This is an independent forum for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and other interested in urban displacement matters to debate key issues, share information and disseminate new ideas.
The idea underpinning this Forum is to establish a long-lasting platform of discussion where consensual ideas will be challenged, misconceptions dislodged and the overall debate on urban displacement moved forward.
Very diverse topics will be discussed on this Forum, from the humanitarian response to current urban refugee crisis (in Syria, Kenya or elsewhere) to the relevance of new approaches to urban refugee and IDP livelihood strategies.
Contributors will write articles that will then be discussed by Forum users. If you are not a Contributor but wish to propose an article for the Forum, please submit it to debate[a]urban-refugees.org We commit to get back to you within one week. You can also leave comments and give your opinion on the topic of your choice.
We hope you will enjoy this debate forum!
Tags: 1951 Convention, 2009 policy, children, gender, health, IDPs, integration, Iraq, Jordan, Kampala convention, Kenya, Kurdistan, Lebanon, livelihood, local authorities, MENA region, non-signatory State, private sector, protection, refugees, repatriation, resettlement, statelessness, Syria crisis, Turkey, Uganda, UNHCR, youth
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