Middle East & North Africa


Water Scarcity Adaptation Techniques in the Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan 

“Jordan suffers from severe water scarcity and is one of the world’s most water-poor countries. Climate change is exacerbating the water scarcity felt by communities across Jordan through a variety of facades, most notably through water shortages and inaccessibility. Syrian refugees are some of the most vulnerable communities to the impacts of climate change, and… Read more Water Scarcity Adaptation Techniques in the Za’atari Refugee Camp, Jordan 

Challenges in the implementation of Community-based Protection Interventions in Humanitarian and Development Settings: A Case Study of the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan

‘This policy paper seeks to shed light on the challenges in the implementation of UNHCR’s community-based protection framework at Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan. It does so by investigating the gaps between UNHCR’s community-based protection framework and the activities implemented on the ground by INGOs working as UNHCR’s operational partners. To better understand these dynamics, a… Read more “Challenges in the implementation of Community-based Protection Interventions in Humanitarian and Development Settings: A Case Study of the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan”

The need for a contextualized feminist framework in the Arab world: Jordan as a case study

“Jordan’s feminist identity is fractured as a result of a lack of feminist framework and awakening, creating a hazy path for the cry for equality to thrive. Furthermore, it appears as though there is no single framework that describes a comprehensive, Arab, Jordanian Feminism, based on scholarly and historical assessment of Arab Feminism. While limited… Read more “The need for a contextualized feminist framework in the Arab world: Jordan as a case study”

Are Children at the Centre or the Periphery?: Brief Consideration on Humanitarian Projects Focusing on Refugee Children in Turkey

Turkey is still known as the country that hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the world, the majority of which consist of women and children. In response to the emergent needs of education for refugee children, two large projects, Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for Syrians and Other Refugees, and Project on Promoting… Read more “Are Children at the Centre or the Periphery?: Brief Consideration on Humanitarian Projects Focusing on Refugee Children in Turkey”

A Gender-Relational Approach Applied to Refugee Programmes

This toolkit is part of HDRI’s first toolkit series and is a collective effort made by our fellow researchers Iliana Flores Pérez, Mélissa Hamdi, Silvana Limni, Loïs Willekers and research coordinator Lilou Berenguier. Published on June, 2021 The front page cover illustration is courtesy of theartist, Rouxbin Smit, and is protected by copyrights.For further/any queries,… Read more “A Gender-Relational Approach Applied to Refugee Programmes”

Domestic Migrant Workers at the Intersection of Vulnerability: A Path Towards the Dismantling of the Kafala System in Lebanon

In Lebanon, there are approximately 250,000 domestic migrant workers (DMWs) primarily from Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia. The system that regulates their right to reside and work in the country, called the kafala, by tying the foreign worker to their employer, creates an imbalance of power, which disproportionately favours the employer. DMWs… Read more “Domestic Migrant Workers at the Intersection of Vulnerability: A Path Towards the Dismantling of the Kafala System in Lebanon”

Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon

The European Union (EU) has increased its cooperation on the management of the refugee influx with the Lebanese government and has been the leading donor in Lebanon in the context of Syrians’ displacement. In its turn, the Lebanese government has indirectly delegated key responsibilities in refugee protection and assistance to supranational organizations. Despite the fact… Read more “Time for Change: Rethinking the European Union Refugee Policy in Lebanon”