Partners endeavor to stabilize and build diversified, sustainable and resilient livelihoods, with emergency livelihood interventions serving as a basis to develop longer-term strategies. In acknowledging that the time refugees have been displaced is not closely related with their degree of vulnerability, emergency livelihood support targets new refugee arrivals and vulnerable long-term refugees. In line with individuals’ skills, knowledge and aspirations, emer- gency livelihood support promotes immediate job creation, supported by initial capacity building.
However, in order to achieve sustainable livelihoods there is a need to promote market-driven opportunities, private sector linkages and extensive capacity building of individuals and livelihood groups. Strategic investment in busi- nesses is crucial to support value chains and sustainable job creation. The diversification of livelihood strategies is a key priority to ensure that refugees have the capacity to mitigate with future shocks and stresses. Engaging and building capacity of District Local Government remains a critical activity to integrate refugees into district develop- ment plans and to create an enabling environment for inclusive socio-economic development.