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On encampment and gendered vulnerabilities: A critical analysis of the UK’s vulnerable persons relocation scheme for Syrian refugees

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This paper offers a critical analysis of the UK’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme for Syrian refugees, arguing that its focus on refugee camps is neither reflective of the realities of refugeehood for Syrians in the Middle East, nor in line with developments in UNHCR policy. In its substance and presentation, the scheme exploits gendered notions of vulnerability, allowing the UK to position itself as a defender of the helpless in camps, while simultaneously reinforcing its attempts to depict refugees and migrants in Europe as ‘threatening’, and to resist their resettlement in the UK.

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Author(s): Turner L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration

Year: 2015

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

Pages: 21-25

Print publication date: 26/12/2015

Acceptance date: 14/10/2014

Publisher: University of Oxford