American University of Beirut

First study to obtain direct testimony on work-related injuries and working conditions among male and female Syrian refugee children working in Lebanon: A story of preventable deleterious health outcomes.

​​Professor Rima Habib from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut led a study on work-related injuries among Syrian refugee working children (8-18 years) living in informal tented settlements in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. The study, with a sample of 4,090 children, is the first to obtain direct tes​​timony on work-related injuries and working conditions among Syrian refugee children working in Lebanon. ​

The analyses were stratified by gender to explore the differences and similarities between male and female children in relation to exposures and injuries at work. The results demonstrated the association between the occurrence of injury and multiple risk factors underlining the strenuous working conditions for both boys and girls.

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