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Maha Kattaa

ILO Regional Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist
Shaza Al Jondi
Senior UN Coherence and Partnerships Officer

Rania Bikhazi
Senior Enterprise Development Specialist


The world’s highest number of refugees per capita

Lebanon has the world’s highest number of refugees per capita. One in four persons is a refugee. The Syrian crisis has had a profound humanitarian, socio-economic and political impact on the country. As the crisis becomes increasingly protracted, social tension is rising, driven primarily by perceived job competition.

965,291 refugees and asylum-seekers (UNHCR, February 2019)

Response to the Syrian refugee crisis

  1. ILO Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon