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Workshop on "Refugee (Self-)Support in New Delhi: Challenges and Opportunities"

Date 
30 May 2017
Venue 
India Habitat Centre
City 
New Delhi
Program Schedule: 
  New Delhi is a host city to thousands of registered refugees and countless more who are living anonymously within its sprawling boundaries. In January 2017, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was awarded funding from the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development to Read More...

 

New Delhi is a host city to thousands of registered refugees and countless more who are living anonymously within its sprawling boundaries. In January 2017, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was awarded funding from the UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development to conduct a 6-month research project on humanitarian and development approaches used to support these urban refugees, and how – in cases of the absence of services – they support themselves in the capital.
 

Taking a case study approach and looking at longer-term Afghan refugees and more recently arrived Rohingyas, this project has explored how their navigation of the city, their access to humanitarian and development assistance, in addition to experiences of urban governance have offered the possibility for developing some level of self-reliance and integration – and how (self-) support is understood from different perspectives.