Online Program

Civil rights violations: The fundamental cause of poor health among palestinians in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Sawsan Abdulrahim, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
We will present a paper describing the lives of 260,000-280,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who were displaced from their towns and villages with the establishment of Israel in 1948. After more than 60 years of exile, the majority of Palestinians in Lebanon remain stateless, segregated in refugee camps from the rest of Lebanese society. The paper presents results from an ongoing research-advocacy project concerned with advancing a civil rights agenda that incorporates an understanding of Lebanese public opinion on the right to work and right to health for Palestinians.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon Discuss the issue of statelessness in relation to health outcomes

Keyword(s): War, Refugees

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am on the faculty at the American University of Beirut.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.