This study presents an overview of livelihood opportunities of displaced persons in temporary shelters and of the surrounding communities. It explores labour market conditions and provides recommendations aimed at improving the livelihoods opportunities of the displaced persons. Three temporary shelters were selected for study; Ban Tham Hin (Ratchaburi province), Ban Mai Nai Soi (Mae Hong Son province) and Ban Mae La (Tak province). In each shelter, a variety of research methods was used to analyse livelihoods and labour market opportunities of displaced persons. Data was collected by surveys, focus group discussion, indepth interviews and literature review.