By Sophie Dicker, Research Manager, Save the Children
This study, conducted by Sophie Dicker in Thessaloniki, investigates refugee support mechanisms beyond those provided by humanitarian organisations and the state. Many refugees and migrants have been engaging in practices of ‘self-support’ to meet everyday needs. Moreover, local autonomous solidarity initiatives have provided spaces to promote social and political participation in a way that humanitarian organisations have been unable or unwilling to do. She emphasises the need for humanitarian response to engage with local civil society without undermining their solidarity practices.
Read the Thessaloniki study.