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Author Culbertson, Shelly, author

Title Rethinking coordination of services to refugees in urban areas : managing the crisis in Jordan and Lebanon / Shelly Culbertson, Olga Oliker, Ben Baruch, Ilana Blum ; prepared for the U.S. Department of State
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 119 pages)
Series Rand corporation research report series ; RR-1485-DOS
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-1485-DOS
Contents Introduction -- Evolving models of urban refugee responses -- An overview of coordination in Jordan and Lebanon -- Recommendations
Summary "This report focuses on identifying ways to improve coordination of international and national entities managing the Syrian refugee response in urban areas in Jordan and Lebanon, particularly in the legal, employment, shelter, water and sanitation, health, and education sectors. This report makes several contributions to the existing literature on this topic. First, it assesses the management model of a complex emergency response in urban areas in middle-income countries; most existing literature about humanitarian responses focuses on camps in weak states. Second, it brings together views of a broad spectrum of stakeholders to provide a comprehensive, multidimensional analysis of management of the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan and Lebanon in particular. Third, this study presents a new framework for planning, evaluating, and managing refugee crises in urban settings, both in the Syrian refugee crisis as well as other such situations going forward. Fourth, it provides concrete recommendations for how to better support the needs of Syrian urban refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and for how to rethink refugee-assistance coordination around the world for improved effectiveness in the future. This study drew on multiple methods: a literature review; interviews in Jordan and Lebanon with officials from donor countries, UN agencies, host governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); telephone interviews with international experts; and focus groups with refugees"--Publisher's web site
Notes "RAND National Security Research Division."
"RR-1485-DOS"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 10, 2017)
Subject Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees -- Services for -- Management.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees -- Jordan.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Refugees -- Lebanon.
Form Electronic book
Author Baruch, Ben (Policy scientist), author
Blum, Ilana, author
Oliker, Olga, author
United States. Department of State, sponsor
Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
LC no. 2017287304
ISBN 0833094467
0833094491 (electronic bk.)
9780833094490 (electronic bk.)