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  • Permalink Suleiman Hathaleen, a community elder in Umm al-Kheir, walks among the rubble of a former house. The Karmel settlement is seen in the background. 2016 saw the highest number of demolitions and displacements of Palestinians since the UN began recording the practice in 2009.
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    Administrative Violence and Palestinian Displacement in West Bank Area C

Administrative Violence and Palestinian Displacement in West Bank Area C

by Mustafa Fatih Yavuz

In Area C, the 60 percent of the West Bank to which the Oslo Accords afford Israel exclusive control, the Israeli Civil Administration’s administrative violence – deployed under several guises, including that of planning and construction – is the main cause of Palestinian internal displacement. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Palestinian displacement primarily results from […]

  • Permalink A building damaged during the government curfew in Silopi, Anatolia, 22 January 2016. Credit: Nedim Yılmaz, FlickrGallery

    Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

by Megan Barlow

The south-eastern region of Turkey sits at the heart of the Syrian humanitarian emergency, hosting a large part of the more than three million refugees in the country and having thus become a hub for the operations of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). In parallel, Turkey has become gradually more authoritarian since Erdogan’s election in 2003, reaching a […]

  • Permalink A Syrian refugee walks among severely damaged buildings in downtown Homs, Syria, on June 3, 2014. (Xinhua/Pan Chaoyue)Gallery

    A Phenomenological Exploration of the Gendered Vulnerabilities of Internally Displaced Syrians

A Phenomenological Exploration of the Gendered Vulnerabilities of Internally Displaced Syrians

by Jaclynn Robinson

Introduction

In order to understand how displaced Syrians are adversely impacted by war, it is worth recognising the gendered vulnerabilities they face. These vulnerabilities have been compounded by war and stand to negatively impact their mental and physical wellbeing as a result of the trauma experienced.

There is increasing evidence that the effects of war can impact the mental […]

Fleeing Home at Home: Internal Displacement in Homs, Syria

by Ammar Azzouz and Irit Katz

The urban nature of the Syrian conflict has caused heavy physical damage to cities and the internal displacement in Syria is also inherently urban. Many of the 6.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria have been displaced, sometimes several times, within their own cities. IDPs have been unable to leave the country and […]

  • Permalink Syrian refugee boys light fires to warm themselves from the increasingly cold weather in Arsal, The town’s population of some 60,000 people includes more than 20,000 refugees. They are spread out across the town with host families or in converted shelters and in nearby tented settlements.
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    Between International Influence and Domestic Politics: The Case of the Refugee Control Policy Towards Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Between International Influence and Domestic Politics: The Case of the Refugee Control Policy Towards Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

by Zad El Hage Sleiman

Refugee control policies deal with the restriction, admission, and selection of refugees. A developing literature argues that in setting refugee control policies, developing countries are highly influenced by the international refugee regime due to the former’s need for assistance and recognition from the latter. However, domestic pressure and national issues can have a bigger effect on […]

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