Collection: Lebanon Livelihoods –

Collection: Lebanon Livelihoods

Mahmoud Al-Hajj

Collection: Lebanon Livelihoods

“Lebanon Livelihoods” is a research project undertaken in 2017 by Sharq.Org, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The project website hosts audio and video recordings of a series of interviews conducted with Palestinians and Lebanese residing in Lebanon. The goal of the interviews was to gather personal accounts of challenges faced by members of those communities in relation to employment and entrepreneurship in the country.

A research paper entitled “Lebanon Livelihoods – Economic Opportunities and Challenges for Palestinians and Lebanese in the Shadow of the Syrian Crisis”, produced by Sharq and written by Lorraine Charles, draws on the collection of narratives and presents quotes from some of the interviews.

As part of the production and research process, Sharq hosted a round table discussion with representations from UNRWA, ILO, UNDP, Synaps, Legal Agenda and IMCapital. The gathering facilitated a fruitful exchange of knowledge and research that helped strengthen the report.

Download the report (English): Sharq-Lebanon_Livelihoods-Report-EN


Sharq is a non-profit organisation registered in the UK and Lebanon and working across the Arab World to promote and strengthen pluralism and independent thought through interventions in media development and production, oral history, community building and cultural practice.