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09 Feb 2012 description

We are pleased to share with you a new report Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth: Guidance for Nonformal Education and Livelihoods Development Policy and Practice. Displaced youth have historically fallen through the cracks of humanitarian services and programming. This report synthesizes findings and recommendations from the multiyear (2008–2011), multicountry Displaced Youth Initiative, offering guidance on how to enhance nonformal education and livelihoods development opportunities for displaced youth.

03 Jun 2009 description

Without Work, Average 17 Years as Refugees Means 17 Years of Dependency and Despair

NEW YORK - As large-scale refugee crises in Pakistan and Sri Lanka continue to make headlines, the Women's Refugee Commission today urged the humanitarian community to end dependency-inducing programs and focus as early as possible on helping crisis-affected populations - who spend an average of 17 years displaced - to resume their lives and their livelihoods.

"It is imperative that we begin to rethink the role of humanitarian assistance and shift away from handouts and enforced …