Monthly Archives : November 2015

Reflections on emergencies home and away

What motivates this article are personal reflections and questions that arose after several months of critical exposure into humanitarian emergency response operations. The context of these operations depict a said ‘refugee crisis’ and an ’emergency’ unfolding in my native country and in the Horn of Africa. I am interested in exploring some of the thought processes, moments of clarity and puzzlement that I underwent and the types of responses deemed appropriate by policy makers and humanitarian actors in order to deal with corresponding emergencies.

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‘Them’ Refugees

To pretend this is no major feat and it’s just business as usual is not a plausible option. We have to act and in order to do so, we need to understand the nature of this migrant and refugee “crisis”. But how should we go about studying the migrant or refugee “Other”?

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