This policy note focuses on urban forced displacement in cities of refuge —the influx of refugees and internally displaced persons—from the perspective of receiving towns and cities primarily in Jordan and Lebanon. It explores why we need to think about urban displacement in terms of both humanitarian and development assistance, and what we can learn from existing urban development approaches. Written for the World Bank and its audiences, the report encourages “thinking differently” on the part of local, national, and international development practitioners and policy makers. Karen was the lead consultant on the report.
Cities of Refuge
This learning brief explores the continuity and changes to livelihoods in select sites in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, Kenya, and reviews the implications of the continuity and the changes on the drivers of child acute malnutrition.
This learning brief presents preliminary findings on strategic mobility and its nutritional benefits to pastoral and agropastoral communities in select sites in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties, Kenya.
This policy brief examines the relationship between famine declarations and funding since 2011. It shows that, with that one exception, there is little evidence that famine declarations actually result in a rapid increase in funding.
In 2022 UN OCHA led a pilot anticipatory action intervention in South Sudan. This brief presents UN actors’ perceptions of this intervention.