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An Interview with Caroline Abu Sa’Da, General Director of SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse
Juliano Fiori

people crossing the Med. Caroline Abu Sa’Da is General Director of its Swiss branch. Juliano Fiori: SOS is very much a product of contemporary Europe. It’s a civic response to refugees and migrants in the Med but also to nationalistic politics, or to the return of nationalist movements to the forefront of European politics. How, then, does SOS differ from European humanitarian NGOs founded in past decades? Caroline Abu Sa’Da: SOS is a European citizen movement. Besides our search-and-rescue activities, we aim to give to the greatest number of

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Valérie Gorin and Sönke Kunkel

entanglements between visual media and humanitarianism. Meanwhile, other historians, international relations scholars, and political theorists have shed much light on the visual politics of aid, including works on the innocent figure of the child to depoliticize controversial contexts and build empathetic responses to distant suffering ( Burman, 1994 ; Campbell, 2012 ; Fehrenbach, 2015 ; Gigliotti, 2018 ; Gorin, 2015 ; Taithe, 2010 ), the dehistoricization and feminization of the refugee

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A Model for Historical Reflection in the Humanitarian Sector
Kevin O’Sullivan and Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair

Introduction In October 2016 the New York Review of Books published an article by International Rescue Committee President David Miliband titled ‘The Best Ways to Deal with the Refugee Crisis’. It began with a predictable target. US Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s claims about a ‘tremendous flow’ of Syrian refugees making their way to North America were based in ‘myth, not fact’, Miliband wrote ( Miliband, 2016 ). Not only that: they also

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Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet, Sarah Chynoweth, Sarah Martin, Chen Reis, Henri Myrttinen, Philipp Schulz, Lewis Turner, and David Duriesmith

disclosed experiencing rape ( Refugee Law Project, 2017 ). These data spotlight the variance among types of sexual violence and underscore that the most common form may not be anal rape – or forced sex acts or genital violence. The misconception that there is a main form of sexual violence against men and boys can be harmful because service providers (among others) may overlook other common types of sexual victimisation, thus preventing survivors from

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Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

be respected by assigning a field employee trusted by the local community to accompany the image-makers ( Figure 2 ). Figure 2: Selected by Stephanie Leclair, WUSC. Student researchers with the International Seminar participate in an interview. ‘As part of WUSC’s International Seminar to Malawi, student researchers from Canada, Malawi, and the Dzaleka Refugee Camp interviewed young refugees to identify the barriers and opportunities for greater youth economic self-reliance in refugee contexts. To protect the identities of interviewees, the local

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Catherine Akurut

responses ( Maxwell and Gelsdorf, 2019 :10; Refugee Law Project (RLP), 2013 ; Dolan and Hilton, 2013 ). Because the phenomenon of conflict-related sexual violence against men (CRSV/M) has been less recognised ( Dolan et al. , 2016 ; Lewis, 2009 ), there is no accurate statistical picture of the scope of the problem ( All Survivors Project, 2017 :14). Despite low numbers of men who experience CRSV reporting it and seeking help ( Ba and Bhopal

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lucy Bassett and J. Charles Bradley

humanitarian response. We also looked at the main gaps in the five areas that experts agree are essential for children’s holistic development: good health, adequate nutrition, security and safety, responsive caregiving and opportunities for early learning. 2 Main Findings Half the world’s refugees are children; more detailed guidance on supporting them is needed. Attention to young children and their caregivers is present but should be more detailed. While all fifteen humanitarian standards and guidance documents reviewed address children, less than half

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Negotiated Exceptions at Risk of Manipulation
Maelle L’Homme

threat and vulnerable. For example, in Syria, the term ‘humanitarian corridor’ has been used widely to refer to the ‘sheltering’ of all civilians (in Aleppo in 2016, in Eastern Ghouta in 2018 and in Rubkan in 2019), whereas in reference to Gaza, the term referred to evacuation routes for the wounded only, set up as part of humanitarian pauses lasting a few hours. More recently, the term took on yet another meaning to designate a specific mechanism of relocating refugees from Lebanon, Ethiopia and Libya to Italy and France, under memoranda of understanding signed

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German Responses to the June 2019 Mission of the Sea-Watch 3
Klaus Neumann

in July 2018 boarded a Turkish Airlines flight from Gothenburg to Istanbul to prevent the deportation of a man to Afghanistan. 2 Arguably, such acts of solidarity are not new. Think, for example, of Lisa Fittko, who in 1940 and 1941 escorted many refugees, among them Walter Benjamin, across the Pyrenees from France to Spain ( Fittko, 2000 ). What is new, however, is the publicity and support these acts are garnering in Europe. In this essay I focus on one particular instance in 2019, in which an act of solidarity with migrants – a search and rescue (SAR) operation

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

and international humanitarian, refugee and human rights law. In such situations, humanitarians may have to uphold their own values and practices, even if in contradiction with local cultures ( Slim, 1998 ). This includes situations where humanitarianism’s growing commitment to gender equality may be at odds with local cultural norms. This may occur when a culture ‘only involves men in humanitarian decision-making’, ‘gives preference to male children in emergency food

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