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World Food Programme cash assistance in Lebanon: protection outcomes for Syrian refugees

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Written by Francesca Bastagli, Fiona Samuels, Maria Stavropoulou, Georgia Plank

This study explores the role of the World Food Programme (WFP)’s cash assistance programme to Syrian refugees in Lebanon in shaping refugees’ protection outcomes, with a focus on coping strategies (including child labour), physical security and safety, and work conditions and other work-related protection risks. It draws on 270 interviews (in-depth and focus group) with Syrian and Lebanese respondents in three locations in the Bekaa Valley, carried out over the course of 2018–2019.

Francesca Bastagli, Fiona Samuels and Maria Stavropoulou with Nur Turkmani, Hiba Abbani and Georgia Plank