The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is pleased to share with you the report: “Responding to the Impact of the Syrian Crisis on Lebanon: Recovery Framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum, Akkar”, March 2014. SDC facilitated a process to shed light on the impact of the Syria crisis at the national level but also on the local level. The formulation of a recovery framework for Wadi Khaled and Akroum is a process that can be replicated for other affected regions of Lebanon.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
The crisis in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the education sector, not only in Syria but also in the neighboring countries that are hosting so many displaced Syrians. In this report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and its Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis looks at the conditions and educational needs of Syrians university students and scholars in Lebanon.
Introduction: the challenges of an unprecedented refugee crisis in Lebanon
Syria's third year of civil war has caused a rapid acceleration in influx of the refugees to Lebanon with the intensification of clashes in recent months. In fall 2013 more than 2000 Syrian refugees are fleeing to Lebanon on daily basis. The mental health needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have not received thorough assessment. Information about the nature, the quality, and coverage of these services for the Syrian refugees is lacking. Methodology The Syrian refugee assessment for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) took place in August and September 2013.
According to UNHCR, “over 2 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, making this one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent history with no end yet in sight. The refugee population in the region could reach over 4 million by the end of 2014”.