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Fostering sustainable development and better livelihoods









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    Food security, resilience and well-being analysis of refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda
    FAO Resilience Analysis Report No. 12
    2018
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    In August 2017, FAO was asked by the Commissioner for Refugees (Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda) to support the implementation of a socio-economic analysis within the refugees’ settlements and host communities, with the aim of providing a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the refugees’ food security, well-being and resilience. Although refugees in Uganda are given land and mobility rights, their food security remains low, with a high dependency on food aid. The assumption was that by better understanding refugees’ preferences and livelihoods strategies which determine their resilience, it would be possible to unlock the development potential of the land, increase productivity and help them achieve independence and self-reliance.
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    The transformative role of agriculture in refugee settings
    Amplifying the voices of refugees and host communities
    2023
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    Forced displacement has reached a scale not seen since records began. It has not only increased to an unprecedented level, but so too has its average duration. Latest reports indicate that over 110 million people are currently estimated to be forcibly displaced, and two in three refugees are projected to live in a long-term displacement situation (ten years or more, on average). Traditional responses to forced displacement crises, which are based on providing emergency aid for prolonged periods of time, do not meaningfully contribute to forcibly displaced people's long-term resilience and self-reliance. The global drive to achieve durable solutions for forcibly displaced people has never been stronger. Refugees have frequently shared that they do not want to be dependent on humanitarian assistance. It is due time to listen and provide the tools and support they have been asking for to ensure they can reach their goals and the right solution to their displacement. This publication shares the individual stories of South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda and Kenya that have benefited from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) agricultural livelihood interventions in refugee settings. It explores FAO’s life-saving and resilience-building work with refugees, and calls for a shift in the way durable solutions are achieved. FAO believes that participating in agriculture can transform the lives of forcibly displaced people; that it can build their resilience to climate change, their self-reliance to dictate their own futures, and contribute to local peace between refugees and host communities. Based on FAO’s experience in displacement settings and the testimonies of people affected by forced displacement, the publication also lays out the needed responses required from stakeholders to deliver durable solutions.
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    FAO’s programme to support refugees and the host community in Uganda
    Linking emergency agricultural livelihood support to longer-term development
    2018
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    FAO's programme to support refugees and the host community in Uganda brief outlines FAO's role in response to one of the biggest refugee hosting countries in the World. Uganda is a host to about 1.4 million refugees, many of whome are grante a wide-ranging rights hinged on a strategy of allocating refugees land. based on the country's refugee policy. The policy aims to build refugees’ food, nutrition and income security and their self-reliance. This brief therefore provide a highlight of FAO's support to refugees since 2015

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