Risk at the margins

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dc.contributor.author Pollock, William
dc.contributor.author Wartman, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Abou-Jaoude, Grace
dc.contributor.author Grant, Alex
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-09T07:28:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-09T07:28:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-06-09
dc.identifier.issn 2212-4209 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13614
dc.description.abstract Quantitative landslide risk analysis is a key step in creating appropriate land use policies. The forced migration of those displaced by recent armed conflict in Syria has highlighted the need for studies to guide humanitarian aid and resettlement policies. Over 1.5 million displaced Syrians now reside in Lebanon, self-settling throughout the country through urban integration and informal encampment due to Lebanon's prohibition of formal refugee camps. The Syrian-Lebanon refugee crisis coincides with the recent reexamination of the established aid practice of camp-based resettlement, focused on issues of aid efficacy, security, and human dignity but lacking an environmental hazards perspective. In light of these issues, we quantitatively assess the landslide risk profile of Lebanon, finding a 75% increase in landslide risk since the start of the Syrian crisis. The risk is highest in the debris flow-prone mountains of central and northeastern Lebanon. Additionally, Syrian refugees settled in informal camps experience 9–11 times greater risk then urban populations due to sub-standard shelter, suggesting that urban rather than camp-based resettlement policies are preferable from an environmental-hazards perspective. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Risk at the margins en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a natural hazards perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200702670 en_US
dc.author.department Civil Engineering en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction en_US
dc.journal.volume 36 en_US
dc.article.pages 1-11 en_US
dc.keywords Landslide en_US
dc.keywords Risk en_US
dc.keywords Refugee Camp en_US
dc.keywords Syrian Crisis en_US
dc.keywords Resettlement en_US
dc.keywords Vulnerability en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.11.026 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Pollock, W., Wartman, J., Abou-Jaoude, G., & Grant, A. (2019). Risk at the margins: a natural hazards perspective on the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 36, en_US
dc.author.email grace.aboujaoude@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420918311142 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1992-1611 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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