This policy brief analyses the socio-political implications of the so-called October policies, and suggests legislative, political, and practical measures to improve the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. It also aims to inform policy formulation regarding Syrian refugees from a human rights-based perspective, while discussing modalities for enhanced programming at the civil society level.
This policy brief is the fourth publication of a research project investigating the social effects of political and legal measures on Syrian refugees’ daily lives. The brief is based on a consultative process with stakeholders that aimed at identifying literature and policy gaps regarding Syrian refugees. Hence, three areas of interest have been identified: entry and residency conditions, decent living and livelihoods, and access to healthcare services. It builds on the findings of field research conducted between June 2015 and September 2016, which have already been published by Lebanon Support in a series of three reports, that can be found on the below links:
- "Formal Informality, Brokering Mechanisms, and Illegality. The Impact of the Lebanese State’s Policies on Syrian Refugees’ Daily Lives."
- "Syrian Refugees' Livelihoods. The Impact of Progressively Constrained Legislations and Increased Informality on Syrians’ Daily Lives."
- "Access to Healthcare for Syrian Refugees. The Impact of Fragmented Service Provision on Syrians’ Daily Lives."