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FMR will look back at how forced migration issues have changed – and what has stayed the same – since 1987

In November 1987 the first issue of a newsletter was published by the Refugee Studies Centre in response to a call for a forum for information exchange between researchers and practitioners. Forced Migration Review (formerly known as the Refugee Participation Network newsletter) is still going strong today, 25 years later. It is now published in four languages and read around the world.

Our Anniversary collection of newly commissioned articles will look back over 25 years of debate, learning and advocacy for the rights of displaced and stateless people, and consider where we are now – and what the future holds – in relation to many of the themes that have been covered by FMR.

We are inviting a selection of former guest editors, authors and donors to reflect on developments and to consider questions such as: What main lessons and commitments do we need to take forward? What gaps remain in our understanding and capacity? 

The full collection of articles will build up gradually. Later in 2013 we will combine all the articles into a full anniversary issue which will be available online. 

We’re launching the collection today with two articles, one by FMR’s current Editors and one by Jeff Crisp, head of UNHCR’s Policy Development and Evaluation Service, who has collaborated with FMR for many years, as a writer, funder and advisor. In his article Jeff Crisp provides a personal (and alphabetical) perspective on some of the events, trends and organisations that FMR has covered over the past two and half decades.

Go to to read the articles.

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