Where We Work

Lebanon

Albany have provided strategic communications support and advice on Human Security to the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC). The project foresaw the development of a comprehensive strategic communications and public outreach plan aimed at supporting and improving the Government of Lebanon's work with the Palestinian refugee community living in Lebanon, in the context of future conflict prevention. More specifically, it resulted in the production of a Security Plan for Nahr el Bared refugee camp (outside Tripoli, north Lebanon), which was destroyed during fighting between the Lebanese Armed Forces and members of terrorist group, Fatah el Islam, in summer 2007.

The development of the plan was based on a bottom-up advocacy approach that took full account of the needs, wishes and human rights of residents and the surrounding community. The plan forms the basis for a nationwide strategy to improving living conditions and security in the 12 Palestinian refugee camps around Lebanon. Albany also provided advice and support to improve identification of, and communication with, stakeholders to improve policy-making in areas of key importance to the Palestinian community in Lebanon.