This summer, the Women’s Refugee Commission’s Livelihoods team traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, to meet with refugees who are struggling to piece together a living in one of the city's largest slums, Eastleigh.
More than half of the world’s refugees now live in urban areas.
The Women’s Refugee Commission new research initiative focuses on identifying how urban refugees make a living in cities like Nairobi, and what kinds of protection risks they face.
The Livelihoods team is developing recommendations on how to better ensure that refugees are safe and self-reliant living in urban areas.
Photography by Women's Refugee Commission, UNHCR and Mariangela Bizzarrimore thumbnails previous