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Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

What is forced migration?

Forced migration is defined by the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration as “a general term that refers to the movements of refugees and internall

y displaced people (people displaced by conflicts), as well as people displaced by natural or environmental disasters, chemical or nuclear disasters, famine, or development projects.”

What Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog is?

A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason

This Current Awareness Blog or CAB has been created to help you with the following tasks: 1) keep up with new publications, new journal and newsletter issues, new events and opportunities for professional development and learning, new web sites, and other relevant online resources; 2) track who’s doing what where in terms of research and publication; and 3) learn about online tools that can facilitate the search and retrieval of relevant information resources. So check in regularly or add this site’s feed to your favorite newsreader, and let the FM CAB help you navigate the forced migration information highway.

The author of this blog is Elisa Mason. She is an information specialist who focuses on forced migration issues. After receiving her Master’s in Library Science in 1991, she worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, DC and Geneva, as well as the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford. She has published a number of articles and guides on forced migration resources including the Guide to Forced Migration Resources on the Web, and most recently, Researching Forced Migration: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources. Some of her other publications are listed here.

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