With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, this issue of FMR explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is also relevant to other situations of displacement beyond as well as within the Middle East. FMR 57 contains 27 articles on ‘Syrians in displacement’, plus six ‘general’ articles on other topics. See more at: www.fmreview.org/syria2018
FMR 57 - From the editors
This issue therefore focuses – as did the 2014 issue – on displacement from and within Syria.
FMR 57 - Foreword: Syria in 2018 – in search of solutions
This important issue of Forced Migration Review draws our attention to the current challenges facing displaced Syrians and the continuing search for solutions.
FMR 57 - Protecting the dignity of displaced Syrians
What does dignity mean to Syrian refugees and practitioners? And what can humanitarian organisations do – or abstain from doing – to help Syrians preserve and protect their dignity?
FMR 57 - One camp, three refugee groups: challenges for local NGOs
Local non-governmental organisations in Lebanon's Bourj al-Barajneh camp face challenges in responding to the complex needs of three different refugee groups.
FMR 57 - Refugee-led humanitarianism in Lebanon's Shatila camp
Refugee-led humanitarian initiatives by 'established' Palestinian refugees in response to the arrival of 'new' displaced Syrians to Shatila camp raise key questions. Refugee-led humanitarian initiatives by 'established' Palestinian refugees in response to the arrival of 'new' displaced Syrians to Shatila camp raise key questions about the limitations of the humanitarian system and representations of refugees as passive victims.
FMR 57 - The role of municipalities in ensuring stability
Responses to crises in Lebanon's Beka'a region in 2017 show that refugee-hosting municipalities can be a pillar of peaceful coexistence and must be supported.