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Considering Gender and Sustainability in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Abstract: 
The number of Syrian refugees continues to grow daily, with millions dependent on humanitarian aid from international organizations and governments. However, in order for programs to continue to serve refugees effectively now and in the years to come, practitioners must incorporate gender and sustainability into their interventions. That is to say, forced migration due to conflict often leads to a shift in gender roles, especially concerning income generation, as well as higher risk of gender-based violence, and complex relations with host communities. In addition, without an end to the conflict in sight, programs must be (re)designed to incorporate sustainable solutions to the health, economic, social, and gender issues they hope to address. This paper discusses the interrelated issues of these topics and presents ten recommendations for practitioners.
Author: 
Dutta and Velez
Year: 
2014
Input By: 
Ahmed Almulla
Region(s): 
Country: 
Syria
Datatype(s): 
Events