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    Updated September 12, 2018 | Dataset date: Feb 29, 2016
    This dataset updates: Never
    List of active Informal Settlements hosting Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. Data as of: 29 February 2016 Data Source: Inter-agency mapping platform IAMP Mapping Partners: MEDAIR, PU-AMI, CISP, Solidarites International, REACH An Informal Settlement is defined as a settlement that was established in an unplanned and unmanaged manner, which means they are generally unrecognized. There may or may not be an informal or formal agreement between landlords and residents of the settlement. The 2015 Lebanon Shelter Sector Strategy formally defines an Informal Settlement as: “Unofficial group of temporary residential structures, often comprising of plastic-sheeting and timber structures and can be of any size from one to several hundred tents. Informal Settlements may have some informal community-led management.”