Forced Migration Review – 25th Anniversary collection
The FMR 25th Anniversary collection of articles will look back over 25 years of debate, learning and advocacy for the rights of displaced and stateless people, and consider where we are now in relation to many of the themes covered by FMR. We are inviting a selection of former guest editors, authors and donors to write on developments, lessons, challenges, gaps – and their thoughts about the future for displaced people and our sector.
During the past 25 years, Forced Migration Review (FMR) has played a vital role in enabling researchers, practitioners and policymakers to exchange information and ideas on refugee-related issues. In this article, Jeff Crisp provides a personal (and alphabetical) perspective on some of the events, trends and organisations that FMR has covered over the past two and half decades.
What we have today is an imperfect international welfare system that provides some assistance and some protection to individuals and communities affected by crisis and conflict. What then lies ahead?
Recent years have seen a growth in debate, learning and advocacy in the humanitarian sector on the needs and rights of persons with disabilities among displaced populations.
Looking through a displacement lens at environmental, technological, anthropological, political and other factors affecting societies now and in the past provides food for thought both on how we interpret the past and on how we envisage the future.
There is more guidance than ever before on what we should be doing in reproductive health in emergency response. Resources being dedicated to this area of health have significantly increased but unequally, and safe abortion and family planning services are still neglected.
Commitment and capacity to address Georgian IDPs’ needs took a long time to build, and depended heavily on non-governmental interventions and support, ranging from visits by the UN, reports and articles, legal advice, pilot projects and pressure from civil society.
Today, many humanitarian agencies have set up systems that enable their end-user stakeholders to submit feedback, including formal complaints. Their purpose is to remove the real and perceived barriers to giving the intended beneficiaries of humanitarian action a real say in it. This is a core part of a larger project of accountability and setting of standards.