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Migration and Wellbeing

This module provides an overview of Lebanon, a land of intercultural migration. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, eight years ago, Lebanon has absorbed over a million refugees. Historically, since the 19th Century, Lebanon has welcomed refugees from neighboring countries in conflict, including Palestinians, Iraqi nationals, and Armenians. In addition to the refugees, there is a large population of foreign migrant workers, the majority coming from Eritrea, Somalia, and Eastern Africa. This module delves into the particularities of the Lebanese political system, which is based on a sectarian system and a delicate political infrastructure, and its diverse society. The module’s thematic focus is health, broadly conceived, and its philosophical orientation is embedded in demands for human rights and justice for all refugees and migrants. This module will reflect on one of the pillars of public health, that is “health for all”, which is linked to the Sustainable Development Goal (#3) on “Good Health and Well-Being for People”. The main question to reflect upon would be: to what extent is the system capable of providing services and support to achieve this goal for the local and regional migrant population? The module will introduce the students to the Lebanese healthcare and legal system from the perspective of refugees and migrants. This module will also include elements of community-based participatory research, reproductive health in contexts of conflict, the demography of conflict and migration, and communication for refugee health promotion.

Intercultural Communication Education DegreeForced migration and humanitarian relief system;
Intercultural Communication Education DegreeDemography of conflict and migration;
Intercultural Communication Education DegreeReproductive health in contexts of conflict ;
Intercultural Communication Education DegreeHealth communication and promotion in multicultural settings

Sawsan Abdulrahim
Marco Bardus
Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian
Maia Sieverding