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Challenging choices: protection and livelihoods in conflict

Briefing/policy paper

Briefing/policy paper

This HPG Policy Brief summarises the findings of research examining the links between protection and livelihoods in conflict. Based on case studies in Chechnya, Darfur, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Sri Lanka, the study explores the inter-connections between protection and livelihoods in terms of the threats people face and their actions in response.

It highlights the similarities between the analysis that underpins protection and livelihoods programming, and illustrates examples of where protection and livelihoods interventions have been linked in practice. It argues for greater connections betweenthese two areas of work in order to achieve better outcomes for those affected by conflict.

Susanne Jaspars, Sorcha O'Callaghan