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Reframing Refugee Crisis: Challenging the practice of "Containment through humanitarian assistance"

Reframing Refugee Crisis: Challenging the practice of "Containment through humanitarian assistance"



Reframing Refugee Crisis: Challenging the practice of "Containment through humanitarian assistance"

Dahdaleh Institute Fellow Maissaa Al Mustafa’s article, Reframing refugee crisis: A “European crisis of migration” or a “crisis of protection”? challenges the practice of “Containment through humanitarian assistance” by highlighting that policies designed to contain refugees in their regions of origin rely on humanitarian relief and homeland-oriented solutions. She shows how humanitarianism has shifted from the traditional concept of caring for the welfare of refugees to involve a complex assemblage of governing policies and practices aims to control refugees in the first place. She reframes the “European crisis of migration” as a “crisis of protection” and shows that this is fundamental and crucial as the world’s attention shifts from refugees’ predicament, including that of refugees from Syria, while the crisis of protection still rages and haunts the lives of those who strive for safety and protection.


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Global Health & Humanitarianism

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Governance, Migration

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