Dialogue and local response mechanisms to conflict between host communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

This conflict scan was commissioned by Search for Common Grounds and implemented by Menapolis. This report has been produced with the support of the European Union and the UNHCR. Nizar Ghanem has contributed to this publication as a Research Analyst.


The research identified the prominent layers and dynamics of local conflict and cooperation between Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees in the North and South of Lebanon. The scan focused on the root causes of inter-communal tensions, perceptions, and relations. The mapping activities of this report consist of a survey with 900 respondents (50% Syrians and 50% Lebanese) across all target communities as well as a total of 40 qualitative focus groups and 41 interviews with key local informants from the 11 target communities. 

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