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Sep 10, 2019 / Blog
Due to the lack of sufficient infrastructures in health and education and lack of recreational activities, the Union of Municipalities of Middle Bekaa established several institutions to mitigate tensions caused by the high number of refugees and tough economic conditions   Lead Authority or... more
Jul 31, 2019 / Blog
The empowerment of Refugee women and their self-reliance is increasingly at the center of development programs in local governments hosting forcibly displaced persons in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Turkey target. How about those women who develop such municipal programs and deal with women’s... more
Jul 03, 2019 / Blog
Globally, around 68.5 million people have fled their homes from conflict or persecution either as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum seekers. Contrary to what some may think, most of the displaced people don’t live in camps. In fact, it’s estimated that about 60%–80% of the world’s... more
May 28, 2019 / Blog
Considering the increasing amount of waste in Jordan’s municipalities and the high unemployment rate, the project aims to address the lack of adequate waste disposal services, while at the same time creating employment opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees.   Lead Authority or... more
Apr 16, 2019 / Blog
This project aimed at licensing and formalizing “informal” Syrian businesses in Gaziantep. It also strengthened awareness among Syrian refugee business owners on the Turkish business environment and legal regulations. The project ensured Syrian businesses’ sustainability and development, and... more
Feb 15, 2019 / Blog
The project has created a diversified local economy within the craft area, to train and upgrade the skills of youth to work in the various businesses working in the area.     Lead Authority or Organization:  Municipality of Sarhan Area: Sarhan, Jordan Beneficiaries: Jordanian and Syrian women and... more
Jan 21, 2019 / Blog
Yerevan Municipality implements economic programs aimed at enabling the business environment through the economic integration of Syrian businessmen in the local context, together with social activities for housing of refugees and education programs for young Syrians.     Lead Authority or... more
Nov 15, 2018 / Video
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN) is an intiative by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) as an attempt to respond to the refugees crisis in the Middle East. Established back in 2016, the HMLN counts now 5 countries, 117+ local governments, 265+ members, 60+... more
Oct 29, 2018 / Blog
In 2017, the U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, estimated that globally 68.5 million people had been forcefully displaced—the worst such crisis since World War II. Of these, 40 million were internally displaced peoples (IDPs), 25.4 million were refugees, and 3.1 million were asylum seekers. Over half were... more
Sep 12, 2018 / Blog
This article is based on interviews conducted during the CMI Training Workshop on Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Forced Displacement Contexts; Amman, Jordan; March 19-23, 2018.   Since 2016, local government representatives and members of the CMI-managed Host Municipalities... more
Aug 23, 2018 / Blog
In a globalized and interconnected world, characterized by a technological revolution affecting all countries, and by a landmark event, involving Europe above all, which is linked to the largest migration in the history of mankind, the Universities must discover a new mission, a new role and a new... more
Jan 23, 2018 / Infographic
Based on the policy note by the World Bank “Cities of Refuge in the Middle East : Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge”. This policy note aims to advance our understanding of urban forced displacement, induced by conflict, by looking at the issue from the perspective of... more
Jan 22, 2018 / Blog
The Syrian conflict has reached the grim milestone of becoming the largest displacement crisis since World War II, with over half of the country’s pre-war population having left their homes since 2011—a particularly sobering statistic as we observe International Migrants Day on December 18, 2017... more

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