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  • Uganda’s capital city Kampala hosts 98,300 officially registered refugees from 25 countries (Photo: Morgan Schmorgan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Kampala sets example for how cities can help refugees

    On World Refugee Day Diane Archer looks at how one city in Africa is exploring ways to support its refugee and migrant population

    20 June 2018 | Blog | Urban
  • With water shortages in Lebanon, many households have water storage facilities

    Getting Lebanon’s water flowing: using new SDG data in an urban crisis

    Anna Walnycki explains how reliable, disaggregated data on water access – supported by the framework of the SDGs – could help tackle the challenges facing Lebanon's water sector

    19 February 2018 | Blog | Urban
  • Lebanon is hosting one million Syrian refugees, and around half of them are children. Most families live in makeshift shelters; some rent half-built apartments, sharing with two or three families (Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Coping with forced displacement: lessons from cities

    People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer

    11 May 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • A Congolese vendor sells handkerchiefs on the pavement in central Kampala. Congolese refugees dispersed throughout the city often lack the social and economic support networks necessary to find work or to start a business (Photo: William Monteith/IIED)

    Refugee livelihoods in Ugandan cities: mind the gap between policy and practice

    Uganda has one of the most open-door refugee policies in the world. But improving the lives of urban refugees on the ground requires government and community organisations to work together to put these policies into practice

    22 March 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Three generations of Syrian refugees queuing at a registration point on the Syria/Lebanon border. The United Nations says 4.8 million people have fled the conflict in Syria (Photo: UNHCR/ M. Hofer, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Critical theme: Conflict, climate and migration in Syria – did the media get it right?

    Our October Critical Theme seminar was about how the media have been reporting on the connections between migration, climate change and the conflict in Syria. Keynote speaker Alex Randall, the programme manager at the Climate and Migration Coalition, an alliance of refugee, human rights, and migration rights organisations, argued that the story presented about the connection between climate change and the Syrian conflict has not always been accurate

    21 September 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • A family at the border crossing between Serbia and Croatia. Some 650,000 migrants and refugees travelled through Croatia between September 2015 and January 2016 (Photo: Meabh Smith/Trócaire, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Responding to transit refugees in Croatia

    How do local authorities and humanitarian agencies collaborate when refugees are in transit? An IIED-supported research project is looking at the transit refugee response in Croatia

    19 August 2016 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • An image of an open sewer in the Kibera informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, Refugees in such informal settlements face even more challenges than existing habitatants to access to services, such as language barriers (Photo: Eoghan Rice/Trócaire)

    Revealing the hidden refugees in African cities

    A growing number of refugees and displaced people are living in cities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa – but governments are slow to recognise and meet their needs

    6 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • Syria refugees in Lebanon learn how to make fishing nets, a skill which will help them find work along the northern coast (Photo: DFID, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Why urbanisation matters in responding to humanitarian crises

    While the plight of Syrian refugees trying to get to Europe is grabbing attention, far more are living in cities and towns in the region. IIED hosted a recent workshop to look at how their needs can be best met

    15 September 2015 | Blog | Urban
  • A rubber boat carrying around 50 refugees arrives from Bodrum, Turkey to the Greek island of Kos (Photo: Christopher Jahn/IFRC, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    In this war of words, no one is the victor

    The Syrian crisis has been described as the worst humanitarian emergency since the Second World War. It is time to put aside the semantics of migrants versus refugees, and face up to the human suffering as a global community

    4 September 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Climate refugees of the future

    Bangladesh is calling for the rights of environmental refugees to be recognised as the country battles rising sea levels and chronic poverty

    30 April 2009 | Blog | Climate change
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