The role of social media in promoting resilience in postdisaster recovery context: The Syrian Crisis

Asma Jdaitawi*, Victoria Uren, Oscar Rodriguez-Espindola

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Hosting refugees and sharing limited resources with them is now a challenge for different countries globally, particularly since external aid is frequently insufficient. Building and increasing social resilience of refugees and hosting nationals has become a priority for governments and international organisations worldwide. Social media plays a significant role in framing the refugee crisis and handling it. This paper will examine the role of social media in enhancing the social resilience of refugees and hosting communities in conflict affected zones. This research builds on social capital theory by exploring its applicability to the usage of social media platforms in a refugee crisis context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT 2018
EditorsBreno Nunes, Ali Emrouznejad, David Bennett, Leon Pretorius
PublisherAston University
ISBN (Electronic)9781854494535
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2018
Event27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology: Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation, IAMOT 2018 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameTowards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT 2018

Conference

Conference27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology: Towards Sustainable Technologies and Innovation, IAMOT 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period22/04/1826/04/18

Keywords

  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Recovery
  • Social capital
  • Social media
  • Social resilience

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