Details

Name
Ms Bara'ah Al Dalati
Address 1
Country
United Kingdom
Email
barat.aldalati@gmail.com
Alternative Email
barat.al_dalati@kcl.ac.uk
EURAMES Member
No
AFMA Member
No
MESA Member
No
BASIS Member
No
Discipline 1
Political economy
Geographical Area 1
Syria
Middle Eastern Area
Fertile Crescent
Languages Mastered
Levantine
Proficiency
Fluent
Languages Mastered
English
Proficiency
Fluent
Qualifications
MSc Political Economy of Emerging Markets, King's College London
Early Career Researcher
Yes
Biography
A value driven activist and development practitioner with 7 years’ experience in humanitarian and development and specific expertise in community mobilization. Extremely skilled in needs assessment, project design and partnership development. Having worked with several UN agencies and local NGOs and initiatives to manage and support project of Livelihoods, Health, NFI and Community Mobilization and Capacity Building.
Research description
Humanitarian assistance intends to alleviate the human suffering, to achieve this, it performs different programs like Shelter, Food, Nonfood Items, Livelihoods, Psychosocial support…etc. However, during the courses of assistance delivery and considering the sensitivity of civil conflict and challenges faced, results may deviate from objectives and many spillovers can emerge and influence the dynamics of conflict. Therefore, it is necessary to reexamine how the humanitarian aid provided to Syrians have impacted the conflict and whether it was able to contribute to peace or war. The dissertation will look at the spectrum of literature supporting or criticizing the humanitarian response. Then, the dissertation will start by looking at two folds of the humanitarian response: the intended objectives and unintended results. First, it will assess the compatibility of the programs and project with the needs of societies using the framework of 5W: when, where, whom, who and what which was adopted to report on all humanitarian work and reflect on the employment of humanitarian principles: neutrality and impartiality. Secondly, it will try to identify the implications of the humanitarian response on the financial capacity, use of violence and legitimacy of the regime and other warring parties. In each fold, it will try to understand the mechanisms that contributed to the positive/negative results. In the next section, the dissertation will look how the current humanitarian system may impose or dismantle the identified mechanism allowing the humanitarian response to either support or fail its target group
Additional Info 1
Civil Society
Additional Info 2
International development, humanitarian aid, Syria
External Funders
0
Contemporary Relevance