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Urban crises and forced displacement

Bringing together diverse perspectives on humanitarian emergencies and forced displacement, to inform new directions in urban crisis response

Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, but they are also historically a safe haven for those fleeing conflict and violence.

Our work investigates the impacts of humanitarian crises and large-scale forced displacement on urban areas, including a focus on the experiences of refugees and internally displaced people in towns and cities. We engage with humanitarian actors, civil society and local governments to understand how they can better work with each other and affected communities to respond more effectively to crises.