Full Name: Enhancing education (Lusaka) and livelihoods of refugees and their host communities in Zambia
Duration: January 2019 – December 2021
Zambia hosts refugees and other persons of concern, predominantly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as from Angola, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia and Ethiopia, Syria, Turkey and other countries. Refugees residing in Lusaka due to various reasons mostly live in compounds. Their income is very limited due to restrictions in relation to access to wage/ formal employment and self-employment. They struggle to be self-reliant. The three refugee settlements are in remote rural areas with inadequate access to roads and other infrastructure. Farming and livestock rearing are the two dominant livelihood activities for non-urban population in all three refugee settlements. Refugee households do not have access to agriculture inputs, formal financial services especially cash support to start income generating activities and markets.
Implementation and Results(2020):
- minimum of 373 urban refugee households in Lusaka improve access to basic needs and essential services, livelihoods and economic inclusion
- 2350 refugee households from Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Somalia, as well as host community households in the three refugee settlements improve livelihood, economic inclusion and food security