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  • A Congolese vendor sells handkerchiefs on the pavement in central Kampala. Congolese refugees dispersed throughout the city often lack the social and economic support networks necessary to find work or to start a business (Photo: William Monteith/IIED)

    Refugee livelihoods in Ugandan cities: mind the gap between policy and practice

    Uganda has one of the most open-door refugee policies in the world. But improving the lives of urban refugees on the ground requires government and community organisations to work together to put these policies into practice

    22 March 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • Three generations of Syrian refugees queuing at a registration point on the Syria/Lebanon border. The United Nations says 4.8 million people have fled the conflict in Syria (Photo: UNHCR/ M. Hofer, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Critical theme: Conflict, climate and migration in Syria – did the media get it right?

    Our October Critical Theme seminar was about how the media have been reporting on the connections between migration, climate change and the conflict in Syria. Keynote speaker Alex Randall, the programme manager at the Climate and Migration Coalition, an alliance of refugee, human rights, and migration rights organisations, argued that the story presented about the connection between climate change and the Syrian conflict has not always been accurate

    21 September 2016 | Article | Climate change
  • Syria refugees in Lebanon learn how to make fishing nets, a skill which will help them find work along the northern coast (Photo: DFID, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Why urbanisation matters in responding to humanitarian crises

    While the plight of Syrian refugees trying to get to Europe is grabbing attention, far more are living in cities and towns in the region. IIED hosted a recent workshop to look at how their needs can be best met

    15 September 2015 | Blog | Urban
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