World Food Programme cash assistance in Lebanon: social cohesion between Syrian refugees and host communities

Research reports and studies
January 2021
Fiona Samuels, Francesca Bastagli and Maria Stavropoulou with Nur Turkmani, Hiba Abbani and Georgia Plank

This study explores the role of the World Food Programme (WFP)’s cash assistance programme to Syrian refugees in Lebanon in influencing social cohesion within Syrian refugee communities and between Syrian refugees and their host communities. It draws on 270 interviews (in-depth and focus group) with Syrian and Lebanese respondents in three locations in the Bekaa Valley, carried out over the course of 2018–2019.