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Creating space for peace

Dialogue for preventing spill-over conflict in the Bekaa

This project is minimising sources of tension between Syrian and Lebanese communities in the Bekaa region of Lebanon, where relations have been strained by the war in Syria and resulting refugee crisis.

We are strengthening local networks in the Bekaa by connecting local and influential leaders in dialogue. Communities are sharing their understanding of the risks and the ability of individuals and groups to intervene and prevent or contain violence.

This dialogue is creating a space for Syrians to raise their concerns and discuss tensions that need to be voiced and addressed. Outreach activities are running as part of the project to strengthen its impact and sustain positive relations between Syrian and Lebanese communities, including between young people.