Empirical findings and reflections on protracted displacement and translocal connections of Syrian refugees

May 14, 2021
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This working paper is based on the empirical research on translocal figurations of displacement of Syrians in Jordan. It contains methodological discussions, central findings and reflections on these findings.

Drawing on the conceptual framework of the TRAFIG project, this paper explores the central research question of TRAFIG, namely “How are protractedness, dependency, and vulnerability related to the factors of local and translocal connectivity and mobility, and in turn, how can connectivity and mobility be utilized to enhance the self-reliance and strengthen the resilience of displaced people?”

The paper presents findings from Jordan, where Syrian refugees have sought refuge in host communities.

The EU-funded research project TRAFIG (Transnational Figurations of Displacement), started in January 2019, aims at generating new knowledge to help develop solutions for protracted displacement that are tailored to the needs and capacities of persons affected by displacement.

TRAFIG Working Paper 6