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Age, Gender, Diversity Mainstreaming Initiative Key to Urban Protection


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Gender, Internal Displacement, NGOs, Organisational , Protection, human rights & security, Refugee Camps, Refugees/IDPs, Urban
Agency:Refugees International
Author(s):Elizabeth Campbell
Date published:November 2010

The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) approach to urban refugee protection in Nairobi, Kenya should serve as a model and best practice for programs worldwide. By embracing the Age, Gender, and Diversity Mainstreaming Initiative, UNHCR has significantly improved their relationships with the refugee community and has drawn upon resources within that community to strengthen protection. UNHCR has forged new partnerships with NGOs and local officials as well as senior management of schools and health clinics. With minimal resources, UNHCR Nairobi was able to achieve these positive results mostly through its willingness to develop a new approach to urban refugee protection.

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