Protracted Situation of Displacement: Options Beyond Camp Assistance, Kenya

This report explores how humanitarian assistance can facilitate a higher degree of self-reliance among displaced people; and the alternatives to the traditional camp-based assistance.


The study aims to explore how humanitarian assistance can facilitate self-reliance and durable solutions for displaced people in Kenya, and what are the alternatives to camp-based assistance. Using secondary review, interviews, and focus group discussions, the study identifies three dimensions of challenges: economic issues, behavioral issues, and execution issues. It also discusses the impact of government policies, such as encampment, work permit, and naturalization, on refugee self-reliance.


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