Tags: refugees

Cities of Refuge in the Middle East

Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge This policy note published by the World Bank aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of receiving towns and cities. It explores why we need a different approach to addressing urban forced displacement; …

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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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Impossible Choices

Basically a humanitarian version of the would you rather … game. Simple concept, but strong story line. Developed by UNHCR, WFP and other partners to engage stakeholders in the lead-up to the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. Source: United Nations, 2016 Impossible Choices https://impossiblechoices.org

Assessing economic impacts of hosting refugees: conceptual, methodological and ethical gaps

This paper from the Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford explores a variety of approaches used to assess and measure the economic impact of refugees on their host communities and states and highlights some alternative approaches to understanding and assessing the impact of hosting refugees. Source: Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 2015 Assessing economic impacts …

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A matching system for refugee placement

Will Jones from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and Alexander Teytelboym from the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Oxford have proposed a ‘matching system’ that simultaneously gives refugees some choice over where they seek protection and respects states’ priorities over refugees they can accept. Their paper ‘The Refugee Match’ is due to be published soon. …

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Social cohesion between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

 The Social Cohesion project – an action-research project commissioned by World Vision, explores the causes and consequences of tensions between refugees and host communities to propose better short and longer term solutions for humanitarian and development programming in the Middle East region and other similar contexts. This literature review clearly demonstrates that social cohesion is …

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