Does Aid Reduce Anti-refugee Violence? Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

  title={Does Aid Reduce Anti-refugee Violence? Evidence from Syrian Refugees in Lebanon},
  author={Michael Christian Lehmann and Daniel Masterson},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1335 - 1342}
Anti-refugee violence often accompanies refugee migration, but the factors that fuel or mitigate that violence remain poorly understood, including the common policy response in such settings of humanitarian aid. Existing theory and policy debates predict that aid to refugees exacerbates anti-refugee violence by increasing hosts’ resentment toward refugees. In contrast, however, aid may reduce violence in ways such as increasing host communities’ well-being through more demand for local goods… 
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