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24-year-old Alfredo* from El Salvador works on a farm in the Valley of Peace refugee settlement in central Belize. (*Name changed for protection reasons)

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review – with a major focus on Latin America and the Caribbean: building on a tradition of protection – is now online at

The region of Latin America and the Caribbean has long demonstrated hospitality towards those fleeing conflict and persecution within the region and further afield. Faced with newer causes of displacement, such as the violence of organised criminal gangs and the adverse effects of climate change, Latin American and Caribbean countries are continuing to expand and adapt their protection laws and mechanisms in order to address these and other situations of displacement. There is much to commend in the region’s commitment to providing protection, and much to learn from its varied, often innovative approaches.

This issue contains 31 articles on Latin America and the Caribbean, plus five ‘general’ articles on other topics.

Authors include Filippo Grandi (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) contributing the Foreword on ‘Regional solidarity and commitment to protection in Latin America and the Caribbean’.

To access individual articles or download the full pdf, please visit To request print copies, please email The issue will be published in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

FMR are grateful to the following for their financial support for this issue: CAMMINA (Central America and Mexico Migration Alliance), Entreculturas, Open Society Foundations, Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR.

Forthcoming themes: ‘Displacement in the Middle East’ and ‘Economies, work and displacement’. See for details or sign up for our occasional email alerts at