‘Southern’ and ‘Northern’ assistance provision beyond the grand narratives: Views from Lebanese and Syrian providers in Lebanon

In this piece, Southern Responses’ Research Associate Dr Estella Carpi reflects on diverse meanings and understandings of the terms ‘the global South’ and ‘the global North,’ focusing in particular on the ways that these terms and the modes of response that are often associated with the ‘South’ and ‘North’ are conceptualised by Lebanese and Syrian aid providers in Lebanon.

Pan-Arabism

Our fourth and final introductory mini blog by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses how Pan-Arabist approaches to displacement can present an alternative to dominant discourse that situate Northern humanitarian providers as saviours of displaced Southern populations.

Refugee-Refugee Humanitarianism

First responders in contexts of displacement are themselves often refugees. Our third introductory mini blog examines how a focus on refugee-refugee humanitarianism makes it possible to recognise and meaningfully engage with the agency of displaced populations.

Faith-Based Humanitarianism

Our second introductory mini blog provides a brief over view of how local faith communities are often the first responders to communities affected by conflict and displacement.

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