The purpose of this policy brief is to inform policy formulation on local level security provision and refugee protection, and to propose modalities for upgrading the sys- tems of the Lebanese security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host.
Conflict Analysis Project
This report aims to analyse how formal and informal security providers implement their respective social order agendas through a security “assemblage”. It also aims to inform the debate on refugee protection and security provision in urban settings, in the context of Lebanon’s hybrid security system. The accounts collected illustrate how state security institutions tacitly accept – or even rely on – informal security actors, managing at times to achieve their political and strategic goals through decentralised and/or illegal forms of control.
This visual highlights the various security systems in selected areas in Lebanon, the multiplicity of formal and informal actors and tacit coordination between these, and the culture of prevention and anticipation of violence, that all contribute to increased control in communities.
This visual looks into incidents of Illicit trade/trafficking/smuggling, Arms storage/smuggling tracked down by Lebanese State actors, as well as explosives dismantled by these actors in 2015. The diagram maps out the monthly frequency of each type of activity per month, their geo-location and spread across the country, and the identified State actors involved.
This visual gives an overview of mapped Clashes/armed conflicts in 2015, focusing on their monthly and regional frequency. It also highlights the hotspots of armed clashes as well as actors involved that are identified in reports.
This visual showcases trends of incident categories mapped in 2015 with their distribution by region and month, focusing on the six most mapped categories which are: Airspace violations, Arrests/detentions, Collective actions, Shootings, Raids, Heavy Artillery.