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Palestinians in Lebanon : long-term displacement and refugee coping mechanisms

Author: Rebecca Roberts
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: International library of postwar reconstruction and development, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This pioneering book explores the experiences of the oldest and largest single refugee group in the world. Drawing upon comprehensive research in the twelve official refugee camps in Lebanon, the author examines the impact of protracted refugee status on the coping mechanisms developed by refugees. She identifies the lessons to be learned from the refugee experience in Lebanon and the implications for other refugee  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Roberts
ISBN: 9781845119713 1845119711
OCLC Number: 632089043
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Palestinian refugees in Lebanon --
Contradictory dynamics: political and legal refugee frameworks --
Assistance to refugees: the logic, dilemmas and anomalies --
The Palestinians in Lebanon: a volatile refugee-host relationship --
Long-term refugee camps: temporary settlement or permanent home? --
How do protracted refugees cope? --
Coping mechanisms: the implications for assistance to protracted refugees --
Palestinians as protracted refugees --
Appendix: camp profiles.
Series Title: International library of postwar reconstruction and development, 4.
Responsibility: Rebecca Roberts.

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