Forced Migration Online

Project Description:

Forced Migration Online (FMO) provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. In the context of the working definition, the subject areas covered by FMO include: Causes of flight; Conditions in countries of origin (e.g., human rights violations, early warning, prevention, etc.); Responses to forced migration situations (e.g., emergency assistance, relief programmes, legal protection/asylum, resettlement, international humanitarian law, compensation, etc.); Experiences of forced migrants (e.g., adaptation, health, psychosocial issues, racism, etc.); Special groups (e.g., gender issues, children, indigenous peoples, etc.); Repatriation/return (e.g., post-war reconstruction, development/livelihood programmes, etc.); Impact/consequences of forced migration (e.g., environmental, economic, social, etc.); Organizations & actors (e.g., IGOs, NGOs, governments, aid workers, agents of persecution, etc.). The site is designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field. FMO offers Resource Summaries and Research Guides arranged by theme. The searchable digital library was created by selecting an initial set of unpublished documents from the library collections at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford; the Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University, Boston; and the Program on Forced Migration, Columbia University, New York. Additional partners with specialized collections will be sought for future development of the digital library. Articles from the principal journals in the forced migration field (e.g., Journal of Refugee Studies, International Journal of Refugee Law, Disasters, etc.) represent another potential documentary source. The site also contains content from journals in the field, selected photographic and video content from partners, and notices of relevant events. Users can subscribe to email discussion lists, podcasts, and RSS feeds.