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Lebanon Livelihoods report

Lorraine Charles, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, publishes new report on the economic opportunities and challenges for Palestinians and Lebanese in the shadow of the Syrian crisis.

Sharq.org, an NGO in Lebanon that develops collections of oral histories that reflect diverse topics and communities of the Arab world, has released a report Lebanon Livelihoods: Economic Opportunities and Challenges for Palestinians and Lebanese in the Shadow of the Syrian Crisis written by Lorraine Charles, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research.

The report reflects on the vulnerability of Palestinians and members of the Lebanese host community who been adversely affected by the Syrian conflict, as well as the consequences of a pre-existing weak social welfare system, poor legislation, corruption and migration pressures. It identifies factors that have impacted the livelihoods of both Lebanese nationals and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.