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Sheltering in Amman

Sheltering in Amman

Sudanese experiences and practices in a challenging urban environment

This article analyses Sudanese experiences of living in Amman, their housing conditions, and the practices they use to cope, before suggesting some ways forward to improve the situation.

Photo: UNHCR On seeking asylum from poverty

On seeking asylum from poverty

Why the refugee/migrant paradigm cannot hold

This paper explores the ‘politics of labelling’ in the UK in relation to the perceived migration ‘crisis’ of 2014-present. Drawing upon philosophical insights in relation to types of violence, I argue that the moral distinction that sustains the labels ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the present context is untenable, and find that: