The Journal:
The journal section gathers contributions for and about civil society in Lebanon. It features research commissioned by Lebanon Support, published on our knowledge platform CSKC.
Published on: August, 2016
By Hind Mustafa. The distribution of international humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees needs effective monitoring to make sure it reaches those in need, the founder of a grassroots group working with the Syrian refugees in Lebanon told Al Arabiya News on Monday. “There is a lack of transparency between countries donating millions and billions, and the beneficiaries who have to go through a hundred field assessment to get one food basket which costs $50,” said Rouba Mhaissen, the...
by Dr. Karim El Mufti* According to UNHCR, “over 2 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, making this one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history with no end yet in sight. The refugee population in the region could reach over 4 million by the end of 2014”[1]. In Lebanon, UNHCR recorded 858.641 refugees by 31st December 2013[2], and some media reports skyrocket the number through the roof claiming that more than a million refugees are...
By Jeff Crisp When masses of refugees escape from one developing country and find sanctuary in another, they invariably place serious pressures on the people, land, environment, water supply, infrastructure, and public services of the areas where they settle. And yet the needs of refugee-hosting communities are all too often unrecognized and unmet. This important gap in the humanitarian response to refugee emergencies is caused by a number of different factors.  First, the UN Refugee...
Survey of refugees tells of children missing education and adults fearing they may never work again – or be able to pay back money they owe A new survey of more than 1500 people has given one of the clearest pictures yet of the harsh economic struggle facing refugees who have fled from Syria to Lebanon. According to the new research, commissioned by Oxfam and conducted by the Beirut Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) last month, families are spiraling deeper and deeper into debt,...