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New Resettlement Handbook published

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New Resettlement Handbook published

1 October 2002

A new handbook on refugee resettlement has just been published by UNHCR and the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, an Australian NGO. Entitled "Refugee Resettlement: An International Handbook to Guide Reception and Integration", the book is intended as a resource to help in the development of sound programmes for the integration of resettled refugees. The handbook was written by experts from the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture, with financial support from the government of Australia. Substantive advice was provided by UNHCR and by a task force consisting of governmental and NGO representatives from a dozen countries. The handbook addresses issues such as initial reception of resettled refugees, ways of preparing receiving communities, language training, education, employment, and the special needs of children.