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 →

‘The Politics of Forced Migration Research’ – Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh ‘in conversation’ at IASFM18 Conference

In conversation with Prof. Patricia Daley and Dr Ammar Azzouz, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh will draw on insights from the Southern Responses to Displacement's research project to discuss 'The Politics of Forced Migration Research' at the IASFM18 Conference: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice. Engaging with the panel members' long-standing research and critical interventions in the field of refugee... Continue Reading →

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