The Open Library Project
The Open Library Project is an online resource library with readily available reference books, reports, studies, guides and tools, and fact sheets relevant to civil society and civil society organisations’ work in Lebanon.
Dossiers are sub-libraries specific to certain events or themes
Cover Title Publisher(s) Publishing Year Synopsis Dossier Theme
Trapped in Lebanon: The Alarming Human Rights and Human Security Situation of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 2016
This report analyses the human rights and human security situation of refugees from Syria and their impact on the Lebanese society. Since the beginning of the conflict
in Syria,... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Human Rights & Protection
Without Protection: How the Lebanese Justice System Fails Migrant Domestic Workers Human Rights Watch (HRW) 2010
On December 9, 2009, a Lebanese criminal court sentenced a Lebanese woman to 15 days in jail for repeatedly beating Jonalin Malibago, her Filipina maid, three years earlier. Lebanese newspapers... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Migrant Workers, Livelihoods & Labour Rights
An Exploratory Study of Psychoanalytic and Social Factors in the Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers by Female Employers in Lebanon KAFA (Enough Violence and Exploitation) 2011
The brief of this qualitative exploratory study was to conduct targeted interviews with female employers of migrant domestic workers, psychiatrists, lawyers and institutional stakeholders in... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Migrant Workers, Domestic & Personal Violence, Mental Health & Psychosocial
The Situation of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) 2016
This document provides information about the situation of Palestine refugees in Lebanon, including non-registered Palestinian refugees, undocumented (“non-ID”) Palestinians, and Palestine... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Quality of Life
Health System Resilience: Lebanon and the Syrian refugee crisis Journal of Global Health 2016
Between 2011 and 2013, the Lebanese population increased by 30% due to the influx of Syrian refugees. While a sudden increase of such magnitude represents a shock to the health system,... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health
WASH Assessment of Syrian Refugee Households in Akkar Governorate 2014
As the Syrian Crisis enters its fourth year, numerous water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs remain to be filled among Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, who now number more than 1.1... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Water Sanitation & Hygiene
Regional Strategic Overview: Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) 2018-2019 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) 2017
The conflict in Syria continues to drive the largest refugee crisis in the world. Over 5.3 million Syrians are registered as refugees in neighbouring countries as of 1 December 2017. Despite the... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Relief Services, Refugees
Refugees at Home: A Livelihoods Assessment of Lebanese Returnees from Syria International Organization for Migration (IOM) 2014
Over three years after it began, the Syria crisis continues to weigh extremely heavily upon Lebanon. Around a quarter of its population is now made up of refugees, whose needs remain dire even... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Quality of Life, Internally Displaced Population
VASYR 2017: Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) 2017
The 2017 Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon (VASyR) is the fifth annual survey assessing the situation of a representative sample of registered Syrian refugee households to... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Safety & Security
At a Glance: Health Access and Utilization Survey Among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) 2016
This cross sectional survey was conducted among Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, to monitor access to and utilization of key health services. Refugees in Lebanon are predominantly living in... [read more]
Migration, Mobility and Circulation Refugees, Health

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