Over 5 million refugees have sought safety across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey from the on-going Syrian conflict, with local communities, civil society groups, established refugee communities, and faith-based organisations providing essential assistance, solidarity and support to refugees. However, little is known regarding the motivations, nature and impacts of such responses to international refugee flows from conflict.
This AHRC-ESRC funded project supported through the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund, aims to improve our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in local responses to displacement, both for refugees from Syria and for the members of the communities that are hosting them in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Our project was launched on 12 September 2016, and runs to August 2021.
Featured image (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, A man stands on the rooftops of Baddawi refugee camp, Lebanon.