Conflict Analysis Project

Local and Regional Entanglements: The Social Stability Context in Sahel Akkar

This report introduces the conflict context in the Sahel Akkar area, the Lebanese most northern coastal area bordering Syria. Sahel Akkar is predominantly agricultural, with Muslim Sunni and Alawite residents and a small Christian minority, in addition to a Syrian refugee population equivalent in number to a third of the Lebanese population. The conflict issues experienced in the area today are rooted in structural causes, including a long history of control by feudal families and marginalization in national politics and developmental agenda.

An Urban Suburb with the Capacities of a Village: The Social Stability Context in the Coastal Chouf Area

This report introduces the conflict context in the coastal Chouf area, a semi-urban area connecting the capital Beirut to Sidon in the south, the country’s third largest city. The area is largely urbanized with government employment providing the main source of income, in addition to significant industrial and touristic sectors. Its resident population is predominantly Sunni, as a large percentage of the registered Christian population was displaced during the war.

Barriers to Education for Female and Male Syrian Youth in Shatila and Bourj Al Barajneh

This report aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the barriers to education faced by Syrian youth, using both qualitative and quantitative data-collection methods. More specifically, the purpose of this study was twofold: to determine how barriers to education impact male and female Syrian youth differently, and to ensure that the specific situation of Syrian youth in urban camps does not continue to be excluded from recommendations advocating law and p


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