Refugees and Host Communities: Building Stronger Ties
Jan 16, 2017 / Blog entry
“It has been 4 years since we first arrived, it is good here, but nothing replaces Syria, it is home”- Dhiya Sahari[i], 61 years old, a Syrian refugee living at the Harran city camp in Turkey.
Dhiya, is one of millions who fled a war-torn Syria taking a journey into the unknown hoping to reach the other side at least,...
CMI Meets ALNAP to Discuss Sharing Best Practices on the Refugee Crisis
Dec 05, 2016 / Highlight
CMI refugee program team met with Leah Cambell, Research Officer at ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action) to discuss knowledge sharing tools and practices on refugees and host communities, specifically on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
ALNAP is an international interagency forum working to improve...
Detailed Workshop Report: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Strengthening Survival Skills of Displaced People in Şanlıurfa
Opening Doors and Minds: Urban Migrant Inclusion in Policy and Practice
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 5
[Interview] How Has the Refugees' Influx Impacted the Economy of the Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The Middle East and North Africa region could remain trapped in a cycle of instability without the resources to manage the current consequences of conflict and seize opportunities for peace as soon as they arise. To meet the scale of the need, the World Bank Group, United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group have launched a new...
[Photo Reportage] Life Away from Syria
Nov 17, 2016 / Highlight
The outcomes of the Syrian crisis fall the hardest on those who found themselves suddenly forced to leave their normal life behind and run for their lives seeking refuge in a country that is so foreign to them. Life away from Syria is not normal and in a country like Turkey where the language is different, more odds are stacked against those...
An Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme
Waste Management: Gaziantep, Turkey Example
CMI Host Municipalities Network
Istanbul Experience in Solid Waste management
Concept Note: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Agenda: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Framing Notes: Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Municipalities Hosting Refugees
Migrants: dissiper les fantasmes
Oct 12, 2016 / Library
Ces dernières années, le débat sur l’immigration a perdu toute rationalité et objectivité au profit d’une instrumentalisation, voire d’une diabolisation de l’immigration et de ses effets économiques, sociaux ou culturels. Il est devenu difficile d’avoir un débat serein sur les chiffres réels comme sur la réalité des effets économiques des...
UN Refugee Summit Issues a New Declaration for Refugees and Migrants
Sep 26, 2016 / Highlight
On Monday, September 19th, 2016 world leaders came together at the UN General Assembly to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants expressing their commitment to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and to share responsibility for large movements on a global scale. The Declaration was adopted in the context of...
How Many Years Do Refugees Stay in Exile?
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
"The average length of time that refugees spend in camps is 17 years." This cruel statistic has been quoted many times, influencing our perception of refugee crises as never-ending events which are spinning out of control. It has significant implications when deciding the type of aid that is needed, the combination of humanitarian and...
Forced Displacement: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced and Their Hosts
Sep 26, 2016 / Library
One global issue at the forefront of World Bank Group work this year and beyond is the forced displacement of people and its impact on ending extreme poverty. Forcibly Displaced: Toward a Development Approach Supporting Refugees, the Internally Displaced, and Their Hosts, prepared by The World Bank Group and the United Nations High Commissioner...
Migration Is the Fate of This Geography
May 30, 2016 / Blog entry
The UCLG-MEWA 2016 CONGRESS, “Migration, Culture and Gastronomy Summit,” was held in Gaziantep on 19-21 April. The migration referred to is, of course, the migration of Syrian refugees to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
The previous week İstanbul Aydın University hosted the International Congress on Cities and City Councils. Though the...
The Syrian Humanitarian Disaster: Disparities in Perceptions, Aspirations and Behavior in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Iraq
Iraq Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
Morocco Migration Profile
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Lebanon
Les Migrants de Retour au Maroc
Turkey Regional Resilience Plan 2016-2017
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Egypt