Recognising refugees


FMR issue 65’s main feature on Recognising refugees explores shortcomings, challenges and innovations (and their consequences for refugees/asylum seekers) in refugee status determination processes worldwide. A second feature offers reflections on lessons and good practice emerging from the 2018–20 GP20 Plan of Action for IDPs.


The magazine and accompanying Editors’ briefing will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, Spanish and French.

Note that the new-look Editors briefing provides headline analysis of the content of the whole issue plus a listing of all articles including links (A4 format, digital and in print). Cheaper to print and to post – and reduces our environmental impact!

Also available:

  • Standalone PDF of the GP20 feature, for targeted dissemination (A5 format, digital version only)


Doing your own printing? If you are printing off the magazine or the standalone feature, please note that they are published in A5 format (half of A4). 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 65
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Requesting print copies:
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IMPORTANT: Please consider how COVID-19 will affect your need for print copies, including your/your organisation’s ability to physically take delivery of copies.

We would like to thank Cathryn Costello, Caroline Nalule and Derya Ozkul (RefMig), Lucy Kiama (HIAS Kenya) and Periklis Kortsaris (UNHCR) for their assistance on the Recognising refugees feature, and Nadine Walicki and Samuel Cheung (UNHCR) for their assistance on the GP20 feature. We would also like to thank the RefMig project (European Research Council Horizon 2020 award, grant number 716968), the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR for their funding support for this issue.