In 2002 the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU) conducted a study of 200 graduates of institutions for disabled people, to find out if institutions help disabled people enjoy their rights in the areas of education and employment, as set out in Lebanon’s laws on disability rights and education law. It looked at the experience of 200 graduates of institutions for disabled people, aged between 14 and 40. Special institutions for disabled children are common in Lebanon, although local and international evidence indicates that these institutions undermine children’s rights.
The Assessment of Psychosocial Needs of Iraqis Displaced in Jordan and Lebanon was conducted between November 2007 and January 2008, with the aim to assess the mental health and psychosocial needs of Iraqis displaced in Jordan and Lebanon, to investigate the provision of services available to them, and plan interventions addressing their needs.
The project aimed at mapping living conditions among Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon or in areas locally called "gatherings". The Palestinian Authority wanted such information in order to obtain a more complete picture of the conditions under which the refugees were living in the various host countries in the Middle East. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) in Damascus was Fafo's partner on the project and conducted the interviews in the field. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) financed the project.
Municipal elections in Lebanon are scheduled for Spring/Summer 2010. The current electoral system used for electing members of municipal councils is known as the ‘bloc vote’ system, the same as is used for parliamentary elections in Lebanon; however, no municipal council seats are reserved for any different confessional groups. Political and public debate has now begun to focus on the possibility of introducing an alternative electoral system for municipal elections.
This report is the result of an assessment undertaken by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) from March 28. to June 27, 2005 in Lebanon. The assessment was supported financially by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO). The assessment assessed humanitarian and protection needs of Palestinian refugees living in gatherings (non-UNRWA camps) in Lebanon. 56 potential gatherings were visited during the mission, and 17 of these were assessed to fall outside the set criteria, leaving 39 gatherings for further studies.
This study is designed to explore distinguishing features of Palestinians not registered with UNRWA in terms of their general living conditions, with a focus on access to basic services, and their aspirations. The exploratory nature of the study precludes detailed information but focuses on the vulnerabilities and distinguishing features of the study population. Conclusions drawn from the study are based on a synthesis of findings from statistical and qualitative information.
This report aims to provide statistical and analytical tools for the recovery community working in North Lebanon, specifically those working with the Nahr El-Bared displaced and returnee population. the information will allow for better assessment of current needs and gaps, which will eventually support the development of appropriate strategies of intervention on both the short and long term. The report highlights persistent vulnerabilities, which are not a direct cause of the Nahr El-Bared crisis, but have contributed considerably to the general trend of slow recovery.
This report presents the results of a field survey commissioned by UNRWA to the Consultation and Research Institute (CRI). The survey took place during the month of September 2008 and covered 1,817 Palestinian households divided into three groups: Beddawi Camp (BC) Residents, households displaced from Nahr El Bared Camp (NBC) as a result of the 2007 conflict, and households who returned to the NBC adjacent area following the 2007 conflict.
أنجزت الدكتورة فهميّة شرف الدين هذه الدراسة الميدانية التحليليّة، بالتعاون مع برنامج اللأمم المتحدة الإنمائي(مشروع حقوق المر أة اللبنانية وقانون الجنسية) واللجنة الاهلية لمتابعة قضايا المرأة، في 2009. وتهدف هذه الدراسة الى تبيان عدد النساء اللبنانيات المتزوجات من غير لبنانيين و أولادهن و أماكن توزّعهن من وجهة رقمية إحصائية. كما انها تهدف إلى التعرّف على أوضاع النساء الاجتماعية والاقتصادية و أزواجهن وجنسياتهم، وأبرز المشاكل التي تعترض حياة أسرهن وخاصة المشاكل التي تواجه أولادهن.
Response International (RI) undertook a comprehensive assessment of mental health needs within the refugee camps and larger “gatherings”. This assessment informed a series of awareness raising workshops for UNRWA managers, field staff and wider population, and identified areas of concern within existing services. This information will be used to plan, and secure the funding for, a mental health training programme for a multidisciplinary group of UNRWA health, education and social care workers, and staff from NGOs with an interest in these issues.