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The mini-feature on ‘Towards understanding and addressing the root causes of displacement’ has been prepared to inform discussions at the first Global Refugee Forum in December 2019. This collection of articles written by authors from the UN, NGOs and academia aims to enhance collective understanding of some of the root causes of displacement.

This issue of FMR will be available online and in print in English, Arabic and Spanish. The mini-feature will also be available as a standalone 24-page booklet in these three languages plus French.

Also available:

  • Editors’ briefing: provides headline analysis of the feature theme and mini-feature articles, with hyperlinks to articles – available online and in print in English and Arabic (A4 format)
  • Digest: presents a listing of all articles published in FMR 62, including article title, author(s) and affiliation, introductory sentences and links to the article online – available in English, Arabic and Spanish (A5 format)
  • Podcasts: the articles are available (in English) through University of Oxford’s Podcasts – link above.


If you are printing off the magazine, digest or mini-feature booklet, please note that they are published in A5 format (half of A4). In order to print them properly, please use your printer’s ‘Booklet’ setting. (The Editors’ briefing is A4 format.)

Please disseminate this issue as widely as possible by circulating to networks, posting links, mentioning it on Twitter and Facebook and adding it to resources lists. We encourage you to circulate or reproduce any articles in their entirety but please cite: Forced Migration Review issue 62

Requesting copies: If you would like to receive a print copy of the magazine, Editors’ briefing, digest or mini-feature booklet, or if you require multiple copies for distribution to partners and policy/decisionmakers or for use at conferences/workshops, please contact the Editors at We will need to know how many copies you require of which product and in which language, plus your full postal address. (We prefer to provide the digest or Editors’ briefing if large numbers are required for conferences and training, to save on print and postage costs.)

We are particularly grateful to the following donors for their financial support for this issue: Act Church of Sweden, Refugees International, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and UNHCR.

FMR 62 has been sponsored by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of Forced Migration Review and does not necessarily reflect the position of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

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