Livelihoods – Lahore

In Lahore, the most common livelihoods for Afghan refugees are as daily wage labourers, loaders, garbage collectors, scrap dealers, carpet weavers and wholesale businessmen. Some refugees do manage their own businesses and factories in Lahore.

In Lahore, it is the Tajik community who are expert carpet weavers while many other Afghans are much poorer and often involved in garbage collection or processing.

Projects thought to be of the greatest benefit by refugees in Lahore are those providing opportunities to the Afghan youth.