The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and from further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement and to meet the differing needs of affected populations. This issue contains 31 articles on Latin America and the Caribbean, plus five ‘general’ articles on other topics.
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We are grateful to the following for their financial support for this issue: CAMMINA (Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance), Entreculturas, Open Society Foundations, Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR.
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