UNHCR helps the displaced to achieve self-reliance by building their skills and knowledge, as well as providing access to the resources, training, assets, inputs, services and markets they need.
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).
We seek to ensure that all forcibly displaced people are able to make a safe and sustainable living that meets their basic needs, contributes to their dignity and provides for the full enjoyment of human rights.
Resources for Livelihoods Practitioners
- A guide to market-based livelihood interventions for refugees Jun 2017
- Minimum Economic Recovery Standards - The SEEP Network Jun 2017
- Operational Guidelines on the Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming 9 Mar 2015