This report aims to analyze 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 decentralized and/or illegal forms of control.
Lebanon should upgrade the systems of its security institutions in a way that strengthens protection of the Lebanese communities and the Syrian refugees they host, according to Alert’s new policy brief with Lebanon Support.
This study explores the role of community-based organizations in preparing for and responding to crisis in Lebanon. While there has been considerable work conducted on preparedness, responsiveness and recovery to crisis in Lebanon, there has been little work so far that focuses on measuring and assessing the capacities, expertise, strengths and weaknesses of local CBOS in preparing and responding to crises.
Since early 2011, the few episodes of violence involving refugees in Lebanon have been covered extensively. Yet, given the high numbers of displaced people, the proximity of the battles, and the pre-existing pressures in Lebanon, one could have expected many more clashes to take place. This article focuses on the densely populated municipality of Bourj Hammoud, where the proportion of registered Syrian refugees has reached a fifth of the local population without leading to any major violent episodes.
Your Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon, United Nations Secretary General,
Lebanon hosts the highest number of refugees per capita in the world, with as many as 1.5 million Syrian refugees and over 300,000 Palestine Refugees currently living in the country. Five years into the Syrian crisis, the living conditions of both refugees and Lebanese host communities are continuing to deteriorate. This crisis, which is increasingly complex and protracted, presents significant challenges for humanitarian action in a country which has been facing recurring emergencies for the past 40 years.
Period Covered: January, 2015 to December, 2015
This visual showcases trends of incident categories mapped in 2015 with their distribution by region and month, focusing on the six most mapped categories which are: Airspace violations, Arrests/detentions, Collective actions, Shootings, Raids, Heavy Artillery.
January, 2015 to December, 2015
This visual looks into incidents of Illicit trade/trafficking/smuggling, Arms storage/smuggling tracked down by Lebanese State actors, as well as explosives dismantled by these actors in 2015. The diagram maps out the monthly frequency of each type of activity per month, their geo-location and spread across the country, and the identified State actors involved.
About the Conflict Mapping and Analysis Project
Besme Co., a non-profit company based in Beirut, provided the families living in South Lebanon with some pack of relief supply. On 14 January 2015, the company distributed a total of 10.000 liters of fuel oil, 320 blankets and 1000 Maggi packet soup to the people in the region of Hasbaya Al-Arkoub. Under the name of Besme Aid, a total of 900 families benefited from the aid. While each of 500 families received 20 liters of fuel oil, other 400 families were given blankets and soups.
by: Sam van Vliet and Guita Hourani*
By: Colette AZZI,
Independant consultant and researcher
I-History of support to PwDs in Lebanon
By: Kinda Mohamadieh - Arab NGO Network for Development
Published by: Tatimma - Lebanon Support April 2012
Introduction: The Role of Foreign Aid in Post-War Economic Policies
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Qualitative Needs Assessment:
Date of Assessment: December 2007
Target Population: Nahr el Bared IDPs
Location: Beddawi Camp
Sample Size: 194 Families, Approximately 10% of the NBC IDPs in Beddawi Camp (1848 Families)
Methodology of Assessment:
This is a qualitative assessment based on the opinion of the affected population on their needs and a process of documentation of their perception on relief activities and provision.
Out of around 700-1000 families returning to Nahr El Bared, of which a maximum of 500 families can be considered as residents, Lebanon Support’s DRU in Beddawi/Nahr El Bared conducted a survey of 104 families in the first week of November. The survey aims to give a general indication of the priority needs of the returning families.
II. General Information about the surveyed families
Location: New camp
Number of families: 104
Number of persons: 676
Average size of family: 6.5
As of the second day of the clashes that erupted in the Nahr al-Bared Refugee Camp between the Lebanese Army and the extreme Islamist group Fatah al-Islam, on May 20, 2007, NPA started giving relief services to the Palestinians displaced from Nahr al-Bared Camp to the neighborid areas such as al-Beddawi Camp and other areas in Tripoli, Beirut and the South.
With the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NPA - Lebanon launched an emergency program to reduce the humanitarian suffering of the Palestinians.