Syrian refugees and Lebanese Christians, together against the turmoil. (c2015)

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dc.contributor.author Abi Khalil, Loubna Milad
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-29T11:23:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-29T11:23:19Z
dc.date.copyright 5/4/2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-01-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2981
dc.description.abstract Almost four years have passed since the Syrian conflict started. More than one million Syrians have officially taken refuge in neighboring Lebanon, a country of 4.2 million people. Lebanon's ability to host and support incoming refugees has been stretched to the limit. In fact, with the absence of a clear Lebanese refugee policy, Syrian refugees have self-settled all over Lebanon, mainly in the North and the Bekaa. Lebanese Christian communities, among others, have been shaken by this crisis and have been developing coping mechanisms to face the Syrian refugee influx to their towns and cities. The purpose of this paper is to explore these coping mechanisms, the impact of the massive presence of Syrian refugees in predominantly Lebanese Christian areas and the relation between the two parties. The paper concludes that the main reasons for tensions are mutual misperceptions leading to fears related to security and safety and that the Syrian refugees’ presence can also bring some positive effects on those areas’ socioeconomic situation. Finally, the paper also proves that despite the fatigue of the host community studied, there is still a space for social cohesion and mutual compassion, which is translated in personal and community-based initiatives. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- Lebanon -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees en_US
dc.subject Refugees -- Syria -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Asylum, Right of -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Syrian refugees and Lebanese Christians, together against the turmoil. (c2015) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200901173 en_US
dc.author.commembers Salamey, Imad
dc.author.commembers Moubarak, Walid
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 96 p.; col. ill.; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.advisor Ouaiss, Makram
dc.keywords Syrian turmoil en_US
dc.keywords Syrian refugees en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese host community en_US
dc.keywords Impact en_US
dc.keywords Relation en_US
dc.keywords Batroun en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 76-81. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2015.36 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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