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Financialization and Welfare Surveillance: Regulating the Poor in Technological Times

Shelley Bielefeld, Jenna Harb, Kathryn Henne
2021 Surveillance & Society  
(CDC) in Australia, many of whom are Indigenous, and persons under the purview of the Lebanon One Unified Inter-Organizational System for E-Cards (LOUISE) in Lebanon, many of whom are Syrian refugees.  ...  Taken together, the cases illuminate embedded ideologies and adverse experiences associated with the financialization of social assistance and the digitization of cash.  ...  In the case of LOUISE, promises of financial empowerment obfuscate the lived experiences of social exclusion and discrimination that Syrian refugees face in Lebanon.  ... 
doi:10.24908/ss.v19i3.14244 fatcat:c7z7pr526fffzf42xq6n3rywmu

Coping With Food Insecurity Using the Sociotype Ecological Framework

Wen Peng, Sandro Dernini, Elliot M Berry
2018 Frontiers in Nutrition  
Dealing with Food Insecurity (FINS) is a challenge causing stress at many levels-national, household, and individual.  ...  The elicited coping responses may take place in one or more of the three Sociotype domains.  ...  To cope with it, monthly food assistance was provided by WFP to more than four million Syrians inside Syria, and food needs of 1.5 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries were also reached.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnut.2018.00107 pmid:30498695 pmcid:PMC6249372 fatcat:q4xnhifgbjeurasxmk42vuiyni

Syrian refugees and information precarity

Melissa Wall, Madeline Otis Campbell, Dana Janbek
2016 New Media & Society  
This study examines how Syrian refugees living in Jordan are coping with what we call information precarity, a term referring to the condition of instability that refugees experience in accessing news  ...  This study employed focus groups to examine the ways Syrian refugees living in a large refugee camp in Jordan are using cell phones to cope with information precarity, a condition of information instability  ...  We specifically focus on the refugees' use of cell phones, which they identify as a crucial resource akin to food, as a lens for understanding their experiences of information instability.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444815591967 fatcat:55orvkesvffx3em3pc5sgjg74m

The smartphone as a lifeline: an exploration of refugees' use of mobile communication technologies during their flight

Amanda Alencar, Katerina Kondova, Wannes Ribbens
2018 Media Culture and Society  
Yet, a focus on the process and event of the journey itself and how refugees cope with the extreme conditions that cause suffering and stress in the context of the flight experience has not yet been fully  ...  This article demonstrated that the smartphone is a crucial resource in linking refugees, people, organisations in their homelands or elsewhere in a diaspora, and to help them cope with the stressors they  ... 
doi:10.1177/0163443718813486 fatcat:x3x3p5bcejfkhlxspa5ecsoe2q

Health needs and priorities of Syrian refugees in camps and urban settings in Jordan: perspectives of refugees and health care providers

Tala Al Rousan, Zaker Schwabkey, Lara Jirmanus, Brett D. Nelson
2018 Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal  
Objectives: This study aimed to determine the perspectives of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Jordanian health care providers and other stakeholders in addressing the public health issues of the refugee crisis  ...  Respondent Type 1 emphasized the importance of policy changes to improve Syrian refugee health. Type 2 highlighted access to fresh foods and recreational activities for children.  ...  Methods This study used a mixed-methods approach to identify the needs of Syrian refugees living in camp and community settings in Jordan. A total of 230 Syrian refugees participated in the study.  ... 
doi:10.26719/2018.24.3.243 pmid:29908019 fatcat:e2vk3msvvvhsnmhwnqdv5odeby

Investigating the resilience of refugee camps to COVID-19: A case of Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh

Salam Akter, Tapan Kumar Dhar, Abid Ibna A. Rahman, Md. kamal Uddin
2021 Journal of Migration and Health  
It assesses their resilience with a focus on Kutupalong camp, Cox's Bazarone of the world's largest refugee camps.  ...  The study highlights a need for understanding their socio-psychological values and cultural narratives and recommends a set of guidelines for policymakers and aid agencies to build community resilience  ...  Key reason for adopting this approach was to comprehend Refugees' lived experiences of coping with COVID-19. Data were collected in two phases.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jmh.2021.100052 fatcat:5wo6mj2cdvgnxakyfjg5iebnte

European refugee crisis: psychological trauma of refugees and care givers

Irena Papadopoulos, Sue Shea
2018 International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care  
In addition, the use of technology in the development of computer aided interventions could prove highly valuable.  ...  refugee crisis may be crucial  The use of technology in the development of computer aided interventions could also prove highly valuable  It is important to always keep in mind the human dimension of  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijmhsc-08-2016-0032 fatcat:pdd2l23pwngoll5yt7sd5mmava

The centrality of social ties to climate migration and mental health

Jacqueline M. Torres, Joan A. Casey
2017 BMC Public Health  
Acknowledgements The authors thank Shang Yip for his assistance with the literature review.  ...  The authors also thank Sarah Meyer, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Jonathan Samet for reading earlier drafts of this manuscript.  ...  Indigenous communities face particular threats related to food insecurity and loss of native lands, although local knowledge may aid adaptation [69, 70] .  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4508-0 pmid:28679398 pmcid:PMC5498922 fatcat:oupcnoxpmrgmlh34sllnov67ia

Managing the Refugee Crisis in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mahmood Monshipouri, Burcu Akan Ellis, Cassidy Renee Yip Yip
2020 Insight Turkey  
Given that a majority of refugees live in highly congested environments, particularly urban areas, an outbreak would swiftly spread through their local communities.  ...  Our argument is twofold: (i) That a new approach is needed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic –one that recognizes mounting challenges facing refugees and relies on international cooperation rather than  ...  Most refugee camps are still relatively safe from COVID-19, but they are ill-prepared to cope with it. 2 There is a need to change the focus from the political and economic agendas of populist politicians  ... 
doi:10.25253/99.2020224.11 fatcat:yywrjmzwibcchkigivtcwklmvq

State-induced Famine in Eritrea: Persecution and Crime against Humanity

Bahlbi Y. Malk
2017 Journal of Politics and Law  
Due to historical misperception of African famine and oversimplification of refugees' motives from Africa, however, food-based persecution has not been a common subject of research.  ...  Hence, taking Eritrea as a case example, this article discusses chronic food insecurity and mass starvation as a state-induced disaster, which I believe should be considered a crime against humanity under  ...  Acknowledgements I would like to thank Vladimir Rizov, a Research Scholar at the University of York, Department of Sociology, for his insights and comments in the draft of this article. jpl.ccsenet.org  ... 
doi:10.5539/jpl.v10n4p1 fatcat:vknt2xo7ibbvza3qgq2e7nd2yu

The World Food Programme [chapter]

Uma Lele, Sambuddha Goswami
2021 Food for All  
the disincentive effects of food aid on domestic food production, with substantial evolution from aid in-kind to cash transfers, and from emergency aid to building capacity of developing countries to  ...  We explore the evolution of WFP's objectives from internationalizing US food aid, as a pilot program in FAO, into a full-fledged, multilateral organization, delivering emergency assistance while addressing  ...  The scheme was formalized as a food aid "experiment" in 1961 by George McGovern, director of the US Food for Peace Program at the FAO.  ... 
doi:10.1093/oso/9780198755173.003.0013 fatcat:g4wasnlwmjblvau7rktyg4knwy

The social meaning of money: Multidimensional implications of humanitarian cash and voucher assistance

Birte Vogel, Kristina Tschunkert, Isabelle Schläpfer
2021 Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management  
This article challenges the assumption of CVA as a linear process and argues that the shift to CVA is more than changing the delivery platform of aid.  ...  It promises improved ways to meet the diverse needs of aid beneficiaries.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to Dr Jessica Field for comments on an early draft of this article, as well as the comments from all three referees that helped to shape the ideas in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1111/disa.12478 pmid:33599008 fatcat:kyzsymwnxjdvnioes7sb235une

Responding to a Refugee Influx: Lessons from Lebanon

Ninette Kelley
2017 Journal on Migration and Human Security  
There is no country in the world that has taken in as many refugees in proportion to its size: by 2015, one in four of its residents was a refugee from Syria.  ...  through education the future prospects of the close to half-a-million refugee children residing in Lebanon.  ...  The EU responded quickly to UNHCR's concerns that hosting communities needed assistance to cope with the increase in arrivals of refugees.  ... 
doi:10.14240/jmhs.v5i1.75 fatcat:ktds6uyxybdelea2juainafnlu

Responding to a Refugee Influx: Lessons from Lebanon

Ninette Kelley
2017 Journal on Migration and Human Security  
There is no country in the world that has taken in as many refugees in proportion to its size: by 2015, one in four of its residents was a refugee from Syria.  ...  through education the future prospects of the close to half-a-million refugee children residing in Lebanon.  ...  The EU responded quickly to UNHCR's concerns that hosting communities needed assistance to cope with the increase in arrivals of refugees.  ... 
doi:10.1177/233150241700500105 fatcat:4soxqxhwinerzgpd5ysqg3y7ee

Community Service Provider's Stories: COVID-19 Impacts and Vulnerable Canadians

Nimo Bokore, Jillian Premachuk
2021 Journal of Sociological Research  
Given the previous understandings of racial inequality in Canada, we began an online discussion with a group of social service providers to explore how newcomers and refugees are impacted by the social  ...  In 2020 a global health pandemic began causing significant life challenges for most populations around the world.  ...  Acknowledgment We acknowledge and thank all Ottawa and Toronto area service community providers who participated in this discussion and their ongoing commitment to service provision in these unprecedented  ... 
doi:10.5296/jsr.v12i2.18272 fatcat:v54mjjrz4zgevig42cpllol7wq
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