Last month’s Beirut Blast impacted thousands of people in the country, particularly Lebanon’s refugee population, who a majority of which are living below the poverty line and experience frequent food insecurity. 

Dr. Ola G. El-Taliawi, Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Refugee Policy at the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, recently co-authored an op-ed that explains the alarming consequences for refugee populations in Lebanon amidst the Beirut explosion and COVID-19 pandemic, as well as offers recommendations for the international donor community to reform its aid strategy into an inclusive one that includes nationals and refugees as co-stakeholders in rebuilding and disaster mitigation.

To read the full op-ed, click here