Purpose of the Hub

The Refugees and Forced Migration Hub will narrow the focus of enquiry about evidence for faith groups’ activities and contributions to community wellbeing to selected sub-topics. The hub brings together expert stakeholders in areas related to religion, faith, migration and refugees as well as practitioners, policy makers and academics.

The Refugees and Forced Migration Learning Hub is dedicated to collating and communicating evidence on the role of faith actors in responding to refugee and IDP needs, with a view to influencing policy and praxis. Over the coming years, the Hub will:

  • Conduct an in-depth Scoping Study to map existing best practice and challenges across a range of contexts
  • Begin addressing the evidence gaps and questions raised by the Scoping Study through collaboration with research projects, and by commissioning its own research
  • Widely disseminate evidence, learnings and recommendations to practitioners and policy makers for implementation

Refugee Hub Co-Chairs:

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Atallah Fitzgibbon
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Associate Professor, Reader in Human Geography                                Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit,                    University College London Atallah Fitzgibbon,                                                        Policy and Strategy Manager,                                  Islamic Relief Worldwide


In 2017, the JLI Refugee Hub completed the first part of their scoping study focused on the role of local faith communities in urban displacement and localization. Click the link below to read the first scoping study.

Current hub work
  • See the Terms of Reference for member expectations and & Concept Note general hub information.
  • The JLI Refugee Hub will be starting part two of the Scoping Study on places and spaces within the migration journey in 2018. Please join the hub to stay up to date or contact the JLI Knowledge Manager, Stacy Nam- [email protected] for more information