Author: Rick Schoenmaeckers

Year: March, 2018

Language: English

Published By: Tilburg University

Refugees and Livelihood: A case study from Hitsats


The main objective of this study was to understand the dynamics of livelihoods within a refugee camp. With the presumption that the access to livelihood is a crucial entry point for strengthening self-reliance and refugee’s prospect for life, the present study looked into the main sources for income generating activities, limitations, obstacles and good practices relating to refugee livelihoods. In order to create a knowledge base, empirical research was carried out in Hitsats camp, during which the perceptions on livelihood were observed through personal experiences of refugees as well as NGO workers.