The Resilience Hub focused on building evidence for the activity and impact of Local Faith Communities in promoting individual and community resilience in humanitarian and disaster situations. Local Faith Communities (LFC) and faith groups providing aid and support to people in disaster, conflict and other humanitarian situations.

Co-chairs: Alastair Ager, Queen Margaret University, Columbia University, Edinburgh University and DFID and Helen Stawski, Islamic Relief

The Resilience Hub guided a scoping report on the question of evidence for LFC contribution to resilience. This surveyed what is already known about faith groups’ activities and contributions to this field. Led by Alastair Ager and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh along with Helen Stawski and many practitioner and academic hub members.


Continuing Research: Refugee Hosts

The role of LFCs in building resilience among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey

Led by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (JLI Refugees & Forced Migration Co-Chair), with Alastair Ager of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and Columbia University (Co-I), Anna Rowlands of Durham University (Co-I) and Lyndsey Stonebridge of University of East Anglia (Co-I). This interdisciplinary and participatory research project is supported by a Large PaCCS Grant (£800,000) awarded by the AHRC-ESRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund.

For more information please see their website that is regularly updated with new information, blog posts and photography galleries, and follow project updates on Twitter @RefugeeHosts

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Refugees & Forced Migration  Peace and ConflictPeace & Conflict




Relevant resources:
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Published: 2017Author:Lutheran World Relief
Global Health: Responding to HIV in Emergencies
Published: 2012
Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders
Published: 2013
UNHCR Partnership Note on Faith-based Organizations, Local Faith Communities and Faith Leaders
Published: 2014Author:Turk, V.; Riera, J.; Poirier, M.
Published: 2005