In search of decoloniality – Practical approaches and pitfalls.

What reflective and practical approaches can researchers begin to adopt to contribute to the decolonialization of humanitarian research and practice in the fields of migration, displacement and refugees?  In this blog, the second in a two-part series, Sorcha Daly, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Project and Communications Coordinator, draws mainly on the work of Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh... Continue Reading →

The importance of place and language – Syrian, Turkish and Syrian-Turkish encounters in Gaziantep

What influences encounters between refugees and members of their host communities, and how do these encounters change over time? In this post, Sara Al Helali (Southern Responses to Displacement researcher) draws on her interviews with Syrian refugees and local community members in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey, and explores the historical, relational, social and economic processes... Continue Reading →

Educating the host: It’s not just refugees who need ‘integration’ programmes

'Teaching local hosts the experience of war and forced displacement would help to publicly challenge hate speech and inform compassion,' argue Southern Responses to Displacement's researchers, Dr Estella Carpi, Amal Shaiah Istanbouli and Sara Al Helali. Drawing on research conducted during Southern Responses to Displacement's fieldwork in Turkey, this blog notes the lack of a... Continue Reading →

اللاجئون السوريون وفيروس كورونا “زعزعة ما بعد الإستقرار”

بعد مرور أكثر من تسع سنوات على الأزمة السورية وتهجير المواطنيين السوريين قَسراً من بلادهم الى الدول المجاورة، الأردن ولُبنان وتركيا، خُيبَت الظنون والآمال بالإستقرارالصحي، المعنوي، والمادي للاجئين السوريين مع حلول ضيف جديد على ساحة الأزمات الدولية والعالمية، فيروس كورونا المستجد. يتشارك اللاجئون السوريون المُحتضنون في الأردن، والذين يقدّرعددهم بنحو 1.4 مليون لاجىء، والمواطنون الأردنيون... Continue Reading →

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