Being young and out of place


Being displaced involves not just a change of physical location but a dislocation of many aspects of normal life, and young people may be particularly susceptible to being physically and socially ‘out of place’ during this period of their lives. FMR 40 examines the stresses of ‘being young and out of place’, explores young people’s needs and coping strategies, and asks why relatively little attention is paid to their rights and needs. It also includes articles on other subjects such as national IDP policies in Afghanistan and Nigeria, resettlement in Argentina, mental health in Lebanese camps and why some issues make it onto the international agenda while others do not.

This issue of FMR will be available online in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. Please note that it will be available in print in English only.

Unfortunately, we have failed to raise sufficient funding for this theme and for that reason we are currrently only able to print this issue in English, rather than in all four of our usual languages. The French, Arabic and Spanish editions will be available but only online. We apologise to all those who use these language editions for sharing research, learning and debate in non-English-speaking areas of the world. If your organisation could help fund the printing and dissemination for one of the other language editions, please do get in touch with us as soon as possible at

FMR40 Listing is a 4-sided expanded contents listing of all articles in this issue of FMR. It provides for each article: the title, the author(s) and their affiliation, the introductory sentences and a link to the full article online. It will be available online IN ALL LANGUAGES, and available in print in English (and probably Spanish).

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We encourage you to circulate or reproduce any articles in their entirety but please cite Forced Migration Review issue 40

We would like to thank Cécile Mazzacurati (UNFPA) and Jason Hart (University of Bath) for their invaluable assistance as special advisors on the feature theme of this issue. We are also very grateful to Save the Children, UNICEF, Invisible Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council/Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network/IPPF-WHR for their funding support for this issue.