‘Behind each work there is a story of pain’: Nedhal’s art makes her happy

Nedhal uses art not just as a method of recovery from trauma and pain, but as a means of showing solidarity and welcome to new arrivals, a way of connecting with people who have experience of displacement and loss, and to bridge the gap between people from different cultures, countries and generations. These are all … Continue reading ‘Behind each work there is a story of pain’: Nedhal’s art makes her happy

‘How Did it Feel to Ask those Questions?’ – An Email Exchange about Experiencing Research on Displacement.

In this post Hanna Schneider and her colleague Israa Sadder share an email exchange in which they discuss conducting research with Syrian refugees living in Jordan. The exchange describes the relationships developed both between researchers and intermediaries, and between researchers, intermediaries and their interlocutors. These research relationships raise multiple questions regarding how working as an … Continue reading ‘How Did it Feel to Ask those Questions?’ – An Email Exchange about Experiencing Research on Displacement.

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Refugee Hosts research on BBC Radio 3

At 10pm, on the 18th of June 2020, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Refugee Hosts on BBC Radio 3. The programme marks Refugee Week 2020 and highlights Refugee Hosts’ interdisciplinary approach to understanding local experiences of and responses to displacement, which is also featured in the Imperial War Museum London exhibition 'Refugee: Forced to Flee.' To … Continue reading Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Refugee Hosts research on BBC Radio 3

Contemplating the impact of restrictions on the religious life of ethnic minority and migrant communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

The global lockdown has had a significant impact on the ability of religious communities to gather and offer support in times of stress and illness. In this post Dr Romina Istratii draws on her research conducted with Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Täwahәdo adherents in Northern Ethiopia and London to describe the role of religious communities and … Continue reading Contemplating the impact of restrictions on the religious life of ethnic minority and migrant communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Bomb Shelter

The Bomb Shelter by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, University of Oxford, Refugee Hosts, and Imagining Futures The bomb shelter: The camp’s alibi for a presence susceptible to its presence The private parts of the dead, circumcised with hindsight Guts as road signs                                          Or a map Ruins summoning ruins             Ruins fornicating ruins In rows, they ululated. The bomb shelter? … Continue reading The Bomb Shelter

Refugee Hosts’ research in new training course on faith-sensitive humanitarian response

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 … Continue reading Refugee Hosts’ research in new training course on faith-sensitive humanitarian response

‘The displacement virus is much stronger than the coronavirus’: Reflections from Burj el-Barajneh and Baqa’a Camps in Lebanon and Jordan

What roles do communal solidarity and sociality play in spaces such as the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan during the COVID-19 pandemic? This question is examined by Samar Maqusi, who draws on conversations with camp residents Abu Mohammad and Abu Ahmad, to reflect on the 'socially conscious' creativity developing and responding to the pandemic. … Continue reading ‘The displacement virus is much stronger than the coronavirus’: Reflections from Burj el-Barajneh and Baqa’a Camps in Lebanon and Jordan

Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Executive Summary

The Refugee Hosts project recently launched a new co-authored report titled “Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Insights from Cameroon, Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia and Mexico”. This report identifies and examines the roles that faith plays in supporting social justice for refugees, situating the Refugee Hosts research in Lebanon and Jordan into conversation with research … Continue reading Religion and Social Justice for Refugees: Executive Summary

‘Without Exception’ – Equal Space for Knowledge Production

In this blog post Sorcha Daly and Aydan Greatrick share some of the challenges they experienced and the practical solutions they found during the planning and organising of the Refugee Hosts’ International Conference, ‘Without Exception: the politics and poetics of local responses to displacement.’  A key theme at the conference was the politics and ethics … Continue reading ‘Without Exception’ – Equal Space for Knowledge Production

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses COVID-19 and poverty on Channel 4 News

Refugee Hosts 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, including by Low and Middle Income Countries. She argues for global solutions based on principles of solidarity to address the global pandemic in … Continue reading Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses COVID-19 and poverty on Channel 4 News