While a considerable amount of research has foregrounded migrant’s adaptation struggles in cities, a few have attempted to understand the experiences of children in the diaspora. With a simple yet pressing notion of how displaced children make home in urban environment, the research proposes qualitative approaches (i.e., art workshop, photography exercises, cognitive mapping and other forms of visual ethnography). The investigation ensures direct involvements of children (aged between 6-18) in the process that unfolds the first-hand experience of their living in cities. In particular, the research explores four primary criteria of children's well-being standards, set by UNICEF as a) health and safety, b) material security, c) education and socialization and d) behavioural risks. The project is part of a larger book project on child well-being in diaspora in the cities of the global South. Under BIARI grant, the project initially commenced in five countries - Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Philippines and Uganda. The project does not only focus on the problems of the children from their own point of view, but some of the emerging problems relating to child well-being, displacement and urbanization that could be understood in alternate light.
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