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Aid Worker Diaries – It’s Time for a New Approach to Urban Refugees

More than 50 percent of all refugees today reside in urban areas.

They flock to cities like Nairobi, Cairo and Johannesburg seeking better opportunities and the chance to provide for themselves and their children—opportunities that are not available to them in the refugee camps.

And yet, the very opportunities they go to the cities to access are often elusive. Instead, they more often than not find themselves in the squalor of urban slums riddled with crime, where there are few services and fewer jobs.

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