Resilient people and communities have the capacity to cope with shocks and stresses without crisis and to recover quickly. Our framework for building resilience focuses on helping communities reduce their vulnerability to disasters, through Disaster Risk Management (DRM), while at the same time enhancing their development in food security, livelihoods and environmental adaptation.

For livelihoods to be resilient they must be able to absorb or resist a shock or stress or they must be able to adapt  - do something differently - to reduce vulnerability. If neither of these is enough then the livelihoods may need to transform or change completely. Where possible Tearfund supports the use of market based interventions, such as delivering immediate relief through cash and/or vouchers, that work through or support local markets.


Building communities’ capacity to cope with shocks and stresses and to recover quickly

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Food Security

Enabling communities to have enough nutritious food all year round

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Supporting communities to increase income-generation and build businesses

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Cross-cutting themes and approaches

Our work in Resilient Livelihoods interacts with other thematic areas. In this section you will find information on some of our cross-cutting themes and approaches.