Self-Protection and Coping Strategies of Refugees from Syria and Host Communities in Lebanon

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30 Jun 2016

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Lebanon has felt the impact of the Syrian crisis politically, socially and economically. Five years into the crisis and with a war on its doorstep, Lebanon now hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.

This research project aimed to improve Oxfam’s understanding of the protection challenges faced by refugees from Syria as well as the protection concerns arising from the coping strategies that they use to try to meet those challenges, and the issues faced by host communities in Lebanon. The study also looks at the livelihood challenges and coping strategies that can give rise to protection issues, particularly for vulnerable refugee populations. The research results were used to contribute to the Oxfam discussion paper ‘Lebanon Looking Ahead in Times of Crisis’.