Trapped between two civil wars: Syrian refugees and host society relations in Lebanon
Ramona Rischke and Ulrike Kluge
The paper presents findings from two quantitative data collections among Syrian refugees and the host society in Lebanon conducted in 2019 and 2020. The surveys jointly cover a wide range of topics ranging from current and past living situations, expectations about the future, integration dynamics and assessments related to the “October 2019 uprising” in Lebanon. Lebanon encapsulates distinct features of the MENA region with its large mobility of people, ideas and capital. Lebanon’s civil war (1975-1990) continues affecting its society today. Our data shed light on the experience of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and beyond.