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Beyond survival: displacement, rights and wellbeing

Time (GMT +03) 11:00 12:30


This is a hybrid event on 23 April from 11:00am12:30pm Jordan time, with the in-person session in Amman. To attend in person, please use the 'Register now' button on the top of this page to confirm your attendance. If you would like to attend the online session, please kindly register your interest here.

Protracted displacement is pervasive across the Middle East and globally, with aid budgets severely constrained. As humanitarian actors prioritise efficiency and ‘life saving’ assistance, what does it mean for the wellbeing of affected populations?

The event will be launching three intersecting research and policy pieces:

- A policy brief for humanitarian actors on wellbeing and displacement;

- An in-depth case study on wellbeing in Northeast Syria; and

- HPG’s global review of humanitarian responses to internal displacement.

Grounded in multi-year research processes, each piece interrogates the efficacy of a humanitarian system geared towards immediacy amid volatility. This questions how humanitarian actors can better engage in rights-related issues that are critical to wellbeing. It is not simply about the scale of response, but how it is implemented.

And what are the implications for humanitarian action? Can we break our inertia?


  • Dustin Barter

    Chair: Dustin Barter

    Senior Research Fellow, HPG

  • Alexandra Spencer, ODI

    Alexandra Spencer

    Senior Research Officer, HPG

  • Leen Fouad

    Leen Fouad

    Research Officer, HPG

  • Nadia S

    Nadia Siddiqui

    Co-Director and Researcher, Social Inquiry