#AUB4Refugees: Dispelling Negative Perceptions with Facts

AUB professor and Director of Analysis on the Issam Fares Institute for Public Coverage and Worldwide Affairs Dr. Nasser Yassin is addressing the Syrian refugee disaster with info, as a part of the #AUB4Refugees initiative. The goal is to counter the present rhetoric surrounding refugees with info and figures.

Dr. Yassin launched for that sake a sequence of tweets exhibiting the constructive impacts of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. For instance:

– $378 Million is the overall quantity paid in 2016 by Syrian refugees for renting homes
– 84.1% of latest companies established close to Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon in 2011-2014 have been owned by Lebanese
– Greater than 22 million USD are spent month-to-month on meals by #Syrian #refugees in #Lebanon via the money for meals e-card program #AUB4Refugees
– In 2015, #Syrians had the most important portion of actual property acquisitions by foreigners in #Lebanon (14.87%). Saudis got here second with 13.62%

A number of the sources used are as follows:
Lebanon’s Normal Directorate of Actual Property Affairs, cited on IDAL 2017
UNHCR Knowledge portal, 2017
World Meals Program, 2017

Does that imply we needs to be completely satisfied in regards to the present scenario? Positively not however to assert that refugees are accountable for our financial and safety woes is improper. In truth, the Lebanese authorities are the one ones accountable for mismanaging the Syrian disaster from the beginning and for refusing to kind camps, create secure pathways for refugees, ensuring all refugees are accounted for and the record goes on …

I’m gonna quote my good friend Jessica on this matter as a result of she summed it up completely in a current FB publish:

The refugees aren’t stealing our electrical energy, the gov didn’t make severe efforts on this anyway. The refugees aren’t stealing jobs, the gov by no means tackled unemployment nor offered environment friendly instructional applications. The refugees aren’t stealing healthcare, the gov by no means catered for that one both.. I want the gov officers could be noble sufficient to confess they screwed up, & at the least declare that they’d attempt to do higher.. & that they’d emphasize the necessity to safe funds for growth, growth and growth…
Constructing higher infrastructures makes a extra resilient nation!

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