Multilingual humanitarian communication
Humanitarian communication in the field faces a multitude of challenges. Listening to affected populations, negotiating humanitarian access, rebuilding war-torn societies and institutions, all require the bridging of languages and cultures. When the power of language needs to make place for the language of power, the potential for conflict resolution is compromised.
In this strand of research InZone analyzes the role of language and culture in multilingual humanitarian communication, both from a pragmatic perspective in the field, as well as from a policy perspective with regard to NGOs’ language policies.