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Urban Refugees in Asia Pacific - Resiliency and Coping Strategies - Pilot study report - March 2013


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Children & young people, Food and nutrition, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Refugees/IDPs, Urban
Countries:India, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand
Author(s):Velath P, Chew V
Date published:April 2013
Publisher:Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

This report summarizes the results of a mixed-methodology study on the living conditions, challenges, and coping strategies of urban refugees and asylum seekers.

Raising awareness of the difficulties faced by refugees and asylum-seekers is crucial; however it is equally important to understand the ways in which these groups, against all odds, provide for and protect themselves and their families in this hostile protection environment. A better understanding of the ways in which refugees and asylum-seekers develop their strengths, resilience, and agency to contend with traumatic events and daily challenges will help civil society groups to better support and strengthen these coping mechanisms through relevant and targeted programming.

Through comprehensive analysis of the individual country reports, APRRN has identified common themes and conclusions and releases this report with confidence that service providers and advocates will have enhanced understanding to more effectively assist urban refugees in coping with the challenges that they face.

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