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Archive: October 2016

Danae Zachari – Blog 4 (Part 2/3): Interview with Jeanne Makinadjian – Legal Advisor at MSRI

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In this second section, Jeanne Makinadjian explains the resettlement process and how resettlement countries, such as USA, implement their own refugee status determination, security and medical checks. We discuss the long process of being granted refugee status and that only a small proportion of the refugee population is resettled. The process of seeking asylum and the resettlement process often take a few years and individuals go through rigorous screening.

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Danae Zachari – Blog 4 (Part 1/3): Interview with Jeanne Makinadjian – Legal Advisor at MSRI

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In this three-part podcast I am interviewing Jeanne Makinadjian, the legal advisor at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, on how MSRI works as partners with UNHCR, as well as, her role at MSRI in assisting individuals to prepare for their UNHCR interviews and with writing appeals, when necessary. Jeanne briefly discusses the difference between migration law and international humanitarian law, and also defines for us the terms migrant worker, asylum seeker and refugee.

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Aracy Selvakumar - Blog 2: Dichotomies Abound - Early Observations From Kathmandu (ES)

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My post this time is about some little curiosities that I noted during my first 2 months here in Nepal, granted they may be obvious to some but they're just some things I thought about and considered. The comments made are my own perceptions of this place I currently call home and I also wanted to note that my observations by no means reflect on Nepal on the whole, rather they are Kathmandu-specific. 

-Aracy

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Zahura Ahmed - Blog 2: Different values for different lives (GE)

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Below, I have shared some of the thoughts I have had since starting my placement with BOMSA. Any reference to migrant workers refers only to domestic migrant workers. While I do discuss gender in this blog post, please note that I do not touch upon non-binary aspects of gender and how this affects migration, as this is something I have yet to learn much more about. Thank you for reading!

David Fox - Blog 2: In Defence of the Barangay (GOV)

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For my second blog, I've chosen to share a few thoughts on the Barangay system in the Philippines. 

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Claire Horwood - Blog 6: Working with Community Interpreters

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My flight lands around 7:50 p.m. at the Don Mueng airport in Bangkok, Thailand. I hoist my bag onto my back and navigate through customs, emerging into the muggy night air, my eyes scanning the horizon for the bus which will shuttle me to Nana Station. I discover that language is a significant barrier for me in Thailand, and I find myself gesturing madly, with big swooping motions – “BUS?