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Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions (Forced Migration Review 52)

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration. See more at http://www.fmreview.org/solutions.html

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 FMR 52 - From the Editors Our belief in the need for and the efficacy of humanitarian action is partly based on its actual effectiveness over the years in addressing the needs of, among others, forced migrants. Marion Couldrey, Maurice Herson 15 Aug 2016
2 FMR 52 - Forced displacement: a development issue with humanitarian elements Now is the time to consolidate the shift towards full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda. Niels Harild 15 Aug 2016
3 FMR 52 - The reality of transitions Attempts to address the drivers of forced displacement and to provide sustainable solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees need a more nuanced understanding of the drivers of violence and of war-to-peace transitions. Silvio Cordova 15 Aug 2016
4 FMR 52 - Forgotten people: former Liberian refugees in Ghana The viability of the ECOWAS integration scheme implemented as a solution for those Liberians who continued to stay in Ghana is seen to be limited. Naohiko Omata 15 Aug 2016
5 FMR 52 - Reflecting on Liberia and Sierra Leone In post-conflict Liberia and Sierra Leone, partnerships that were mutually supportive and that included the displaced themselves facilitated rapid and enduring results. J O Moses Okello 15 Aug 2016
6 FMR 52 - Peace in Colombia and solutions for its displaced people With the prospect of peace comes the need to find solutions for those displaced during 50 years of fighting. Martin Gottwald 15 Aug 2016
7 FMR 52 - A perspective from the World Bank The World Bank brings distinctive qualities to the role it can play in furthering the humanitarian to development transition and is significantly scaling up its engagement on forced displacement. Joanna de Berry 15 Aug 2016
8 FMR 52 - Humanitarian action and the transformation of gender relations There is value in creating space within a humanitarian response to invest in interventions that go beyond addressing the immediate risks and needs. Melinda Wells, Geeta Kuttiparambil 15 Aug 2016
9 FMR 52 - An age-sensitive approach to durable solutions Elderly people are likely to face specific constraints in displacement, yet the durable solutions devised by many states tend to follow a one-size-fits-all approach. Ana Mosneaga, Michaella Vanore 15 Aug 2016
10 FMR 52 - New aid architecture and resilience building around the Syria crisis The international community has been piloting an integrated humanitarian, development and government response to the crisis in the region of Syria. Gustavo Gonzalez 15 Aug 2016
11 FMR 52 - Development cooperation and addressing ‘root causes' Development has its place in dealing with the roots of displacement but it is not an alternative to important measures. Steffen Angenendt, Anne Koch, Amrei Meier 15 Aug 2016
12 FMR 52 - Labour mobility as part of the solution While refugee families lack access to work and struggle to survive, there are skills gaps around the world that could benefit from skilled refugees’ talents. Sayre Nyce, Mary Louise Cohen, Bruce Cohen 15 Aug 2016
13 FMR 52 - Palestinian professionals in Lebanon: an exception Palestine refugees in Lebanon, being classified as foreigners or migrants, suffer restrictions on their employment. Mahmoud Al-Ali 13 Jul 2016
14 FMR 52 - Doing business in Ecuador Engaging refugees in the economic development of Ecuador’s Esmeraldas Province would provide them with livelihoods and also combat the perception that they are a burden on society. Oscar M Sánchez Piñeiro, Regina Saavedra 13 Jul 2016
15 FMR 52 - The contribution of the private sector to solutions for displacement The Solutions Alliance is exploring ways of better engaging with the private sector to harness their capacity to turn displacement challenges into development opportunities. Glaucia Boyer, Yannick DuPont 13 Jul 2016
16 FMR 52 - Conceptual challenges and practical solutions in situations of internal displacement In situations of internal displacement, a variety of political, operational, ethical and practical challenges complicate our understanding and response and the adequate implementation of durable solutions. Chaloka Beyani, Natalia Krynsky Baal, Martina Caterina 12 Jul 2016
17 FMR 52 - Potential of protection capacity building to assist transition If protection capacity building is successful, it can contribute to establishing asylum systems that lead to local integration. Sarah Deardorff Miller, Julian Lehmann 12 Jul 2016
18 FMR 52 - Energy solutions with both humanitarian and development pay-offs Energy services are essential to the most basic human needs. Owen Grafham, Glada Lahn, Johanna Lehne 12 Jul 2016
19 FMR 52 - Uganda’s approach to refugee self-reliance Uganda has chosen inclusion over marginalisation; rather than coerce refugees into camps, Uganda upholds their rights to work, to attend school and to move freely. Kelly T Clements, Timothy Shoffner, Leah Zamore 12 Jul 2016
20 FMR 52 - Limitations of development-oriented assistance in Uganda In camp-like settlements, the aid provided by aid agencies with a development orientation can do little more than improve livelihood conditions. Ulrike Krause 12 Jul 2016
21 FMr 52 - Telling it like it is Oral histories provide a means to productively include forcibly displaced people in the work and practices of those looking for solutions for displacement crises. Tammi Sharpe, Elias Schneider 12 Jul 2016
22 FMR 52 - Somalia-Yemen links: refugees and returnees Many of the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees to whom Yemen offered prima facie refugee status over the decades are having to return as a result of the fighting in Yemen. Maimuna Mohamud 12 Jul 2016
23 FMR 52 - A role for market analysis Securing refugees’ access to work opportunities would help to ameliorate the problems associated with a primarily humanitarian response. Diana Essex, Jessica Therkelsen, Anna Wirth 12 Jul 2016
24 FMR 52 - Family allowance extended to refugees in Brazil The Brazilian government has extended an allowance, which was created to assist poor Brazilian families, to refugees. Lilian Yamamoto 12 Jul 2016
25 FMr 52 - Transitional policies and durable solutions for displaced Kashmiri Pandits The continuation of the predicament of those who remain displaced from the Kashmir Valley since 1989 results from the unintended consequences of past policies. Sudha G Rajput 11 Jul 2016
26 FMR 52 - Gendered limits to the returnee village programme in Burundi Gender and kinship intersect with a variety of other important factors in differential experiences of return. Yolanda Weima 11 Jul 2016
27 FMR 52 - Naturalisation of Burundian refugees in Tanzania Tanzania’s offer of citizenship to some 200,000 refugees received international attention and support. Amelia Kuch 11 Jul 2016
28 FMR 52 - Displacement and development solutions in Tanzania Tanzania’s refugee integration could serve as a blueprint for expanding the framework of durable solutions globally. Erol Kekic, Harrison Mseke 11 Jul 2016
29 FMR 52 - Transitional solutions for the displaced in the Horn of Africa Refugees can contribute significantly to the economy of countries of refuge. Nassim Majidi, Saagarika Dadu-Brown 11 Jul 2016
30 FMR 52 - Repatriation and solutions in stabilisation contexts So-called stabilisation contexts are risky for repatriation and therefore it is especially important to maintain the legal and practical difference between mandatory and voluntary repatriation. Giulio Morello 11 Jul 2016
31 FMR 52 - Pathway to peaceful resolution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Loud nationalistic voices and powerful vested interests stand in the way of cooperation between the Rakhine and Muslim communities and solving displacement. Ronan Lee, Anthony Ware 11 Jul 2016
32 FMR 52 - Refugee-run organisations as partners in development Incorporating refugee-run organisations into development programmes. Evan Easton-Calabria 11 Jul 2016
33 FMR 52 - A new approach to old problems: the Solutions Alliance Over the last three years, the Solutions Alliance has gradually emerged as a multi-stakeholder initiative to overcome the so-called humanitarian-development divide. Alexander Betts 11 Jul 2016
34 FMR 52 General - What’s going on in Nigeria? Huge numbers of people in Nigeria’s north-east have been affected by poverty, environmental degradation and Boko Haram violence. Toby Lanzer 11 Jul 2016
35 FMR 52 General - The weakness of resettlement safeguards in mining It is questionable whether current planning practices can safeguard against the risks associated with displacement and resettlement. John R Owen, Deanna Kemp 11 Jul 2016
36 FMR 52 General - Causes and consequences of Canada’s resettlement of Syrian refugees By the end of February 2016, Canada had fulfilled its promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. Anne-Marie Bélanger McMurdo 11 Jul 2016
37 FMR 52 General - Assisted Voluntary Return: implications for women and children Assisted Voluntary Return programmes often send women and children back to places of insecurity and uncertainty. Monica Encinas 11 Jul 2016
38 FMR 52 General - Psychosocial age assessments in the UK Poor age assessment procedures may have devastating consequences. Debbie Busler 07 Jul 2016
39 FMR 52 General - Sweden’s U-turn on asylum Sweden’s recent turnaround on asylum was triggered by various factors, including insufficient domestic preparedness and the humanitarian failures of other EU countries. Bernd Parusel 07 Jul 2016
40 FMR 52 General - Responding to LGBT forced migration in East Africa Following the passage of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act in December 2013, hundreds of LGBT individuals fled to Kenya seeking safety. Gitta Zomorodi 07 Jul 2016
41 FMR 52 General - The legal status of Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries There is little protection and assistance available for Iraqi refugees in neighbouring countries, especially as these countries are predominantly non-signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is consequently hard for refugees to support themselves. Mohammad Abbas Mohsen 16 Jun 2016
42 FMR 52 General - Imprisonment and deportation of Iraqi refugees in Lebanon A non-signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, Lebanon does not grant refugee status to Iraqis, many of whom end up spending long periods of time in detention. Qusay Tariq Al-Zubaidi 16 Jun 2016
43 FMR 52 General - Communication of information on the Thai-Burma border Communication of information has emerged as a particular concern for camp residents in Thailand since discussions about repatriation gained momentum in the past few years. Victoria Jack 16 Jun 2016
44 FMR 52 General - We have, I believe, won acceptance for the argument… From a statement made to the United Nations General Assembly, 20 November 1967 Sadruddin Aga Khan 15 Jun 2016