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Cities of Refuge: Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge

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Jan 22, 2018 / 0 Comments
Photo credit: Mohamed Azakir / World Bank

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 today.


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Axel Baeumler

Axel Baeumler is a Senior Infrastructure Economist at the World Bank with extensive experience managing complex urban infrastructure projects across a variety of regions and countries, including China, Vietnam, and Morocco. He joined the World Bank in 2000 and has held different operational and corporate assignments. He is also the Co-Editor of the World Bank book on “Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China”. Axel holds degrees in Economics from Oxford University, London School of Economics, and the European Universtity institute.


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