Refugee inclusive urban planning. A case study of Addis Ababa

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The increase in the flow of refugees into urban centers, not all of them arrive in cities that are well developed. The global refugee crisis, as indicated from its name is not only European centered. Economically less developed continents like Africa and Asia hold a major role in hosting refugees. The countries that are neighboring the conflict-stricken countries hold the majority of the burden. Ethiopia, surrounded by four refugee of the major refugee producing countries: South Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan hosts refugees on a massive scale, with little assistance compared to the refugee hosting countries in the global north. The challenges are faced by both parties: refugees and host nations. The host nations unable to fulfill the needs of refugees as resources are constrained and refugees find it inaccessible to fulfill basic needs. However, effective urban planning challenges of migrant inclusion can be effectively addressed. Application of the proper planning method considering the spatial implementation can by itself be participatory as well as inclusive of the needs of the refugees. Therefore, the participation of migrants in the planning departments will ensure the that the needs of the migrant communities are met.
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