Highlighted Resources-Syrians

  1. Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Blanchard, Christopher M. , Humud, Carla E. , Nikitin, Mary Beth D. 35 page s . July 15, 2015. English . https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33487.pdf

    This resources provides and overview of Syria, its people, and the conflict, including FY2016 legislation and issues for Congress.

  2. Escaping Conflict: The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained. Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of British Columbia (AMSSA) page s . October 2015. English . http://www.amssa.org/resources/videos/webinars/

    This webinar explains why so many people have fled Syria, the pathways of escape, how they've become interwoven with other migrants, the impact on surrounding countries, the challenges arising in the European Union, and Canada's response.

  3. Factsheet Syria: Syria’s Refugee Crisis and its Implications. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom 8 page s . July 2013. English . http://www.uscirf.gov/sites/default/files/resources/Syria%20Factsheet%20-%20July%2018.pdf

    This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the delegation's visit, followed by a breakdown of the refugee crisis by host nation that reflects information gathered during the trip as well as meetings and research conducted in Washington, D.C. through July 18, 2013. 

  4. FAQs: Syria’s War, Children, and the Refugee Crisis. World Vision page s . September 23, 2015. English . http://www.worldvision.org/news-stories-videos/syria-war-refugee-crisis

    This web page includes some fast facts about the crisis and an overview of the conflict in Syria, its impact on children, and the refugee situation.

  5. Humanitarian News and Analysis on Syria. Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) page s . 2009. English . http://www.irinnews.org/country/sy/syria

    This Web site contains the most breaking news on events and issues that take place within or pertain to Syria.

  6. Refuge and Hope in the Time of ISIS: The Urgent Need for Protection, Humanitarian Support, and Durable Solutions in Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) 44 page s . January 2015. English . http://www.usccb.org/about/migration-policy/upload/Refuge-and-Hope-in-the-Time-of-ISIS.pdf

    This report discusses the findings and offers recommendations from an assessment trip that USCCB Migration and Refugee Services' staff took from September 19 to October 4, 2014. 

  7. Refugees from Syria Factsheet. Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law 3 page s . September 2015. English . http://www.kaldorcentre.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/Factsheet_Syria.pdf

    This factsheet gives background information on the crisis in Syria, where Syrian refugees are now, what countries are doing to help, and resources to learn more.

  8. Syria Files. Syria Deeply page s . September 2015. English . http://www.syriadeeply.org/background/

    The Syria Files are a collection of text and interactive materials designed to provide more background on Syria’s war. From recent history to the current context to an array of additional analysis, these sections help you get up to speed on a complex crisis. 

  9. Syria: A Regional Crisis: The IRC Commission on Syrian Refugees. International Rescue Committee (IRC) 28 page s . 2013. English . http://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/resource-file/IRCReportMidEast20130114.pdf

    In November 2012, an International Rescue Committee delegation of board members and senior staff traveled to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq to evaluate conditions of displaced and conflict-affected Syrians and advocate for increased and more targeted humanitarian aid as the crisis evolves and intensifies. This is a report of their findings.

  10. Syria: The Story of the Conflict. Rodgers, Lucy , Gritten, David , Offer, James page s . March 2015. English . http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868

    The story of the Syrian civil war so far, in 8 short chapters. 

  11. Syrian Arab Republic: Syria Integrated Needs Assessment. Assessment Working Group for Northern Syria 98 page s . December 2013. Arabic English . http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/syria-integrated-needs-assessment-december-2013-enartr

    A rapid multisectoral humanitarian assessment that aims to provide an overall description of the affected areas, population groups and needs of the people of Syria. (Description from source)

  12. The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Refugee Experience. Tobin, Sarah 58 page s . 2013. English . http://www.bu.edu/iis/files/2013/05/Syrian-Refugee-Report-v-5.1.pdf

    This academic report includes presentations from a workshop aimed at gaining a shared understanding of Syria's refugee crisis. Several presentations share fresh data and offer observations from recent field work.

  13. The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained Perfectly With a Simple Animation & Video. In a Nutshell page s . September 2015. English . http://www.vagabomb.com/The-Syrian-Refugee-Crisis-Explained-Perfectly-With-a-Simple-Animation-Video/

    This video speaks about the Syrian crisis as an international issue, and the countrywide unrest and civil war in Syria as an impetus. The video also explains the role of the neighboring countries in aiding and giving asylum to refugees.

  14. Toolkit: Understanding Statelessness in the Syria Refugee Context. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) page s . 2016. Arabic English . http://syrianationality.org/

    This toolkit from the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) is a collection of information and resources designed to help practitioners in the field to quickly find answers to questions about statelessness in the Syria refugee context. It contains explanatory texts, factsheets, case studies and good practice examples.

  1. Increasing Education Access for Displaced Syrian Students. Books Not Bombs 21 page s . 2017. English . https://www.purpose.com/a-lesson-in-crisis/

    This is a comprehensive lesson plan on the Syrian and refugee education crisis for K-12 and higher education teachers.

  2. Preparing for Syrian Resettlement. Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) page s . February 2015. English . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOiD25vZ-Sw

    This webinar provides background and demographics of Syrian refugees, Syrian refugee expectations, potential challenges for Syrian resettlement in the U.S., how to prepare agency staff and communities for Syrian resettlement, and who might be helpful partners. 

  3. Refuge and Hope in the Time of ISIS: The Urgent Need for Protection, Humanitarian Support, and Durable Solutions in Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece. Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) 44 page s . January 2015. English . http://www.usccb.org/about/migration-policy/upload/Refuge-and-Hope-in-the-Time-of-ISIS.pdf

    This report discusses the findings and offers recommendations from an assessment trip that USCCB Migration and Refugee Services' staff took from September 19 to October 4, 2014. 

  4. Supporting Higher Education Key to Resettling Syrian Refugees. Walden, Max 4 page s . October 2015. English . http://apo.org.au/files/Resource/policyonline_supporting_higher_ed_syrian_refugees_1.pdf

    This policy brief stresses the importance of education in developing cultural understanding, psychological wellbeing, and employability skills that allow refugees to successfully rebuild their lives.

  5. Supporting Syrian Refugee Children Who Arrive in Your School. Mitchell, Dr. Joanna page s . November 2015. English . http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/supporting-syrian-refugee-children-who-arrive-in-your-school/

    This article offers a checklist for successful inclusion as the children of Syrian refugees begin to arrive in the United Kingdom and enroll in school. Though specific to the UK, it is likely that these children will face many of the same challenges here in the United States.

  6. Syrian Refugee Admissions and Resettlement in the United States: In Brief. Bruno, Andorra 10 page s . November 2015. English . http://www.refworld.org/docid/56580c344.html

    This report was issued to assist Congress in addressing issues related to Syrian refugees and U.S. refugee policy generally. It details the U.S. refugee admissions process and the placement/resettlement of arriving refugees in the United States.

  7. Syrian Refugees in Turkey: The Long Road Ahead. Icduygu, Ahmet 28 page s . April 2015. English . http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/syrian-refugees-turkey-long-road-ahead

    This report provides an overview of Turkey's migration landscape and the position of Syrian refugees in Turkey today. It also offers an assessment of current policy approaches toward displaced Syrians in Turkey, looking at changes in Turkey's asylum and protection regime before discussing ongoing challenges and future policy directions in this area. Finally, it discusses policy recommendations—both for Turkey and for other states—given the likelihood of long-term or permanent displacement for Syrians.

  8. The Case for Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.. Mitchell, Lincoln , Cecire, Michael page s . January 2016. English . http://old.fpri.org/articles/2016/01/case-syrian-refugee-resettlement-us

     This article argues as to why the U.S. should accept and resettle Syrian refugees. It addresses security concerns, explains the screening process and the economic benefits of resettlement. 

  9. Tips & Resources for Serving the Current Syrian Pipeline. 2 page s . June 23, 2016. English . http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/BRYCS-Tips-and-Resources-for-the-Serving-the-Current-Syrian-Pipeline.pdf

    Information and resources from Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services (BRYCS) for service providers on how to effectively serve the growing Syrian population.

  1. No Escape: Civilians in Syria Struggle to Find Safety Across Borders. Norwegian Refugee Council , International Rescue Committee (IRC) 18 page s . November 2014. English . http://www.rescue.org/blog/no-escape-syria

    This report examines the narrowing of the asylum space in the countries surrounding Syria, including new restrictions and barriers to entry to asylum countries leading to refoulement and problems related to legal status and rights enjoyed by Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

  1. Cultural Profile: Clients from Syria. Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. , Al Rifai, Kinan page s . May 26, 2016. English . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuM-R5Q06kM&feature=youtu.be

     This resource from Catholic Charities provides basic cultural background and insights to the Syrian population through an interview between a Syrian woman and resettlement director.

  2. Muslim Refugees in the United States: A Guide for Service Providers. Maloof, Patricia , Ross-sheriff, Fariyal 54 page s . 2003. English . http://coresourceexchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Muslim-Refugees.pdf

    Offers a basic introduction to the culture and religion of Muslim peoples around the world. Written for services providers and others working with Muslim refugees resettled in the United States, this book addresses the complex situations that result from the combination of a shared belief system and a diversity of cultural backgrounds across Muslim groups. Service providers are encouraged to build relationships with mosques and Islamic community organizations to enhance the effectiveness of resettlement agencies' services. Discusses Muslims in the context of the world population and in the U.S.; the Muslim experience as refugees and also as providers of asylum to followers of Islam fleeing persecution; commonality and diversity among Muslim refugees; the Islamic worldview, the basic tenets of Islam, and religious practices and holy days; challenges in resettlement and adaptation of Muslim refugees, with an emphasis on housing, employment, education, health care, and safety and security; special concerns of subgroups of the Muslim population, including women, children, and the elderly; and special support networks. Also contains a glossary of terms central to Islam religion and culture, references and resources, and an appendix containing demographic data.

  3. Profile of Syrian Immigrants in the United States. Zong, Jie 9 page s . November 2015. English . http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/profile-syrian-immigrants-united-states

    This fact sheet provides information on the profile of Syrians in the United States and shows that the Syrian immigrant population in the United States is a tiny one, its 86,000 people representing 0.2 percent of the U.S.

  4. Refugees from Syria. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) 15 page s . November 2014. English . http://www.culturalorientation.net/content/download/3970/21954/version/2/file/CAL+Backgrounder+08+-+Syrians+FINAL.pdf

    This new refugee backgrounder includes information about refugees from Syria and addresses modern history, government, economy, common beliefs and customs, conditions in first-asylum countries, and implications for resettlement. 

  5. Stories from Syrian Refugees: Discovering the Human Faces of a Tragedy. . English . http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/syria.php

    This web page includes facts and figures on the Syrian refugee crisis and includes stories from the refugees, responders, and partners themselves, as well as images and videos from the crisis.

  6. The Journey: A Refugee's Odyssey from Syria to Sweden. Kingsley, Patrick page s . June 2015. English . http://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2015/jun/09/a-migrants-journey-from-syria-to-sweden-interactive

    This article follows Syrian refugee Hashem Alsouki's journey from Syria to Sweden as he risks his life crossing the Mediterranean for freedom for his family. It also includes videos of the journey.


  7. Who we really are: A conversation with Syrian refugees in America. Brookings Institution page s . February 19, 2016. English . http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/02/19-syrian-refugees-america

    This recorded event, hosted by Brookings Institute, discusses with recent Syrian refugees their experiences of forced migration, resettlement, and integration in the United States.   

  1. Against all odds: UNHCR’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme for Iraqi Refugees and Internally Displaced Syrians. Harrison, Sarah , Dahman, Riwa , Ismail, Maha 190-194 page s . 2013. English . http://www.interventionjournal.com/content/against-all-odds-unhcrs-mental-health-and-and-psychosocial-support-programma-iraqi-refugees

    Intensified fighting and insecurity in Damascus has limited the ability of the Iraqi refugees, displaced Syrians, partners and staff to physically access many of the fixed facilities offering mental health and psychosocial services. Before the conflict in 2011, UNHCR Syria had a presence in the area, operating a comprehensive mental health and psychosocial support program for Iraqi refugees, building on the resources and capacities of the refugee population. In 2012, this program was opened to support Syrians affected by conflict through a mixture of (mobile) individualized case management, family and community level supports provided by outreach volunteers, and targeted assistance to displaced persons living in collective shelters.

  2. Child Health in Syria: Recognizing the Lasting Effects of Warfare on Health. Devakumar, Delan , Birch, Marion , Rubenstein, Leonard S. 4 page s . November 2015. English . http://www.conflictandhealth.com/content/9/1/34

    This article discusses the effects of the war on Syria's children, highlighting the less documented longer-term effects. In addition to their present suffering, these children, and their own children, are likely to face further challenges as a result of the current conflict

  3. Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians. Hassan, G. , Kirmayer, Laurence J. , Mekki-Berrada, Abdelwahed 52 page s . 2015. English . http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/opendocPDFViewer.html?docid=55f6b90f9&query=culture%20context%20mental%20health%20Syrians

    Provides information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. This report is intended to inform mental health and psychosocial support staff.

  4. Reclaiming Hope, Dignity and Respect: Syrian and Iraqi Torture Survivors in Jordan. Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) 44 page s . 2015. English . http://www.cvt.org/sites/cvt.org/files/attachments/u11/downloads/ReclaimingHope_01042016.pdf

    This report describes patterns of torture and human rights abuses among Syrian and Iraqi refugees and the long-term mental health implications for both groups. The report is based on CVT's direct experiences with clients and is the product of a series of in-person interviews with men, women and children who either survived torture in their home countries or have close family members who are torture survivors.

  5. Refugee Wellness Country Guide: Syrian Arab Republic. The National Partnership for Community Training (NCPT) 2 page s . March 2017. English . https://gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org/refugee/files/2011/04/Syria-RWCG-FINAL.pdf

    This guide provides a historical timeline of the country and gives an overview of the current conditions and pertinent issues.

  6. Syrian Refugee Health Profile. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 21 page s . December 22, 2016. English . https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/profiles/syrian/index.html

    This profile from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers information on population movements, background, priority health conditions, medical screening information, and more.

  7. The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children. Sirin, Selcuk R. , Rogers-Sirin, Lauren 32 page s . October 2015. English . http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/educational-and-mental-health-needs-syrian-refugee-children

    This report reviews intervention programs in the Middle East, Europe and the United States, finding that some community-based initiatives developed for refugee populations show promise for addressing the education and mental health needs of Syrian children. It provides recommendations for best practices to address the mental health of Syrian refugee children, including offering quality, tailored education and mental health services that are culturally appropriate and that help the children embrace their new home and learn the host-country language without losing their ties to Syrian culture.

  1. “Who Can You Tell?” Features of Arab Culture that Influence Conceptualization and Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Haboush KL, Alyan H. 19 page s . January 2012. English . http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23829830

     Arab culture is often characterized by an emphasis on collectivism and familial obligations, and such features may prove to either facilitate or impede assessment and treatment of child sexual abuse, depending on how they are manifested. In terms of reporting child sexual abuse, cultural values pertaining to shame and honor as well as the stigma attached to mental health problems may influence the response to abuse.

  2. Arab Parents’ Reactions to Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of Clinical Records. Abu-Baker, Khawla 19 page s . October 2012. English . http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10538712.2013.744378

     This paper addresses parents' reactions to sexual abuse cases in their families. The study analyzed the clinical records of individual and family therapy sessions with 35 cases of Arab Palestinian clients, citizens of Israel (27 individuals and 8 families). Families were categorized as either functional or dysfunctional. It was concluded that the degree and type of relatedness of the perpetrator to the victim's family influences the type of reaction more than the family's level of functionality or the type of harm caused to the victim.

  3. Are We Listening? Acting on Our Commitments to Women and Girls Affected by the Syrian Conflict. International Rescue Committee (IRC) 36 page s . September 2014. English . https://www.rescue.org/report/are-we-listening-acting-our-commitments-women-and-girls-affected-syrian-conflict-0

    For the millions of women and girls whose lives have been uprooted by the more than three-year-old Syrian crisis, daily life is an exhausting struggle – from searching for clean water and food for their families, to navigating foreign cities or refugee camps while trying to stay safe and avoid harassment, to grappling with threats of domestic violence in their own homes. Drawing on interactions with thousands of women and girls in the region, this report sheds light on the challenges facing displaced Syrian women and girls, as expressed in their own words.

  4. Belonging Nowhere: Marginalization & Radicalization Risk among Muslim Immigrants. Lyons-Padilla, Sarah , Gelfand, Michele J. , Mirahmadi, Hedieh 12 page s . March 16, 2016. English . https://behavioralpolicy.org/article/belonging-nowhere-marginalization-radicalization-risk-among-muslim-immigrants/

    Examines the factors that would drive Muslim immigrants in a Western country to become radicalized, even at the cost of their own lives. The authors surveyed 198 Muslims in the United States about their cultural identities and attitudes toward extremism. The study found that immigrants who identify with neither their heritage culture nor the culture they are living in feel marginalized and insignificant.

  5. Child Sexual Abuse in the Middle East and North Africa: A Review. Polonko, Karen A. , Adam, Nicholas , Naeem, Nazia . January 2011. English . https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261177004_Child_Sexual_Abuse_in_the_Middle_East_and_North_Africa_A_Review

    This article takes a look at child sexual abuse in the Middle East and North Africa, highlighting the issue and giving insight into how the address the issue and treat its victims.

  6. Childhood Interrupted: Lost Years for the Children of the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) 40 page s . September 2016. English . http://lirs.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/LIRS_Childhood_Interrupted_2016.pdf

    A report from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), presents the findings of a recent assessment mission to Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon. The report lays out the recommendations that the mission believes will make the most difference for children in this unique situation and at this historical moment.

  7. Commercial sexual exploitation of children: The situation in the Middle East/North Africa region. M’jid, Najat page s . 2001. English . http://www.unicef.org/events/yokohama/backgound8.html

    This article gives a brief overview of the sexual exploitation issue that many children in the Middle East and North Africa experience.

  8. Gender-based Sexual Violence Against Teenage Girls in the Middle East- Save the Children. Ouis, Pernilla , Myhrman, Tove 173 page s . 2007. English . http://www.crin.org/en/docs/Gender_based_sexual_Violence.pdf

     A comparative situation analysis of honour violence, early
    marriages and sexual abuse in Lebanon, the Occupied
    Palestinian Territories and Yemen

  9. Gender-based Violence and Child Protection among Syrian Refugees in Jordan, with a Focus on Early Marriage. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) 92 page s . 2013. English . http://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2013/7/syrian-refugees

    This report summarizes the findings of an assessment of gender-based violence and child protection issues,with special emphasis on early marriage, among Syrian refugees. It presents a comprehensive range of perspectives not only from urban Syrian refugees, local Jordanian stakeholders in government, community-based organizations, and the religious and educational sectors.

  10. Hidden Victims of the Syrian Crisis: Disabled, Injured and Older Refugees. Handicap International/HelpAge International 48 page s . 2014. English . http://charity.org/sites/default/files/userfiles/pdfs/2014Syria%20crisis%20older%20refugees.pdf

    In October and November 2013, Handicap International and HelpAgeInternational undertook a research project to highlight the number and needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon living with impairment, injury and chronic disease. Throughout the report specific consideration is given to the position of older people with specific needs.The findings of this work present a new and critical perspective on the position of the identified groups and the risks and vulnerabilities they face, with far-reaching consequences for the way current humanitarian responses are designed and delivered. (Description from source)

  11. Hitting Rock Bottom: How 2016 Became the Worst Year for Syria's Children. UNICEF Middle East and North Africa 12 page s . March 2017. English . http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/hitting-rock-bottom-how-2016-became-worst-year-syrias-children-enar

    From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), this resource discusses the Syrian Civil War's effect on children. It gives data on the number of children that have been injured and the effect of the war their education, health, and nutrition. The report also discusses what UNICEF has done in the country to try and mitigate the negative effects of the war.

  12. Mapping of Vulnerabilities Unmasking the Syrian Population. The Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) 12 page s . March 2014. English . http://cpwg.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/04/Vulnerabilities-Syria-Crisis-HelpAge-and-CPWG.pdf

    A desk review of key documents was undertaken from October to December 2013 to review data generated through the humanitarian response in the five countries was reviewed. Background documents, assessments, situation reports, appeal documents, monitoring reports, and emergency plans, and some confidential materials shared directly through interviews and emails, was included. In response to findings from the desk review, vulnerabilities and protection risks were mapped by country, diversity group, and need. (Description from source)

  13. Parenting in Displacement - Adapting Vroom for Displaced Syrian Families. Wilton, Katelin , Shioiri-Clark, Marika , Galanek, Gabrielle 26 page s . September 2017. English . https://www.rescue.org/report/parenting-displacement-adapting-vroom-displaced-syrian-families

    This case study looks at adapting tips for child development and nurture for Syrian parents displaced by conflict using Vroom to empower families to turn ordinary moments into brain-building moments.

  14. Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents. Patchin, Justin W. , Hinduja, Sameer 4 page s . 2010. English . http://cyberbullying.org/sexting-a-brief-guide-for-educators-and-parents-2

    This Fact Sheet defines sexting as it occurs among adolescents, and summarizes the current state of research on the problem. It also details informal and formal responses – particularly from legal and political authorities – and describes what schools should do as it relates to policy and response efforts. Finally, it suggests some practical prevention strategies that educators can implement to reduce its occurrence and perceived acceptability among students.

  15. Shifting Sands: Changing Gender Roles among Refugees in Lebanon. El-Masri, Roula , Harvey, Claire , Garwood, Rosa 9 page s . September 2013. English . https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/rr-shifting-sands-lebanon-syria-refugees-gender-030913-summ-en_1.pdf

    The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with almost two million people having fled to neighbouring countries in the hope of escaping the violence. Thousands of Syrian refugees continue to enter Lebanon each week, putting increasing pressure on the ability of host communities and aid agencies to provide them with support. The situation has created intense levels of stress for refugees, as in many cases they are forced to take on new responsibilities at odds with their traditional gendered social roles. In order to understand these changing roles, Oxfam and the ABAAD – Resource Centre for Gender Equality conducted a gender situation and vulnerability assessment among Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees from Syria now living in Lebanon. The findings are presented in this report, which aims to contribute to an improved understanding of the gendered impact of the Syrian conflict and subsequent displacement on refugees now in Lebanon. The report concludes with detailed recommendations for development and humanitarian practitioners and donor agencies, to help them design and implement gendersensitive programming that addresses these shifting gender roles and helps to minimize stress and tensions among refugee populations (at individual, household and community levels) and between refugee and host communities. (Description from source)


  16. Syria, A Children’s Crisis? Teacher’s Notes and Background Information. Oxfam Education page s . Septemeber 2013. English . http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/syria

    Oxfam's schools resources outline the impact of the crisis on refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan, and suggest how young people in the UK can effectively respond. 

  17. Technical Report: Restoring Dignity and Building Resilience. UN Women 40 page s . June-October 2015. English . http://www2.unwomen.org/~/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/library/publications/2016/un%20women%20jordan_restoring%20dignity_cash%20for%20work_web.pdf?v=1&d=20160329T202833

    This report discusses the observations from monitoring activities of UN WOMEN's Case for Work Empowerment Programme in Za'atari refugee camp, during the period of June-October 2015.

  18. The Cost of Conflict for Children: Five Years of the Syrian Crisis. World Vision International 26 page s . March 2016. English . http://www.wvi.org/syriacostofconflict

    A report from World Vision that evaluates the economic losses to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. The report provides insight into what life might have looked like for these children if there had been no conflict and into what future impacts are likely to be if the conflict continues.

  19. The Future of Syria: Refugee Children in Crisis. UNHCR page s . 2014. English . http://unhcr.org/FutureOfSyria/

    This report is the first in-depth survey conducted by UNHCR of Syrian refugee children since the conflict began in March 2011. Among its findings are that many Syrian refugee children are growing up in fractured families, and that children are often the household's primary breadwinners. The UNHCR research details a painful life of isolation, exclusion and insecurity for many refugee children. (Description from source)

  20. The Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States. Swegman, Casey 16 page s . February 2016. English . http://www.tahirih.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/AR_ForcedMarriage.pdf

    We now know that many survivors of forced marriage have experienced harm that is overlapping with other forms of violence and yet unique enough to require additional skills and awareness from service providers and others in a position to assist. This paper looks at the connection between forced marriage, child abuse, sexual assault and rape, domestic/family violence, stalking, female genital mutilation/cutting, and human trafficking.

  21. Too Young to Wed: The Growing Problem of Child Marriage among Syrian Girls in Jordan. Save the Children 14 page s . 2014. English . http://www.savethechildren.org/atf/cf/%7B9def2ebe-10ae-432c-9bd0-df91d2eba74a%7D/TOO_YOUNG_TO_WED_REPORT_0714.PDF

    War in Syria has killed more than 10,000 children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more have been displaced inside Syria. This briefing looks at a disturbing but less publicized impact of the crisis: the increase in the numbers of girls who have been forced to marry.

  22. Under Siege: The Devastating Impact on Children of Three Years of Conflict in Syria. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 20 page s . March 2014. English . http://www.refworld.org/docid/531ecd534.html

    This report takes stock of the impact that three years of violence and rights violations have had on children, whether those still inside the country, or those living as refugees outside its borders. In addition, it assesses the longer-term crisis facing the region, as the healthy and productive growth of millions of children is undermined by malnutrition and illness, loss of learning opportunities, and the psychological impact of their traumatic wartime experiences.