Behinderung und Entwicklungs­zusammen­arbeit e.V.

Call for Papers

Here you can find the recent Call for Papers and other relevant information, when you are interested to contribute to the journal through publishing an article.


On the topic of forced migration and disability

Forced migration is defined as “a migratory movement in which an element of coercion exists, including threats to life and livelihood, whether arising from natural or man-made causes” (International Organization for Migration, 2004). According to the UNHCR, an unprecedented number of 65.6 million people, including an estimated number of 22.5 million refugees and 10 million stateless people, are currently forcibly displaced. While the individual stories behind these statistics are hard to fathom, the response to forced migration is undoubtedly one of the biggest current challenges for the global community and countries from the Global South and North alike. People with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and marginalized refugees. Due to prevailing physical and social barriers, refugees and internally displaced people with disabilities often face additional challenges during flight and in acquiring support in their host countries.

In consideration of the global scale of the phenomena, we are looking for a wide range of contributions addressing different aspects of the complex context of disability and forced migration, addressing research and practice in the Global South and North. Among others, articles may broach the following topics:

  • Empirical data on the situation of refugees and displaced people with disabilities, on the link between conflicts and crisis and impairment etc.
  • Inclusive approaches to refugee support and protection
  • Accessibility of refugee protection services and disability services in host countries
  • Intersectional challenges
  • Innovative models and support services on national and international level

Before you send us your suggestion, please read the journal’s attached Information for Authors first and then contact the coordinating editors for this issue via e-mail: Dr. Thorsten Hinz - or Jana Offergeld -

Deadline for submission of papers: 15.07.2018