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Local Politics and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Exploring Responses in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan

Refugee protection is inherently political. While international law and values inevitably influence governments’ decisions about how to respond to refugees, so too do power and interests. Host and donor states’ commitment to assist, protect and provide solutions for refugees are all shaped by whether and to what extent they perceive refugees to be a burden or a benefit in relation to security and development outcomes, for example.

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon between Resilience and Vulnerability

The goal of this study is to measure the impact of the legal status policy on refugee vulnerability and to assess the extent of refugee resilience. We have measured refugee perception of security, mobility, access to services, and social integration in Lebanon. Moreover, we have measured the Lebanese host community’s perception of security and level of tolerance towards refugees in economic and social spheres.

Fleeing the Violence in Syria: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

MSF’s objective in carrying out this study was to better understand the conditions facing Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. With the aim of adapting the organisation’s response to the evolving situation, teams collected information and testimonies specifically focused on the health situation of refugees and influencing factors such as shelter, sanitation and their journey from Syria.

Agonizing choices: Syrian refugees in need of health care in Lebanon

This report focuses on the consequences for Syrian refugees in Lebanon of not being able to access adequate health care. It does not intend to cover all aspects of the right to health for Syrian refugees; rather it exposes shortfalls in the health care system as one of the many serious issues faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a country which is overburdened and under-resourced to sufficiently deal with the crisis.

Pushed to the edge: Syrian refugees face increased restrictions in Lebanon

In May 2015, the Lebanese authorities instructed UNHCR to temporarily suspend registration of Syrian refugees, including individuals already in the country and new arrivals. The authorities stated that this ban would remain in place until a new mechanism for registration of refugees is established. This report focuses on the most recent restrictions introduced in January 2015, and examines the human rights impact of these restrictions coming on top of those previously imposed.

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Lebanon: 23rd Session of the UPR Working Group of the Human Rights Council

This report is submitted by: the A project (1), the Center for Reproductive Rights (2), and the Sexual Rights Initiative (3). It addresses gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights in Lebanon and makes references specifically to family violence, marital rape, personal status law, rights of LGBT persons, contraception and safe abortion.

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