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The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon: state fragility and social resilience

Dionigi, Filippo (2016) The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon: state fragility and social resilience. LSE Middle East Centre paper series (15). Middle East Centre, LSE, London, UK.

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Owing to its geographic proximity, the overlap in language and historical relations with itsneighbour, Lebanon is one of the most obvious destinations for Syrians trying to escapethe civil war, and around 1.2 million have registered there with the UNHCR. This report provides an account of the situation in five sections. Firstly, it offers an account of the unfolding of the crisis from the perspective of Lebanese political institutions. Secondly, it maps political reactions to the crisis, focussing on the main actors involved. Thirdly, it analyses the status of Syrians displaced in Lebanon – displacement being one of the main sources of vulnerability. Fourthly, it highlights the role played by local administrations and international organisations in managing the crisis. And finally, it illustrates how Syrian-Lebanese migrations have a consolidated history based on mutual economic interests, and social and cultural ties. Based on these considerations, the report then proposes a set of possible courses of action to be undertaken by various stakeholders.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 12:46
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2021 00:22

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