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03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

21 Jul 2018 description
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FMR58 Full Report
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Mini-feature Refugee-led social protection
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Mini-feature Humans and animals in refugee camps
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Mini-feature Syrians in displacement: work and economies

From the editors

28 Sep 2016 description

It is often people’s immediate community that provides the first, last and perhaps best tactical response for many people affected by or under threat of displacement. In the 23 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world – including authors who are themselves displaced – explore the capacity of communities to organise themselves before, during and after displacement in ways that help protect the community.

FMR 53 also includes eight ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

14 Aug 2012 description

Young people may be particularly susceptible to being physically and socially ‘out of place’ during this period of their lives. FMR 40 examines the stresses of ‘being young and out of place’, explores young people’s needs and coping strategies, and asks why relatively little attention is paid to their rights and needs. It also includes articles on other subjects such as national IDP policies in Afghanistan and Nigeria, resettlement in Argentina, mental health in Lebanese camps and why some issues make it onto the international agenda while others do not.

22 Sep 2010 description

Workshop report

International workshop 22 September 2010

Aim

Although faith communities and faith-based organisations (FBOs) are often at the forefront of humanitarian responses to people affected by conflict, crisis and forced migration across the globe, little is known about the scale, nature and impacts of their interventions. This international workshop brought together scholars, practitioners and forced migrants from different faith perspectives and diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore the motivations and practices of faith communities and FBOs in their response to …

31 Jul 2010 description

It is not common practice to include people with disabilities among those who are considered as particularly vulnerable in disasters and displacement and who therefore require targeted response – yet statistics tell us that up to 10% of all displaced people will have a disability.

01 Feb 2010 description

From the editors

The striking fact that for the first time in human history there are now more people living in towns and cities than outside them is not in itself a reason for FMR to be covering urban displacement. Behind that fact, however, lies the multiplicity of reasons why people have been moving into urban environments and the reality that for many of them it is not a matter of choice.

Relatively little is known about the precise numbers of those forcibly displaced into urban settings, their demographics, basic needs or protection problems.

01 Jun 2009 description

Introduction

In the context of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), there has been growing discussion of the multi-dimensional relationship between migration and development.

23 Apr 2008 description

(From "Forced Migration Review" No. 30: Burma's displaced people)


Forced displacement of Burmese people

This issue of FMR aims to help bring the crisis of forced displacement of Burmese people back into the international spotlight.

Inge Brees

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

By Hala W Mahmoud

At least 2 Sudanese were killed in December 2005 as Egyptian riot police violently dispersed a sit-in near the Cairo offices of UNHCR.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Noah Gottschalk

Evidence is mounting that early marriage is a form of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) with detrimental physical, social and economic effects. Policymakers need to focus on the complex interactions between education, early marriage and sexual violence.

Uganda currently hosts at least 230,000 refugees, the vast majority of them southern Sudanese.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Katie Thomas

Sexual violence has a profound and long-lasting physical, psychological and social impact.

The physical wounds suffered in most forms of combat are usually visible, prioritised for medical treatment and eventually healed. In contrast, while sexual violence may result in significant physical damage and severe internal wounding, it is far less likely to be treated than other forms of wounding.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Fahima A Hashim

The UN and the African Union must do more to insist that the Government of Sudan create an enabling environment to report, investigate and prosecute cases of violence against women.

Militarisation and long-standing armed conflicts in many regions have deeply affected the daily lives of Sudanese women, most recently and tragically in Darfur.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Carmen Lowry

Survivors of sexual assault need emotional support, safe and private spaces for healing and access to resources, information and networks.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) operates ten Women's Centres in Darfur to try to meet their needs.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Erin Patrick

In hundreds of refugee and IDP settings throughout the world, women and girls are made more vulnerable to sexual violence because of the almost daily need to leave camps in search of firewood. More can and must be done to reduce this risk.

Perhaps nowhere is the danger of assault whilst gathering firewood more evident than in Darfur. Women and girls trek for hours a day in the hope of finding a few branches or roots to burn.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Christine Lebrun and Katharine Derderian

Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) Belgium currently addresses sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in many of its projects worldwide, in countries including South Africa, Burundi, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Chad, Rwanda and Colombia. Two of our most successful interventions are in South Africa and Burundi.

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape in the world.

25 Jan 2007 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" No.27 Sexual violence: weapon of war, impediment to peace)

by Lona Elia

Decades of under-development and conflict have left South Sudanese women in the words of the late John Garang - "the poorest of the poor and the marginalised of the marginalised." It is in this context that violence against women and girls breeds.

Almost all southern Sudan's key development indicators are the lowest in the world.(1) Severe gender disparity is manifest in access to education and health and differential life expectancy.

04 Sep 2006 description

(From "Forced Migration Review" No. 26 Palestinian displacement: a case apart?)

By Katherine Reid

Education is an absolute right for all children, yet in Darfur children have always had limited access to schooling.

03 May 2006 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" Issue 25)
by Sarah Maguire and Maarten G Barends

03 May 2006 description

(from "Forced Migration Review" Issue 25)