Livelihoods Solutions for Protracted Regional Crises: Post-Conflict Agriculture Livelihoods Recovery Strategy in Homs Governorate and Livelihoods Programming for Homs' Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon

ESCWA launched an initiative that consists of three different subprojects. The first was the ‘Post-conflict agricultural livelihoods recovery strategy for Homs Governorate’, which examined how agricultural livelihood assets in Homs, which were severely damaged during the conflict, might be restored through a value chain approach. The second and third subprojects were the ‘Understanding livelihood solutions under protracted forced displacement’ case studies, which observed the livelihood situation of Homs’ refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

The rationale used in the agriculture initiative considers that studying the situation of a specific refugee population (in this case Homs’ refugees) in host countries, and linking it to a livelihood restoration plan at the governorate level in their place of origin inside the Syrian Arab Republic, will help inform and shape livelihood programming and propose context-specific solutions that can equip Syrian residents, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and refugees with the assets required to improve their resilience and self-recovery.