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Cities Don’t Get Much Support for Migrant and Refugee Aid. This Global Fund Aims to Change That

Around 70% of displaced people end up in urban areas, but cities lack the resources to serve them. From Insider Philanthropy, this article describes how MMC's Global Cities Fund adresses this.

World Cities Day 2023: Global cities embrace refugees to boost economic growth and social inclusion

More than 300 global cities from all over the world have added their support to the UNHCR’s Cities #WithRefugees statement of solidarity.

Climate change: How Nairobi is building framework for good, green jobs

The Governor of Nairobi writes about the creation of good green jobs in his city, including a project backed by the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees.

Can City Diplomacy Help African Cities Take Action on Climate Mobility?

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' blog underscores the significance of city diplomacy for African cities seeking influence in climate negotiations, exemplified by the C40-MMC Task Force on Climate Migration.

When Political Refugees Become Climate Refugees

In this Bloomberg CityLab Op-ed, Mayor Jaime Pumarejo of Barranquilla, Colombia and Mayor Maribel Escobar of La Palma, El Salvador on how climate change is driving people to cities.

City Leaders Finally Get an ‘Open Door’ to US Foreign Diplomacy

Bloomberg CityLab explores a new State Department initiative that creates an “open door for mayors.”

Global funding to help displaced in eThekwini (BizNews)

In BizNews, MMC Head of Practice Samer Saliba discusses how recent floods in eThekwini have highlighted the need to provide for displaced and undocumented residents who remain out of the city’s reach.

Climate migration is about to explode. Cities will bear the brunt. (Grid)

In Grid, MMC Executive Director Vittoria Zanuso, Dhaka North Mayor Md. Atiqul Islam, and eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda argue that with more funding, cities can leverage migration as an opportunity to build resilience.

Are cities more capable than national governments on climate action? (Devex)

In Devex, Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr of the MMC Leadership Board and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja discuss climate migration in Africa and how they're addressing it.

Financing Shelter for the Internally Displaced in Africa (CNBC Africa)

On CNBC Africa, MMC Executive Director Vittoria Zanuso urged investment in African city-led solutions to climate migration following the lead of the IKEA Foundation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.


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