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11 May 2016 description

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

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.

25 Jan 2007 description

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

by Amie-Tejan Kellah

During Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war - which ended in 2001 - there was a high incidence of sexual assault against women and young girls.(1) Return of peace has not meant that women and girls are safe from sexual assault.

Years of conflict have weakened the rule of law and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) have few opportunities to access appropriate services.

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 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.