Forced Migration Review 55 on Shelter in Displacement now online

21 June, 2017

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review examining Shelter in Displacement is now online.

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community.

This issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs. It includes one article by Associate Professor Tom Scott-Smith on ‘The Humanitarian-Architect Divide’.

The issue also contains seven ‘general’ articles on other forced migration topics.

FMR provides a forum for researchers, policymakers, practitioners and displaced people to analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; share research findings; debate policies and programmes; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action. It is published three times a year by the Refugee Studies Centre at ODID.

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