Friends and Colleagues,

In case of interest you can now download a new report on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon at the following link.

http://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/syrian-refugee-crisis-lebanon-state-fragility-and-social-resilience

If you have questions, feedback, or wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to be in contact with the author.

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.

Contact details are available on the LSE Middle East Centre website:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/middleEastCentre/home.aspx#

Best regards,

Dr Filippo Dionigi