Refugee Hosts’ research and on-line materials have been included in a new e-course: ‘Faith-sensitive Humanitarian Response: Mental Health & Psychosocial Support.’ Launched on the 3rd of June 2020 by the Joint Learning Initiative, ACT Alliance, Islamic Relief Worldwide and DCA Learning Lab, the course provides an introduction to faith-sensitive response in humanitarian emergencies. The course aims to facilitate better collaboration between local faith actors and humanitarian agencies and improve understanding about the relevance of faith in the lives of individuals and communities affected by humanitarian emergencies.

Modules in the course draw on fieldwork and interviews conducted by Refugee Hosts researchers, materials published on the Refugee Hosts blog, and on the recently launched Refugee Hosts-Yale report, ‘Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico.’ The course also includes a case study of Baddawi refugee camp, one of Refugee Hosts’ main “field sites”, drawing on research conducted there by Refugee Hosts PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh.

More information about the course and how to access the training (which is free of charge) can be found here.

Featured image: Sunset over Baddawi Refugee Camp. (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, April 2018.

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