When people are forced to leave their homes, they usually also leave behind their means of economic activity. In their new location, they may not be able, or permitted, to work. This has wide-ranging implications. This issue includes 22 articles on the main feature theme of Economies: rights and access to work. It also includes two ‘mini-features’, one on Refugee-led social protection and one on Humans and animals in refugee camps. See more at: www.fmreview.org/economies.
FMR 58 Humans and animals in refugee camps - A field study of migration and adversity
The migratory journeys of birds can reflect the same complexity of issues that trigger and affect human displacement.
FMR 58 Humans and animals in refugee camps - Animal and human health in the Sahrawi refugee camps
Health challenges in the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert are faced by both human and animal populations, and therefore responses must function for the benefit of both.
FMR 58 - From the editors
In our main feature, authors explore the complex interactions of the constraints and opportunities involved, drawing on case-studies from around the world and highlighting the roles of new actors, new technologies and new-or renewed-approaches.
FMR 58 - Refugees’ right to work and access to labour markets: constraints, challenges and ways forward
Host countries need to assess the potential for opening their labour markets to refugees, and enhancing access to decent work.
FMR 58 - Supporting recently resettled refugees in the UK
Organisations supporting recently resettled refugees to find employment should focus on providing them with the tools to navigate the employment market in a sustainable way that leads to their personal development.
FMR 58 - Integrating refugees into the Turkish labour market
The granting to Syrian refugees in Turkey of the right to access formal work was a first step towards their economic integration but a number of challenges remain.