Karen Jacobsen and Charles Simpsen publish about refugees and COVID-19 in The Conversation

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University and Charles Simpson, Tufts University Across the globe, refugees are trying to settle into new surroundings and are…

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Feinstein director describes priorities for USAID Administrator nominee

U.S. President Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 23, 2021. It appears she will be shortly confirmed. As Samantha Power prepares to lead USAID, the Feinstein International Center sent her a letter to share thoughts on some of the most crucial issues facing the humanitarian and development sectors that we hope she will…

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Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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Elizabeth Stites

Elizabeth Stites directs Feinstein’s Research Program on Conflict and Livelihoods, focused on the effects of conflict and violence on civilian livelihoods. She is particularly interested in how different members within a household make changes to their livelihoods in times of conflict or crisis, and also how violence and livelihood strategies can reinforce each other. On the policy level she examines the effects of humanitarian,…

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Annual Report 2011-2012

This report covers the first year of our new three year strategy with its focus on seven critical areas of research. We now have active research ongoing in 16 countries around the world, with over 25 projects linking research to policy and practice change. In Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Afghanistan, our research has had a direct impact on government and independent aid programming, and globally our work with a number of leading NGOs and more…

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