The Syrian civil war has displaced more than one million Syrians as refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon has not set up formal camps, but instituted a “non–camp” approach, meaning that nearly all the refugees are self–settled and live precariously in the country’s major cities and in the Bekaa valley bordering Syria. Lebanon’s non-camp policy has been lauded as both cheaper for the host country and more humane for the refugees, yet is not humanitarian gesture, but a result of deep political divisions over Syria’s civil war. The refugee crisis has led to a re-ordering of national politics and relations vis-à-vis Syria, but defied the notion of a weak state, facing imminent collapse. The chapter hence examines the government’s handling of the crisis, and the contested interactions between residents and refugees and the consequent rearranging of community relations.
Inter-group interaction and attitudes to migrants
Mintewab Bezabih, Sosina Bezu, Tigabu Getahun, Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, and Arne Wiig
Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala
Downward accountability in humanitarian aid. The example of UNHCR Uganda
Sophie Komujuni, Saul Mullard
No city is the same: Livelihood opportunities among self-settled Syrian refugees in Beirut, Tripoli and Tyre
Considering kin and countrymen – challenges to social networks among Syrians in Tripoli, Lebanon
The politics of refugee relief: UNRWA and the ongoing funding crisis
Kjersti G. Berg and Jørgen Jensehaugen
Protection of Civilians – Norway in the Security Council
Edited by Antonio De Lauri; with contributions from Salla Turunen, Astri Suhrke et al.