The articles in this edition of FMR illustrate the vast amount of research and work done on the theme of refugee livelihoods. We now need to shift from high-level abstract dimensions of development towards a focus on the refugees themselves and how they seek to construct their own livelihoods. All too often, organisations have developed programmes for refugees with little or no understanding of their capabilities and strategies.
Sustainable livelihoods: seeds of success?
Mainstreaming livelihoods support: the Refugee Livelihoods Project
Challenges to the efective implementation of microfinance programmes in refugee settings
Microcredit: an ‘oxygen infusion for a better life’
Credit-based livelihood interventions in a Zambian refugee camp
Microfinance and refugees
Recapitalising Liberia: principles for providing grants and loans for microenterprise development
John Tucker, Tim Nourse, Rob Gailey, Dave Park and Stephen Bauman
Food aid and livelihoods: challenges and opportunities in complex emergencies
Livelihoods of former deportees in Ukraine
Protection versus promotion of IDP livelihoods in Colombia
Marketing refugee skills: an Oxford success story
Livelihood strategies of urban refugees in Kampala
Survival to livelihood strategies for Mozambican refugees in South Africa
Frederick Golooba-Mutebi and Stephen M Tollman
The forgotten Palestinians: how Palestinian refugees survive in Egypt
Oroub al Abed
Learning from empowerment of Sri Lankan refugees in India
K C Saha
Livelihood opportunities for Sudanese refugees
Leben Nelson Moro
Skills training for youth
Barry Sesnan, Graham Wood, Marina L Anselme and Ann Avery
General articles / Regulars
Speaker’s Corner: Convention Plus — better protection for refugees?
Manisha Thomas and Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop
The experiences of women in Australian immigration detention centres
Where there is no information: IDP vulnerability assessments in Sri Lanka’s borderlands
Danesh Jayatilaka and Robert Muggah
Bridging the national and international response to IDPs
The Internal Displacement Unit – OCHA
UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Age and gender bias in Russia’s assistance to forced migrants?
UNHCR: How can we obtain the information we need about refugees?
Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement: National responsibility for internal displacement in the Americas
NRC: Youth Education Pack: an investment in the future
Global IDP Project: Global Overview
Refugee Studies Centre: Voices of conflict
Endnote: Dark Dreams