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Ribale Sleiman-Haidar

September 20th, 2016

The Long-term Challenges of Forced Migration: Perspectives from Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

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Ribale Sleiman-Haidar

September 20th, 2016

The Long-term Challenges of Forced Migration: Perspectives from Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

by Filippo Dionigi

#LSERefugees

My Light is your Light’, light installation by Alaa Minawi paying tribute to Syrian refugees who are enduring painful living conditions. The exhibition travelled to different cities in the Middle East and Europe. Shown here at Beirut Spring Festival (May–June 2015). Photograph by: Kristian Secher.
‘My Light is your Light’, light installation by Alaa Minawi.  Shown here at Beirut Spring Festival (May–June 2015). Photograph by: Kristian Secher.

The Syrian conflict has forcibly displaced more than 11 million people – half of the country’s population. 6.5 million are internally displaced, while 5 million have crossed the border to find refuge abroad, in neighbouring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and elsewhere both regionally and globally. Both refugees and host communities have thus far shown astonishing levels of resilience and patience. However, their endurance is not without limits. Efforts towards conflict resolution have made little progress, and 6 years on, the conflict has become protracted. The most effective way of tackling the Syrian refugee emergency is, first and foremost, by ending the conflict in Syria. Yet, while the crisis continues, it is crucial to explore new perspectives and stimulate debate on how to enhance the lives and conditions of refugees and host communities alike.

In a workshop held on 17–18 June 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre brought together a diverse group of people (policymakers from host states, representatives from international organisations, academics and NGOs practitioners) to explore the effects of the Syrian refugee emergency on Arab host states such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Below are papers presented at the workshop. These were published, in English and Arabic, as part of a collected volume also presenting a list of key recommendations relevant for all stakeholders and agreed upon by participants.

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