This paper presents the findings from a case study research comparing the impact on social cohesion of segregated and mixed schooling systems of Lebanese and Syrian refugee students. Based on qualitative research with students, their families and teachers, the paper argues that perceptions and relationships between students in mixed classes improve over time. Though this change bears little impact on relationships beyond the school or the attitudes and relationships of family and community members, it does equip students with the ability to counter prevailing prejudice.
Conflict Analysis Project
This report seeks to provide an overview of Lebanon’s current policy towards Syrian refugees, and to explore the new rules and regulations issued by General Security regarding the entry, residency, and departure of Syrian nationals. It also analyses the challenges pertaining to the current policy and its impact on the daily lives of Syrian refugees, with a special focus on their emerging illegality, their struggle for decent livelihood and working conditions, and increased informality and insecurity.
These visuals look into incidents mapped in Tripoli as "Power & goevrnance conflicts" between July 2014 and June 2015. The first one details the kinds of incidents mapped, and highlights the frequency of each per month. While the map gives an overview of the main incidents and their respective locations.
This map offers a quick overview of some of the main conflict incidents mapped on as "Border conflict (Israeli border)", without taking into considerationa airspace violations which are addressed in more details in this heatmap.
شهدت مدينة طرابلس، عاصمة شمال لبنان، بين العامين 2011 و2014 عشرين جولةً من العنف المسلح دارت بين الحزب العربي الديمقراطي، ذي القاعدة العلوية، في جبل محسن ومجموعاتٍ مسلّحة في المناطق السنّية المحيطة به وأبرزها منطقة باب التبانة.
On the 28th of July, Lebanon Support hosted a roundtable discussion on Syrian refugees’ livelihoods in Lebanon. The event was the second roundtable discussion of a series, within our thematic project about the social effects of political & legal measures targeting Syrians in Lebanon. Georges Ghali (Alef) was our discussant during this Roundtable.
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.
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.