Developing Countries: Urban Areas
Alan Duncan (Minister of State, International Development; Rutland and Melton, Conservative)
DFID recognises that, in developing countries, refugees in urban areas often face a wide range of risks which include threat of arrest and detention, exploitation, inadequate shelter, human trafficking, prohibition on movement and residence and lack of documentation. This is why DFID is providing support to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver protection and assistance programmes in urban areas. DFID has also funded research, through the Norwegian Refugee Council, to identify the most effective approach for assisting urban refugees, on which humanitarian organisations can draw to improve their programmes of support.