Sanctuary in the City: Urban Displacement and Vulnerability


This report by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute examines urban displacement and vulnerability, presenting a rich but troubling picture of how the displaced navigate the urban environment and the policy and operational challenges that urban displacement poses.

Through field research in eight urban centres in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, the 'Sanctuary in the City' project considered the reality of life for displaced people, investigates the policy and operational challenges that confront national and inter-national stakeholders when responding to the needs of urban IDPs and refugees, and offers recommendations for strengthening support to these groups.

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