Southern Responses to Displacement PI Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, on Channel 4 News, discusses how Covid-19 is impacting people living in poverty around the world. Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the diversity of national and international responses to the pandemic, including by Low and Middle Income Countries. Drawing on her work on South-South Cooperation and Southern-led responses to displacement, she argues for global solutions based on principles of solidarity to address the global pandemic in ways that are inclusive and socially just.
You can read how refugees in Lebanon are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in an article written by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh here.
You can read how COVID-19 is affecting Syrian refugees in Turkey here, and how different institutions and groups in Turkey have sought to minimise the effects of COVID-19 on Syrians in the country here.
For further reading on South-South Cooperation and on the Cuban education programme for MENA refugees please see the recommended reading list below:
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (2018) Conceptualising the Global South and South-South Encounters
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Histories and Spaces of Southern Led Responses to Displacement
Fiddian-Qasminyeh, E. (2018) Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Internationalism and Solidarity
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Southern Responses to Displacement: Background and introduction to our mini blog series.
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2015 and 2017) South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from Cuba, North Africa and the Middle East. Oxford: Routledge.