Challenging choices for aid agencies in Darfur

Submitted by jcravens42 on January 6, 2009 - 1:06pm.

This Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) working paper explores the linkages between protection and livelihoods for rural populations in West Darfur. Undertaken as part of a programme review for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), the study illustrates the difficult choices conflict-affected people face in balancing risks to their lives and to their livelihoods. The research shows how the availability of assistance in rural areas has played a part in providing communities in the Zalingei area of Darfur with greater options for subsistence and safety. It concludes by highlighting the potential for more effective action to link livelihoods and protection.

The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) publishes various publications series dealing with humanitarian issues.