Internet Resources on the Refugee Issue
Governments and International Organizations:
Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade: Information on Canadian foreign policy and the Middle East peace process, with particular emphasis on the former Refugee Working Group.
International Development Research Centre / Middle East Initiatives: IDRC has been a major supporter of policy research on the refugee issue since 1992.
IOM: International Organization for Migration.
Information Service: Description of
the multilaterals/RWG, quadripartite committee,
and Israel's position. Documents are archived
on the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' gopher
Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee
Lebanon, Nahr el-Bared Recovery and Reconstruiction Cell
Lebanon Support, Nahr el-Bared Emergency and Recovery Information System. An online platform aiming at consolidating and centralizing all resources and information regarding aid provision to the Nahr el Bared's affected population in North Lebanon. The platform has a multi-layer categorization system, that allows ease of access and is customized to help the users locate information they need in an efficient manner.
of Foreign Affairs
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Department of State (Bureau of Near
Eastern Affairs): General information on
the bilateral and multilateral peace process,
and US foreign policy. Further information
can be found on the website of the US
embassy in Tel Aviv.
Program of Assistance to the Palestinian
UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
UN OCHA: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, occupied Palestinian territory.
official site of the United Nations Relief
and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in
the Near East.
UNSCO: Office for the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
Further information on refugees is also
available from the UN
Department of Political Affairs.
Research Centres and NGOs
Al-Awda.org (The Palestine
Right to Return Coalition)
Information Center is a very useful
site, containing--in addition to information
on their project on Palestinian Residency
and Refugee Rights--action alerts, the
newletter News From
Within, and other
The home page of American Near East Refugee
Aid, with program descriptions for the West
Bank, Gaza, and Lebanon.
American University of Beirut, Issam Fares Institute, Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps. A multi-year research, analysis, and policy-recommendations program to explore the public policy and governance challenges of Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, the West Bank and Gaza.
The BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian
Residency and Refugee Rights,
with information about Palestinian
residency and refugee rights including past
and present publications, statistical data,
press releases, and the ARTICLE 74 newsletter.
Baqa'a Refugee Camp: In Defence of Iraq's Palestinians
Campaign for the Right to Entry
refugee camp: Articles, children's
essays and information about Dheisheh refugee
includes information on Fafo, summaries of
projects and publications (including those
pertaining to refugees), and email addresses.
Gaza Community Mental Health Project.
Center for Policy and Survey Research
Palestine Return Centre
Popular Committee, Deir al-Balah Refugee Camp
RafahToday: Reports from Rafah, Palestine.
Research Centre for Refugee Studies (RCRS)
SHAML: SHAML Refugee and Diaspora Centre.
TAKAFUL: Palestinian Refugee Support Network
Resources on Refugees and Population
American University in Cairo, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
for Refugee Studies (York University):
The Centre for Refugee Studies
is engaged in research on refugee
issues; it informs public discussion
as well as policy development and practice
innovation by international,
governmental, advocacy and service organizations;
and it supports teaching in refugee and
Forced Migration Online.
and Refugee Board (Canada): The official website
of the Canadian government IRB contains a searchable
database of both background reports and questions/answers
arising from refugee claims, including a substantial
number of cases involving Palestinian claimants.
Central Bureau of Statistics
News (last updated 1997)
Studies Centre (Oxford)
States Committee for Refugees (USCR):
Dedicated to promoting refugee
protection and assistance in all regions
of the world.
General Internet Resources
for Middle East Peace (FMEP), non-profit organization
based in Washington, DC, dedicated to bringing peace
and reconciliation to Palestinians and Israelis via
a two state solution.
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