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Iris scanning. Malian refugee being registered with UNHCR during an out-of-camp registration exercise in Mauritania

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review is now online, with a major feature on ‘Digital disruption and displacement’.

FMR 73, coverDigital technologies are transforming our lives. Forcibly displaced people are using digital technologies in ways that inform and shape their migration and settlement in new places. At the same time, digital technologies are being used on (or against) forcibly displaced people. Complex predictive modelling, geolocation tracking on mobile phones, biometric data use and dissemination, digital financial systems and the use of AI in decision-making are among the digital technologies discussed in this issue.

Read the issue here

Online launch events

FMR will launch this issue with a two-part series of virtual events:

FMR 73 launch part 1: Digital inclusion: How digital technologies are transforming refugees’ economic, social and cultural inclusion

Wednesday 5 June 2024 at 13:00 London / 14:00 Geneva / 15:00 Nairobi / 17:00 Islamabad / 20:00 Kuala Lumpur / 08:00 New York (60 minutes)

Register for launch part 1

FMR 73 launch part 2: Borders, technology and movement: Implications of technology use by states and refugees

Tuesday 18 June at 16:00 London / 17:00 Geneva / 18:00 Nairobi / 20:00 Islamabad / 08:00 San Francisco / 11:00 New York (60 minutes)

Register for launch part 2

The event will be in English. We can provide Arabic, French or Spanish interpretation – please request at least five days in advance, either via the registration link above or by emailing