MEDITERRANEAN HOST MUNICIPALITIES NETWORK - Best Practices in Hosting Refugees
With the Syrian conflict entering its sixth year, disastrous humanitarian, social and economic consequences are visible in Syria, neighboring countries, and the entire Mediterranean region. This unprecedented and protracted refugee crisis is placing an extraordinary burden on host countries and communities. Currently, the majority of refugees from Syria are being hosted in three neighboring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey). In the MENA region and Turkey overall, 90% of the refugees are hosted outside of camps.
POST-HABITAT III - The challenges of the metropolis beyond Habitat III
International experts and political representatives from cities and metropolis from around the world will meet at this intenational congress, organised by AMB in Barcelona, to discuss the key elements that must shape the new urban and metropolitan model to build societies that are fairer, healthier, more cohesive and sustainable. "The city of the future must be one that leaves no one behind, regardless of his or her gender, age, physical ability, nationality or migration status" by Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-Habitat.