Executive summary of a survey conducted by UNICEF. Objectives of the study: - To assess the magnitude of the problem of violence at home, in schools, in institutions and in the neighborhood of camp environment. - To explore violence perpetrated in the domestic sphere which targets women and children and exists as a powerful tool of oppression. - To profile attitudes and practices of violence among target population. - To explore relationship between violence and a set of socioeconomic and demographic correlates.
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.
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.
An overview of the state of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon throughout history, that covers the political make up of the refugee camps, the impact of the July 2006 war on the Palestinian refugees, the refugees' rights and legal status, and the local and international NGOs working with them.