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Livelihoods: Supporting migrant workers from Libya in Niger

A case study about providing food and employment opportunities for migrants in Niger

2012 Available in English

The Migrants from Libya project was formed in 2011 to support families, originally from Niger, who were returning home after working in Libya during the conflict there.

Over four months it aimed to support 650 families and included two months of work activities in return for food distribution. The work activities included gardening, soil rejuvenation, tree planting, manufacturing bricks, and collecting plastic bags. These projects were designed to improve the environment, provide employment and establish long-term, sustainable modes of farming for migrant communities.

Through the food-for-work scheme, migrants gained a confidence and motivation boost, and an incentive to establish their own livelihoods.

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