Further funding has enabled the Refugee Hosts project to carry out a set of additional complementary activities in collaboration with research teams and project partners beyond those initially envisioned in our original project proposal.

Funding from UCL’s Knowledge Exchange Fund enabled us to carry out an in-depth policy workshop with local community practitioners and faith based organisations in Lebanon in July 2017, which led to the publication of the report Local Faith Community Responses to Displacement in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey: Emerging Evidence and New Approaches. This project fed into a further project, funded by the British Council USA’s ‘Bridging Voices’ project, where we partnered with researchers at Yale University to explore the relationship between religion and social justice for refugees in five countries. A workshop on this topic as well as additional research carried out in Cameroon, Malaysia and Mexico led to the publication of a major report, Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico, as well as a related policy brief, and policy webinar in September 2020.

Further funding from UCL Critical Heritage Studies., as well as UCL Grand Challenges, also enabled us to contribute to an exhibition, ‘Moving Objects: Heritage in/of Exile’, which was held in the UCL Octagon Space in 2019/2020. Stories, photographs and other items exhibited here were also included in the Imperial War Museum’s 2020-21 exhibition ‘Refugee – Forced to Flee’, with support from AHRC.

For a full list of successful bids for further funding that the Refugee Hosts project team either directly led or contributed to, see below:

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): AH/T008199/1 – Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts
  • Henry Luce Foundation: – Religion, Refugees, and Forced Migration: Making Research-informed Impact in Global Policy Processes
  • University College London: – Grand Challenge in Justice and Equality: Children on the move: Unsettling narratives of care, childhood, and migration “crisis”
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): AH/T005556/1 – Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts – Development Proposal
  • University College London: – Creative Global Health in Changing Times: Assessing the role of cultural and art based approaches to socially-engaged and community based public health research.
  • European Commission: – UNHCR – JLI Collaboration Good Practices Case Studies
  • UCL Innovation and Enterprise : 540870 – UCL Knowledge Exchange Fund: ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Local Faith Community Responses to Displacement’
  • UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Fund: – ‘Moving Objects: Heritage in/and Exile’
  • British Council: – Bridging Voices