The Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees in Jordan

This research project asks the question: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting Jordanian policies toward Syrian refugees and the likelihood of Syrian refugee return to Syria? Three researchers in the region are being contracted to conduct research on the impact of COVID-19 on Jordan’s economy and on the host country’s policies toward Syrian refugees.  Some of […]

Repurposing Frozen Assets

Accountability is currently missing altogether at the upstream end of refugee flows where perpetrators act with impunity, often enriching themselves in the process, sometimes shielded by UN Security Council vetoes. One of the Council’s proposals in its report A Call to Action: Transforming the Global Refugee System that has generated a lot of attention involves frozen assets. […]

Syrian Refugees in Jordan and the Region

Read the latest research publish in September 2021 from this project: What are the realistic alternatives for Syrian refugees and the governments that host them in the medium- to long-term?  How can host countries be supported to continue hosting refugees in light of growing pressures for return? Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have hosted Syrian refugees since […]

Partnership with Lamp Lifeboat Ladder to Resettle Refugee Survivors of Torture

Through a new partnership with global law firm Reed Smith, the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and other international organizations, the World Refugee & Migration Council will support resettling refugees in Canada who have suffered torture and/or sexual violence.  The partnership announced that it received a C$500,000 grant from the Boston-based Shapiro Foundation and […]