With the majority of displaced people and migrants settling in urban areas, it’s clear that cities are at the forefront of displacement crises in countries around the world.
Drawing on our experience and partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and engagements with two municipal authorities, Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), a new report called From Response to Resilience outlines how humanitarian-municipal partnerships can address urban displacement while building resilience.
In particular, the paper highlights how such partnerships can achieve the following benefits:
- Strengthening coordination, sustainability, and impact of multi-stakeholder responses to urban displacement;
- Linking humanitarian programming to long-term development goals of the city;
- Improve the understanding of municipal authorities in relation to the needs and preferences of urban displaced; and
- Ensure the inclusion of displaced and marginalized residents in municipally-provided public services.
Working together, municipal leaders and humanitarian leaders can address the challenge of urban displacement while also building urban resilience. Cities must turn the challenge of urban migration into an opportunity.
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