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Urban Crisis Response: Rebuilding Cities

Crises are affecting the physical fabric of our cities but more importantly are displacing people at an increasing scale.
date

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:15-11:15

Is over
place
Press Conference Centre
organization
UN-Habitat, ICRC, UNHCR and representatives from Ukraine
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Ukrainian + ISL [Polish + English]
Reference: 
PC 5

Summary

Crises are affecting the physical fabric of our cities but more importantly are displacing people at an increasing scale. The war in Ukraine alone has forced over 14 million people from their homes in the span of a couple of months.

This requires new thinking on how the new context will transform the urban landscape.

For the first time in the history of the World Urban Forums, UN-Habitat, together with the host country Poland, dedicated a special track to events that deal with converging crises in urban settings.

Gilles Carbonnier

International Committee of the Red Cross | Vice-President

Raouf Mazou

UNHCR | Assistant High Commissioner for Operations 

Filiep Decorte

UN-Habitat | Emergency Response Director

Serhii Mazur

Mayor of Balka, Leader of the Delegation of Ukraine Association of Cities to WUF

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