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Helen Mackreath


The Early Plight of Humanitarianism

[Cover of Keith David Watenpaugh,

Keith David Watenpaugh, Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015 America is a comfortable and rich country. We have safe homes….Their homes are in ruins….The moan of a race moves out across the heart of a stricken world. This emotive call from a Near East Relief (NER) pamphlet to assist destitute Armenians, entitled The Cry of a Million: Exiled Destitute Dying, was ...

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Helen Mackreath


Helen Mackreath is a writer and researcher based in Istanbul, currently working on the governance of Syrian refugees in Turkey. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Economist, The White Review, and on the academic website E-IR. Her research on refugee governance has been published by Forced Migration Review and the Humanitarian Policy Network, and she is the co-author of a report on migration for UNESCWA in Beirut.