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A Strategy for Social Cohesion and
Stability in Tripoli, Lebanon
Initial feedback and strategy options for
CARE Internatio...
IMPACT: Social Stability in Lebanon
OUTCOME: Better living conditions and economic
opportunities for the most vulnerable p...
•Income opportunities
for all vulnerable
people
•Agriculture related
(permitted by GoL)
•Small gardens
programme
•Waste re...
Holistic and mutually beneficial
Livelihoods
Community
engagement
shelter
Around 70,000 refugees live in Tripoli, most in rented
apartments. This one with serious leaks and damp
Most rented places have lots of little problems that can be fixed quite easily.
Like gaps around the window and roof that ...
Here the toilet and kitchen are right beside each other, a
simple screen would provide more privacy & dignity.
As available housing to rent diminishes, garages and unsuitable
spaces are converted for renting. Simple improvements coul...
Damp and leakage in ceilings and walls – the cause of chronic
illness. Young children and elderly especially vulnerable.
Toilets are often broken, hand-washing not available.
These are low-cost, high-impact investments that
could improve the w...
Most toilets in good condition – but
hand-washing devices needed.
No windows to protect from rain and cold weather.
This Syrian refugee is already fixing many problems around the
neighbourhood. Combined with some local tradesmen they coul...
Local NGO Lebanon Relief Council. Could have key role
facilitating dialogue and cooperation between Lebanese and
refugees ...
Community regeneration projects? This disused site is a
good example for clean up, creation of an urban
garden, play area,...
Garbage & Rats or community garden and income
generation zone? The community must decide.
Maximise use of all available spaces; this could be a
highly productive fruit and vegetable plot.
Collaboration with local...
The front yard of Lebanese & Syrian dwellings. Currently a public
health hazard. Potentially a joint project to create a c...
A refugee family that can’t afford to send the children to school. The
local NGO and local volunteers could collaborate on...
Heating, solar lights: low-cost and
high-impact
The old market place in Tripoli. Bustling for centuries now quiet and
almost empty as 90% of food and products imported to...
Notes / related inputs
• Creating jobs and new livelihoods essential for
social stability in Tripoli, in Lebanon.
• UN and...
Programme considerations
• Low cost & high impact
• Lebanese and Syrian beneficiaries
• Municipality engagement
• Multi-ye...
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A strategy for social stability in Tripoli, Lebanon (CARE International)

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A summary slideshow of a strategy I worked on with CARE international in Lebanon colleagues. For Syrian refugees living in Tripoli but also for local people who face dwindling social services and few economic opportunities.

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A strategy for social stability in Tripoli, Lebanon (CARE International)

  1. 1. A Strategy for Social Cohesion and Stability in Tripoli, Lebanon Initial feedback and strategy options for CARE International in Lebanon March 2015 Magnus Wolfe Murray
  2. 2. IMPACT: Social Stability in Lebanon OUTCOME: Better living conditions and economic opportunities for the most vulnerable people living in Tripoli Community regeneration builds trust and cooperation Physical Improvements & Repairs to rented homes Legal & Admin support accessed by refugees Enhanced livelihoods opportunities O U T P U T S INPUTS, Assumptions o Improved social cohesion o Active engagement together o Enhanced local environment o Vector control o Reduced disease burden o Improved psycho-social status o Increase family income o Local gardens and food production o HLP assistance o Landlord negotiations o Information service Local NGO & Govt. in partnership
  3. 3. •Income opportunities for all vulnerable people •Agriculture related (permitted by GoL) •Small gardens programme •Waste recycling business •Support to negotiate the administration of residency permits, etc. •Liaison with NRC’s ICLA team •Support with contract negotiations •Information on available options for accommodation •Address “low hanging fruit” for community improvements •Street lighting (solar) •Solid waste disposal •Regeneration of environment • local repair teams & LNGO • NFIs (light, heat, etc.) • Target both Lebanese and refugees • Careful on beneficiary selection and vulnerability criteria Repairs and upgrades to shelters Community Regeneration and Action Initiatives (CREATE) Livelihoods Legal support (refugees)
  4. 4. Holistic and mutually beneficial Livelihoods Community engagement shelter
  5. 5. Around 70,000 refugees live in Tripoli, most in rented apartments. This one with serious leaks and damp
  6. 6. Most rented places have lots of little problems that can be fixed quite easily. Like gaps around the window and roof that letter water in.
  7. 7. Here the toilet and kitchen are right beside each other, a simple screen would provide more privacy & dignity.
  8. 8. As available housing to rent diminishes, garages and unsuitable spaces are converted for renting. Simple improvements could include ventilation, light, a stove and a chimney.
  9. 9. Damp and leakage in ceilings and walls – the cause of chronic illness. Young children and elderly especially vulnerable.
  10. 10. Toilets are often broken, hand-washing not available. These are low-cost, high-impact investments that could improve the well being of the inhabitants.
  11. 11. Most toilets in good condition – but hand-washing devices needed.
  12. 12. No windows to protect from rain and cold weather.
  13. 13. This Syrian refugee is already fixing many problems around the neighbourhood. Combined with some local tradesmen they could form a dual-nationality repair team to address the other shelter and public health problems in the area.
  14. 14. Local NGO Lebanon Relief Council. Could have key role facilitating dialogue and cooperation between Lebanese and refugees communities.
  15. 15. Community regeneration projects? This disused site is a good example for clean up, creation of an urban garden, play area, etc.
  16. 16. Garbage & Rats or community garden and income generation zone? The community must decide.
  17. 17. Maximise use of all available spaces; this could be a highly productive fruit and vegetable plot. Collaboration with local community & authorities is vital.
  18. 18. The front yard of Lebanese & Syrian dwellings. Currently a public health hazard. Potentially a joint project to create a community space for education, livelihoods, gardening or gatherings.
  19. 19. A refugee family that can’t afford to send the children to school. The local NGO and local volunteers could collaborate on community education project, using this space for learning. Or cleared up external spaces.
  20. 20. Heating, solar lights: low-cost and high-impact
  21. 21. The old market place in Tripoli. Bustling for centuries now quiet and almost empty as 90% of food and products imported to Lebanon. Investment in local food production and manufacture could provide jobs and stability to the local economy.
  22. 22. Notes / related inputs • Creating jobs and new livelihoods essential for social stability in Tripoli, in Lebanon. • UN and donors must advocate with Govt. of Lebanon to allow Syrians and Lebanese to both benefit from economic investment and new jobs. • Good opportunity for CARE in Tripoli following significant WASH infrastructure investments • Strong reference to GoL / UN HC Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2015 - 2016
  23. 23. Programme considerations • Low cost & high impact • Lebanese and Syrian beneficiaries • Municipality engagement • Multi-year funding (at least 2 years) • Collaboration with private sector / businesses

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