What is an example of an urban good practice?

  • The program has had a recorded positive impact on a community of urban refugees and ideally the host community
  • The program has been run in an ethical and fair manner
  • The program has the capacity to be replicated in other urban areas either regionally or internationally

This website is the fruit of a collaborative work initiated by the Urban Refugee Task Team (URTT) and now led by URBAN REFUGEES. The members of the URTT are the Jesuit Refugee Service-USA (JRS), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), InterAction, RefugePoint, Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), International Medical Corps (IMC), Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and Asylum Access.

This website seeks to inspire humanitarian actors and governments to systematically implement good practices in urban situations and works to identify, validate, disseminate and promote the adoption of those good practices in the following areas:

  • Supporting urban refugees to be active agents in meeting their needs and aspirations and building upon their own innovative coping strategies and demonstrated resilience
  • Strengthening outreach to urban refugees and improving access to protection and services
  • Promoting positive changes to government policies relating to urban refugees
  • Developing new partnership models, particularly with national institutions
  • Advancing the early attainment of durable solutions
  • Facilitating coexistence and integration through engagement in host communities

If you are an NGO interested in sharing a good practice or replicating a successful program, please contact us.