Lebanon

Overview of Upinions work in Lebanon

  • Status of communication and information in Gaza

    Status of communication and information in Gaza

    In the midst of a frightful humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, the dire need for immediate assistance cannot be overstated. The region is reeling from a scarcity of essentials, with over 1.1 million people in motion, their lives hanging in the balance. Water, food, fuel, and even basic medical supplies are alarmingly scarce. Yet,…

  • A successful Triple Nexus approach: perceptions from individuals in Lebanon

    A successful Triple Nexus approach: perceptions from individuals in Lebanon

    ‘Triple Nexus’ has found its place as yet another captivating buzzword within the international aid community, governments, and academia. But what does it really mean on the ground? Upinion and partner ALEF act for human rights went straight to the source and engaged in conversations with nearly 500 individuals in Lebanon. Their voices shed light on 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭…

  • Putting Syrian Refugees Centre Stage – Refugee Protection Watch

    Putting Syrian Refugees Centre Stage – Refugee Protection Watch

    📣 New publication-alert! A recent online conversation with the refugee community highlights that despite the aim of UNHCR to “employ participatory methodologies” and “promote feedback and response systems”, a majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon do not feel or only feel somewhat included in decision-making processes and feedback mechanisms. Together with partners of the Refugee…

  • Refugee Protection Watch’s Call to Action: Making ‘Accountability to Affected Populations’ Reality in Humanitarian Response

    In response to persistent criticism regarding the limited agency of affected populations, the notion of “Accountability to Affected Populations” (AAP) has risen to the forefront of reform efforts in the humanitarian sector. Consequently, it has been outlined in various agreements in recent years, including the 2015 “Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability”, the “Participatory…

  • Refugee Protection Watch’s Call to Action: Making ‘Accountability to Affected Populations’ Reality in Humanitarian Response

    Refugee Protection Watch’s Call to Action: Making ‘Accountability to Affected Populations’ Reality in Humanitarian Response

    Despite increasing commitments and standards to the notion of ‘Accountability to Affected Populations’, its implementation has been proven challenging for the aid sector’s prominent actors. This is no exception for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as Upinion’s engagement with Syrian refugees in Lebanon clearly illustrates a disconnect between people’s perceptions and the humanitarian organisation’s intentions to…

  • HNPW 2023: Real-time engagement of Upinion’s community members

    HNPW 2023: Real-time engagement of Upinion’s community members

    We are excited that our Syrian community from Lebanon has the chance to participate real-time during the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW) and have a seat at the table about this urgent matter. We are looking forward to a meaningful participation! Let this be one of many to come ✨More information on the event…

  • Field trip in Lebanon: meeting youth in Qaa!

    Field trip in Lebanon: meeting youth in Qaa!

    Upinion’s team is currently on a field trip in Lebanon – one of the countries where it has a large, active online community. Our conversations with youth, refugee, and women-led organisations, representing all nationalities and from all over Lebanon, have been providing us with valuable feedback on our online platform, the topics that are being…

  • Resisting the Narrative: Syrian Refugees Challenge the Push for Return

    Resisting the Narrative: Syrian Refugees Challenge the Push for Return

    The narrative of Syria being safe for refugees to return is gaining traction, fueling anti-refugee sentiments and leading to dehumanizing policies and practices, despite clear evidence that the country is not yet safe to return. In response, Upinion, in its partnership with the Refugee Watch Coalition, published its third annual report on the conditions inside…

  • Resisting the Narrative: Syrian Refugees Challenge the Push for Return

    Growing narratives that depict Syria as safe and ready for return are gaining traction across Syrian refugee-hosting countries. A new discourse has emerged that does not only fuel anti-refugee sentiments; it also encourages governments and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency dedicated to saving lives and protecting the rights of forcibly displaced communities, to develop and…

  • Little Faith in Parliamentary Elections

    Little Faith in Parliamentary Elections

    Both ahead of and right after the parliamentary elections in Lebanon last May, Upinion and partners of the RPW coalition gauged its community of Lebanese and Syrians nationals’ perceptions for the future and experiences on voting day. Results reveal the very little faith in government responsibilities, the expected increase in tensions, and unprecedented financial hardships…