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    The Welfare of Syrian Refugees: Evidence from Jordan and Lebanon

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      Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, over 6.5 million of the country’s people have been internally displaced and almost 4.4 million are registered refugees. There is now a wealth of available information on refugees’ income and expenses, food and nutrition, health, and other measures of well-being. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Bank Group are working together to analyze this evidence, and to ensure that policy makers and advocates have the knowledge they need to better serve refugee communities. This assessment can inform policy design to improve the well-being of refugees and mitigate the crisis' impact on hosting communities. Current policies including cash transfers and food vouchers are effective in reducing poverty but they remain short of providing economic inclusion and self-reliance of refugees. This joint study helps bridge the historical divide between humanitarian and development work by providing practical solutions for assisting refugees in the short, medium and long-term and to prevent the irreversible loss of social and human capital typically associated with prolonged refugee crises.

       

      The study has been recently presented (February 2016). See attached presentation and link to download the full report http://imagebank.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/IW3P/T_MNA/2016/01/04/090224b08400c4eb/1_0/Rendered/PDF/The0welf…