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,...
[Interview] How Has the Concessional Financial Initiative Supported Hosting Communities in Jordan and Lebanon
Nov 21, 2016 / Library
The World Bank Group, the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank Group launched a new financing initiative to scale-up financing in the Middle East and North Africa to help countries hosting significant refugee populations, countries impacted by conflict, as well as countries that have significant investment needs to achieve...
[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...
Istanbul Experience in Solid Waste management
An Integrated Solid Waste Management Scheme
Waste Management: Gaziantep, Turkey Example
CMI Host Municipalities Network
[In Turkish] Workshop and Summit Findings
Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
Ministry of Municipal Affairs: Sarhan Municipality
Syrian Social Gathering Photo Presentation
Center for Mediterranean Integration Workshop on Social Cohesion for Host Municipalities
Zaatri Manshiah Municipality
Strengthening Social Cohesion in Mediterranean Host Municipalities
Social Cohesion Concepts and Measurement
Investing in Urban Resilience: Protecting and Promoting Development in a Changing World
Oct 18, 2016 / Library
Cities are the world’s engines for economic growth, generating more than 80 percent of global GDP. The purpose of this report is to highlight the need and potential for investing in urban resilience in low and middle income countries.
The Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Sep 28, 2016 / Highlight
The high influx of refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean region continues to pose challenges to host local governments, as according to UNHCR the vast majority of Syrian refugees live in urban areas, with around only 8 per cent accommodated in refugee camps. Most of the refugees have limited financial resources and live in...
Syrian Refugees: Gaziantep’s Social Support Program
Jul 07, 2016 / Blog entry
On 15 March 2011, Syria witnessed a movement of protests part of a larger Arab uprising. The scene soon turned into civil unrest. In consequence to intense civil war, a big migration wave, hit in 2011 neighboring countries, particularly Turkey continuously increasing till this date. The crisis in Syria is the biggest human tragedy since World War...
Urgently Needed: a Robust Support for Rural Areas in South and East of the Mediterranean
Jun 22, 2016 / Blog entry
De plus en plus de spécialistes estiment que le printemps arabe mais aussi de graves troubles politiques de la région (comme la guerre en Syrie) trouvent une partie de leurs origines dans la dégradation des conditions de vie dans les campagnes et d’abandon de leurs paysanneries. Ce constat est fait depuis plusieurs...
The Women for Resilient Cities Acceleration Program
Jun 07, 2016 / Library
The Women for Resilience Program (W4R) brought together a group a hopeful enthusiastic women entrepreneurs from Egypt, Djibouti and Lebanon and put them through an accelerated training program hoping to equip them with knowledge they need to succeed in their project. The program aims at empowering women in tackling urban risk and developing...
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Iraq
Iraq Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
Lebanon Response Plan 2016
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Egypt
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Jordan
UNHCR Syrian Refugee Portal Infographic: Turkey
Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis 2016-2018