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Economic Empowerment of Urban Refugee Youth

Economic Empowerment of Urban Refugee Youth


In the course of conducting a multi-country study of urban refugee livelihoods from October 2011 to September 2012, the Women’s Refugee Commission identified a major gap in knowledge of and programming for refugee youth living in cities. In embarking on the study, WRC sought to assess the situation of refugee youth livelihoods in multiple urban
areas, and to learn how humanitarian actors and governments could more effectively help young women and young men to: create pathways to secure employment; find opportunities for learning and earning; build social capital; and stay in or return to school. The study was particularly interested in finding ways to address the unique needs of young women, marginalized groups, and out-of-school youth.

Egypt Panama Youth Livelihoods Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance Gender and Social Inclusion