IHSA

A world without camps? Understanding the potential for refugees and IDPs to achieve well-being and decent livelihoods in urban areas.
Organiser(s): Dr. Nassim Majidi, Prof. Alison Brow, Dr. Michael Owiso, Jawid Hassanzai, Stefanie Barratt

Excerpt:
This panel showcases the work of a ground-breaking comparative study of displaced people’s well-being and economies in camps and urban areas of Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Jordan and Kenya. Protracted Displacement in an Urban World is a three-year study led by the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), in partnership with the Universities of Addis Ababa and Dilla (Ethiopia), Cardiff (UK) and Maseno (Kenya), the Hashemite University of Jordan and the Afghan office of the social enterprise Samuel Hall. Civil society partners include the Kenyan federation of Shack/Slum Dwellers International, and the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat in Ethiopia. The project explores the potential of urban areas to serve as dignified, productive and saf ..
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