2015. As of September, 68 Syrian refugees had arrived in the country under the program" (11-12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Syrian population numbered approximately 54,000, a number of whom were de facto refugees" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks caused widespread devastation and displaced tens of thousands, particularly in the 14 most-affected districts. According to the International Organization for Migration, as of August, 104 active sites were hosting 59,481 individuals in 13 districts. Of this total, 49 percent were men and 51 percent women, with 8,376 children under age five. Common challenges facing internally displaced persons (IDPs) included insufficient protection from the weather, limited access to toilets, water, and food, and emotional stress. Women faced additional privacy and security problems, including access to safe toilets, bathing and changing areas, family sleeping arrangements, and difficulties dealing with menstruation and pregnancy, as well as...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Approximately 100 families displaced by skirmishes between the government and Renamo in 2013 lived in the Nhataca II camp in Sofala…According to UNHCR figures released in September, the country hosted approximately 19,000 refugees and asylum seekers" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In February media sources reported that 5,250 Syrians received status through the 2014 regularization campaign, some of whom UNHCR had recognized as refugees" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The refugee population increased from approximately 18,500 in August 2014 to 23,000 in August due to the continued influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who constituted more than 50 percent of new asylum applicants. In July nearly 800 persons entered Malawi, fleeing from Mozambique due to skirmishes between opposition and government forces near border villages. Many subsequently returned to Mozambique, leaving approximately 330 persons in the country at year’s end...There were multiple reports of so-called “survival sex” by refugees to obtain income to supplement food rations and other necessities in the camp. Genderbased violence and other criminal activities were reported in the camp" (11).more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"In February and March, approximately 30,000 persons left their homes in Antananarivo due to flooding during the rainy season. Authorities lodged them in a state-owned facility in Andohatapenaka for six weeks, after which they returned to their homes. Authorities provided them with food and medical assistance. According to the media, unknown perpetrators raped a displaced girl during this time" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR, there were more than 3,000 registered asylum seekers and recognized refugees in the country. Most of these were from Syria, Iraq, and Somalia" (16).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR, as of September there were approximately 188,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the country, coming mainly from Syria, Sudan, Iraq, and countries in the Horn of Africa...Reports of irregular movements of individuals, including asylum-seekers, and of detention of foreign nationals attempting to depart the country irregularly remained numerous, after a dramatic increase in 2013. Syrians represented the largest portion of this group, which also included Sudanese, Eritreans, Somalis, Ethiopians, and other Africans" (28). "According to UNHCR refugees reported harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Refugee women and girls, particularly subSaharan Africans, faced significant societal, sexual, and gender-based violence" (30). "Refugees who found work took low-paying jobs in the...more
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"That there is no comprehensive law guaranteeing protection against forced displacement or programmes focusing on women who are vulnerable to forced evictions, in particular those belonging to ethnic minority groups such as the Rohingya" (page 4). "The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations (see CEDAW/C/MMR/CO/3, paras. 31 and 33) and recommends . . . compulsory birth registration of those born in camps for internally displaced persons in order to protect them from being rendered stateless" (page 11). "The Committee is particularly concerned: (a) That the protracted displacement of women and girls, mainly of Kaman and Rohingya background, has led to their living under oppressive conditions with limited access to basic services,...more
Aug. 15, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Directive on the manner of exercising health protection of foreigners ensures that also refugee RE women receive health protection, like all the other citizens of Montenegro. Next to the refugee camps Konik I and Konik II there is an ambulance, even though members of RE population can exercise health protection on all the locations of health institutions" (page 31). "The requests for naturalization into Montenegrin citizenship, submitted by displaced persons are resolved in the legally defined timeframe. So far 1,045 displaced persons were admitted to Montenegrin citizenship through naturalization, and 58 guarantees have been issued to displaced persons, stating that they will acquire Montenegrin citizenship if they bring a...more
Aug. 6, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

“Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian women and girls [are] living in…[a] particularly dire situation... [in] the refugee camps in Konik, Podgorica, who are exposed to a lack of basic services and infrastructure” (13)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that the State party has adopted programmes for the social inclusion and/or resettlement of refugees and stateless persons of Colombian and Syrian origin, but is concerned about the situation of migrant and refugee women who are at risk of violence and trafficking" (page 12-13).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party on having naturalized more than 160,000 Burundian refugees and their descendants residing in the country since 1972 and on its efforts to continue to host refugees from neighbouring countries, in particular Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It notes the efforts undertaken by the State party to operate programmes to combat sexual and gender-based violence in all refugee camps, provide legal aid to refugee women and girls in need and deliver food and non-food items. Nevertheless, it reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/TZA/CO/6, para. 47) about women’s inadequate protection from all forms of violence in refugee communities and the apparent impunity of the...more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"During 2014/15, 901 people were approved for residence through the Refugee Quota Programme and 321 people through the Refugee Family Support Category. Fifty per cent of all international/humanitarian migrants were female. Refugee women are supported by the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy. Its vision is that refugees participate fully and are efficiently integrated socially and economically so that they can live independently, undertake the same responsibilities and exercise the same rights as other New Zealanders and have a strong sense of belonging to their own community and to New Zealand" (page 9). "Migrant and refugee women face specific disadvantages, including access to support and services, transportation, isolation and language barriers"...more
June 8, 2018, 1:24 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation that the State party has welcomed more than 2.5 million refugees, mainly Syrians, and allocated significant resources to catering for their needs. The Committee is concerned, however, about the precarious and insecure living conditions of female refugees, both inside and outside the refugee camps, who are often deprived of basic services and essential goods, education, economic opportunities, health care, clothing, food, heating and hygiene articles, and are at heightened risk of sexual and other forms of violence. The Committee is furthermore concerned about: (a) The significant increase of prostitution in areas with high concentrations of Syrian refugees, particularly among girls and young women between 15...more
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Sexual exploitation, including so-called “transactional sex”, is reportedly taking place in camps for internally displaced persons, especially in Maiduguri, and girls and children born as a result of rape and sexual slavery committed by Boko Haram insurgents are subject to stigma and social isolation" (5).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee is concerned about the extremely difficult living conditions and health problems, in particular the severe spread of cholera, lack of adequate drinking water and sanitation, and poor housing in makeshift camps faced by stateless women, women displaced by the 2010 earthquake, and by women of Haitian descent who have been expelled from the Dominican Republic. The Committee notes with concern the high rate of sexual violence against these women and girls and the inadequacy of the measures taken to prevent such acts, investigate, prosecute and punish perpetrators and provide redress to the victims. It is further concerned about the compounding effect on these women of inadequate basic health...more