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Réfugiés 50 ans après : l'évolution de la représentation du réfugié palestinien dans le discours officiel de l'UNRWA

Abstract : The article tackles the evolution of UNRWA's representation of the Palestine refugees as displayed in its official discourse. It shows that, since the early years of the refugees' exile in the fifties, UNRWA's narrative has constituted a political tool aimed at managing and responding to the multiple pressures that its various stakeholders (from the refugees and their various representatives to the donor and host countries) have exerted on it for political and socioeconomic purposes. In so doing the article looks more specifically into the dynamics that take place in the long run between assistance providers and assistance recipients. Indeed, UNRWA's history offers us a textbook example of the interactions that may occur between operational considerations as those articulated by humanitarian agencies and political interests as those promoted by refugees involved in a national liberation movement.
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Jalal Al Husseini. Réfugiés 50 ans après : l'évolution de la représentation du réfugié palestinien dans le discours officiel de l'UNRWA. Stephanie Latte Abdallah. Images aux frontière : représentations et constructions sociales et politiques –Palestine, Jordanie 1948-2000, IFPO, pp.105-127, 2005. ⟨halshs-00356332⟩

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