How does UNHCR help?
We help people forced to flee to support themselves and their families by offering them training, and helping them find a market for their skills and goods.
Our work in this area is guided by several core principles – including protection, diversity, equity, access and sustainability – outlined in UNHCR’s Global Strategy for Livelihoods (2014-2018).
Through safe work, people forced to flee can provide for their families’ basic needs, maintain their dignity and contribute to society, which is what they want. They often enrich their communities with their experience and skills, while preparing for a better future.
Resources for Livelihoods Practitioners
- Refugee Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion - 2019-2023 Global Strategy Concept Note 12 Oct 2018
- A guide to market-based livelihood interventions for refugees Jun 2017
- A guide to market-based livelihood interventions for refugees (Arabic) Jun 2017