|Politics of Care and Social Responses in the July 2006 War: a Special Focus on Local Faith-Based Organisations*||Estella Carpi||August, 2016||
This paper examines the politics of care of international and local humanitarian actors, as well as the social responses to their intervention in the southern suburbs of Beirut (Dahiye) during the Israeli shelling in the summer of 2006. Through in-depth interviews and ethnographic participant observation methods (2011-2013), this paper illustrates how short-term foreign provision of aid differs from the continuous efforts of some local providers to support their communities on a daily basis, unearth different approaches to states of emergency and responses to crisis and demonstrate how the international-local dyad plays out in a very complex way on the ground.
|Lebanon, Beirut's Southern Suburb, International Development, humanitarian aid, Aid Distribution, faith based NGOs|
|Nahr al-Bared crisis and local responses of aid: a focus on needs assessment during emergencies||Lamia Moghnieh||October, 2015||
This study describes the process and dynamics of aid during the Nahr al-Bared crisis in 2007. It seeks to explore how previous experiences of relief were capitalized on and used as part of routinized relief procedure in 2007. Based on several interviews conducted, the study provides a general description of the crisis, the problems and challenges faced and the local expertise and skills used during the crisis. The second section focuses specifically on the issue of needs assessment and information consolidation with the action of sharing playing a vital role in aid.
|displaced Palestinians, Nahr El-Bared War, Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, refugees, Emergency relief|
|Relief as a neutral form of aid or a political-communal mobilization? Doing politics in emergencies and war and the politics of aid in Lebanon||Lamia Moghnieh||August, 2015||
Drawing on the experiences of several activists, experts, and individuals involved in the provision of aid and relief during and after the 2006 July war on Lebanon, this case study explores the issues of neutrality and local commitment in providing assistance during war and conflict, looking into the humanitarian principle of neutrality, and localized and communal mobilizations for relief.
|July 2006 War, Humanitarian & Emergency Operations, International humanitarian community|
|Local expertise and global packages of aid: The transformative role of volunteerism and locally engaged expertise of aid during the 2006 July war in Lebanon||Lamia Moghnieh||July, 2015||
This study argues that acts of volunteerism produce locally engaged forms of expertise that have the ability to challenge, direct, and transform global packages of aid into more locally informed and effective interventions.
|Volunteerism; Local expertise; July war; Global aid.|
|Local forms of relief during the July war in 2006 and international humanitarian interventions: Implications on community preparedness for war and conflict||Lamia Moghnieh||June, 2015||
This study looks into the forms of relief provided by grassroots collective, Samidoun, during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, focusing on the expertise and transformative spaces such groups produce. It argues that a total reliance on professionalization and NGO-ization in aid provision can prevent the emergence of civil resistance forms of relief.
|Local Forms of Relief; Contextualizing Aid; Samidoun; Professionalization; War & Crisis; International NGOs|
|Humanitarian therapeutics of war and the politics of trauma and violence in Lebanon||Lamia Moghnieh||January, 2015||
This paper focuses on the July 2006 war on Lebanon and the humanitarian trouble in locating trauma, arguing that trauma takes many material, political and ideological values for different stakeholders and communities in Lebanon. This multi-faceted meaning of trauma in Lebanon, sometimes intersecting, other times clashing, provides us with an understanding of the contemporary politics of suffering from violence in Lebanon.
|Politics of Trauma, Humanitarian Psychology, Lebanon, July 2006 War, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Israel|
|Enhancing Municipal Capacities: From Emergency Response to Planning||Marwa Boustani||July, 2014||
The paper explores the capacities and roles of Municipalities and Unions of Municipalities (UoMs) as actors and contributors to regional planning in Lebanon, and their role in addressing needs caused by the Syrian refugee crisis, especially related to service provision and shelter.
|Unions of Municipalities, Local Authorities, Planning & Emergency Response, Local Governance|
|Challenges of aid coordination in a complex crisis: An overview of funding policies and conditions regarding aid provision to Syrian refugees in Lebanon||Dalya Mitri||May, 2014||
This paper examines the existing funding structures and policies towards aid provision to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, it looks into institutional and operational differences of donor states and communities and their impact on the management of the crisis.
|Syrian Refugees, funding policies, non-traditional aid actors, politicization of humanitarian aid, Coordination in Complex Emergencies|
|Regional differences in the conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon||Sam van Vliet, Guita Hourani||April, 2014||
This paper examines the different political and legal environments of Lebanon’s regions and how these contexts affect Syrian refugees’ needs, and contribute to shaping aid design and delivery.
|Syrian Refugees, Lebanon, host-refugee relations, regional differences, Governance, Aid|
|The Everyday Experience of Humanitarianism in Akkar Villages||Estella Carpi||March, 2014||
This paper aims to understand the way everyday practices are changing in response to humanitarian programs currently in place in North Lebanon, through the use of a bottom-up ethnographic approach.
|Syrian Refugees, Ethnicization, Chronic Neglect, Humanitarianism, Politicization, Emergency relief|
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