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Latest items for CWC-DATA-3

June 14, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Refugees reported exploitation by nongovernment actors, including assaults, gender-based violence, frauds, and labor exploitation. Also, problems of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and early and forced marriage continued. Gender-based violence and sexual abuse were common in camps for Sri Lankans" (28).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"International NGOs cited the IDPs’ greatest immediate needs as food, shelter, and protection. Other needs included health care, nutrition, water, sanitation, and education. NGOs reported there were insufficient resources available to IDP victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Women faced dangers in and outside camps, and SGBV survivors had limited access to safe, confidential psychosocial counseling and medical services or safe space to discuss SGBV. Women and girls, as well as the babies born as a result of rape during Boko Haram captivity, faced stigmatization and community isolation" (Pg 24).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government did not provide protection against the expulsion or forcible return of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, especially North Korean refugees. The government continued to consider North Koreans as 'illegal economic migrant' rather than refugees or asylum seekers and forcibly returned many of them to North Korea. The government continued to deny UNHCR permission to operate outside of Beijing. Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented the government detained 41 North Koreans in July and August alone, compared with 51 documented detentions of North Korean refugees from June 2016 to July 2017. In the same report, HRW estimated that among these 92 North Korean refugees, family members reported that at least...more
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government forcibly returned Syrian refugees and PRS, including women, children, war-injured persons, and persons with disabilities, to Syria" (20). "For those who entered the country irregularly (without required documentation, or using Syrian identity documents), refoulement was a constant risk, and access to basic civil services--including renewal of identity documents, the registration of marriages, deaths, and births--was highly complex. UNRWA reported that such activities could result in forced return to Syria, as well as detention and denaturalization" (21). "NGOs reported refugees from Syria and foreign migrant workers, including garment workers and domestic workers, were especially vulnerable to gender-based violence, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, in the workplace" (31).more
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Committee notes with appreciation the previous open reception policy of the State party during the mass influx of asylum-seekers in Europe in 2015, its acceptance of approximately 162,877 persons, including 35,369 unaccompanied children, and its efforts to ensure their protection and to provide assistance. However, the Committee is concerned at the recent reversal of the State party’s asylum policy and at policies restricting the granting of residence permits and family reunification, which may have particularly negative consequences for women and children asylum seekers" (3). "It further regrets that 75 per cent of parental leave is still taken by women and that migrant women, women belonging to minority groups, refugee...more
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR, as of May 31, there were 34,207 refugees in the country, including 33,501 Malian refugees. Of this number, 23,318 Malian refugees lived in Burkina Faso’s two refugee camps, Goudebou and Mentao, 8,800 resided in villages in Ouadalan and Soum Provinces, and 1,383 lived in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso" (p. 12).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Intensify efforts to combat stereotypes against Muslim women, migrant women and women asylum seekers, who are targets of hate speech and racially motivated violence in the State party" (6).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Between January and September, 146 persons were granted refugee status" (p. 7).
May 21, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government committed to receive 1,583 refugees and asylum seekers (1,433 under the EU relocation scheme and 150 under the EU resettlement scheme). In November the country received 40 Syrian refugees from Turkey, the first of 150 Syrian refugees the country committed to receive under the EU resettlement scheme" (para. 9).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Policy regarding integration, housing, health care and education for refugees and asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minor children (2011-2015)" (2). "Reported incidents of sexual and domestic violence against women in refugee shelters by their partners, shelter staff or security staff; and the legal restrictions on their freedom, which often force them to wait several months before they can be transferred to an alternative safe shelter; Incidents of hate crimes and attacks on refugees and asylum seekers in both shelters and camps, causing injury to women and girls" (9). "Refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls have limited access to integration and language courses, which are currently accessible to only refugees with prospects...more
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Women in refugee camps in Gaza stated they felt unsafe using public bathing and latrine facilities" (105).
April 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to international organizations, approximately 113,000 households were displaced and more than 250 groups of identified IDPs lived throughout the country. The primary causes of displacement were rural evictions (45.7 percent), natural disasters (27.7 percent), localized conflict (13.3 percent), and urban evictions (13.1 percent)" (24). "According to UNHCR, the country hosted approximately 17,627 refugees and asylum seekers during the year" (26).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Based on the registration conducted following the Kosovo conflict in cooperation with UNHCR, the government provided all persons displaced by the conflict who wanted to register as internally displaced persons (IDPs) with an IDP card that made them eligible for humanitarian assistance and facilitated their movement as well as access to basic government services. Emigration and Repatriation: According to UNHCR, 133 displaced persons from Kosovo who had been living in the country returned to Kosovo during the first six months of the year. Of those, 109 were ethnic Serb, five were Bosniaks, and 19 were Gorani . . . The law provides protection to IDPs in accordance with the UN...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The problems faced by internally displaced and returnee women are uneven regulations on the use of health care in the territory of BiH, if they are outside the area of the entity they belong to, and the fear of losing the rights acquired in the places of displacement. An additional problem is missing the deadlines for reporting to the Employment Service, through which the health care is provided, and insufficient awareness among returnees and displaced populations" (35). "The Law on Foreigners and the Law on Asylum in BiH are in line with the GEL. While a person is in the status of a seeker of international protection, the MoS BiH...more
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

[Tibet] "Tight border controls sharply limited the number of persons crossing the border into Nepal and India. In 2015, 89 Tibetan refugees transited Nepal through the Tibetan Reception Center, run by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Kathmandu, on route to permanent settlement in India. This compared to 80 in 2014, down from 171 in 2013 and 242 in 2012" (page 89). [Hong Kong] "Government policy was to repatriate undocumented migrants who arrived from mainland China, and authorities did not consider them for refugee status. As of July the authorities had returned 1,975 immigration offenders and illegal immigrants to the mainland . . . The SAR...more
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"As of September there were approximately 38,000 irregular migrants and asylum seekers in the country, of whom approximately 500 entered as unaccompanied minors and approximately 7,000 were women, according to NGOs" (25). "In June the government announced it would issue A/5 humanitarian visas to 200 Sudanese migrants from Darfur. While this represented an improvement over the 2A5 'conditional release' status, NGOs cautioned that even these 200 migrants would continue to lack the full protections of refugee status. In February the Population and Immigration Authority issued new guidelines to RSD adjudicators to increase their sensitivity to gender problems" (27).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to UNHCR, the government has granted registration to 951,000 Afghan and 28,000 Iraqi refugees under a system known as “Amayesh,” through which authorities provide refugees with cards identifying them as legally registered refugees. The cards enable refugees to access basic services and facilitate the issuance of work permits. Additionally, approximately 1.4 million “nonrefugee” Afghans held visas under a Joint Action Plan for formerly undocumented Afghans. A large number of undocumented Afghans lived in the country and were unable to register as official refugees or visa holders" (25-26).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"There were multiple reports of so-called survival sex by refugees to obtain income to supplement food rations and other necessities in the Dzaleka Camp. Gender- based violence and other criminal activities were also reported at Dzaleka" (para 63).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"According to the Statistical Communique of the People’s Republic of China on 2013 National Economic and Social Development published by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, 289 million persons lived outside the jurisdiction of their household registration. Of that number, 245 million individuals worked outside their home district. Many migrant workers and their families faced numerous obstacles with regard to working conditions and labor rights. Many were unable to access public services, such as public education or social insurance, in the cities where they lived and worked because they were not legally registered urban residents. Poor treatment and difficulty integrating into local communities contributed to increased unrest among...more
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The Council of Ministers decided (Decision No.75.317, dated 19.6.2013) to recognise children of IDP mothers as displaced persons entitled to all rights the children of the IDP fathers have regarding all existing benefits (e.g. housing schemes). By the enactment of the necessary legislative amendment [L.170(I)/2013] on 27.12.2013, the children of IDP mothers can participate on an equal footing in housing schemes and in renting subsidy schemes" (33).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The COI reported that the large number of missing men contributed to a sharp rise in female-headed households and increased the number of female IDPs and refugees" (para 13). "Observers of the refugee crisis reported women, men, and community leaders consistently identified sexual violence as a primary reason their families fled the country" (para 185). "NGOs working with refugees reported families reportedly killed some rape victims inside the country, including those raped by government forces, for reasons of 'honor'" (para 189). "In March the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated that half a million women in the country and in nearby refugee camps were pregnant and needed care. It also estimated...more
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to refugees, returning refugees, asylum seekers, and other persons of concern. The government also provided funding to humanitarian organizations to provide social services to migrants, including refugees. The government continued to make travel documents available to Sahrawis, and there were no reported cases of authorities preventing Sahrawis from traveling out of the country. The government encouraged the return of Sahrawi refugees from Algeria and elsewhere if they acknowledged the government’s authority over Western Sahara. Refugees and asylum seekers, as well as migrants, were particularly vulnerable to abuse;...more
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, returning refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, vulnerable migrants, or other persons of concern. Resources provided by the government were inadequate to meet the assistance needs of these populations . . . According to UNHCR, as of September 1, the government hosted 50,649 Malian refugees at the Mberra camp, located in the southeastern region of Hodh El-Chargui, and an estimated 1,000 other persons" (page 12-13).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Internal population movements increased in 2016 because of armed conflict. During the year internal displacement statistics reached a record high, with approximately 661,000 persons displaced. Most IDPs left insecure rural areas and small towns seeking relatively greater safety and government services in larger towns and cities in the same province. All 34 provinces hosted IDP populations" (20). "Limited humanitarian access caused delays in identifying, assessing, and providing timely assistance to IDPs. IDPs continued to lack access to basic protection, including personal and physical security and shelter. Many IDPs, especially in households with a female head, faced difficulty obtaining basic services because they did not have identity documents. Many IDPs in...more
March 6, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Refugees were able to use the education system and the socialized medical system, but the government offered no assistance with housing or food except in extreme cases that involved children and pregnant women" (9).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Drug traffickers, guerrilla fighters, and other illegal armed groups continued to displace predominantly poor and rural populations" (18). "Drug traffickers, guerrilla fighters, and other illegal armed groups continued to displace predominantly poor and rural populations" (21). "The Victims’ Unit cited extortion, recruitment by illegal armed groups, homicides, and physical and sexual violence as the primary causes of intra-urban displacement. UNHCR reported that in some departments displacement disproportionately affected indigenous and Afro-Colombian groups" (22). "UNHCR stated that Colombia was the country of origin for 360,000 refugees and persons in a refugee-like situation, the majority in Ecuador, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Panama. UNHCR estimated that between 400 and 500 Colombians crossed into...more
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"With regard to displaced and refugee women, the Government follows the recommendations in the Protocol of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, on the prevention and suppression of sexual violence against women and children, adopted on 30 November 2006, of which the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a signatory. Government actions to support this group are undertaken by the Ministry of Solidarity and Humanitarian Action. Addressing this issue remains a challenge" (22).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The populations of Gao, Kidal, and Timbuktu feared leaving the cities for security reasons, including the threat from roadside bombs (see section 1.g.). Conditions at the beginning of the year encouraged some refugees and IDPs to return to their homes in the north, but subsequent incidents of insecurity slowed the rate of returns. The government facilitated travel to the north for IDPs who lacked the means to pay for their travel" (page 15). "The Commission on Population Movement, led by the International Organization for Migration, estimated the country had 61,920 IDPs as of September 17, a 39 percent decline from the previous year. The IDP population had fallen to a...more
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"Palestinian refugees residing in the country could not obtain citizenship and were not citizens of any other country. Palestinian refugee women married to Lebanese citizens were able to obtain citizenship and transmit citizenship to their children. Palestinian refugees, including children, had limited social and civil rights and no access to public health, education, or other social services. Children of Palestinian refugees faced discrimination in birth registration, and many had to leave school at an early age to earn an income" (Pg 22). "The legal age for marriage is 18 for men and 17 for women. Family matters are governed by confessionally determined personal status law, and minimum ages acceptable for...more
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"It is also concerned about the consequences of forced evictions of indigenous women and women of African descent from lands traditionally occupied or used by them and the dispossession of such lands by private non-State actors" (12). This implies an IDP issue (CCS-CODER COMMENT).