Tags: migration

Emergency Sahel Shelter; Warehouse and Natural Fibre versions (IFRC SRU, 2017)

West Africa has faced and continues to face frequent episodes of population movement. The National Societies of the Red Cross Cross of West Africa are often called upon to intervene at the frontline during each crisis. There is therefore a need to equip them with shelter solutions designed in a participatory and innovative way, upstream …

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Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence

A new IFRC report titled “Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration, and sexual and gender-based violence” details the elevated risk of sexual violence for unaccompanied and separated migrant children at every stage of their migratory path.  The number of children migrating alone, the report estimates, included more than 300,000 in 2017 – a substantial increase over …

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GLOBAL MIGRATION Resilient Cities at the Forefront

Like other urban pressures, migration also presents a powerful opportunity for building resilience. In September of 2016, eight 100RC Member Cities, with a broad range of experience absorbing migrants, convened in Athens to collaborate on migration as a key component of urban planning. Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) from Athens, Thessaloniki, Amman, Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, …

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Urban Perspectives: Climate Change, Migration, Planning and Financing

2017 New Generation of Ideas Report from Wilson Center. Recognizing the need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and new scholarly work on urban development, the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory, USAID, the World Bank, IHC Global and Cities Alliance teamed together to cosponsor the annual “Reducing Urban Poverty” paper competition for advanced graduate …

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Connecting Refugees: How Internet and Mobile Connectivity can Improve Refugee Well-Being and Transform Humanitarian Action

A research report from UNHCR that explores the critical role that information and communications technology are playing in improving the lives of refugees. The report explores access to mobile connectivity among different refugee populations and the range of technology solutions that are being implemented to facilitate refugee connection, inclusion with host communities, and access to …

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Getting to Europe the ‘WhatsApp’ way

RMMS/Danish Refugee Council (2016):  Getting to Europe the ‘WhatsApp’ way.The use of ICT in contemporary mixed migration flows to Europe. The use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and social media became a key characteristic of mixed migration flows to Europe in 2015 and 2016. Both before but increasingly also during migration, migrants and refugees rely …

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The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

This synthesis paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration. Empirical evidence shows that people in developing countries respond to climatic change by migrating internally. Evidence on the relationship between climate change and international migration is …

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