With more than 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons
around the world, more and more people have been displaced for years on
end. At the end of 2014, half of all refugees had been in exile for over
This report maps the global state of protracted displacement, examining
patterns and trends in numbers, geographic spread and funding. It also
reviews current evidence on support for self-reliance and investments in
livelihoods amongst people in protracted displacement and suggests ways
It presents a pilot tool to begin understanding the opportunities for
self-reliance and livelihood assistance for displaced people. It is a
basic typology for where assistance is needed and what kind of
assistance may be best suited to the situation at hand.
The report is accompanied by annexes detailing statistical and
methodological aspects of the work plus case studies of Colombia,
Darfur, Jordan and Uganda. A further annex, tabulating statistical data,
is available from
Crawford, N.; Cosgrave, J.; Haysom, S.; Walicki, N. Protracted displacement: uncertain paths to self-reliance in exile. ODI, London, UK (2015) 54 pp.