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Urban crises

We have 14 items tagged with ‘Urban crises’.
  • About 1.5 million Syrians are currently in Lebanon. The influx has added complexity to an already fragile system of water provision (Photo: Loan Diep)

    Water in MENA: ripple effects in times of conflict

    The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been hit by a wave of conflicts and crisis. A new study looks at how to improve resilience of water services in the region

    12 December 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • David Dodman, director of IIED's Human Settlements research group, addresses the conference on urban crises (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Urban crises conference: time to put learning into practice

    An international conference on how best to respond to humanitarian crises in urban areas ended with calls to put research into practice and to improve engagement with local communities

    23 November 2017 | News | Urban
  • Guns handed in at the start of a disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme run by the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Photo: Sophia Paris/UN Photo, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Q&A: How to negotiate safe access to gang-ruled neighbourhoods in areas of urban crises

    In the latest issue of Environment & Urbanization, Moritz Schuberth examines the added difficulties humanitarian actors face when dealing with crises in urban neighbourhoods ruled by gangs. Schuberth studied the neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake to find out how agencies can deliver the most effective response

    15 November 2017 | Article | Urban
  • A street in Beirut.

    Stronger Cities Initiative

    Urban crises challenge the traditional ways of working for humanitarian organisations. The International Rescue Committee, Norwegian Refugee Council and World Vision worked together to develop a suite of tools and practical guidance notes to promote improved responses to urban crises

    31 May 2017 | Article | Policy and planning
  • The April 2105 Nepal earthquake destroyed more than 500,000 buildings in Kathmandu. There was a huge international aid effort, but reconstruction has been slow (Photo: SIM Central and South East Asia, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Urban Crises Learning Partnerships

    Two learning partnerships have helped IIED to address gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding among national and international humanitarian actors and local and national governments, in order to provide a better basis on which to prepare for and respond to humanitarian crises in urban areas

    11 May 2017 | Project | Urban
  • Lebanon is hosting one million Syrian refugees, and around half of them are children. Most families live in makeshift shelters; some rent half-built apartments, sharing with two or three families (Photo: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development, Creative Commons via Wikipedia)

    Coping with forced displacement: lessons from cities

    People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer

    11 May 2017 | Blog | Urban
  • A woman preparing a meal in the temporary settlement in Kirtipur – an example of unpaid work (Photo: Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed)

    Cash transfers in urban crises: do they work for women?

    Twenty months on from the earthquakes in Nepal, new research will examine whether cash transfers are helping women to participate in, and contribute to, the Kathmandu Valley's local economy

    8 March 2017 | Blog | Gender
  • The 2015 Nepal earthquake destroyed some 600,000 homes. Rebuilding has been slow (Photo: SIM Central and South East AsiaFollow, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Call for proposals for research on linking humanitarian response and development in urban contexts

    IIED is inviting proposals for original research on the links between humanitarian response and development goals, with specific reference to urban crises. Closing date: 11 November, 2016

    17 October 2016 | News | Urban
  • An image of a crowd of members of the USaid Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) team rescue a teen in the Gongabu, Kathmandu District, five days after the Nepal earthquake in April 2015 (Photo: USaid, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Collaborations in urban humanitarian response – introducing the Global Alliance for Urban Crises

    The way we prepare for and react to humanitarian crises in towns and cities will be enhanced by a more collaborative approach

    31 May 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • An image of a deserted and war-torn street in Aleppo. Four years of fighting have left much of the Syrian city in ruins. The UN recently warned that up to 300,000 people could be left without food if the last flight route into eastern Aleppo is cut (Photo: Freedom House Salaheddin, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Responding to cities under siege

    How can humanitarian programmes improve civilian protection in war besieged cities?

    21 April 2016 | Blog | Urban
  • The city of Tacloban after Typhoon Hayian. The city government and aid agencies are supporting a draft bill that aims to improve emergency response for children (Photo: Nove foto da Firenze, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Call for proposals for research on protecting the vulnerable in urban crises

    Researchers have until 29 February, 2016 to submit proposals for research projects that can contribute to the goal of improving humanitarian response in urban contexts. The focus of this call is on examining the ways to promote and ensure the protection of particularly vulnerable groups in urban areas in the context of humanitarian crises and responses

    2 February 2016 | News | Communication
  • The Tanah Abang district of the Indonesian capital Jakarta has chronic traffic problems. Attempts to clear informal settlements and street vendors are frequently met with protests (Photo: Ikhlasul Amal, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Ten urban planning principles every humanitarian should know

    As cities are increasingly where humanitarian action responds to crises, can urban planning principles help humanitarians intervene more effectively?

    10 November 2015 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • 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
  • Makeshift camps for internally displaced people sprang up in Kathmandu after the severe earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. Relief workers are struggling to help displaced people find durable shelter as the country braces for the monsoon season (Photo: SIM Central and South East Asia, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Urban Crises Learning Fund

    Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises

    17 July 2015 | Project | Urban
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