Over 5 million refugees from Syria have sought safety across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey from the on-going conflict, with local communities, civil society groups, established refugee communities, and faith-based organisations providing essential assistance, solidarity and support to refugees. However, little is known regarding the motivations, nature and impacts of such ‘local responses’ to conflict-induced displacement. The Refugee Hosts project has been exploring such responses through interdisciplinary research in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

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“In writing the archive we submit to the perishable in writing.”

“Flesh when mutilated called God”, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

“Refugees ask other refugees, who are we to come to you and who are you to come to us? Nobody answers.”

“Writing the Camp”, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh

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    Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh & Yousif M. Qasmiyeh speak at Refugee Week ‘ReConnect’ Event

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    Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, ‘in conversation’ at the ‘Alternative Epistemologies’ virtual festival

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    Listen: Refugee Hosts’ PI and Co-I respond to Government’s proposed ‘overhaul’ of UK’s asylum system

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    Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents on ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’

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    Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to present at Yale on ‘Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon’

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