Analysing cultural proximity Islamic Relief Worldwide and Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Publication date

1st February 2011

Author

Victoria Palmer

Type

Keywords

Analysing Cultural Proximity

 

Based on fieldwork carried out on Islamic Relief’s relief programme for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, this article contributes to the debate on whether Muslim aid agencies bring added value when working with Muslim beneficiaries in Muslim areas. The author explores the significance of religion in relations between actors in the aid process and argues that a common religion does not necessarily override political, social, and cultural divisions. The article questions whether it is useful to claim that Muslim solidarity exists in the aid process when in practice it is difficult to have any meaningful engagement with religion in the field.

Office

http://www.islamic-relief.org/

http://www.tandfonline.com/

Citation

Victoria Palmer (2011) Analysing cultural proximity: Islamic Relief Worldwide and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, Development in Practice, 21:1, 96-108, DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2011.530226

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