Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion - Emerging practices to address the Covid pandemic
The publication contains examples of where UNHCR operations are engaging with development actors, including UN Development System and UNCT, to include refugees in multi-agency socio-economic response plans. It also highlights several regional and country-level efforts to collect socio-economic data to inform responses and enhance inclusion as well as how the production and distribution of masks and soap are being scaled up to satisfy the growing demand. Specific to the EHAGL region are: the UNHCR-WFP HUB collaboration in Rwanda, the socio-economic impact surveys launched in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, a joint microfinance program in Uganda with GCAF and Sida, as well as the production and distribution of masks to over 70,000 urban refugees in Uganda by FAO in cooperation with UNHCR. Moreover, the working group set up by the UNHCR Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes are showcased as an example of information-sharing across countries.
Livelihood & Social cohesion
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