International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Refugees in Urban Areas
Dr. Najla Mohammad Huessain Hammad

This study aims to review recent studies that were written about refugees in urban areas, especially, about the case of Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Jordan. The study ends with summarizing the urban refugees' situation through theoretical model. The theoretical review shows that refugees from rural or urban areas prefer to settle in urban areas. Their settlement can affect the urban area context in negative or positive ways, and is encountered with socio cultural and institutional obstacles. Finally, studies indicate that refugees' integration can be enhanced through special programs. The success of these programs requires availability of resources and collaboration between: local communities, international organization and national institutions.

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