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 Economic Security refers to the ability of individuals, households or communities to have stable income condition income or other resources to support a standard of living now and in the foreseeable future. It includes:

  • probable continued solvency

  • predictability of the future cash flow of a person or other economic entity, such as a country

  • employment security or job security

At OHRA we prefers to explain the value of economic security in practical way to conform with the ability of individuals, households or communities to cover their essential needs sustainably and with dignity. In the practical context, OHRA creates the framework that provides on suffering populations the minimum conditions to help maintain a dissent and sustainable life. Somes of these conditions are:

  • Food consumption: What are people eating? Does their diet cover their nutritional requirements

  • Food production: Are people able to hunt, fish, produce food or forage as they normally would?

  • Income: Do people earn or obtain enough money to cover their basic expenses?

  • Living conditions: Are people protected against bad weather? Do they have the means to cook food? Can they maintain basic standards of hygiene?

  • Capacity: Can the government, civil society, Orpe Han Rights Advocates and others help meet people's economic security needs?

OHRA addresses these matters through:

  • Relief activities: These are implemented quickly and efficiently with a view to saving lives and protecting livelihoods at immediate risk. Examples include distributing food and essential household items.

  • Livelihood-support activities: These are designed to bolster livelihoods sustainably. Examples include microeconomic initiatives, cash transfers and distributing farming tools or seed – along with training.

  • Capacity-building activities: These aim to build up the capacities of important local institutions so that people affected by crisis or conflict can benefit from improved services. Such activities are often combined with livelihood-support programmes for maximum impact. For instance, EcoSec works with veterinarians to organize campaigns to vaccinate people's livestock in conflict-affected areas.

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