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A group of Hazara refugees from Afghanistan at the train station in Presevo, Serbia, November 2015 © UNHCR/Daniel Etter
A group of Hazara refugees from Afghanistan at the train station in Presevo, Serbia, November 2015

Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. The manifestations of the ‘migration crisis’ are as disparate as the building of fences to stop people crossing normally peaceful borders, the deaths of people transported by smugglers in unseaworthy boats, EU political leaders bickering over a Common European Asylum System and the numbers they will or will not allow into their respective countries, and contentious responses to the disaster that continues to unfold in Syria. Alongside this we also see an upsurge of grass-roots compassion, solidarity and assistance to those whose human suffering on a grand scale in and around Europe constitutes the reality behind the rhetoric.

FMR 51 includes 43 articles on ‘Destination: Europe’, plus five ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.  

The issue will be available in print and online in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. FMR is free of charge in print and online.

The issue includes four articles by RSC researchers and associates:

It need not be like this

Cathryn Costello

Choices, preferences and priorities in a matching system for refugees

Will Jones and Alexander Teytelboym (University of Oxford)

Legal and practical issues raised by the movement of people across the Mediterranean

Guy S Goodwin-Gill

Economic reintegration of returnees in Liberia

Naohiko Omata and Noriko Takahashi (UNIDO)