The term “refugee” conjures up certain images; bedraggled, desperate people hauling themselves onto lifeboats in the Mediterranean; or a vast sea of white tents – complete with blue UN logo – on the moon-like surface of some remote, arid land.
- Aisling O’Loghlen
- The Conversation
But these scenes don’t capture how the vast majority of refugees actually live – not in branded tents, but in cities.
Figures from the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) show that at the end of 2016, 60% of refugees lived in urban areas.
Refugees are drawn to cities, where they can seek sanctuary from conflict, persecution or…