Summary of Supporting Self-Sufficiency: Considerations for Refugees Transition out of Sponsorship and Complementary Pathways Programmes

This article examines policy approaches that can assist refugees in transitioning from relying on volunteer support to living autonomously. Since 2015, states have increasingly engaged volunteers to assist refugees with settlement and integration activities. While programme designs vary across countries, volunteers typically commit to providing financial and/or logistical support to refugees for a designated period. After the support period ends, refugees are expected to navigate their new lives autonomously.

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