Refuge

Refuge is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, February

Casualties of Aboriginal Displacement in Canada: Children at Risk among the Innu of Labrador
Abstract The concept of displacement has long been associated with individuals within poor and developing nations, living under conditions of conflict and civil unrest. Conversely, little research attention has been paid to displacement among Aboriginal...
Children Asylum Seekers Face Challenges in the United States
Abstract This article outlines U.S. policy toward children asylum seekers. It highlights the gaps in U.S. detention and asylum policy which jeopardize the protection of children. It also discusses advances made in recent years, such as issuance...
Children at Risk. (Introduction)
Children are at risk in every part of the world today. They are at risk because of their special vulnerability as children and because the "natural" urge of most adults to protect and care for children falls far short of ensuring their protection and...
Hidden Children: Refugee Fostering in Guinea International Rescue Committee, Host Country Foster Care Project in Guinea
Abstract One of the most vulnerable yet overlooked groups within situations of forced migration is that of refugee children who have been separated from their families as a result of armed conflict and subsequently absorbed by foster families in...
Planning for the Return of Separated Children Seeking Asylum: An Inter-Country Social Service Perspective
Abstract A variety of circumstances contribute to an increasingly large number of minors who leave family, home, and country to seek asylum on foreign soil. They present special challenges to state and local authorities, to relevant non-governmental...
Protection of Refugee Children in India
Abstract This note is an attempt to illustrate the role played by the Indian judiciary in protecting refugee children and their interests in the context of India not being a party to the Refugee Convention or its Protocol. Along with this, the efforts...
Taking the Agenda Forward: The Roundtable on Separated Children Seeking Asylum in Canada
Abstract On October 15 and 16, 2001, the National Roundtable on Separated Children Seeking Asylum in Canada was held in Ottawa. The meeting was organized by the Child Welfare League of Canada, International Social Service Canada, and the United...
The "Brown Paper Syndrome": Unaccompanied Minors and Questions of Status
Abstract In principle, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants equal rights to all persons residing in Canadian territory. In practice, it is clear that some populations are more "equal" than others. Difficulties relating to the immigration process,...
The Rights of Internally Displaced Children: Selected Field Practices from UNICEF's Experience
Abstract Displacement is a critical humanitarian issue--forty million people are displaced as a result of conflict and other humanitarian crises. Approximately half of the world's displaced persons are children. Children in flight are at greater...
Un Regard Sur la Domesticite Juvenile En Haiti
Resume Enfants en domesticite, enfants en service, ou restavek (reste avec), telles sont les appellations recues par des petites filles et des petits garcons qui sont places dans des familles d'accueil afin de servir celles-ci. En retour, ces familles...