About the Journal

The Quarterly on Refugee Problems – AWR Bulletin (QRP) is the official journal of the Association for the Study of the World Refugee Problem (AWR) for the dissemination of findings on migration issues. It fosters the global, interdisciplinary discourse between academics and practitioners to provide theoretical and practical answers to questions related to forced or voluntary migration.

QRP proudly looks back to publishing tradition dating back until 1954. Since 2022 the QRP is published as an open access, double-blind peer reviewed online journal in English language and hosted by the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS). The regular due dates for the issues are March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 of each year. Its predecessor was named “Integration” (1954-1962) and transferred into the “AWR Bulletin - Vierteljahresschrift für Flüchtlingsfragen/Revue triestrielle des problèmes des réfugiés/Quarterly on Refugee Problems/Rivista trimestrale sui problemi die rifugiati” (1963-2003 published by Wilhelm-Braumüller Verlagsbuchhandlung, Vienna; 2004-2012 published by Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin). 2013-2021 its publication was suspended.


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Vol. 61 No. 1 (2022): Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin (QRP)
The cover of the 2022, volume 61, first issue of the Quarterly on Refugee Problems - AWR Bulletin

This issue bridges regions and disciplines. Challenges for and perceptions of elderly family members left behind in a country of origin are contrasted with attitudes in receiving societies towards immigration and refugee policies as well as with volunteering in support of migrants as acts if reflective solidarity and inclusion. A general introduction to mandate and practice of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants is contrasted by most current topics related to national responses to environmental and climate-related displacement, COVID-19 effects on the Schengen border regime and the war in the Ukraine. Overviews of and linking to relevant European case law and developments complement each other.

Published: 09/20/2022

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