UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is the first port of call for refugees after they have fled their country. NEF’s Siraj Centres operate in close coordination with UNHCR offices and other local NGOs and public social services which can help people access the support they need.
The only tripartite U.N. agency, the ILO brings together governments, employers, and workers of 187 member states. It sets labour standards, develops policies and devises programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.The ILO’s research on refugee livelihoods investigates market-based interventions for refugees and how organisations can help pave the way towards better livelihoods.
Siraj Centres are community hubs that offer livelihood services. NEF operates through these centres by providing trainings, resources and referrals. In doing so, NEF is supporting community-driven opportunities for safe and productive income generation.
About half of registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon are children. Over half of refugees in the two countries are women and girls. Seven out of ten registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan and nine out of ten in Lebanon could be considered poor. This report by the World Bank highlights key livelihood challenges refugees face.
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