The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: Empowering Youth to Serve as Agents of Change
Mar 13, 2017 / Blog entry
There was silence in the room. No one seemed to want to speak up. I asked again: “what are the most important challenges that you face every day?” Suba, a young woman in her early 20s living in Tripoli, one of the regions with the highest poverty levels and concentration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, finally raised her hand and said: “We are...
Strengthening Human Resources for Health: Integration of Refugees into Host Community Health Systems
Mar 06, 2017 / Highlight
Over the past six years, nearly 5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in neighboring countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, and OECD countries such as Turkey, Germany, Sweden or Austria.
The consequences of this mass exodus have been particularly profound...
Working Amid Fragility: Delivering Results in Essential Services in Palestine
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
As far back as 320 BC, the Ancient Greeks made laws forbidding people to throw away their waste or leave it to accumulate in unpaved streets and roadways. They realized that dumping household garbage and the improper incineration of solid waste were making pollution worse and jeopardizing public health—just as, today in Palestine, the burning and...
Municipalities in Jordan and Turkey look to Palestinian Example of Waste Disposal
Feb 27, 2017 / Blog entry
Since the Syrian crisis began almost six years ago, Jordanian and Turkish mayors have faced the challenge of how to manage the impact of Syrian refugees on their municipalities? In host municipalities, population increase has had a huge impact on infrastructure and the delivery of public services.
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Municipalities Learn from the Palestinian Experience in Waste Management
Feb 27, 2017 / Library
The current refugee crisis in the Middle East is increasing pressure on the environment. Mayors from Jordan and Turkey visited Palestine to learn about the waste management of Al-Minya landfill in Bethlehem.
أدت أزمة اللاجئين الحالية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط إلى زيادة الضغط على البيئة. وفي هذا السياق، قام وفد من رؤساء البلديات من الاردن وتركيا...
[Summary] Host Municipalities Network Webinar PPPs and New Technologies in Solid Waste Management
Malta Summit: Stabilizing the Central Mediterranean Route
Feb 15, 2017 / Highlight
European Union (EU) leaders gathered at the Malta Summit in Valletta on February 3, 2017 and agreed on a set of concrete actions to better manage migration flows and save lives on the Central Mediterranean route. They also discussed the future of Europe and how to respond to the new challenges and opportunities ahead.
Conclusions “Acting Together in Migration Management – Enhancing Coordination among Central and Local Level”
European Practice in Waste Management at Greek Islands / Best Practice for Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Statement on Local Governments facing the Challenges and Impacts of Refugee Crisis in South East Europe
Energy Generation from Waste
Mixed Migration Hub Trend Bulletin May 2016
The IOM Regional Response to the Refugee Crisis
The ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
The Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges
The Economic Impact of Forced Migration
Displacement Trends of Syrian Asylum Seekers to the EU
Lebanon Host Communities Support Project
Social Cohesion between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan
Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa
Municipal Guide: Successful Municipal Strategies to Respond to the Syria Refugee Crisis
Policy Brief: Engaging Municipalities in the Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon
Psychosocial Support in Crisis and Conflict Settings
Addressing Statelessness in the MENA
The Impact of the Lebanese State's Policies on Syrian Refugees' Daily Lives
ILO Local Economic Development Strategy for Mafraq Governorate 2016-2018
Improving the Nutrition of Syrian Refugees and Host Communities through Garden Walls
Seeking Stability: Evidence on Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Conflict in Northern Jordanian Communities Hosting Refugees
Lives Reimagined- A Collection of Success Stories from the Implementation of the Jordan Response Plan 2015