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  • Permalink Syrian refugee children look outside their family's apartment window in the lower income Masaken Osman neighborhood on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. August 2014, © UNHCR/Scott Nelson.Gallery

    Between Vulnerability and Resilience – ‘Refugeeness’ as Political Subjectivity

Between Vulnerability and Resilience – ‘Refugeeness’ as Political Subjectivity

by Jouni Häkli and Kirsi Pauliina Kallio

Due to protracted conflict in Syria, 6.2 million people have been internally displaced and over 5.6 million people have sought refuge abroad. The overwhelming majority of these forcibly displaced people live outside camps, in countries neighbouring Syria, where the dominant discourse about asylum seekers and refugees emphasises their social and economic forms of self-reliance. […]

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    Questioning Dominant Refugee Narratives and Research Methodologies

Questioning Dominant Refugee Narratives and Research Methodologies

by Yasmine Kherfi

This is the introduction to a series of memos presented as part of a conference organised by the LSE Middle East Centre on 7–8 March 2019, titled ‘Between Institutional Resilience to the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Resilience of Syrian Refugees’.

The term ‘refugee crisis’ is often critiqued within the refugee discourse for being embedded within a larger crisis narrative in which […]

The Spring of the Caudillos

by Youssef Cherif

The recent uprisings in Algeria and Sudan have been celebrated as an Arab Spring 2.0. It is a nice metaphor, but these events are not exactly that. The closest comparison would be Egypt in 2013, when the army establishment exploited a popular uprising to consolidate its power and confiscate politics. The Arab world has entered a new era […]

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    Defining Identity and Identifying Migrants in the Global Compact for Migration

Defining Identity and Identifying Migrants in the Global Compact for Migration

by Tendayi Bloom

In December 2018 the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration was almost unilaterally adopted by United Nations Member States. It was extraordinary that in the space of just over two years, the first comprehensive document on international migration could have been negotiated and adopted with so much support. And it was extraordinary that for the […]

  • Permalink Haytham and Mariam hold their children Ali and Fadwa. The family fled Hamah 3 years ago. Fadwa was born 7 months ago. The family struggles to pay $350 for an apartment in the North of Lebanon as there are little job opportunities. Haytham says that the tension between the refugees and host communities in increasing when it comes to livelihoods. Additionally, Lebanese employers are afraid to hire Syrian nationals due to government restrictions. The Norwegian Refugee Council is advising them on how to register his daughter Fadwa.Gallery

    Obstacles to Accessing Civil Registration and Identification: NRC’s Field Experiences with Displaced Persons

Obstacles to Accessing Civil Registration and Identification: NRC’s Field Experiences with Displaced Persons

by Fernando de Medina-Rosales

For more than two decades, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has assisted displaced persons to access civil registration and identification documents. During 2018, NRC assisted approximately 527,000 individuals worldwide with this issue. We provide information on rights, procedures and remedies; enable legal advice and representation before government entities; support women’s access to documentation; and, in some […]

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