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11 Nov 2016 description

New working paper on refugee economies in Kenya

This latest RSC working paper by Dr Naohiko Omata is based on preliminary fieldwork in Kenya conducted as part of ‘Refugee Economies’ research led by the Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP). The research strand of refugee economies at the RSC is driven by an imminent need to better understand and support the economic lives of refugees.

06 Nov 2015 description

There is a global displacement crisis. Around the world more people are displaced than at any time since the Second World War, and there are around 20 million refugees. Yet alongside this trend of rising numbers, governments’ political willingness to provide access to protection and assistance is in decline. In the face of these challenges, the existing global refugee regime is not fit for purpose. It tends to view refugees and displacement as a uniquely humanitarian issue.

20 Jun 2014 description

‘Networked, online and trading’: Yes, we’re talking about refugees, says study

A report published today shows that refugees can have a positive economic impact on host countries

31 Oct 2013 description

1 Introduction

Background of the Humanitarian Innovation Project This working paper is drawn from the seven-week mission in Uganda as a preliminary study of the Humanitarian Innovation Project (HIP) based at the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. HIP seeks to research the role of technology, innovation and the private sector in refugee assistance.

06 Dec 2011 description
  1. The Congo context: the causes of persistent conflict

The DRC has a long and tragic history of plunder, predation and pillaging, first under Belgian colonial rule and then under President Mobutu. The country’s recent history is one of intractable armed conflict, poor governance, pervasive poverty, and massive humanitarian suffering, including widespread human rights violations and large-scale population displacement.

01 Jan 2011 description

This report provides a summary of the main points raised in both presentations and participant discussions, organised along five inter-related themes that emerged during the workshop.

22 Sep 2010 description

Workshop report

International workshop 22 September 2010

Aim

Although faith communities and faith-based organisations (FBOs) are often at the forefront of humanitarian responses to people affected by conflict, crisis and forced migration across the globe, little is known about the scale, nature and impacts of their interventions. This international workshop brought together scholars, practitioners and forced migrants from different faith perspectives and diverse disciplinary backgrounds to explore the motivations and practices of faith communities and FBOs in their response to …