JDC Literature Review

The JDC literature review highlights recent publications, academic scholarship, and thought leadership on issues relating to forced displacement. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, encourage the exchange of ideas, and support a ‘Community of Practice’.

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The Kalobeyei Settlement – A Self-Reliance Model for Refugees?

The Kalobeyei refugee settlement in Turkana County in Kenya was established in 2016 with the aim of transitioning refugee assistance from a traditional aid-based model to one based on the principles of supporting host communities, offering self-reliance and promoting...

Economic Impact of Giving Land to Refugees

The authors examine the impact of refugee’s access to cultivable land on refugee welfare in Uganda, through a comprehensive survey of refugees in Rwamwanja settlement and local households and businesses living within 15 kilometers of the settlement. Land allocation...

Integrating Refugee Doctors into Host Health-care Systems

This article identifies a number of obstacles faced by refugee doctors wishing to practice medicine in host countries, despite the significant contribution they can make in areas with doctor shortages and/or large immigrant or refugee populations. The authors describe...

From Refugee to Employee: Work Integration in Rural Denmark

This article describes Red Cross Denmark’s Fast Track program, which aims to facilitate early access to the local labor market for refugees while they are still in the asylum phase. It allows participants to remain in the municipality where they claim asylum rather...

Supporting Recently Resettled Refugees in the UK

The author offers several lessons learned from supporting refugees in their search for employment in the UK, including the importance of: Continuous support to navigate a new system, e.g. through regular group/individual discussions to share frustrations, strategies...

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