Displaced Syrians in Lebanon: Beyond Categorization and Homogeneity of Experiences


This research project examines how, in the face of conflict and crisis, Syrian displaced individuals and communities in Lebanon are attempting to (re) organize themselves within the informal sector to secure access to essential services. We understand informality as a sector of goods and services that is outside of but not necessarily disconnected from the formal purview of the state. In Lebanon, most citizens are already accessing resources such as water and electricity from within the informal sector. Whereas access to such services might ideally be seen as indissolubly linked to the rights of citizens, the distribution of such goods in Lebanon is hardly equal in practice. The access to goods and services by displaced populations is consequently further compounded in such a context where, by the nature of the country’s political economy, must also acquire and secure their rights through informal networks.

Authors: Multiple Authors

Editor: Manar Fleifel

Publication Date: 2020

One response to “Displaced Syrians in Lebanon: Beyond Categorization and Homogeneity of Experiences”

Leave a Reply