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Protecting refugee social capital in protracted displacement

18 July 2018 - 18:14

Syrian refugees in Lebanon face ongoing deterioration in their socio-economic conditions. This policy brief argues that in these challenging circumstances, refugees rely to a great extent on their social capital to manage their experience of protracted displacement.

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