The number of displaced people increases and crises become more protracted. At the same time the humanitarian funding gap is widening. To meet these challenges, we need new, multi-sector partnerships to create innovative financing initiatives to help displaced people rebuild their lives in a more sustainable world. In addition to the growing humanitarian need for social investments, there is also an increasing consciousness among consumers, who seek out companies and products that contribute to a more sustainable world. By partnering with DRC, you support economic development that enables displaced people to become self-reliant and boosts the economies of their host communities. You also contribute to initiatives that take environmental concerns into account, which can help prevent future resource-related conflicts and related displacement. In short, our aim is to break the displacement cycle and promote a more forward-looking, sustainable economy.
The Refugee Investment Fund (RIF) aims to enable displaced people to become self-reliant and to lead dignified lives.
Displaced people are particularly at risk of suffering from the adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
Displaced people who manage to find a job or start a business can and do contribute to local economies. But displaced people often struggle with financial exclusion, and have limited access to banking, loans, and other financial services.
In 2020, DRC and partners launched the Resilient Youth, Socially and Economically Empowered (RYSE) project in Jordan. The RYSE project is an ambitious partnership between DRC, civil society, authorities, and private actors. Among other things, the initiative seeks to improve livelihood and economic opportunities for young Syrians and Jordanians.