Boosting Rural Areas’ Resilience to Conflicts and Disasters

Key issues and policy options to boost resilience of rural areas to crises, such as conflicts and disasters.

Disasters and conflicts have immediate and long-term impacts on rural employment. Insecurity, loss of production, networks and markets often push crisis-affected rural populations into destitution and possibly violence, or to migrate in search of livelihoods. Rebuilding and creating concrete opportunities for rural livelihoods is therefore a priority in crisis response and preparedness.