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Project

Wellbeing of Urban Refugees: Syrians and Hosts in Jordan and Lebanon (WURSHIJL)

The key proposition of this project is that ‘modalities of reception’ are critical for shaping wellbeing outcomes for refugee and host communities in urban areas of Jordan and Lebanon, in terms of material and relational outcomes, and people’s subjective valuation of these.

Such ‘modalities’ comprise (formal and informal) arrangements, policies, programmes and implementation practices to constitute more or less enabling environments for refugee and host communities. There is currently little comprehensive evidence that tells us how and why modalities of reception shape wellbeing outcomes, and how to improve reception environments and reception modalities.

The project will ensure that such evidence will be at the fingertips of policymakers, local authorities, practitioner organisations and donors, allowing them to offer best possible support for refugees and host communities, and efficiently use scarce resources. This is critical because urban authorities are challenged daily to meet increasing requests of their constituents with scarce resources, while simultaneously supporting Syrian refugees, within highly strained municipal systems with limited capacity.

This project will synthesise evidence for new insights into how donor-supported Security & Rule of Law policies and/or programmes, and security measures can more effectively/sustainably address causes, dynamics and consequences of mixed migration flows.

Key contacts

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

d.telintelo@ids.ac.uk

+44 (0)1273 915767

Project details

start date
28 Apr 2017
end date
31 May 2018
value
€99,756

Partners

In partnership with
ACTED Lebanon IMPACT Initiatives

About this project

People

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Co-Leader

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Emma Soye

MA Development Studies

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Poppy Bardwell

Project Support Officer

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Rajith Lakshman

Research Officer

Recent work

Press release

Syrian refugees and Lebanese hosts suffering because of ‘illegal’ living

Syrian refugees prevented legal residency by complex bureaucracy and prohibitive costs are struggling in poor, makeshift housing not officially recognised by the Lebanese authorities. This ‘illegal’ living is taking its toll on both Syrian refugees and the local Lebanese communities living...

4 May 2018

News

Refugees and hosts suffer due to ‘illegal’ living, shows new research

Syrian refugees prevented legal residency by complex bureaucracy and prohibitive costs are struggling in poor, makeshift housing not officially recognised by the Lebanese authorities. This ‘illegal’ living is taking its toll on both Syrian refugees and the local Lebanese communities living...

3 May 2018