Time: 01 January, 2020
- It is intended to serve as a publication hub for research, reports and other information about humanitarian work
- The journal would be published twice a year
RIYADH: Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah recently launched the new website for the International Journal of Humanitarian Studies.
The journal — found at https://journal.ksrelief.org — is intended to serve as a publication hub for research, reports and other information about international humanitarian work.
Al-Rabeeah said that “KSRelief has made great strides in several areas in the humanitarian arena, gathering information and communicating with other concerned international humanitarian actors.”
“Today,” he added, “we move toward other humanitarian horizons.”
He said that under the directives of the Kingdom’s leadership, KSRelief aims to be a leader in international humanitarian work. One of the goals of the journal is to increase public awareness about humanitarian work by incorporating innovations in digital media and other communications technologies.
“This journal marks a beginning in KSRelief’s partnerships with universities and academic centers, and gives humanitarian researchers the opportunity to enrich humanitarian outcomes by sharing field studies and other academic research which can contribute to increasing the impact of global aid.”
Al-Rabeeah expressed his appreciation for its partnership in the journal project with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.
KSRelief’s Assistant Supervisor General of Planning and Development Dr. Aqeel Al-Ghamdi said that the journal would be published twice a year and be concerned with academic research, field studies and reports on best practices in humanitarian aid and relief. The journal’s target audience includes academic researchers, humanitarian staff and volunteers working in the field, as well as others interested in global aid work.
Al-Ghamdi said that the journal seeks to share knowledge about the humanitarian sector with officials, practitioners and academic researchers, including information and discussion about policymaking, innovations and changes in the global humanitarian landscape. The publication will also highlight contemporary challenges and best practices.
The aim is to encourage multiple approaches and disciplines in support of relief and humanitarian work, and to be a channel for publishing scientific studies and articles. The publication will also be a conduit for communication between regional and international humanitarian centers.
Al-Ghamdi said that the journal would highlight the Kingdom’s humanitarian efforts while enriching scientific knowledge in the field.