Forced Migration Review

The most recent issue of Forced Migration Review, published by the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University focuses on climate change and the effect of natural disasters on the movement of people within countries and across state borders. The internationally recognized definition of a "refugee," accepted in 1951 at the UNHCR Refugee Convention, does not explicitly include those individuals displaced due to the occurrence of natural disasters such as famine, flooding, earthquakes, or typhoons. Forced migrations due to these kinds of natural disasters have significantly increased around the world since 2008 and so have become of increasing concern to the international community that oversees policy-making concerning migration and humanitarian crises. Therefore, the current issue of Forced Migration Review discusses some ways that the migrations caused by these crises are and ought to be addressed.

The issue can be read in its entirety on FMR's webpage.