Urban Refugees: rights, resilience, and resistance?
When we think of where refugees live, we often think of large camps such as Zaatari in Jordan, or Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. However, most refugees – over 60% - live in cities. Cities can offer opportunities, but they can also be places of insecurity and marginalisation. In this lecture, we will learn why refugees live in cities; what it is like to live in a city as a refugee; and discuss how cities in the UK and Europe can become places of sanctuary and resistance to a hostile environment.