Syrians in displacement


With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this issue of FMR explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is also relevant to other situations of displacement beyond as well as within the Middle East. FMR 57 contains 27 articles on ‘Syrians in displacement’, plus six ‘general’ articles on other topics.


This issue of FMR will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, Spanish and French. The English versions of articles will also be available in audio format.

Also available is the FMR 57 digest for easy online access to all the articles published in FMR 57. This provides for each article: the title, the author(s) and their affiliation, the introductory sentences and links to the full article online. The digest will be available online and in print in all four languages.

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This issue has been published with the assistance of the Regional Development and Protection Programme for the Middle East, a joint European initiative supporting refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, funded by the EU, the Czech Republic, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, UK and Denmark. (The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Forced Migration Review and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the contributing donors.)


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