If the international community is able to agree on one thing regarding the Syrian crisis right now, it is that it is a mess. No side is winning in what has become an outright civil war, and those who seem to have the least to gain are the Syrian people themselves once the fighting stops. This blog examines the Syrian refugee crisis through the eyes of its closest neighbour, Lebanon. What is revealed is that at the local level, is that collective historical memory of the events of the civil war is what informs Lebanese beliefs about how to manage the influx of Syrian refugees.
Read the whole blog post by Vanessa Newby here: http://protectiongateway.com/2013/06/11/collective-historical-memory-and-its-effects-on-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-in-lebanon/