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  • A view of Mafraq City, Jordan

    Rethinking humanitarian aid for refugees as investment in urban water and sanitation

    This research looks at the issue of forced displacement through a new lens. It will model what could be achieved for refugees and their hosts if resources spent on camp populations were invested instead in services and infrastructure in towns and cities hosting refugees

    27 May 2021 | Project | Urban
  • An empty street in Barikab, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Researching displacement: how do we know we are asking the right questions?

    Inclusivity and co-design were key in creating a survey to examine the wellbeing, self-reliance and livelihoods of displaced people in urban areas and camps across four countries

    19 April 2021 | Blog | Urban
  • An overhead view of people outside

    City residents and urban refugees: from shared living to shared futures

    Tools used to document the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in one of Nairobi's largest informal settlements are also being used to chart how the lockdowns disproportionately affected displaced people

    7 December 2020 | Blog | Urban
  • A number of informal tents forming a village

    Introduction to urban crises and forced displacement

    IIED’s programme of work brings together diverse perspectives on humanitarian emergencies and forced displacement, to inform new directions in urban crisis response

    23 October 2020 | Article | Urban
  • A man and woman sat down cooking with a charcoal cookstove.

    Calibrating cooking to affect deforestation and violence against women in displaced settings

    Cooking activities, deforestation and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are dynamics that closely interact in displacement settings across the globe. Commissioned by Irish Aid, IIED’s study on cookstoves and fuels examined options for displaced communities in Kigoma, Tanzania, and considered lessons from other countries

    21 September 2020 | Project | Energy
  • A view from above of densely packed homes.

    Film launch: Protracted displacement and urban crises

    On Monday, 28 September 2020, IIED premiered a film telling the stories of urban refugees in Kenya. This event was held to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly and featured a Q&A with the documentary makers and other urban experts

    21 September 2020 | Event | Urban
  • Young man on an empty street looking back.

    Displacement and the pandemic

    In our fifth report on emerging lessons from COVID-19, we look at how the pandemic is affecting displaced people

    19 August 2020 | Article | Urban
  • Woman carrying a child

    Bringing urban refugees into local planning

    Can we move from emergency to developmental response to the large and growing numbers of refugees living in urban areas by bringing them into local planning processes?

    20 July 2020 | Blog | Urban
  • Screenshot of speakers with text: podcast episode 6

    Reimagining refugee futures: cities, not camps? Make Change Happen podcast episode 6

    For World Refugee Day, we discuss new IIED research comparing refugees’ experiences of life in urban areas to that in camps, and hear about an energy access project that captures some of the complexity of working with displaced people

    19 June 2020 | Article | Communication
  • Clothes drying on a building

    IIED and partners call for cities to develop a proactive response to urban displacement

    IIED and partners’ submission to UN High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement calls for a complete rethinking of how government and other actors respond to internal displacement in urban areas

    10 June 2020 | News | Policy and planning
  • A block of unfinished buildings, open to the elements

    A world without refugee camps? IIED launches research on urban refugees

    Most refugees and displaced people live in towns and cities – not camps. New research from IIED will build understanding of how urban areas could be the best place to meet the needs and aspirations of these groups

    6 April 2020 | Blog | Urban
  • A woman sitting on steps, with colourful handkerchiefs arranged in front of her

    Towards more inclusive urban health systems for refugee wellbeing

    The British Academy’s Cities and Infrastructure programme funded IIED to work with partners in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya to undertake research on access to healthcare and other basic services for urban refugees

    5 December 2019 | Project | Poverty
  • Tents in a refugee camp

    Responding to protracted displacement in an urban world

    IIED is leading a study that will compare the experiences of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in cities and camps in four countries – Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Jordan and Kenya

    12 February 2019 | Project | Urban
  • 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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