Hardship for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Syrian refugee families are spiraling deeper and deeper into debt, living in cramped and overcrowded accommodation, with few job prospects.

Survey on the livelihoods of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Look Inside Survey on the livelihoods of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
46 pages

Publication date
21 Nov 2013

ISBN
978-1-78077-517-3

Publisher
Oxfam International
Beirut Research and Information Center

Series
Oxfam Research Reports

Type
Research report

There are an estimated one million refugees from Syria living in Lebanon, with more arriving every day. As the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, it is increasingly likely that many will remain in Lebanon for many months, if not years, to come. The Beirut Research and Innovation Center was commissioned by Oxfam to survey 260 households, representing 1,591 individuals, about their living conditions, sources of income and expenditure patterns, coping mechanisms and perceptions of life in Lebanon. The survey shows that many families are spiralling deeper into debt, living in cramped conditions, with few job prospects and dwindling hope for the future.

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