“I had to sell a gift my sons gave to me on Mother’s Day”: Syrian Refugees and Coronavirus “Post-Stability Destabilization” in Jordan

In this piece, Hazar Oklah, Southern Responses to Displacement researcher, draws on her interviews with Syrian refugees, local residents and aid providers to describe the unequal impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Oklah outlines how the Jordanian state, NGO and civil society networks responded ‘in solidarity and brotherhood’, when Syrian... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Covid-19 on Channel 4 News

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... 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 →

‘The Al Shami Kitchen Project’ – Solidarity amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Izmit, Turkey

The Al Shami Kitchen Project is a refugee-led initiative that directly challenges assumptions that refugees are passive victims in need of care from outsiders. In this piece, Fatmanur Delioglu’s research, based in Izmit, Turkey, focuses on the solidarity networks developed amongst Syrian refugee women, and between them and members of the local Turkish community. In... Continue Reading →

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