The report noted that the crisis in Syria has brought an influx of artists, musicians and other creative workers to Lebanon.
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BEIRUT: One story is typically told about Syrian refugees in Lebanon: They are taking jobs and straining the country's infrastructure, leading to tensions with host communities. That, however, is a one-sided oversimplification, according to a new report examining how displaced Syrians in Beirut have contributed to the city's economic and cultural life.Researchers also found that in many cases, Syrian drivers coordinated with Lebanese colleagues.In some cases, tensions between Syrian and Lebanese business owners have led to protests and crackdowns on Syrian businesses.In spite of the examples of collaboration between Lebanese and Syrians, the report also outlined the rising tensions, including the imposition of curfews on Syrians in many areas, the eviction of refugee camps and barriers to Syrians' ability to live and work legally in the country.
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