When aid funds a country — not its refugees

As the Syrian conflict approaches its sixth anniversary, international NGOs have been searching for ways to support Lebanon's refugees without excluding the local population. Money that would traditionally take the form of food parcels or hand-outs is instead being funneled into the country itself, fueling its economy and supporting public institutions.

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  • Morgan Meaker

    Morgan Meaker is a London-based freelance journalist. She writes for Reuters, the Guardian and the BBC among others. She covers human rights, development and sustainable business at home and abroad.