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Alessandra Bajec


Arsal Struggles to Deal with the Syrian Refugee Overflow

[Arsal. Image by author]

In early April 2014, the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) claimed that the number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon passed one million, amounting to a quarter of the host country's resident population. The UNHCR in Lebanon registers at least 2,500 new Syrian refugees every day. Hosting the highest per capita concentration of refugees from Syria in the world, Lebanon is finding it increasingly difficult to keep pace. The small country, beset by exacerbated ...

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Alessandra Bajec


Alessandra Bajec is a freelance journalist based in Cairo. Between 2010 and 2011, she lived in Palestine and contributed as an English-language radio newscaster to Voice of An-Najah (An-Najah University). Her articles have appeared in the European Journalism Centre’s magazine, IRIN, and The Majalla among others.  She can be followed on Twitter at @AlessandraBajec.