9th World Urban Forum – Side Event: Migration, Displacement and Inclusive Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Local Governments in the Arab Region
Feb 10, 2018 / Highlight
People have been increasingly moving into cities, voluntarily seeking new economic opportunities or escaping forcibly from mounting political conflicts or unprecedented natural disasters. Associated with this development is the overwhelming demand for affordable urban housing, adequate jobs, quality health care, education...
CMI Mediterranean Refugees and Host Communities Program
Cities of Refuge: Bringing an Urban Lens to the Forced Displacement Challenge
Jan 22, 2018 / Blog entry
The Syrian conflict has reached the grim milestone of becoming the largest displacement crisis since World War II, with over half of the country’s pre-war population having left their homes since 2011—a particularly sobering statistic as we observe International Migrants Day on December 18, 2017 today.
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9th World Urban Forum - Agenda
“Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities” Capacity-Building Workshop of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network
Dec 23, 2017 / Highlight
In the context of the Mediterranean Host Municipalities Learning Network (HMLN), the CMI is organizing a capacity building workshop “Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development in Host Communities”, targeted at local government representatives, local economic development practitioners and experts. The workshop will take place March...
Draft Agenda Strategic Planning for LED
International Migrants Day - Migration and Global Development: A World Bank Group Perspective
Dec 14, 2017 / Highlight
Context and Objectives
On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the panel of distinguished economists will discuss the significance of cross-border migration in facilitating development and the WBG’s responses to date. Panelist will speak on the potential role of multilateral and regional institutions in addressing the opportunities and...
Summary of Discussion (English – Arabic)
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 10
[Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees and Launch of the Host Municipalities Network Online Collaborative Platform
Oct 16, 2017 / Highlight
After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over jobs between locals and Syrians, which can also...
Refugee Crisis in MENA Meeting the Development Challenge
Political Differences Aside, The Syrian Business Diaspora Unites for Refugees
Sep 26, 2017 / Blog entry
“It is possible!”. With these words and a lot of smiles, the first forum of the Syrian International Business Association (SIBA) ended. “SIBA” has made it possible to unite, promote and represent the voices of Syrian business men and women living abroad.
On July 12th and 13th 2017 and after several months of preparation, SIBA was formally...
MENA and Turkish Municipalities learning and Innovating in Response to the Refugee Crisis
Sep 26, 2017 / Blog entry
Over the five years of the Syrian conflict, municipalities of Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey hosting 89% of Syrian refugees have developed extraordinary resources and solutions to this humanitarian and developmental crisis. Today, some of them have surpassed their response towards strategizing on how to turn the burden into opportunities for local...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 9
The Host Municipalities Network, One Year Later
First Forum of the Syrian International Business Association (SIBA)
Jul 24, 2017 / Highlight
The “Syrian Diaspora Business Forum”, held in Eschborn, Germany on February 2017 and organized by the World Bank in cooperation with CMI and other development partners, convened more than 100 regional and global stakeholders that represent Syrian diaspora community, multilateral Organizations, bilateral development institutions,...
R For Resilient Refugees
Jun 20, 2017 / Blog entry
June 20 is an international day to salute the resilience of refugees worldwide. Five years into the Syrian crisis, refugees have proved strength, courage, and perseverance.
We tell here some stories on their status and lives.
The Three Neighboring Countries
A young Syrian girl playfully hides from our camera at an adhoc compound for...
Mediterranean Refugees and Migrants Newsletter - Issue 8
أزمة اللاجئين.. مشاريع اقتصادية في لبنان والأردن لخلق فرص عمل وتحسين البنية التحتية
May 31, 2017 / Library
الجزء الثاني من برنامج حواري عبر فرانس 24 العربية، حول آثار اللجوء المترتبة على عاتق البلديات في دول المشرق، تم إنجازه ضمن ورشة عمل شبكة البلديات المضيفة للاجئين حول موضوع "التنمية الإقتصادية المحلية".
الضيوف المشاركون في الحوار:
- حنين السيد، مسؤولة برامج التنمية البشرية لدى البنك الدولي في الشرق الأوسط (مكتب بيروت)
- مها قطاع، مها قطاع، منسقة...
[Compendium] Best Practices in Hosting Refugees
Data Collection and Analysis
Monitoring Integration & Diversity
The Importance of Data Production for Strengthening Social Cohesion
Municipalities at the Forefront of the Refugees’ Crisis
Refugees and Host Communities
Despite the War, the Syrian Diaspora Begins to Organize Reinvestment
Apr 18, 2017 / Blog entry
They come from all sorts of places in Syria, own a variety of businesses, live in various cities of the world, and represent the full spectrum of Syrian politics. They are all ages, too. What do they have in common? They are business-owners, entrepreneurs, and other members of the Syrian diaspora.
Since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011,...
البنك الدولي يطلق مبادرة لحشد جهود قطاع الأعمال السوري في الغربة
Apr 10, 2017 / Library
ضيفة الاقتصاد في هذهه الحلقة السيدة علا حيصو، مستشارة لدى قسم التجارة والتنافسية في البنك الدولي، للوقوف عند كيفية مساهمة اللاجئين السوريين في الحياة الاقتصادية للدول التي اضطروا للجوء إليها على مدى السنوات الست الماضية.
Amid Growing Need, Refugee Health Workers could Fill Key Gaps
Apr 10, 2017 / Blog entry
Over the past six years, at least half of Syria’s 30,000 physicians—perhaps more, no one knows for sure—have fled the country. Like other Syrian refugees, they have gone wherever they can: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Europe, and, in much smaller numbers, Canada and the United States.
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