MSF’s objective in carrying out this study was to better understand the conditions facing Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. With the aim of adapting the organisation’s response to the evolving situation, teams collected information and testimonies specifically focused on the health situation of refugees and influencing factors such as shelter, sanitation and their journey from Syria.
This report focuses on the consequences for Syrian refugees in Lebanon of not being able to access adequate health care. It does not intend to cover all aspects of the right to health for Syrian refugees; rather it exposes shortfalls in the health care system as one of the many serious issues faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a country which is overburdened and under-resourced to sufficiently deal with the crisis.
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.
The objective of the report is to identify the psychosocial impact and needs of humanitarian actors working with refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, North Iraq and Palestine. The research approach was based on mixed methods combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. A closed questionnaire was disseminated online on the one hand, and on the other, in-depth interviews were conducted with selected candidates.
“We Can Never Go Back to How Things were Before”* is a qualitative study carried out as a partner study to the International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA).