Urban Refugees: rights, resilience, and resistance?

Session by Dr Zoe Jordan, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP)

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.