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Political refugees

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Center for Gender and Refugee Studies [pdf]

Established in 1999 at the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) is primarily interested in supporting women asylum-seekers who are fleeing gender related harm. Additionally, they work "to impact the development of law and policy to protect women fleeing gender-based violence." The Center's website is a great place to learn about many of the...
European Country of Origin Information Network

Questions regarding asylum seekers and other related matters can be quite complex, so it's nice to learn about this particular website. European Country of Origin Information (ECOI).net "gathers, structures and processes publicly available country of origin information with a focus on the needs of asylum lawyers, refugee counsels and persons deciding on claims for asylum and other forms of...
Forced Migration Review

Published tri-annually since January 1998, the Forced Migration Review (FMR) is the in-house journal of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. The journal (and its online edition made available on this site) is published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, and "provides the humanitarian community with a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally...
UNCHR: The UN Refugee Agency

Established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to "lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide." Since its inception it is estimated that the agency has helped over 50 million people with various types of assistance. At the site, visitors can learn about...

The situation for refugees around the world is frequently a desperate one, and one that continues to be a concern of a number of international organizations, such as the World Bank and others. One such organization is USA for UNHCR, which is dedicated to raising the consciousness of Americans about "the work and accomplishments of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)". For...