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World Refugee Day - FAO's work on refugee inclusion and durable solutions

World Refugee Day | 20 June 2023

Conflict is a major driver of food crises, followed by weather extremes and economic shocks. Violent conflict is also a primary drivers of forced displacement, another factor contributing to heightened food insecurity.

With the average duration of displacement currently estimated at 20 years for refugees and more than a decade for IDPs, FAO understands that programming in forced displacement settings must go beyond humanitarian assistance and work towards longer-term development and sustainable peace.

Refugees have long said that relying on emergency assistance is not a long-term solution. They wish to become self-reliant and simply need the tools and skills to do so.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invests in self-reliance for the benefit of everyone – from the country and communities that host refugees, who are often themselves food insecure, to the refugees, who can build skills to support their livelihoods in their place of displacement or back home, should it become safe to return there.


Christine is fostering unity and self-reliance among refugees and Ugandan host communities alike.


Watch how agriculture is sowing seeds of hope and inclusion for refugees like Prisca, a

South Sudanese refugee in Uganda. https://twitter.com/FAOemergencies/status/1671044178271252481?s=20

In Uganda, refugees like Miriam find new hope. https://twitter.com/FAO/status/1671064792029618176?s=20



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