The global refugee crisis we are facing is unprecedented. It is characterized by both a record number of forcibly displaced people and the protracted nature of displacement crises. Today, more than two thirds of the world’s refugees, representing 13 million people, are in a situation of protracted displacement without any real prospect of reaching a durable solution. Refugee camps, initially conceived as a temporary response to the urgent and fundamental needs of individuals, have over the years been transformed into permanent settlements that are struggling meet the aspirations of the people living there. The development of sustainable economic opportunities in the camps and surrounding communities is a major challenge for the international community. The Canadian Research Institute on humanitarian crisis and aid (OCCAH) encourages the adoption of a value chain approach to provide vulnerable populations with opportunities for the creation of decent, sustainable employment that can add value to the local markets, at least.
« Value Chain as Framework for the Design of International Humanitarian Response in Protracted Conflict ».
Rapport de l’atelier de partage – les camps de refugie-es : de prisons a la notion de villes. nouvelles approches pour valoriser l’economie locale des camps de refugies-es, Forum International 2020 du CECI et de l’EUMC à Montréal.