Guidance for responding to displacement in urban areas

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Guidance for Responding to Displacement in Urban Areas is an effort to bring together and mobilize humanitarian and development partners to ensure coordinated efforts for resilience in cities and towns.

Through this lens, the document elucidates the various systems at work, the actors and stakeholders involved in the decision-making processes, and key factors in preparing for and responding to displacement in urban areas.

This Guidance will identify key considerations, to be contextualized and used in conjunction with existing policies and technical guidelines. It is designed to build upon organisational mandates to protect vulnerable populations through inclusive and sustainable urban planning. It aims to reaffirm and expand a multi-faceted understanding of urban contexts and their specific conditions and dynamics.

This will further support UNHCR Country Operations and other humanitarian and development actors operating in cities.


Language: English
Pages: 56pp
Citation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (2020) Guidance for responding to displacement in urban areas. New York: UN-Habitat and UNHCR.