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LERRN-IDRC Webinar:  Refugee-host community relations during Covid-19 and beyond: Lessons from the Middle East and Southern Africa

April 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Key Contact:LERRN
Contact Email:lerrn@carleton.ca

The fifth webinar in the LERRNIDRC webinar series on forced displacement focuses on refugees and host community relations. The webinar will examine the factors that shape relations between refugees and host communities in various contexts, exploring the diverse challenges to authorities, humanitarian actors, refugees, and receiving host communities due to protracted refugee situations. Drawing on lessons from the Middle East and Southern Africa, it will consider solutions to fostering social cohesion and mitigating rising social tensions between refugees and host communities in urban and camp settings.

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This is the fifth in a series of webinars co-hosted by LERRN and IDRC. These monthly seminars will address several dimensions of forced displacement, with an emphasis on the perspectives of actors who are closest to the issues being discussed. For event details, recordings, and post-webinar reports, click HERE.

LERRN is a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees. The goal is to ensure that refugee research, policy and practice are shaped by a more inclusive, equitable and informed collective engagement of civil society.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive change for those who need it most.