More than five million refugees from the Syria Conflict have sought refuge in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. The Refugee Hosts project explores local responses to displacement in the Middle East, considering the experiences of both refugees from Syria and the communities which host them.

In this film, Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses the Refugee Hosts project and shares some of its findings.

Refugee Hosts is an ongoing research project based at University College London.

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council.

For more information about the research projects featured in Refugees:  Forced to Flee, explore this guide from the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

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War turns people's worlds upside down, from the First World War to the present day, countless lives have been affected by conflict. Ordinary people are forced to make extraordinary decisions – should they stay or go?

Visit Refugees: Forced to Flee at IWM London to explore a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings.

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