Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two The Hidden Role of Social Class

In Part Two of this two-part series examining class-based inequality that can be both ignored and exacerbated by humanitarian programmes and aid workers, Dr Carpi draws on research conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement project and argues that economic changes brought about by the introduction of a humanitarian economy of consumerism and labour in... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part One

‘Little attention has been paid to the class-based inequality that the very presence of humanitarian agencies produces in crisis-affected settings’ argues Dr Estella Carpi, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Research Associate, in this two-part blog series.  Drawing on observations made during research carried out in Northern Lebanon for the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Dr Carpi... Continue Reading →

Cooperation on refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean – The ‘Cartagena process’ and South–South approaches.

The 1984 Cartagena Declaration represents one of the earliest articulations of a Latin American regional approach to refugees and is one of the longest-running and most successful exemplars of such regional cooperation in the world.  In this post, an abridged version of his chapter in the Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations, Prof. David Cantor traces... Continue Reading →

The Active Citizens Archive

In this piece, Tom Western introduces The Active Citizens Archive, a project of the Syrian and Greek Youth Forum (SGYF) that 'reclaims vocabularies of integration and political inclusion, aiming to disrupt the moral authority of NGOs to speak on behalf of those who have crossed borders.' The Archive records and archives 'sound, activisms, citizenship practices,... Continue Reading →

Exploring refugees’ conceptualisations of Southern-led humanitarianism

How do refugees themselves experience and conceptualise Southern-led responses developed ‘on their behalf’? Building on her research in Lebanon, Cuba and Algeria vis-a-vis Palestinian and Sahrawi refugees’ participation in a Cuban scholarship programme established in the 1960s, this question has long been at the core of Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s work, and continues to be central... Continue Reading →

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