Workshop: Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Inclusion of Syrian Refugees in Host Countries

The world is facing its biggest displacement crisis since the Second World War, with 68.5 million people forced to flee their homes. Syrians continue to be the largest forced migration population in the world, with more than 13 million people displaced. That is more than half of the Syrian population. Of these millions, only 5.5 million are registered and hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and about 1 million have requested asylum in Europe. In Lebanon, one in five people is a refugee, and in Jordan, one in 15. What of their livelihoods and inclusion in these host countries? This workshop examines the livelihoods and inclusion of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

To reserve a place for the workshop please contact Jackie Webber,, by 10 June.

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About the Speakers

Prof. Dawn Chatty is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.

Dr Saja Taha Al Zoubi is Gender and Forced Migration tutor at Christ Church, University of Oxford, development economist and a visiting researcher at the Oxford Department of International Development.

Dr Aden Aw-Hassan is an independent development consultant. Previously, he was the Director of Social, Economic and Policy Research at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA).

Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar is assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and gender impact lead for the ‘Syrian displacement in Jordan and Lebanon’ project.


10:30–11:00 Registration
11:00–11:10  Introduction by session chair
11:10–11:55  Prof. Dawn Chatty: Reflections on Syrian displacement in the Levant: living in dignity
12:00–13:00 Dr Saja Taha Al Zoubi: Syrian refugees in Lebanon: limited livelihoods and untold challenges
13:00–14:15 Lunch
14:30–15:15 Dr Aden Aw-Hassan: Economic development options for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon
15:20–16:05 Dr Aitemad Muhanna-Matar: The resilient resistance of displaced Syrian refugees in Jordan
16:05–16:35 Break
16:40–18:00  Open interactive panel
14 Jun
10:30 to 18:00
  • Saja Taha Al Zoubi
  • Dawn Chatty
  • Aden Aw-Hassan
  • Aitemad Muhanna-Matar
Christ Church, Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, St Aldates OX1 1DP