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This paper focuses on the conjuncture of three concerns: explanations of famine and food insecurity, contemporary critiques of international development and humanitarianism, and the phenomenon of Islamic humanitarianism. By analyzing the development model of an international Islamic NGO based in the Gulf, this study extends the scholarly research of famine, development and relief beyond its current focus on mainstream organizations and donor states and addresses the largely ignored phenomenon of Islamic humanitarianism.

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Refugee Studies Centre

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