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Cities and Displacement - Learning Exchange

27 August 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Room G23, Law Building UNSW Sydney
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How can policy and practice be improved to meaningfully engage with urban displacement?

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR recently announced that globally some 70.8 million people are currently displaced by war, disaster and violence. Most displaced people do not live in camps, but in cities  – displacement is an urban phenomenon. Globally, more than 60 per cent of displaced people live in cities, a number that is as high as 90 per cent in some countries.

This half day learning exchange aims to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of cities and displacement. 

Confirmed speakers include Brett Moore, Chief, Shelter and Settlements Section and Global Shelter Cluster co-lead, UNHCR, Guy S Goodwin-Gill, Deputy Director of the Kaldor Centre and Susanne Schmeidl, Forced Migration Research Network, UNSW

Registration is free and lunch will be provided by House of Welcome, a refugee social enterprise based in Sydney.

This event is co-presented by the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, the Faculty of Built Environment (FBE) and the Grand Challenge on Rapid Urbanisation at UNSW Sydney.