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26 Feb 2016 description

Executive Summary

An increasing majority (nearly 60 percent) of refugees live in cities, a figure that will continue to rise as camps become an option of last resort. This new reality necessitates a monumental shift in humanitarian response, requiring policy makers, donors, and practitioners to develop new programming that addresses the protection concerns of refugees in urban contexts.

22 Apr 2014 description

FROM "FORGOTTEN" TO "VULNERABLE" TO "VALUABLE" – PROMOTING INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN REFUGEE AND DISPLACEMENT SETTINGS

New research throws spotlight on positive practices and ongoing gaps to meet the needs of 6.7 million displaced people with disabilities

30 Dec 2011 description

Results of a Community-based Pilot Project by BMA, KDHW,
GHAP and the Women’s Refugee Commission
July --- October 2011
REPORT FOR HEALTH WORKERS

WHO ARE WE?

The Women’s Refugee Commission is an advocacy organization based in New York, United States (U.S.). It advocates for changes in laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and young people around the world.

WHAT WAS THE PROJECT?

25 Jul 2011 description

Executive Summary

An estimated 58 percent of all refugees now live in cities.
The urban refugee population is increasing rapidly, but models for service delivery and protection have not kept pace. Applying camp-based approaches is both prohibitively expensive and inappropriate. The international and local community must identify strategies and models for assisting urban refugees that promote self-help, self-reliance and access to and support for existing host government services, as well as refugees’ integration into existing development and poverty alleviation programs.