Forced Migration Review

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Forced Migration Review (FMR) is acknowledged by the humanitarian community as the world's most widely read publication on refugee, internal displacement and statelessness issues.

It is published by the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre[1] in English, Arabic, Spanish and French. It is also distributed without charge. It started in 1987 as the Refugee Participation Network newsletter (RPN) and was re-launched as FMR in April 1998. It appears approximately three times a year, with occasional Supplements and Special issues. Most issues have a main theme and also carry some 'general articles' on other aspects of forced migration.

FMR provides a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced persons in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and IDPs in programme design and implementation.


  • provides space for the voices of displaced people to be heard;
  • publishes concise jargon-free articles by practitioners, researchers and displaced people which share information, experience and policy recommendations;
  • is disseminated globally: FMR is distributed without charge to over 11,000 organisations and individuals in 177 countries;
  • provides full-text online versions of articles in all language editions;
  • encourages networking and information exchange in the field of forced migration by providing news of publications, Internet resources and conferences;
  • promotes wider public knowledge of, and respect for, the UN Refugee Convention and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement;


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