A report on the challenges meeting development actors in Lebanon

Lebanon’s disadvantaged face a long uphill battle

Author: Bitte Hammargren
2021

SKL International

Abstract

A report on the challenges and opportunities for donors and development actors in Lebanon, a country torn by multiple crises. The focus area is Akkar, one of Lebanon’s poorest governorates, which is also the temporary home for a large number of refugees from Syria.

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A report on Lebanon’s ‘October revolution’

Street Solidarity: A Report on Lebanon’s ‘October Revolution’

Author: Erin Cory (Malmö University)
2020

FIELD

Abstract

A report from November 2019, when the revolution was at its beginning.

“The sit-ins and dance parties feel long ago indeed in the face of mounting desperation. Lebanese politics has never lent itself to neat conclusions. Modes of dissent and solidarity, too, quickly change in color and scope in Lebanon, depending on what the moment calls for. We might expect the revolution – and the protests that carry it – to continue in some form, even if only, for the moment, online.”

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Article on Palestinian refugee identities in Lebanon

Making home in exile: Everyday practices and belongings in Palestinian refugee camps

Author: Erin Cory (Malmö University)
2020

Intellect

Abstract

Palestinians share a history of exile oriented towards the loss and reclamation of a homeland, often expressed through a shared visual lexicon and mythos. In the context of refugee camps, however, local visual culture and everyday practices demonstrate how Palestinian lives are also grounded in local stories and experiences. How do Palestinian refugees deploy everyday practices to create their home spaces? What can these practices reveal about refugees’ myriad belongings? And, in thinking about these practices, what can be said about how a feeling of home can be articulated in exile, which is at its heart the forced removal/dislocation from home?

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