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Livelihoods and Self Reliance Project

UNHCR has entered into a partnership agreement with Hand In Hand Southern Africa (HIH) to implement the Livelihoods and Self Reliance Project for the Refugees in South Africa. The project is being implemented in Johannesburg and Pretoria from May 2017 to 31st December 2017. The Livelihood project will support refugees with Advocacy and lobbying, Self-employment support, Employment support including interventions to promote social cohesion in targeted communities.


Any person interested in participating in the project must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a valid Section 24 Refugee Permit and/or RSA ID issued by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Must be between 18 years and 45 years of age
  • Must be residing in Johannesburg or Pretoria for the duration of the project
  • Must not have been supported by UNHCR under the previous livelihoods projects
  • Must demonstrate commitment to fully participate in the project activities during the project implementation period
  • Persons with Asylum seeker permits or permanent residence permits do not qualify
  • For self-employment support, candidates must have been operating a business for a period of at least a year

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