15 January 2013

Thematic Focus: Urban Displacement

Upcoming event:

Urban Displacement and Development: Moving the Debate Forward, Copenhagen, 7-8 February [info]
- "There is a broad consensus within the humanitarian sector about the prevalence, causes and consequences of urban displacement, and the pressing need for coherent and targeted action to respond to the challenges it presents. This conference aims to engage new actors in the debate about how to address urban displacement. The event will bring together development specialists and humanitarian professionals to explore new approaches to addressing the plight of the urban displaced."  More information is available here.


Challenges and Livelihood Strategies of Darfurian Refugees Living in Kampala, Uganda, Thesis presented to the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences (University of San Francisco, Dec. 2011) [text]

Refugees: The Urban Challenge (IRIN, Jan. 2013) [text]
- Part of feature on "Aid in an Urbanizing World."

Sanctuary in the City? Urban Displacement and Vulnerability in the Gaza Strip, HPG Working Paper (ODI, Dec. 2012) [text]

Syria: A Regional Crisis (IRC, Jan. 2013) [text]
- Notes the urgent needs of urban refugees.


Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees, London, 6-31 January 2013 [access]
- On view at St. Pancras Train Station.

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