Sustainable livelihoods for refugees in protracted crises

12th June 2017
Author: Claire Mcloughlin

This report summarises recent evidence on what works in supporting refugee livelihoods in protracted crises. Particular attention is given to the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in developing livelihoods for Palestinian refugees living inside and outside camps in the MENA region . Refugee livelihoods programming is understood here as activities that promote wage employment or self-employment through skills and vocational training, microfinance, business development and job placement (Feinstein International Center, 2012).

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Suggested Citation

Mcloughlin, C. (2016). Sustainable livelihoods for refugees in protracted crises. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


12th June 2017


Continent: Asia