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Apr 05, 2017 / Program
Context and Rationale   Producing reliable data on social cohesion often presents a challenge to municipalities hosting large numbers of refugees. This is not only due to the complexity of the topic, but also to capacity constraints and a fragile and rapidly changing environment. Social cohesion... read more
Apr 04, 2017 / Program
Context Over the five years of the Syrian conflict, affected municipalities have had to develop extraordinary resources and solutions to host refugees and ensure service delivery for all. 89% of Syrian refugees are hosted in by 3 of Syria’s neighbors (Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey), and affecting... read more
Mar 06, 2017 / Program
Rationale   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... read more
Feb 15, 2017 / Program
Context: 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... read more
Jan 23, 2017 / Program
  Context and Rationale     Following the exchanges during the Peer-to-Peer Learning Workshop for Municipalities Hosting Refugees held in Amman, Jordan, from May 30th-June 1st 2016, CMI is organizing a series of workshops on priority sectors identified by municipalities affected by refugee influx,... read more
Jan 17, 2017 / Program
Context/ Rationale Syria has faced one of the worst humanitarian crises since the 21st century with over 11.5 million people displaced and over 12.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian diaspora is playing an important role in supporting the refugees and the reconstruction... read more
Dec 05, 2016 / Program
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.... read more
Nov 17, 2016 / Program
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... read more
Oct 19, 2016 / Program
Context and Rationale Following the exchanges from the Peer to Peer learning workshop “Mediterranean Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugee Crisis” which took place in Amman May 30... read more
Oct 06, 2016 / Program
A webinar will be provided, if you would like to participate register here and will get back to you with our availabilities.   Context and Rationale   Following the exchanges during the Peer to Peer learning workshop “... read more
Sep 28, 2016 / Program
Context/ Rationale In light of the high influx of refugees in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Turkey, a growing number of municipalities is facing significant challenges in responding to this unprecedented crisis, which often extends beyond local governments’ traditional responsibilities (... read more
Sep 28, 2016 / Program
Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report   Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root... read more
Sep 26, 2016 / Program
On Monday, September 19th, 2016 world leaders came together at the UN General Assembly to adopt the New York Declaration for Refugees... read more
May 19, 2016 / Program
[Summary Report] UCLG MEWA Congress and Peer-learning Visit of Mashreq Mayors to Gaziantep Municipality Between the 19th to the 21st of April, 2016 the United Cities and Local Governments, Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA) organized its annual congress in Gaziantep, Turkey, with the... read more
May 02, 2016 / Program
Lead Organizations Event organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the World Bank Group, and support by other partners (IRC, GIZ, UCLG-MEWA).   Context Municipalities in the Mediterranean are at the forefront in providing assistance to migrants and refugees. While 60% of... read more

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