More than 65 million people around the world are currently displaced from their homes by conflict or persecution — that’s roughly the population of the United Kingdom. Millions more are crossing borders in search of economic opportunities they can’t find at home.
While the issue of human migration continues to roil the politics of many nations, it is as much as anything a city issue. Cities are where most of the newcomers are going. But today, it remains up in the air as to how the national and global systems that deal with issues of migration see the role of local authorities.
Still, cities are where many of the most creative solutions are being found to house migrants and ensure that they can live peacefully and productively in a new country. Scroll down below to see Citiscope’s most recent coverage.