What are Livelihoods?

Sustainable livelihoods increase the resilience of the people and communities, reducing their vulnerability to disasters, food insecurity and poverty while contributing to their empowerment, personal dignity. This is where the focus of the Livelihoods Resource Centre of the IFRC work lies, as this short video explains.

Livelihoods Resources Centre

Guidelines for Livelihoods Programming


The guidelines are a practical 'how to' guide for programme managers and field staff planning or implementing livelihoods programming in an early recovery or developmental context. It builds on the experience of a number of partners of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

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