Charles Simpson discusses competing imperatives on the Syria-Jordan border in FMR

February 2018

Charles Simpson published an article in Forced Migration Review (FMR)’s special issue, which marks the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict.

Charles’ article, “Competing security and humanitarian imperatives in the Berm,” discusses the approximately 60,000 Syrians who are trapped in ‘the Berm’, a desolate area on the Syria-Jordan border. He describes what can happen when security concerns are prioritized over humanitarian needs, and aid agencies turn to militant groups to deliver aid. Read it here.

The full issue of FMR is available here.

The issue explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighboring countries. It contains 27 articles on Syrians in displacement and six general articles on other topics.

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