In constant fear of eviction

Published 10. Jul 2020
An analysis of shelter insecurity for vulnerable refugee households in Lebanon during Covid-19.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in rental accommodation. In light of the current socio-economic and financial crisis, along with the impact of Covid-19, the ability of refugees to cover rental payments is increasingly strained.

At the same time Lebanese landlords are also impacted by the overall economic decline and face challenges due to the accumulation of unpaid rental fees. These converging factors have resulted in a significant increase in both eviction threats and eviction cases.

This report aims to examine evictions from a protection and shelter perspective and outlines the opportunities and limitations of multi-sectoral responses. The analysis builds on data from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) protection monitoring and programmatic evidence from the Lebanon Protection Consortium (LPC) consisting of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Gruppo di Volontariato Civile (GVC).

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