The Challenge of Protecting Refugee Youth in Cities

November 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FXB 710
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Lena Ransohoff

The Challenge of Protecting Refugee Youth in Cities

with Elizabeth Donger, MPP

Harvard FXB Work In Progress Series


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 1:00 – 2:00

Elizabeth Donger is a research associate at Harvard FXB and the project lead for two recently completed studies for the UNHCR. These mixed method studies comprehensively evaluate the health and wellbeing of adolescent refugees living in urban areas in Ecuador and in Zambia, and the protection system established to support them. Two very different contexts illustrate widely relevant best practices and challenges for humanitarian and development actors in serving this growing population.

This event was originally part of Harvard Worldwide Week but had to be rescheduled. It will involve a presentation of findings, and collaborative discussion with other refugee youth researchers and advocates around what the next stage of this project could look like.

Open to the Harvard community. Questions? Contact Lena at We will also be streaming it on Facebook so if you are unable to attend, consider watching on our Facebook page.