Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees Announces Six City Grantees Delivering Solutions for Children and Caregivers

Published June 20, 2023

Six city grantees announced today are Amman (Jordan), Dunaivtsi (Ukraine), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Milan (Italy), Montevideo (Uruguay), Ramallah (Palestine).

City grantees will receive US$1.2 million and technical resources from the Mayors Migration Council with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

On World Refugee Day, the Mayors Migration Council (MMC) announced six new city grantees of the Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees: Children and Caregivers. Launched in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, this new chapter of the fund directs financial and technical resources to city governments delivering solutions for migrant or displaced children and their families.

The six city grantees announced today span six nations on three continents and collectively represent nearly 10 million residents. The most common themes of the awarded projects focus on early childhood health and development, child-friendly urban design, and climate action. Many also include a gender-equality lens and holistic access to services for caregivers. All projects will be designed and/or delivered in partnership with affected communities.

The selected projects include:

  • Amman Children’s Climate Academy and Park (Amman, Jordan)
  • A Home Away From Harm (Dunaivtsi, Ukraine)
  • Ciudadanos Integrados Guayaquil (Guayaquil, Ecuador)
  • First Steps in Milan (Milan, Italy)
  • Resound (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Durable Qaddura (Ramallah, Palestine)