In the Americas, most refugees, asylum seekers, stateless, and internally displaced
people live or move in urban or peri-urban areas where they look for safety as well as job
opportunities, access to education and health, and better living conditions in general.
While local authorities play a crucial role for creating inclusive environments for those
living and working in their areas, they often face financial and technical barriers to
providing the necessary support to their refugee, migrant, IDP, and stateless residents.
Many of the cities hosting large numbers of refugees are already struggling to provide
long-term city residents with low-income housing and have stretched education and
Join us for a webinar on 21 November in which we will discuss the lessons learned of
two initiatives that are working to address this situation across the Americas and create
more inclusive cities. We will hear from the organizations supporting the initiatives and
local authorities involved in their implementation and examine which elements of these
projects may be taken forward as more mainstream initiatives.