This issue of FMR looks at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how – and how well – resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees. It contains 33 articles on Resettlement, plus a mini-feature on Post-deportation risks and monitoring and four articles on other forced migration topics.
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We would like to thank Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, RefugePoint, the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR’s Division of International Protection for their financial support of this issue.
FMR 54 cover photo
The 15-year-old Syrian boy pictured on the cover of this issue is hoping to be resettled in Canada and he and his family are in the final stages of assessment. They live in a two-room shelter in an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon. He keeps his suitcase packed.
Why have we pixellated his face? See www.fmreview.org/photo-policy
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