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Security Threat Perceptions in Lebanon

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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Host Communities, Protection, human rights & security, Refugees/IDPs
Agency:International Alert
Author(s):Wannis, H.
Date published:November 2014

Human security needs and the security concerns of the public are considered a cornerstone for meaningful human-centred security sector reform (SSR). With this in mind, and in an attempt to foster a debate around SSR in Lebanon, International Alert and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies conducted a nationwide survey about the perceptions of security threats and the institutions providing security. The survey revealed that a majority of Lebanese feel less safe now than three years ago, that most security threats are considered very serious on the national level but less serious on the local level, and that the threat posed by Syrian refugees is consistently identified as serious across the country. Crime threats and security challenges were nuanced across regional, sectarian, urban/rural and gender divides.

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Security Threat Perceptions in Lebanon

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