Refugee Perceptions in Lebanon: Summary of Focus Group Discussions - Round 2 (July 14, 2017)

from Ground Truth Solutions, Mixed Migration Centre
Published on 14 Jul 2017


This report summarises the findings of eight focus group discussions conducted with Syrian refugees, Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS), and Palestine refugees from Lebanon (PRL) in four different governorates in Lebanon. This is the second in a series of three data-collection rounds looking at refugee perceptions of humanitarian assistance in Lebanon under the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP). The discussion topics were designed by Ground Truth Solutions based on the findings of perceptual quantitative surveys conducted in March 2017.1 The aim is to delve deeper into the issues that surfaced in the survey. More background and information about the methodology can be found on page 8 of this report.

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This report presents main findings from the focus group discussions with the main conclusions drawn from each discussion topic. Where relevant, we also include bar charts for several questions from the first round of quantitative data collection with responses quantified on a Likert scale from 1 to 5. The charts show the distribution (in %) of answer options chosen for each question – with colours ranging from dark red for negative answers to dark green for positive ones. The mean or average score is also shown on a scale of 1 to 5.

This report covers four broad themes – changes over six months and awareness of aid; the relevance and quality of services; fairness and discrimination; and respect and participation. The report also details key concerns or recommendations that surfaced from the discussions.