Support for Urban Refugees
Refugees fleeing conflict and persecution hope their new home will be safe and offer more opportunities for a secure life. This includes access to livelihoods so they can support themselves and their families. This need, while universal, is more acute in urban areas which lack the facilities to support refugees gratis, though the reduction in the food ration in many camps is resulting in the need for a cash income to supplement the food received and ensure food security.
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Asia Pacific: What is an urban refugee?

Bangkok, 11 August, 2010 – Jesuit Refugee Service, one of the few organizations to assist refugees in urban settings worldwide, has long recognized the severe state of neglect of urban refugees, and has tried to address these needs. Through advocacy to UNHCR and local authorities, direct assistance with food, housing and medical expenses, education, livelihood projects, and counselling and referral services, JRS addresses the broad spectrum of needs of urban refugees.


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