Hosting Refugees: The Impact of OFC Shelter Modality in Lebanon

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Save the Children International (SCI) cordially invite you to the launch of their report titled, “Hosting Refugees: The Impact of the Occupancy Free of Charge (OFC) Shelter Modality in Lebanon” on Monday, September 2, at 10:00 am, at IFI’s Conference Room (4th floor).

The protracted nature of the Syrian refugee crisis and the presence of a large number of refugees in Lebanon exerted considerable pressure on the housing market, making it more difficult for vulnerable Lebanese and Syrians to access affordable and adequate shelter. To respond to these challenges, the ‘Occupancy Free of Charge’ (OFC) modality was implemented to improve the capacity of local communities to host refugees and to provide minimum standard housing and tenure security for vulnerable Syrian refugees.

This research, based on a study conducted in three locations in Lebanon Bar Elias, Amayer, and Minie, aimed to explore the impact of the shelter modality on the livelihoods of targeted Syrian refugees, the social cohesion in the areas where it was implemented, and the Lebanese housing market.

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Monday, September 2, 2019 - 10:00