To improve self-reliance and livelihoods for Persons of Concern (PoCs) and host communities in Malawi.
In Malawi, PoCs have no rights to work, land/resources nor freedom of movement. In 2011 the government developed a draft refugee law in accord with key international instruments relating to refugees, however, it has yet to promulgate the law. 53% of PoCs are women with a similar percentage being children. 51.1% originate from the DRC, 20.5% from Burundi and 18% from Rwanda. Additionally, 85% of PoCs own business licenses to conduct minor opportunities within Dzaleka refugee camp. With support from the UN as well as development partners, Malawi has been able to make important economic reform and sustain its economic growth rates over the past decade. However, poverty is still widespread and economy is subject to shocks. Agriculture remains the strongest industry of the country earning 30% of GDP and is subject to rise due to recent rainfall.