Refugee protection and solutions in urban areas

Fr. Michael Gallagher SJ, the Jesuit Refugee Service representative to the United Nations in Geneva, discusses the issue of urban refugees, and the recent changes to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Policy on Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas.

JRS is an implementing partner for UNHCR in urban refugee programs in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa. Fr Gallagher talks about the challenges he witnessed there and the complexities inherent to providing assistance to refugees in an urban setting.